Ben Affleck’s mind is totally blown with the way J.Lo has ‘taken care of her body’


A few days ago, the NY Post had an interesting story about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. The sources were varied, and it didn’t sound like it came straight from Jennifer’s manager (unlike many of these stories). Various people talked about how Jennifer was “always obsessed with Ben,” and how she loved that he brought out the “working class Bronx” part of her, that she didn’t have to be the J.Lo persona. Which… eh, yeah, there was a reason why I didn’t cover the story, and it’s because I thought most of the quotes were bullsh-t.

The only quote which felt truthy? A source said: “Ben’s ego is bigger than hers. ‘Gigli’ tanking was a bigger deal to him and he was jealous of her superstardom… They broke up because he cheated on her and, at the time, he had the chance to be a very big star. What he was doing with her didn’t fit into his image. He had all these people in his ear.” Yes. He had people – bros, managers, agents, producers – telling him that J.Lo would wreck his career and she would always outshine him. But he always liked the idea of being with someone like J.Lo. Now that they’re older and wiser, will it be different? I don’t know. Us Weekly says that they have that same old spark together, and that Ben is in awe of how she’s taken care of her body. Me too, Ben.

Reigniting the flame! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s rekindled relationship started over the phone, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Jen got back in touch with Ben after it became apparent to her that things with Alex [Rodriguez] weren’t working anymore,” the insider says. “They’d already sounded each other out about it from afar, like, when Ben heaped praise on Jen in interviews. [Meanwhile] she made it very plain to their mutual friends that she was open to getting back in touch.”

The exes, who were engaged from 2002 to 2004 after meeting on the Gigli set in 2001, however, didn’t begin exchanging “flirty phone calls and texts” until Lopez, 51, and Rodriguez, 45, were “figuring out the best way to split,” the source explains.

“There wasn’t any overlap, really. Jen was very intent on parting ways amicably with Alex and being respectful to him,” the insider adds.

“As soon as [Jennifer] and Ben started talking again, it became very clear to both of them that the old magic and special connection was still there,” the source tells Us. “Then when they met up again all bets were off.”

The insider notes that the Massachusetts native and the Hustlers star have been “making up for lost time” as friends and on a romantic level over the last month. The pair haven’t, however, been spotted together in over a week.

“The attraction is hot, and that goes for both of them,” the insider explains. “Ben is just in awe of how beautiful Jen still is, both inside and out. He sees how she’s grown as a person, and the way in which she’s taken care of her body totally blows his mind.”

[From Us Weekly]

I feel like yelling “leave her alone” and “get off of her” at Ben, is that just me? Like, yeah, Jennifer Lopez is really hot. She’s always been hot. And he cheated on her and sabotaged the engagement and then talked sh-t about her for years! But who needs self-respect? I guess neither of them. I mean, I’m happy for them and I’m excited for this at a gossip level. But they both need to come up with some new talking points.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez workout together

Jennifer Lopez rocks a red matching Christmas ensemble as she exits the gym

Jennifer Lopez Closes Versace's Fashion Week Show in Iconic Green Gown

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  1. lunchcoma says:

    Ew. Gross. Especially in Hollywood, where it’s not like any of the women Ben would be thinking about dating would be anything but very thin and very fit.

    I maintain that this is mostly a publicity thing, and I hope it passes quickly.

  2. Jegede says:


  3. ThatgirlThere says:

    Though I’m enjoying this Ben and Jen 2.0 (I hate Bennifer) I just think he is so messy! She was always the hottest one in that relationship. Periodt. For him to be in aww of her body kinda grosses me out. Just no.

  4. Snuffles says:

    I’m hoping JLo is just using him to distract people from her divorce and to remind people she’s still hot, sexy and desirable.

    Have a fun summer stunting and banging your ex JLo and line up your next husband. Someone who will worship the ground you walk on.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Wait. They did marry? I thought it was just an engagement.

      • Snuffles says:

        Sorry, your right, broken engagement from cheating bastard.

        I’m sure the fact that he cheated on her with much younger women hurt her ego. So she needs to remind the world she’s still hot and desirable.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Lol by going back to the person that cheated on her while engaged. This just makes JLo look desperate imo. And Ben has gone way down hill since they were together.
        If she were my friend I’d tell her not to lower standards below sea level.

  5. Serena says:

    Yeah, he’s just gross to me.

  6. Jules says:

    These quotes are so ridiculous. Thank you Jlo’s publicist for this public service announcement on Jlo’s body.

  7. Kristic says:

    Can we just go back to the days where Rue McClanahan on Golden Girls was what 50-somethings looked like? I’m convinced these people are miserable and starving with constant workouts and treatments to stave off the effects of time. Or maybe I’m just cranky because I haven’t had enough coffee and I’m 53 and my hip is hurting from exercise.

    • lucy2 says:

      The first time I rewatched Golden Girls as an adult, it blew my mind that they were only in their 50s, I had always imagined they were more like late 60s in the show when I was a kid.
      Women of today like JLo have the benefit of dermatologists, personal trainers, years of better sun protection, professional makeup artists, and filters and photoshop.

      • Juniper says:

        More of us still look like Rue than like JLo, or they’re somewhere in between. JLo, as beautiful as she is, has a LOT of help she pays dearly for to keep looking like she’s 30. I have the advantage of looking younger than my age, but if I don’t get enough sleep, it shows. Also, if you put me next to a 23-year-old, I don’t look young. Neither does JLo.

  8. sandy says:

    even if this is just for publicity, which sure, I truly hope he apologizes to her.

  9. MariettaJones says:

    First off, that quote from the Post, Ben’s source, if it was Ben’s source would never say he actually cheated. Unless he’s actually grown as a person?? Doubtful, which makes me think this is from Jen.

    Also, if she’s so beautiful on the inside, then why would you talk so much crap about her over the last 17 years? I always remember he was embarrassed by the fact she wouldn’t tip well. I think Jen’s PR team is in overdrive with all of the stories.

    • Darla says:

      All the BS surrounding these 2 aside, if she really is a bad tipper, shame on her. I’d be embarrassed too. She should be ashamed. But I can see him being embarrassed.

  10. Darla says:

    I mean, just because someone told someone who told US Weekly (maybe, or maybe they made it completely up) doesn’t mean he actually said this.

  11. nicegirl says:

    You’re not the only one.

  12. Jen says:

    By “taking care of her body” he means not getting horrifically ugly back tattoos, I assume.

    • MM2 says:

      Lol! I can imagine….
      Ben: “You look amazing! You’ve taken really good care of yourself!”
      Jen: “You look great too, but leave the Red Socks shirt on.”

  13. psl says:

    J Lo better be paying her PR team extra. They are working HARD these days.

    This is so eye roll inducing, it is hilarious.

  14. outoftheshadows says:

    Remember the days when people thought JLo had a big booty? The pre-Kardashian years? It just goes to show how our perspective can be shifted and manipulated by the media and ubiquitous images on Instagram etc.

    She does still look amazing. I expect she puts a lot of effort into that. Good genetics help, but that’s a tremendous amount of work no matter what.

  15. Ann says:

    I’m 56 and consider myself in really good shape but the other day my shoe came untied and I had to kneel down on the sidewalk to tie it and realized it’s not as easy to get up from that position as it used to be! lol

  16. Sigmund says:

    Gross. Aging is not due to “carelessness”. Granted, JLO DOES do a lot of working out and dieting, I assume. But this is just such a skeezy thing to say.

    He is just so disgusting, I can’t even. Such a dudebro.

  17. Yvette says:

    Well, Ben ‘is’ a Leo and has always seemed rather needy and attention starved to me. And please don’t take offense, Leo’s of the world . The majority of you are highly evolved and are the most exciting, generous, loving, interesting people on the planet.

    I distinctly remember viewing photos of a sullen Ben Affleck at the Los Angeles film premiere of “The Bourne Ultimatum.” He walked around looking at the crowd of people (and it was a very large crowd at the Arclight Cinemas) and hearing all the noise and seeeing all the cameras flashing at his buddy Matt Damon and I thought at one point that Ben was thinking, “This should be MY premiere! They should be screaming My name! I’m the Pretty one!” :)

    In my opinion, Ben just naturally thinks that he should be the biggest, sexiest, most handsome, ‘best’ Lion in the room. I think he sought the cameras more than J-Lo did during their first time together as a couple. And that’s really saying something because Jennifer Lopez is also a Leo (L-Lo is a July Leo and Ben is an August Leo). Their love life must be electric and magical and I’ll bet they both want to please each other like no one else has ever done before … after they both find their best light and their best pose, that is. :)

    Seriously, though, I wish them luck and happiness!

    • psl says:

      You’re buying this PR nonsense?


      • Yvette says:

        @psi … Sadly, yes. I’m a hopeless romantic and think they could be really good for each other at this time in their lives. They both have children and past marriages, they both still look incredible and look very good together, and if the spark is still there I hope they really do go for it. Or they could just now finally be great friends and support systems for each other, and that’s okay too.

        Soothed egos for both.

    • Jegede says:

      Yikes. A-Rod is a Leo too!😬😬

  18. BlueToile says:

    Yeah, because both of them have such a history of stable relationships. 😏

  19. Mel says:

    I just read this and threw up in my mouth a little.

  20. Lively says:


  21. Jaded says:

    They’re both insufferable. Blech.

    • Tina says:

      I wonder how both of their egos fit in one room? The fact that these two people are able to fall in and out of love so easily says a great deal about them.

  22. LMR says:

    Is JLo’s mind is also blown by how badly Ben has taken care of his body? Soaking it in booze for the last 20 years really shows.

    JLo, this guy stepped over you on his way up the ladder. Now he is coming down on the other side of that ladder and wants you to keep him from going any lower. Use him as a rebound guy and then move on.

  23. Pandora says:

    Maybe he should take a clue from her

  24. jferber says:

    That is a disgusting comment, but I bet JLo was hella flattered.

  25. Valerie says:

    As if it’s unusual? Weirdo.

  26. Brittney B says:

    I’m sure the mother of his children is thrilled about this.

  27. Choco drop says:

    Is this a dig at babymomma Jen?

    • AnneSurely says:

      It absolutely is. And a gross one. She mentioned recently that her body didn’t bounce back the way others’ have and this is him taking a shot at her.

  28. Jenn says:

    For better or worse I think they’re soulmates tbh. They’ve led parallel lives and have a lot of shared trauma, and mentally they’re both like 24. I think it’s sweet that she looks exactly the same to him now as she did in 2002. Who knows, maybe they’ve both done some healing and it won’t implode this time. It all feels very Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to me. I want to believe in love!!

  29. Angelitafranz says:

    Please leave BENNIFER alone! They have the right to enjoy each other’s company! Let them be HAPPY! Until when? We don’t know,but leave them alone, we will see what happens ,OKAY?

  30. florencia says:

    “and the way in which she’s taken care of her body totally blows his mind.”

    There’s something really gross about this comment, not only as it pertains to JLo, but also it’s not like Jennifer Garner, who’s nearly the same age, is some out of shape hag, the woman also looks phenomenal!

  31. Jayna says:

    Nah. This is all made up. I’m sure he thinks that. Everyone thinks that. But I could have written that and said I’m a source. Moving on. Waiting for some real stories and sources for their next sighting. This isn’t it. Guess what? They get clicks. That doesn’t mean every one of these stories are true.

  32. Natasha says:

    Hey if these 2 can get back together then there’s still hope for Brittany & Justin one day! LOL I’m hoping!