Jennifer Lopez already ‘enlisted her glam squad’ to give Ben Affleck a full makeover

Jennifer Lopez ends her visit to Wildwood School Independent school in LA

Here are some photos of Jennifer Lopez visiting Wildwood School Independent in LA on Friday. Combined with the visit to a different (private) school in LA last week, I think we can safely say that Jennifer is planning to transfer Max and Emme to an LA school when the school year starts in late summer/early fall. Meaning, no more full-time Miami living now that she and Alex Rodriguez are done, and now that she’s dating someone based in LA. The Bennifer Redux might only be a few months old, but they’re clearly making longer-term plans the second time around. Speaking of, People Magazine had this item:

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are thinking about their near future together. Affleck, 48, and Lopez, 51, “are discussing summer plans,” a source tells PEOPLE, who adds they “want to spend as much time together as possible” despite living on opposite coasts.

“They also want to take a trip,” the source adds.

The source reveals that Lopez “is incredibly happy” in her rekindled romance with Affleck, adding, “They are both acting very comfortable in their relationship.”

[From People]

Please let their summer trip involve a beach or a yacht. Tiny bikinis, the phoenix back tattoo shining in the sun, virgin mojitos, and then we can fully recreate the “Jenny From the Block” music video. Speaking of!! You know how I said we need them to stay together at least through September so they can attend the Met Gala? Well, Jennifer is thinking along those same lines. She’s already trying to give Ben a makeover, just like she did last time:

Since reconciling with Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez has spent a fortune giving her man the ultimate glow-up, reveal multiple sources. “She loves taking care of him,” one insider tells Us, noting that Lopez has already enlisted her glam squad – including her personal stylist, nutritionist, trainer and esthetician – to get Ben into tip-top movie star shape.

“Ben needs a refresh,” says the insider, especially since Lopez plans to go to public events with him very soon. “She wants him to look and feel his best.”

Jennifer has also requested that Affleck drop cigarettes. “She won’t kiss or hug Ben after he has smoked,” says a second source, so “he vowed to quit.” Adds the insider: “Ben’s totally on board with the makeover. He loved that about Jen when they were together years ago – she took care of everything.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Ben was smoking a lot when he visited her in Miami, and it felt very postcoital vibes, “go smoke on the balcony and grab a mint before you come inside.” Considering Ben’s only “vice” at this point is smoking, my guess is that Jen is probably just trying to get him to cut down for the moment. As for the makeover… it has not happened yet. He still looks like the same old rumbled Ben. But I’m sure the makeover is coming. She likes her men smooth and groomed like a Ken doll.


Ben Affleck looks Happy and Tired leaving Jennifer Lopez's LA home

Ben Affleck looks right at home as he steps out on the balcony to smoke a cigarette wearing a Green Monstah while enjoying his Miami getaway with Jennifer Lopez

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, WENN, Backgrid.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    That last pick just reeks frat boy. YUCK. At her age, and I am not too far behind JLo in years, frat boy is not what I am looking for. He looks like a hot mess.

  2. Arb says:

    I feel for his ex wife. Obviously, she’s moved on and all. It would just suck to stick with someone for so long and then watch them go back to their ex (with your name) that everyone always said was the perfect match.

    • ThatgirlThere says:

      I hear you but didn’t she basically leave her former husband Scott Foley for Ben? There was some bit of cross over there from what I recall.

      • Arb says:

        I don’t think that changes how I feel. People cheat. It sucks. Karma bit her back. And then it bit her several more times. She’s the mother of his children. It has to suck to know that she couldn’t compensate and forgive enough to save her marriage. And to constantly have to see your ex in the news reuniting with the one that got away… I feel for her.

      • Merricat says:

        I think Jen Garner is relieved that she doesn’t have to deal with the Phoenix Rising. And I think she’s smart enough to know that the lack was in him, not her.

      • Lena says:

        ARB, I believe she’s beyond caring anymore. Maybe if it had been right after their split six years ago -but why doesn’t anyone worry about Marc Anthony? Same thing. Because water under the bridge by now. Actually it must have stung Jennifer L when he married the actress he was co-starring with while he was engaged to her as well. And I believe Ben is smoking one hundred percent MORE than he ever has. This constant PR must be making him nervous. JLo needs to shut down her ‘sources’ and just give us pictures. Let us have a little mystery like you are movie stars not reality d listers please.

    • Theo says:

      Jen Garner: Bless his full makeover heart! Enjoy your new project dear Jlo and good luck. Remember, cheating can hurt you deeply and humiliate you once again. Be careful girl!

    • Sunny says:

      I recall the narrative being that Ben made the smart choice by marrying the very white Jennifer. The “classy” Jennifer.

  3. ThatgirlThere says:

    I remember the last makeover she gave him and it was amazing. I feel like as long as Ben can have his Dunkin’s ice coffee he’ll be fine.

    • Christa says:

      First on the agenda should be laser removal of that Phoenix but I think we know she probably tells him that she loves it. Lol. Not that I really think she loves it, just that she likes to stroke his ego.

      • Lena says:

        She’s already been public about hating it. On WWHL she said he always uses too many colors and that’s ‘not cool’.

  4. milliemollie says:

    Someone hide the spray tan, he looked ridiculous.

  5. Tiffany says:

    I. Am. Ready. For. This. Trainwreck.

  6. lol says:

    lmao at people falling for this PR STUNT. Like it’s so obvious.

    • Lady Baden-Baden says:

      Or maybe people don’t care if it’s a PR stunt? It’s great gossip that makes people happy – where’s the harm?

      Personally, I do think they’re banging again (if they ever stopped??)… but I ALSO think they’re manipulating the press/public. Which is fine by me. I enjoy them both.

    • minx says:

      Who cares if it’s a PR stunt? It’s fun. I want to see some hand-in-hand pap walks soon. Some public fights. A ring on JLo’s engagement finger (she has plenty to pick from) that will appear off and on. It’s summer 2021!

  7. Velvet Elvis says:

    Bring on the makeover because right now he looks like some guy she picked up at IHOP.

    • Jensies says:

      Being real, after over a year of pandemic living, I wish *I’d* caught Jennifer’s eye, I could really use an expert glam-squad makeover. Pick me, JLo! I don’t smoke, I like kids, I’m very flexible about where I live, I’ve never cheated on a partner. Pick me!

      • MaplePlains says:

        Same, @jensies, same. A full makeover and pampering sounds amazing right about now. And I’d be way less problematic than Ben. But maybe she likes the drama?

      • Jensies says:

        @MaplePlains For a full makeover and pampering fest, I think I could wrassle up the emotional space to be a drama tornado, if that was a prereq. I’m just too exhausted for that now lol

  8. TeamMeg says:

    Not generally a fan but I think Ben looks pretty damn sexy here: Rough & ready. You go get it, Jen!

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      Ben doesn’t look bad. He is 48 years old! I like Ben R&R too. I don’t like when he looks shiny & waxy. If Jen tries to change him too much, Ben is gonna flee…he never runs out of options.

    • minx says:

      He does look good. Hope he stays sober, it suits him.

  9. Golly Gee says:

    So… WAXED, vaxed and relaxed indeed! 😃

  10. GR says:

    So on the basis of dating Ben for two months or something, she’s going to move her kids across the country? Not ok.

    • ItReallyIsYouNotMe says:

      I am surprised this isn’t more of a source of discussion on this thread. It’s possible that Ben & Jen have been happening for longer than they are admitting so it’s not as new as it seems. It’s possible that she was considering moving to L.A. anyway. But it can be very chaotic for the kids IF she is really moving the kids cross-country to chase a new relationship after she just broke off with a man those children considered to be a second father. I know it’s not popular to talk about keeping families together when a relationship isn’t working but that’s not what I am saying. I am the child of a parent whose relationships were chaotic and who put those relationship before the children’s mental health. I just hope that JLo id taking a pause to consider that and get her kids’ input.

      • GR says:

        @ITREALLYISYOUNOTME – Solidarity. I grew up in a similar situation, and it was pretty rough for me, too. Tbh, I wish my parents had stayed together til I left for college.

    • Anne Call says:

      I find that really irresponsible and selfish. Those poor children, who are at an age where friends and social life become really important, play second fiddle to their mother’s constantly changing relationships and her needs. I mean, she’s been back with Affleck for a few months. When that crashes and burns and she finds a new bf in NYC, do they move schools again? Gross.

      I was the lucky recipient of a very stable loving home life and living in the same place for my entire childhood. I still have close friends from my kindergarten thru high school years in LA. I know it’s not always possible but she this seems like bad parenting.

    • Susan says:

      Well and doesn’t she need Marc Anthony’s…approval? Like, moving your kids cross country isn’t something that you can just do when you are coparenting. I don’t know how much involvement he has, but it seems like he’s at least somewhat a present dad, right? Did he sign off on this? Inquiring minds want to know.

      • TQ says:

        Yeah I mean all problematic if she’s just disrupting her and the kids’ lives for Affleck. But someone on another thread said Mark Anthony sold his Miami house so it’s possible they have all been planning to move to LA pre-Affleck?

  11. Bren says:

    So is Marc Anthony ok with her taking the kids out of school in Miami and then moving across the country just for Ben???
    I’d love to know what he thinks. I know they’re still close friends and were seen out having lunch last week together.

    Also, I feel bad for her kids! Having to deal with all their Mom’s boyfriends!

    • Meinal says:

      This why does she think it’s ok to expose her kids so soon after she left another? Ben is not a role model for kids. Unless like some say it’s all for show and the kids know too.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I was thinking the same thing. It must suck for her kids if she’s thinking of uprooting them across the country to another school because she has a new old boyfriend.

  12. Pepperpot says:

    Clean him up, J-Lo! Ben looked his best when he was dating J-Lo.

  13. Al says:

    Jennifer has primary custody of the kids and it seems like Marc Anthony is laidback about where she’s based. He’s selling his Miami home anyway.

    JLo has a home in LA and the kids always attended school there until the pandemic. Most of their Miami schooling was probably online anyway so it won’t be a huge upheaval. They would have started a new middle school even if they’d spent last year in Los Angeles.

    I doubt she’s moving because of Ben. More like undoing a decision she made for ARod. She doesn’t have her own place in Miami and her best friends and work are in LA.

    • Midge says:

      I appreciate this reasonable assessment.

    • Lena says:

      It’s a little confusing when her sources were just saying (last week) that ‘it’s hard when they are on different coasts but they are going to make this long distance thing work’ -then this week she’s looking at schools (without them?) like she’s already changed her mind where she’s based already. It seems all these sources quotes were vetted by her. Mom, the sheets aren’t even cool yet! Dang poor kids.

    • GR says:

      @AL I’m glad to hear that.

  14. Midge says:

    I can’t imagine she’s ok with that back tatt

  15. Sue says:

    I knew this was coming lol. If you’re gonna roll with J. Lo, there are rules.

    • Hereforit says:

      True dat!!!!! 😂😂

      I am SO here for this!! 😂

    • MariettaJones says:

      Yeah lol, Heaven forbid she accept someone for who they are! Nope, you gotta change for her because he’s not good enough the way he is. Sad really.

      If Ben loved the makeover she gave him way back when, he would have stayed with it after he left. But nope!

      • Sunny says:

        What’s wrong with encouraging Ben to give up smoking?

        And he appears clueless about how to dress! He just rotates Boston Red Sox T-shirts. Maybe she wants to broaden his style a bit.

      • Anne Call says:

        Don’t care about his clothes, but cigarette smoking would be an absolute dealbreaker.

      • Carolnr says:

        Yes! That is probably why alot of men cheat on her! She always has to be control down to their appearance. The one thing Jen lL. cannot control is their cheating & that is probably why they do it! ( that is the probably the only thing they can control) Let the men woo you & take charge, Jennifer L. Sit back & enjoy the ride!

      • MariettaJones says:

        @Sunny & @AnneCall There’s absolutely nothing wrong with encouraging Ben to quit smoking. But my mother always said, “pick your battles with your partner.” He’s an alcoholic. As an alcoholic myself, it is… sooooo hard to quit smoking, even more so than quitting drinking and staying sober. (I believe Darla the other day said how difficult it was to quit smoking for her.) I’ve done it 3 times now, once even for my significant other! And at the end of the day he told me to start smoking again because I was being a bi**h LOL and he’d put up with me smoking over not being mean! It’s enough to not be able to drink but to take smoking away is even worse lol…

        I was more along the lines talking about changing his appearance, making him wear clothes (he may not like,) and self tanner, etc. Ben isn’t like JLo in that respect, he isn’t showy with clothes, accessories, He isn’t like ARod lol. Yes, there is absolutely nothing wrong with suggestion and if he agrees, awesome! But I just don’t see it happening where he won’t be resentful.

      • Kebbie says:

        @Sunny Nothing wrong with encouraging healthy habits, but I would be offended if I started dating someone and they almost immediately brought in their “personal stylist, nutritionist, trainer and esthetician” to fix me. Especially if it were unsolicited!

      • Carolnr says:

        While we were in college, my friend went out with a guy, who she really liked. When he picked her up at our dorm room, the first thing he said to her was ” Don’t you own a pair of jeans.” We all looked at each other & said that is going to be his one & only date …and it was!!!!

  16. teecee says:

    I wish Jennifer’s glam squad would give ME a makeover.

  17. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Oh, this is going to work out *just* swimmingly.

  18. K says:

    Please do something about that area rug on his head. looks like astroturf.

  19. Carolnr says:

    Jennifer L. is already trying to ” fix” Ben. Ben has alot of well-known vices, of which smoking is one of his lesser ones.
    In a true, loving relationship, you should not need nor want to change your partner. He or she should should be perfect the way they are! ( to you, anyway!) Ben strikes me as the type that would eventually resent not being able to be himself. And who does not want to be true to themselves? Eventually with age & maturity, you learn not to settle with anything less!

    • Bobbie says:

      I agree that you shouldn’t want to change the person, and a man with a strong self would resent someone wanting to change him. But he seems to like to be remade.

  20. PixiePaperdroll says:

    I’d be FURIOUS if I had to change schools every time mom hooked up with someone new.

  21. Anonymous says:

    The move to LA might be because of her new Netflix deal. Marc Anthony and JLo seem to get along. He tours a lot so he probably is not that concerned on where they are based. He’s a bit of a nomad. He probably goes with the flow.