Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez really are house-hunting in Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck go shopping with her kids in The Hamptons

In recent weeks, we’ve heard a lot about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez and their plans for their future. We’ve gotten sugary updates about how Ben and J.Lo are “fully committed to spending the rest of their lives together.” We’ve gotten some subtle clapback from Ben’s camp about the alleged plans to move in together, with Ben apparently wanting to maintain separate spaces for now. We’ve heard that Ben is a guy’s guy who loves to do his own thing, which J.Lo apparently loves and would love even more if they moved in together. Then, this week, Page Six had photos of Bennifer stuck in traffic:

It was a cute vibe of Jennifer being so annoyed at the traffic and Ben being so calm. The way he’s looking at her is actually kind of hot too? I’m not mad! Apparently, in these photos, Ben was driving Jen back to her place when they got stuck in traffic. Which was probably the impetus for Jennifer saying “this is why we need to move in together.” Ben succumbed! They were seen & photographed yesterday looking at properties in Beverly Hills and LA. They are officially house-hunting.

One of the properties they looked at is some crazy $63 million Beverly Hills mansion in “Billionaire’s Row.” So… it’s not just that they’re looking for a place together. They’re looking for a substantial upgrade. Ben has a home in Brentwood, near Jennifer Garner’s house, and he’s very much the “suburban divorced dad.” While Jennifer was Miami-based during her relationship with A-Rod, she’s always had a home in LA, and it’s a nice place too. But yeah, this would be an upgrade for both of them. Too soon? Or just right?

PS… CB just told me that Ben has a long history of house-hunting with girlfriends, he apparently did that with Ana de Armas and Lindsay Shookus. Maybe he’s just a Real Estate Guy and he likes to see what’s out there!

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck go for an evening stroll in The Hamptons

Ben Affleck takes his kids and J-Lo's daughter Emme to Universal CityWalk

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Astrid says:

    That was my thought reading this that BA is a “real estate” guy and he’s shopped with other girlfriends.

  2. B says:

    He lives in the same neighbourhood as his kids, so I doubt he’s moving. Maybe she’s house-hunting for herself and he’s just helping her.

    • Truthiness says:

      In this heat, they aren’t using AC, they are cruising around with the windows down? The thirsty pap calling is overkill. There are people whom the paps really want who manage to go have their royal baby at at a hospital and get back home with no one the wiser.

      • Golly Gee says:

        I was side-eyeing the open windows rather than air conditioning too.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        It’s been hot AND humid in L.A. recently. This is TOTALLY staged lol

      • Imara219 says:

        I mean…. I love driving with my windows down vs AC. I hate gridlock traffic because I have to roll my windows up and I’m in the Southern heat and humidity

  3. MaryContrary says:

    I’d guess she wants an upgrade and he’s just along as a the helper. I know he jumps right from relationship to relationship-but I still don’t think he’d move in with her because he doesn’t want to be that tied down and I don’t think he’d do that to his kids. It would be a lot to combine households right away with their five (and assorted nannies/personal assistants.)

    • MattyLove says:

      It feels like they’ve been together for all of two seconds! Now they’re buying a $60 million house together??

      • Princess Peach says:

        I doubt they will buy something that expensive. JLo did similar stunts with ARod. Pretending they were going to buy the Mets together. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  4. Karisma says:

    I don’t know about Lindsay but the house hunting reports with Ana de armas were false, they were literally saying that it was because she was pregnant lol.
    About bennifer I do have a soft spot for them as a couple, I wish them well honestly even if I’m not confident on the outcome because of Ben self destructive tendencies

    • J says:

      The stories about why he was house hunting with Ana may have been made up nonsense but they definitely went house hunting. Lots of pictures of them looking at for sale properties holding spec sheets. I don’t think they were ever looking to purchase together but Ana listed her property for sale during their time together. Also lots of pictures taken of him and Lindsay looking at for sale properties.

  5. Zapp Brannigan says:

    “Maybe he’s just a Real Estate Guy and he likes to see what’s out there!”

    Oh he definitely likes to see what else is out there but JLo is going to learn that the hard way, again.

  6. Diana says:

    These two make me gag! Lol

  7. Me says:

    House-hunting costs nothing and will shut off the ‘move in with me’ thing…

  8. girl_ninja says:

    I know folks don’t like them together and I too worry about the kids. But they just seem like they fit together. I hope they take care of each other.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I give it 18 months. Where do I place my bet?

      • MaryContrary says:

        You are way more optimistic than I am. I give it until the end of the year. I like them together-but their history doesn’t make for a long term happy ending.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @MaryContrary – Do you think we get a big Christmas fight and New Years break-up story? I must admit, these two are very entertaining and it is hard to look away.

      • Golly Gee says:

        The split will happen when the media posts pictures of him cheating. I’m starting to wonder if that’s what he does consciously or unconsciously when he wants to get out of a relationship.
        On the other hand, I believe all of the cheating has happened while he was using, so maybe if he stays clean he will have more control over his actions.
        But starting to drink again could also be a way of intentionally or unintentionally sabotaging a relationship.
        Oh Ben. Sigh. I hope he can keep it together.

      • tealily says:

        Oh, but I want it to be forever love!

    • lucy2 says:

      They do seem to fit together, but I still think it’s going to blow up spectacularly. Again.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    If she’s going to be based in LA now, I can see why she would be looking for a new place. Ben was probably helping her look at them.

  10. Theo says:

    Next week he will propose at her birthday day! At his birthday day a quick marriage at Las Vegas and a poker game for him. Fast and furious. If they haven’t five young kids in the mixture, their story would be funny. Especially her kids look always miserable. At least Affleck kids have a good mother.

  11. psl says:

    I’ll be she is looking for herself, and accompanied her.

    This is silly.

  12. Lena says:

    JLo is also a real estate guy. She recently (within the last few years) bought 2 LA area houses which were said to ‘be bought with ARod’ but only she was the one who actually bought them. Probably same here if she buys, she’ll be the only one in the deed but it will be said she bought with Ben cause she has a need to mingle her business with her men in the public’s mind at least.

  13. MsIam says:

    Wasn’t the “house hunting” the start of things fizzling with his last relationship? All you heard was “things are heating up!” and then bam! Back to earth. Ben’s last girlfriend was 20 years younger, god help me I think part of this is JLo grooving on that. Ben always looks like he wants to just get away.

  14. Case says:

    Hopefully she’s just looking for herself and he came along. Moving in together would be way too much too soon.

  15. Sarah says:

    Their engagement and subsequent meltdown/ breakup is going to be epic!

  16. carousel says:

    They’re both messy af and this will most likely implode within the year BUT at the same time, I do think she has better chances of making it actually work with him than any other woman he has or will ever be with. Garner would never be foolish enough to try it again. Obviously Ana/Lindsey went nowhere. JLo has known him for a very long time, knows exactly who and what he is, and doesn’t seem fazed. I’m not saying she’s the one and they’ll definitely live happily ever after, I’m just saying she’s probably his one and only chance at that as long as he doesn’t fuck it all up.

  17. Linda says:

    I don’t believe it’s a real relationship. I’m sure they’re banging privates because why not. But, the publicity is good PR for both of them as they continue to introduce their respective children to one failed partnership after another. Neither of them are stable. Both of them have serious personality problems.

  18. Carolnr says:

    I don’t think Ben would move that far away ( in traffic) from his children. Right now, he lives in the same neighborhood as his children,
    I think they both are playing games with paps now & controlling the narrative. No one rides around in oppressive heat with their car windows down unless they want the paps to get the best pic possible. There are other pics of them where their windows are closed & the pics are not nearly as clear! They are both trying to relive their “Bennifer” days. At their age& with children now, imo it just makes them both look like the perfect poster for mid-life crisis. This would actually be laughable if children were not involved. Now it is just pathetic & sad!
    I think that Ben & JL. will have fun playing games with the paps all through summer. I think once Ben starts to promote his movies, this showmance will simmer down….but I could be wrong..

  19. Darla says:

    He was never communicating with Jlo through tabloids, those were all made up stories. He is as into this relationship as she is. People won’t accept that because they like to paint any woman 50 or over as desperate, but he is.

    • Carolnr says:

      @ Darla
      Playing with the paps…creating their OWN narrative of what they want the public to see, not communicating with them. They both went through the tabloid era before….this is not their first rodeo…they know exactly how it works!
      Ironically, one of ” their sources said Ben pursued her. ( and actually , i think J.L. did also) I am not saying he didn’t & isn’t into her ( for now, anyway)
      That is a HUGE generalization to make that “ANY women over 50 are painted as desperate.” Actually the most common age range for mid- life crisis age range is 35- 55, believe it or not! A mid- life crisis is a conflict between a person’s perception of themselves & their lives as they think they are & what they want them to be. My BIL is a therapist…

    • Twin falls says:

      Seriously. Right now, Ben can’t believe his luck. Doesn’t mean he won’t fuck it up, but he’s definitely into being back with her.

    • Lena says:

      @Darla. Seems like he IS communicating through the tabloids. TMZ has an update that Ben is Not buying a house with JL and specifically said they are not at that point. This after US Weekly doubled down on their living together story by saying that they were gonna go house hunting together. Which turned out to be true but he was just being a good BF and accompanying her. So dueling tabloid stories here.

      • Darla says:

        I said he’s not communicating with her via the tabloids, not that they don’t have their reps deny stories in the tabloids. You really think Jlo didn’t know they weren’t looking for a house to move into together and needed TMZ to tell her that? Come on.

    • Truthiness says:

      Yeah I think it is a real relationship just like last time. JLo’s need to be photographed and published every single day is her worst quality and by a lot. That is really saying something because she is a stage 5 clinger at all of her ages. The photo hustle is the same, whether it is ARod or Ben, no difference. It was the height of the pandemic and she was out going to gyms and being photographed going to the gym when 1. she had a gym at home and 2. NOBODY was supposed to be in public gyms. She is not the best singer and she has little range as an actress so it’s “hustle all the time” – for a photo?? That can come off as desperate.

  20. T says:

    I just cannot with these 2. Why, why, why can’t J Lo just have an affair to bounce back after a broken engagement? Why does she have to throw herself right into merging lives that affects her kids and his kids? Can she just take a breath? And why is Ben playing along? He won’t commit in the way she wants. It’s one thing to recreate and relive your mistakes- whatever dudes you are adults. But you have kiddos now. Don’t drag them into your fake family.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I agree @ T! Why doesn’t she sit back and enjoy her freedom and take some self care for a year! She was heavy w/A Rod for over a year and created all these businesses with him, had their kids all mingled together. Now that her kids are in their teens, maybe she should take some time with them since they were also involved with A Rods kids as well. She seems to be unable to be alone and that’s a problem, for anyone!!

  21. jccw says:

    She was pictured a couple days ago with both her kids at the same clinic the Affleck kids go to. I don’t know why, but I find that weird.

    • Lena says:

      Internet gossip said it was a child psychologist/family therapist his kids were seeing a lot after his divorce. So group therapy with the Affleck kids? They’ll all need it, their parents (JL and BA) are spectacularly selfish and lack basic self awareness.

      • Golly Gee says:

        If that’s the case, they are clearly tuned in to how their children are doing and care enough to get them help when needed. There are many parents who don’t pay attention to, and have no idea how their children are feeling because they are so focused on themselves and couldn’t be bothered to get extra help for their children even if they did notice.

      • Samantha says:

        @Golly Gee.
        If indeed the kids are getting counseling then at least they care enough to have them sit down with someone and talk things out. This is positive and not a negative thing but with Ben and Jen, they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

      • Lena says:

        Yeah anybody with eyes can see both of JLo’s kids seem very unhappy. I’m sure she reads the comments I’m on Daily Mail and can’t ignore it.

  22. Stephanie says:

    He looks very fit, but the thinner he gets, the more his face seems to age. Or maybe he’s just stressed because he just seems to have that expression.

    • Samantha says:

      I think it’s both aging and stress. He’s been a chronic smoker since his teens and we all know what smoking does to one over the years; it wreaks havoc on one’s face. And being that he’ll be 49-years-old next month, that’s about 30+ years of chronic smoking. I truly hope that he can quit. One can only wonder what his lungs look like and I think, also, that could be a reason why he wears a mask often when outdoors – he’s probably protecting himself. I pray he will stop. I with them both well.

  23. BL says:

    Well this is going to end in an epic fiery break up!
    JLO cannot stand being alone for 5 seconds and hops around from relationship to relationship like a badass! They are both dysfunctional humans and I hope the all the kids come out of this unscathed.
    Garner must be irritated by Ben’s constant impulsivity.

  24. DuchessL says:

    Ben looking straight inthe camera with windows down when it’s 200 degrees outside is quite a hint

    • Jayna says:

      He’s a heavy smoker, though. Maybe that’s why it’s down. AC blasting, but window down because he was having a smoke. But I’m beginning to believe they are just doing this all for the paps.

  25. Carolnr says:

    @ Darla

  26. DiegoInSF says:

    I am rooting for these two crazy kids, I really think they’ll surprise us and go the distance! I think they really are IT for each other, Blandner, I mean Garner was just a placeholder!

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      Ben rarely ever seemed happy with Jen Garner. Very little warmth, or affection. Ben did a PR tour years back for his Oscar nominated Argo, and put on a show with Jen and the kids at the farmer’s market. After Ben won his Argo Oscar, he went back to being cold & uncaring towards Jen Garner. He seemed to resent her, and was cheating constantly.

  27. MangoAngelesque says:

    She seems to think she’s gonna do some weird Dorian Grey stuff if she takes a break from being photographed for a single day.