Ben Affleck & J.Lo recreated the iconic ‘Jenny From the Block’ video moment

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People are so cynical about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. I realize that’s rich coming from me, Ms. Cynical. But can’t people just enjoy the absolutely amazing mess that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are giving us this summer? It’s one of my favorite gossip storylines in years, honestly. As we discussed, Bennifer flew out of LA late last week, and by Saturday, they were on a yacht in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Monaco. The trip is for Jennifer’s 52nd birthday, which was Saturday. For her birthday, she finally posted her first coupled-up photo with Ben Affleck, alongside many photos of her hot AF body.

In my coverage for the past three months, I’ve repeatedly tried to manifest all of this. Getting Jen and Ben onto a yacht, getting them to post photos of themselves on social media, and most of all, getting them to pose for photos of Ben rubbing Jennifer’s ass on a boat. We’ve seriously been waiting for it, a recreation of the iconic moment from the “Jenny From the Block” music video. Well, they gave it to us:

Generation TikTok doesn’t know. They don’t know what this does for Gen Xers, Xennials and elder Millennials. This is one of the most cathartic things to happen in gossip in forever! We got them on a boat! We got her in a pink bikini! We got them in the same position. And he got his hand on her ass. *chef’s kiss* These photos seriously broke the Internet yesterday and I’m still so happy about it. I’m happy for them!!

They were also horny for each other as a club over the weekend. While “Jenny From the Block” played. OMG. Oh, and they went to a casino in Monaco last night. Ooof.

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Photos courtesy of J.Lo’s Instagram.

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  1. atorontogal says:

    Yuck – this all just looks so staged and forced, especially on his part. What is wrong with her that she cannot stand on her own 2 feet for 5 minutes without having a man by her side?

    • Jennifer says:

      Of course it’s staged. It’s hilarious. I love it.

      • minx says:

        I love it too. They’re single adults doing what they want. Nice diversion.

      • Dierski says:

        I love it too – like Kaiser has said, this is the messy, extra, throwback moment that feels so easy for me to enjoy right now. *Chef’s kiss* indeed, LOL!

      • February-Pisces says:

        Yep it’s tacky af, but I’m all for it. I would rather the media focused on celebs who are actually desperate for the attention, than hound other public figures to the point of destroying them ( Diana, Britney, Meghan). That’s why I never had a problem with the Kardashian’s attention, they want it and are happy to be there, so why not just give it to them. I think jlo is well aware of how messy she looks, but is totally ok with it lol. She thrives on attention and only benefits from it. But Ben’s career will probably go back down the toilet like it did last time they were together.

        Jlo always looks like she has her sh*t together, Ben just looks a mess.

      • And I and my man are going to recreate it: senior citizens edition. I have a bikini and butt. He has a hand and a boat. (Although we’re only a shade older)
        Everyone on board. This needs to be a meme.

      • Bellah says:

        @ Blacktoypoodle, you are hilarious. Have fun!

    • Myjobistoprincess says:

      They are so predictably tacky – but it’s fun to watch how these two paparazzi famewhores are loving themselves and how absolutely narcissistic they are. lol Jlo combines narcissistic and love-dependent at 52.

    • Chaine says:

      I think one or the other of them is a Celebitchy reader because this blog flat out manifested this entire rerun relationship.

      • Andrea says:

        Maybe Ben reads Celebitchy and thought maybe sliding into her dms and emails would be a good idea because of Madison and Arod!

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        Didn’t Ben supposedly contact her back in Feb? Maybe he read that her and ARod were on the rocks and had nothing going on so decided to try a reboot?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I’m embarrassed for them. The butt recreation photo is so lame, and Ben looks pained. She’s living her life for headlines, and it’s just so try-hard. She should be above this by now.

      To borrow the trope, Don’t TELL me you’re living your best life, SHOW me by being above public opinion. Don’t be so thirsty for approval. It degrades them both to be so performative, but Ben at least has the sense to be embarrassed by it.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Same. This is absolutely pathetic. It’s not even fun because it’s so try hard.

      • Kristen says:

        I was there for round 1 in the early oo’s and it was annoying THEN and it’s annoying NOW.

        Please GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Larisa says:

        But… they ARE showing it? I’m not sure one can “show being above public opinion”, unless you mean don’t get papped? But that’s not always on celebrities alone.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Larisa, what I meant was instead of focusing on each other during their time together, they are focusing on the public perception of it. They are posing hard here! They are sacrificing their time together to cater to the public. They are selling and commodifying this relationship. If they were above it, they’d simply enjoy themselves without putting so much effort into the show of it all.

        The paps are going to get shots of them here and there regardless. It doesn’t need to be so orchestrated. If we saw them naturally, casually happy together it would be hotter than whatever this is, to be honest.

    • AnneSurely says:

      Sad, gross, and desperate.

      • mika says:

        Come on, guys! Lets have fun and enjoy the cheese!! We deserve this!!!

      • Jennifer says:

        This, mika. I think it’s supposed to be funny. I don’t think they are taking themselves seriously here.

      • Jules says:

        It’s not fun or funny for those of us who see right through it. It’s desperate and has to do with maintaining a certain image. It’s about $. As many people have noted, there are children/teens involved. Ben is an addict and Jlo has no self-esteem… so this all says a lot about them, and also the culture of the celebrity stans who keep cheering them on.

      • Mcali says:

        “The culture of the celebrity stans who keep cheering them on.” Are you new here? Lol. This is a gossip site.

        This is good, fun, wholesome gossip and I love it. Love them together.

      • Vavavoom says:

        sheesh. Relax. I agree, Jennifer, I think they’re just playing along. J Lo has never taken the celebrity thing too seriously, it’s why she looks like she can be happy, no matter what is being said about her. If she can let it go, why can’t all the people judging them? If they crash and burn, so they do. They will be fine, their kids will be fine, he’s always going to be an addict (WHY do addicts not get a chance to be ‘on’ the wagon anyway?? He’s worked hard for this), but if anyone is good for him to support him in that aspect of his life, it’s probably J Lo since she lives her life so clean and healthy.

        Enjoy it. Us and them. While it lasts, however long. I wish I was where they are right now, I bet it feels SOOOO good. :)

    • Shanaynay says:

      Definitely staged. They’re both pathetic.

  2. Darla says:

    omg in those pictures walking back to the yacht, Ben looks so miserable! I hope he’s alright. I hope he can escape. He’s obviously just desperate to.

    • NCWoman says:

      Escape? I really, really don’t get the idea that he is not a fully adult male with enough of a working brain to be responsible for his own life choices. He has enough of his own money to buy a plane ticket to leave if he so chooses. We need to move away from the evil, manipulative woman trope.

    • cassandra says:

      And the groping picture-the man looks like he’s in pain. His self destruct countdown has most certainly started.

    • Darla says:

      This is me being sarcastic guys. Because I know that’s what’s coming and I think it’s so eye-rollingly ludicrous, but I’m tired of arguing about it. lol

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        Lol, Darla..I completely understand. I don’t see misery or depression, either. I sometimes see someone who is bored, possibly tired, that’s about it. If he self-destructs again, he does.

    • Myjobistoprincess says:

      this is not going to end well. when he’ll cheat on her with a 25 year old, my god – as a narcissist/love dependent/wannabe forever young/proud, will she hit herself in the head. she better plan her next rebound.

      • stagaroni says:

        Who do you think her next will be? She hasn’t dated royalty yet, perhaps that will be her next move. Tristan Thompson is a known cheater, she might be interested in him, or Brad Pitt, we know he cheats. Maybe she will go for fellow glam stars Harry Styles or Zac Efron. Whoever it is I don’t think it will be someone low profile, but I’m hugely, horribly speculating on the life of a person I don’t even know. Apologies. I am weak.

      • Chaine says:

        @stagaroni Gabriel Aubrey. The go-to guy for single middle aged Jennifers.

      • Andrea says:

        Gabriel Aubrey I don’t think would like the PDAs and the pap rollouts, but she needs someone of similar ilk who can’t outshine her.

      • stagaroni says:

        @Chaine, Good choice, I would love to see more of him.

    • Smalltown Girl says:

      Are we looking at the same pics? He looks more relaxed than he has in a while and he seems genuinely focused on her.

  3. abbydabby says:

    Ben: How extra do you want to be today?

    Jen: YES!

  4. Penelope says:

    I’m ashamed by how much this delighted my cold, black, GenX heart.

    • Eleonor says:

      Bennifer and the Gods of gossip heard our screams and prayers!
      Bless those two attention seeking! This is the news I needed today!

    • Mcali02 says:

      It makes me so happy.

    • detritus says:

      I didn’t know how much I wanted this until it started to happen.

      They are so perfectly happy to give media what it wants. It’s like a fan service relationship.

    • Chaine says:

      I am looooving it so much but my partner is mystified and sick of hearing about it from me. yesterday when I was squealing about these yacht pix he flat out told me he doesn’t care bout Bennifer.

      • Darla says:

        Does he talk about things you don’t care about? And do you pretend interest, or try to be interested? Because I have seen this with men, they yap all day and about isht I couldn’t care less about, but they will actually say something like this when you talk. I have thoughts about that. But they would be vulgar.

      • Ursaline says:

        I’ve been intentionally adding royal and Bennifer gossip to my husband’s news feed for months. He’s actually asking me to go back to hate-politics!

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah, i’m thoroughly enjoying this. Is it over the top and staged and attention-seeking? Of course. but they’re grown ass adults and they seem to be enjoying themselves and I’m singing “Jenny from the Block” as I make lunch, so let’s just enjoy this fun summer gossip for what it is.

    • Dierski says:

      I’m right there with you, haha. It’s too good!!

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      I like Ben and Jen together. They look happy, and I believe they love each other.

    • vesper nite says:

      I love it too! I don’t understand all the haterade on here today. And I’m usually a judgy b@%$h! LOL! But these two are totally giving me life right now….I just hope I’m not watching a car crash in slow motion, but a lasting love for both of them.

  5. questions says:

    She`s not aged at all. He kind of has.

    • Dtab says:

      If anything, she even looks better than she did 20 years ago

    • Yup, Me says:

      KIND OF?!!!

      • molly says:

        LOL. People keep saying he looks pained, but I think all the face work is keeping him from looking normal. Ben loves pap strolls and staged photos. He’s been doing it for years with several different women.

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    Good luck to them – I covet her hat so bad.

    These 2 together was always about the try hard attention seeking.

  7. SarahCS says:

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!

    Honestly, this has made my day and I am not ashamed to say that. I have been absolutely backing Kaiser’s campaign from the start. They are both entertainers and they are giving the public what we ask for. Love it.

    • LaUnicaAngelina says:

      Me too! I’ve got my mf-ing rose colored glasses on and hope they make it for the rest of their lives.

  8. Abby says:

    I gasped when I saw these pics. They are doing the MOST and I’m here for it.

  9. Stacy Dresden says:

    I never used to like him (absurdly self centered) or her (some people you just can’t take seriously and I blame her decades old open-mouthed Sexy Face, sorry not sorry) but TOGETHER after all these years and I am totally on board with a hand on an ass cheek for this!

    • AmelieOriginal says:

      lol her “sexy face” always looks like she’s super constipated. I feel like she’s trying to give us “this is my pre-orgasm face” but she just looks like she’s in pain trying to hold in a big fart.

  10. Tiff says:

    I love them so much!!!!! It’s like a Hallmark movie! God I hope they make a Hallmark movie! It will be the ‘Gigli’ that will herald the end of Bennifer.

  11. MellyMel says:

    I love this mess so much!

  12. S808 says:

    I’m being thoroughly entertaining, thank you bennifer!

  13. Cat C says:

    Her bday post made me so happy but all their kiss pictures come across as so awkward and forced. Tight lipped and emotionless. I just saw the little video snippets from the restaurant a few weeks ago & same thing. I was hoping for a true 2.0. Bummer.

  14. cassandra says:

    It’s a shame that A-Rod was a cheater cause honestly he was a perfect partner for her. He was always willing to play the game at her level. Affleck is phoning it in

    • Jayna says:

      Bingo. J-Lo has a huge life professionally with all of her branding and endeavors . A-Rod was a perfect partner for that. You can say a lot of things about him, but on that level, he was extremely supportive of Jennifer and by her side. Ben is willingly engaging now, at the beginning, because he was intent on winning J-Lo back amid A-Rod trying desperately to also win her back over his cheating. Cut to six months down the road. I predict Ben is over it and back to casting his long shadow over a relationship and Jennifer Lopez will put on a happy face like they are doing great.

    • MF1 says:

      100%. Arod enjoyed the game and didn’t mind that she was the bigger star. In fact, he liked it because it benefited him and his pocketbook. I don’t see Ben having the attitude.

    • Vavavoom says:

      He is awful. I’m so glad they broke up. I agree, he loved the attention and supported it , but I believe it was more about him showing /who/ he was with, than actually being /with/ her.

      I love the idea of rekindling an old flame and these two were on fire when they were together the first time. Ben has gone through a lot of living and learning, and I’m willing to bet he doesn’t feel threatened by J Lo or the whole media tsunami they create anymore.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree, even though he was awful, they were matched on that level. I think Ben is going along with it now, and then, just like last time, it’s going to get to be too much and he’ll do something to sabotage it.

  15. Jayna says:

    All I can think of, after seeing this, is Ben’s two daughters, a teenager and tween. He’s put those kids through hell for years with his issues and nonstop papping of it and now he wants to do some grab ass for publicity and not think once about those girls’ feelings at all, who are old enough to see this on the internet and be embarrassed by it and ribbed by other kids. Jennifer and her kids, fresh out of a live-in relationship, I’m not surprised by. Ben, with all of his proclamations about the last go-round being too exposed, has no leg to stand on. He actively courts attention also.

    • Qtpi says:

      Yep. I’m thinking of the kids. Obviously kids deal with this stuff every day all over the world but their kids have pictures of it all over the internet. Jlos kids had a strong connection to Arods. And Ben’s have been through hell with all of his issues.

    • AnneSurely says:

      Thank God his kids have at least one sensible parent who cares about their wellbeing. Narcissistic, single dad thirst is so gross. I’ve gotten to the age where newly divorced or separated men with small children are approaching me and I’m like, your weekends should be all full up already dude. This is not a new lease on life, this is parenthood in separate households.

      • Andrea says:

        But if custody is split 50-50 every other week the guy would be available to date no? I am 40 and figure most men will be Dad’s at this point. I am feeling friskier than ever at my age and hope I can find a man who can keep up.

    • Mel says:

      I feel sorry for all the kids, these two are an embarrassing mess. He looks bored already.

    • iconoclast59 says:

      Not to mention that he appears to be spending all his free time with JLo, time he should be spending with THEM. Violet and Seraphina have to be eye-rolling so hard they can see the backs of their skulls. I also feel sorry for JenG, who’s got the thankless task of having to explain to her kids why daddy’s acting the fool.

    • Vavavoom says:

      How do any of you know the kids have been through hell? My goodness. These kids are fine. They’ll be fine.

    • lucy2 says:

      It’s got to be a little weird, especially with it all being in the public eye. Ben’s kids were spending more time with him and Anna when that ended, and poor JLo’s kids were part of ARod’s family, and now this massive change.
      Plus they have photographers following them around and everyone talking about it, it has to be weird and stressful.

  16. Myra says:

    The earth is healing! See? They know how to entertain. I was hoping for exactly this when it came out they were probably dating.

    *The negative comments are too over the top. It’s just pictures on a yacht. People need to take it down a notch. I don’t like the Kardashians for the same reasons some don’t seem to like JLo, but I keep it moving when I see posts about them.

    • luna says:

      Completely agree. Everyone knows what it is and they’re just manipulating the media interest perfectly while having the most fun. In their situation it makes sense. They want to get attention, stay relevant and in the end make lots of money out of it.

      And after JLo, Ben Affleck received an Oscar for best film and survived me-too and rehabs so he knows he is here to stay this time around. His thing with Ana de Armas was more embarrassing for him imo.

  17. Simalu says:

    utter narcissists, both of them, live for this, ache, need, desperate for attention. there is no love there to speak of.

  18. Laura says:

    It can be both…. Staged and in a relationship. It’s fun for us and hopefully for them.

  19. stagaroni says:

    Ben needs to go home, this relationship isn’t healthy for him. In pictures he doesn’t look happy or he is at parties drinking with Jlo looking pie-eyed (I thought she didn’t drink, but the photos show otherwise) Go home and get sober. JLo can find someone else to make ARod jealous.

    • Mcali02 says:

      This is the happiest and healthiest he’s looked in YEARS.

    • Jaded says:

      How do you know he’s drinking? Are you there partying with them? He is sober. And he looks healthier than he has in ages. Furthermore, Jennifer does NOT drink alcohol. I don’t know what fantasy news sources you’re reading but you are wrong.

      • Kebbie says:

        In the video posted above it looks like she’s drinking rosé or some kind of wine or champagne and it looks like he’s drinking a Guinness or some kind of dark beer. I think when she says she doesn’t drink, she means it’s not a common occurrence for her not that she literally never has alcohol.

        Maybe he’s drinking a non-alcoholic beer and she’s drinking a non-alcoholic wine, but…I think it’s more likely they were both drinking.

      • Darla says:

        I don’t think he’s drinking, but I think people who are big mad about Bennifer, or Jlo or whatever, figure he will eventually and they’ll say “I KNEW IT. I was never fooled”. That’s the bet they’re making. It’s sad really.

      • Samantha says:

        In a video from not too long ago, which I viewed myself, JLo mentioned that she use to never drink but that she does now only during celebratory occasions like her birthday and New Year’s Eve. So in general, she doesn’t drink but will during special occasions. Also, Ben was not drinking any alcohol but probably a Coke or a non-alcoholic beer. I wish people would stop calling him a drunk or wishing him into relapse. If people only knew the hell a person goes through just to get to the point of sobriety, they would not mock anyone recovering from alcoholism – ever.

      • stagaroni says:

        I posted a photo above and you can judge for yourself. You are correct though, I was not there. I have seen photos of him looking three sheets to the wind, however, but again, I did not smell his breath or take a breathalyzer.

    • stagaroni says:

      @ Samantha,
      I am not mocking alcoholism or alcoholics. I’m not certain if you are referring to me or not, but that is last thing I would do. I am terribly sorry my words weren’t clearer. I know how hard it is, and no one should feel mocked for it.

      • Mcali02 says:

        Super crappy to insinuate someone in recovery is drinking again. I hate when people do that with zero evidence. Looks like a soda to me. If he was drinking water someone would say it was vodka. I feel for celebrities in recovery.

  20. D says:

    How is it possible that she looks BETTER 20 years later and at 52?

  21. Amy Bee says:

    I don’t care if it’s staged, more of this please!

  22. Sunflowerlady says:

    I’m amazed at how much better he’s looking since they’ve been back together. JLo glowup for sure.

  23. Eleonor says:

    The pandemic is still on, people are still dying, the majority of gossip is Windsor related, we are discovering Britney was basically held on hostage and forced to work, Angelina is still divorcing, everything is not fun, at all.
    Is this a mess ?
    YES it is.
    But I am really greatful to these two attention seeking for every bit of this: it’s the kind of summer gossip I have been craving for!

  24. xdanix says:

    Does anyone else think his face in that yacht photo with his hand on her ass is weird? He doesn’t look… I dunno, happy or into it at all. I can’t put into words what exactly his face looks like but it all just kind of looks like… going through the motions. His face, to me, kind of looks like someone who feels stupid, or long- suffering, or sheepish, or something. And the hand placement is just… like he put it there because he was told to or something. His hand, his face… there’s no chemistry, nothing natural about it. And yet, I’d expect him to do a far better job at staging all of this- he’s an actor! And he’s a better actor than that, he’s played numerous romantic partners pretty convincingly for years! Hell, he did a better job with the oh-so-staged Ana pap walks- they might have done a crap job of making it look natural that they were caught at JUST the right moment in gales of laughter on their nine millionth walk, but dammit, he put on his happy face for those nine million pics! I can’t figure out what he’s doing with all of this. If he’s into her, why look so unhappy and over it in so MANY pictures from so many angles? If it’s staged (whether the pics or the entire romance or whatever), why on earth agree to it if he wasn’t going to put any effort into selling it? He’s a good actor who knows full well how to play the game. I can’t work out what’s going on with him.

    • Cat C says:

      Co-sign

    • stagaroni says:

      There are a lot of other people around them on the yacht, some taking photos. It has to be uncomfortable for him. He seems like more of an introvert, and she is definately an extrovert. I think that is why Ben looks happier when they are alone…but she needs the world to see her in love and being loved.

    • dea says:

      Yeah, I was thinking how at least with Ana he didn’t look miserable or at least faked it better. With JLo he looks totally over it and it’s not just this time, he’s been looking like this from the start. And all the chemistry people are seeing? Where? Cause he doesn’t look into it at all. Just bored, tired and over it.

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      There are tells from Ben in every relash that highlight his essential disengagement–tons of pics of him with Jen Garner of her looking adoringly at him while he looks off and he’s mastered the art of the I’m not really here kiss–he did it with Lindsay Shookus, Ana, yes he did. Leaning down for a kiss with his eyes open and looking off into the distance. In this pic, his arms with JLo are stiffly out and not embracing her.

      Trust, no one is better or different. No one is getting a special connection here.

      • Andrea says:

        He is just a miserable person I feel. Booze, strippers, and gambling are what makes him happy. Remember what Gwyneth said? It was the truest anyone ever said about him. Jlo, I hope you have the next one lined up, this is a classic rebound.

    • AnneSurely says:

      Yeah, from an image rehab standpoint, this is a road map. His issues have burned bridges in Hollywood and he’s not the hot commodity anymore so he needs to do this whole JLo tour, which he’s clearly embarrassed about. Next is a bit of bro time where he’s photographed alot with his respectable friends, and then he finds an Amal. If he can stay sober through all of it, he can have the life he thinks he is owed back. He still thinks he’s slumming it here.

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        Matt Damon is finally back in the States so bro time might be up next.

      • KissMyA**23 says:

        He definitely does need an Amal, and I’ll bet he’ll find her sooner rather than later. And now that Matty D is back in the states, he definitely might be making a trip to NY soon or Matt to LA. Or maybe they’ll both just show up in Boston lol.

        Matt (and others) didn’t approve the 1st time of him ruining his career with the Showmance him & JLo created, I’d like to think he’s not far away from telling him to put a stop to the shenanigans. Or maybe he’s too busy to care lol…

        When The Last Duel comes out in October, Matt will definitely care. As will everyone who is involved with the film. They’re pushing Jodie Comer for an Oscar nod. So I can’t see this lasting till then.

      • AnneSurely says:

        Yeah, I’m guessing Matt Damon and the studio are watching this very carefully. The Met Gala is going to be the bellwether. I’d be really surprised if they let JLo get that much of a foothold. He had 2 legendary flops with her the last go round and he was a much bigger and better respected star back then. If I was his PR, I’d let this go to the end of summer and then get him back to Boston and completely away from her show.

    • dj says:

      He looks apathetic IMO. That is concerning to me. No passion like in the first photo.

  25. Monette says:

    I was dying for them to be photographed on that boat, with his hand on her a**. But, unfortunately, this is not hot and is certainly not sexy. Look at his face, the man is clearly miserable.
    I hate this because I want her to be happy and I want the fun over the top romance with arranged pap strolls and the pink engagement and THE wedding. But not like this.
    Something is not well with him and this is going to end badly.

  26. dea says:

    So thirsty lmao. God, both of them are so pathetic with this staged mess. Like y’all are in your fifties and have kids ffs but hey, at least the ~breakup will be fun to watch. I wonder how many strippers/influencers/whatever he’ll cheat on her with this time around.

  27. Southern Fried says:

    My respect for Jen Garner rises with each highly orchestrated Bennifer SM post.

    • Seraphina says:

      Agreed.

    • Jayna says:

      Amen. Those kids can never just have a year of calm where their dad is completely stable and being a dad, nothing dramatic going on in his life. Ben could have gone on this yacht vacation with J-Lo and be loved up. No one is faulting him for that. He’s single. But, nooooo, that wasn’t enough. They wanted a spectacle.

  28. Golly Gee says:

    If we ask them to do something and they do it, does this make us the puppet masters and them the puppets? If so, what shall we have them do next?

  29. Plums says:

    I’m torn between how delighted I am at how hilarious and tacky and gossip God-tier level this all is, and how empathetically horrified I am over how I imagine their teenage children feel about this.

  30. Jayna says:

    His skinny, ultra-white legs didn’t help that shot to be sexy. LOL

  31. Kate says:

    This is some kardashian-esque desperation lol. He better not whine about the media when this crashes and burns.

  32. inka says:

    Ok, it’s so icky it’s funny. I’m with Kaiser on this one. Covid might have changed everything but these two won’t. We called it – recreation of the video.
    For me it’s the best gossip we’re getting – two narcissists who want this attention all of this. So harmless. Although Ben definitely didn’t enjoy the rubbing part.
    JLo looks better now than in the video. Crazy.

  33. Jules says:

    Iconic, no. Thirsty and desperate, yes. We all know this is not gonna end well.

  34. Lively says:

    This is glorious,
    I wish people would stop ruining this for us. God what happened to just enjoying loooool

  35. Qtpi says:

    Someone on Twitter said they just realized they are on the cicada cycle.

  36. nutella toast says:

    Idk but I’m about to go dig my juicy couture joggers and trucker hat out of storage and settle in for some sweet 2002 tackiness. I’m here for ALL of this. Ben’s hand is back on home base – he’s a grown man and if he doesn’t want to participate, he won’t. I’m not gonna cry for a guy on a yacht in St. Tropez. I’ll be over here in my big hoop earrings and sheer button up shirt with a big belt buckle and bell bottom pants enjoying the crazy and saying, “That’s hot”.

    Whew…this was three Kim K marriages ago.

  37. Katy Bowman says:

    I love that he’s learned to kiss without staring over her forehead to see who’s looking.

  38. DiegoInSF says:

    Iconic! I think they’re both in love and having fun being reported about the world over.
    I just can’t with the “but what about the children” and “how desperate” comments, they’re the same in every post. Get some new lines, guys!

  39. Vanessa says:

    Aftter this traumatic pandemic I never expect to see this 2 together. I really think they keep some kind of situashionship going on. To the haters saying Ben dont look happy I disagree.Can Ben don”t sabotaje this. Please!! However thank you Bennifer you bring me joy and wish you the best crazy kids.

  40. Size Does Matter says:

    Confessional.

    Back in the Chasing Amy/Pearl Harbor/Armageddon days I thought Ben was sex on a stick, like number one hall pass forEVA. And she got him the first time around and I hated her. And then Ben went off the rails and it imploded and she married Skeletor and the world healed.

    Now it’s happening again, and she has this impossible body. Despite my best efforts large portions of my body look and feel like chewed bubblegum. And now I hate her again.

    I’m self aware enough to know it is irrational and jealousy. Nonetheless thank you everyone for all the comments in the vein of “he looks like he’s about to chew off his own foot to escape this thirst trap” and “she’s photoshopped.”

    • Jayna says:

      Or just look at it this way: This relationship will eventually crash and burn. But at the very least, if they last longer, he will cheat. He always has. And Jennifer has been cheated on by every boyfriend/husband except one. For all of her beauty and success, she has never found a fulfilling relationship, which is what she desperately wants. So don’t be jealous.

    • Ann says:

      He’s a hot mess but he is also a HOT mess. I’ve always found him crazy attractive. Even Broody Ben is kind of sexy to me. So yes, I’m envious on one level. But most of me is just glad that I get to be a spectator and don’t have to be on that yacht with the world seeing my ass and speculating about my relationship.

      I am here for this, but I feel for both their kids.

    • Anilehcim says:

      Ben was GORGEOUS during this time period and I still think he’s hot. He’s clearly toxic and a complete shitty mess, but he’s still physically very attractive to me.

  41. Jessica says:

    Ok first, I love that you’ve manifested this. I’ve been waiting for hand on butt pics since they set foot on that yacht.

    Second, he could not look less into this. I don’t know where people are seeing this super hot chemistry- she’s acting her heart out and he looks bored.

  42. Karisma says:

    There are a lot of photos on the boat where we can see Ben smiling and perfectly content.
    I know you guys want him depressed and miserable but come on now.
    Bennifer is serving us some high quality gossip, it’s fun and harmless and I’m 100% here for it

  43. MegJ says:

    I’m sorry but this is just staged PR, there is no way you can convince me it’s a genuine relationship.

  44. fluffy_bunny says:

    My husband became aware of Bennifer 2.0 this morning and asked what was going on so I gave him a brief run down. He asked if he ends up back with Jennifer Garner next. I told him Garner has self respect so no.

    • AmelieOriginal says:

      If he goes back to Jennifer Garner, the tabloid media will be delighted but I feel like nobody will respect Jennifer Garner if she does. She and Ben were separated for years before they filed for divorce. I realize being the wife of an alcoholic couldn’t have been easy and she covered for Ben for years but her reluctance to divorce and shatter that perfect family image she had crafted for herself made her look like a doormat. However Jennifer was deeply in love with Ben (and probably still is, he is the father of her three children). If Ben truly wanted to make amends and give it a second shot, I do think Jennifer Garner would be open to that.

      • Mcali says:

        Oooh I don’t think so. Have you read her interviews? Pretty sure that door is closed. She’s not the delicate flower the public think she is.

  45. Jayna says:

    Why is Ben so slumped down in that booth? He looks smaller than J-Lo.

  46. Pilar says:

    The comments here are kinda 😂 but also kinda problematic. For a comment section that is so pro Meghan and Harry it’s interesting that so many of the comments are attacking her and acting like she trapped his nearly 50 year old ass into doing this.
    Especially considering the OTT reaction to jlos thirsty ways compared to the chilled or downright supportive reactions to the white women who equal her thirst and also have kids (that nobody btw seems particularly “ concerned” about) meghan fox and that older kardashian sister recent RS MO spring to mind as equally staged for paps and publicity but nowhere near as criticised..

    • Mcali says:

      Yup. And anointing Jennifer Garner as some sort of saint. Not hating on her in saying that. They all play the game yet are treated differently.

      • Lena says:

        I don’t agree. Plenty of people think Megan Fox & MGK and Kravis are trashy as well. I haven’t really read much about them on this site Tbh. But on other sites it seems fifty percent think they are hot the other fifty percent say not hot, too OTT. If all these people don’t want us to judge then they COULD be completely private about their love lives. nobody is stopping them. I get the feeling they are declaring their independence (from BAG and Scott specifically) because really, after high school its not normal.

      • SofiasSideEye says:

        Exactly.

  47. Jo says:

    My life is in shumbles, i dont care, this gives me peace. There’s something therapeutic about this and I can’t put my finger on it? Maybe it’s the fact that the world is upside down but these two are exactly the same. I love them.

    • inka says:

      Exactly what I meant by covid changing the world, masks, restrictions, delta variant and yet 20 years later thing are exactly the same. Nostalgia!

    • Kebbie says:

      Lol this is how I feel. I get that they’re thirsty and kind of desperate (even though they’re a-listers and don’t need to be) but I love it? I know it won’t end well but it’s so fun to watch right now.

      As for all the comments about their kids, I mean if it wasn’t J Lo it’d be someone else, if it wasn’t Ben, it’d be someone else. This is who they’ve always been and always will be. They’re never going to model healthy long term relationships for their kids because they’ve both got issues they’ve never dealt with. I say let them be happy while they’re happy. And let the rest of us be happy watching the show.

    • Nev says:

      In shambles?!!!!
      Ughhhh I hope things turn around for you.

  48. Anilehcim says:

    This sounds so blood thirsty, but the inevitable implosion of this relationship is going to be the stuff that celeb gossip lovers dream of.

    Am I the only one who thinks it’s not a good thing that he’s out here drinking and going to casinos? A guy with his history should be abstaining from both of those things.

    And I’m sorry, but both of their children are constantly getting dragged along for pap shots and it must be so awkward that they both just recently had super close relationships with their parent’s ex. Jen’s kids were in an actual family with ARod and his kids 5 minutes ago, but now their mom is practically engaged to her ex again. Ben’s kids were close to Ana de Armas. What would be TOTALLY trashy in the real world is considered “glamorous” in Hollywood… they really run in a different dimension than the rest of us.

  49. Katy Bowman says:

    Can we award them a Nobel Prize for providing a welcome relief to the Covid nightmare?

  50. Teebee says:

    I know we are miles apart from celebrities in every way. But I’m Jlo’s age and I would have no energy to even vacation like she does. My simple life, in my little pandemic bubble, modest house… I’m exhausted from the consideration of just one of their weekends.

    That being said kudos to them and for making the effort. PR or puppy love, it looks like WORK! I wonder if he really worked like this in his marriage. Long days and late nights, takes a toll, man…

    • Louisa says:

      I thought the same thing about the constant traveling she does – it seems so exhausting. However, then i remembered that she has someone pack (and unpack) for her, private car to airport and then just walk right onto a private jet. No standing in long lines through security and the hanging around your gate waiting for a flight where you’re squished in a middle seat.

  51. Miss Melissa says:

    You know what, good for them. I wish them well.

    Champagne wishes and caviar dreams, y’all.

  52. Bibi says:

    Ben and Jen, if you’re reading this…. Go for it. Give us everything 😁🥰

  53. Nic919 says:

    I wonder if this is a generational thing because many of the people who lived through bennifer 1.0 seem to find bennifer 2.0 kind of fun, especially for the summer.

    They are both adults who aren’t married to someone else right now, and it’s not some robbing the cradle kind of thing. Maybe some of us are hoping that they learned from their mistakes the first time and they will be better based on the experiences they have had since the last time they were together.

    The photos recreating Jenny from the block were clearly in jest and I seriously doubt ben is being forced to do anything. As for the teen kids, whatever, parents are allowed to have relationships and frankly Jlo isn’t some starlet using Ben’s fame to bolster her career. They are both equals essentially and that’s something we should be celebrating.

    If there is a horrible breakup in a few months I won’t be shocked, but I can’t help but root for these two to have learned from their mistakes the first time and to make it work.

    • Original penguin says:

      This. Proper gossip. I am enjoying how extra it is. They are both bona fide celebrities who are loving the attention. And I love it as distraction from the horrible world and pandemic news.

      Is this what Burton and Taylor would have been like in the days of 24 hrs news and social media?

    • Mcali says:

      YES! It’s fun and no one is getting hurt.

      • Shirley says:

        I do believe people are getting hurt.
        Their combined 5 children must be humiliated.
        I also see that Jennifer Garner is being compared to JLo and ridiculed for her looks while she was quietly being a responsible parent and shopping for food.
        JLo and Ben deserve each other but don’t say that no one is getting hurt by their over the top, clearly manufactured “love affair” 🙄

      • A says:

        Why do people always think their kids must be humiliated? I don’t understand.

        Gossip doesn’t function like how it used to in the days of yore. Children aren’t privy to gossip that doesn’t pertain to things they care the most about. It’s not like how it used to be, where stuff of this nature used to be inescapable, where every where you turned, you’d be tuned into someone discussing it or having an opinion on it. How many kids of that age group really even know, or care, who tf J.Lo or Ben Affleck is? How many adults in these childrens’ lives really have the time or the energy to talk about something that, all things considered, is purely frivolous and not worth taking seriously?

        People who are clutching their pearls and breathlessly gasping about, “Think of the children!!!” need to calm the eff down with their concern trolling, really. Find something else to pick at.

      • Mcali says:

        @A it’s the same people going off about H&M. Wonder why?

  54. SM says:

    People say that one of the great benefits of growing older is getting wiser, learning from your experience and mistakes. Well, it seems that it is not only JLo’s ass that does not seem to age. Like they are stuck in the same frame of mind as the first time around, whoring out this relationship as much as possible.

  55. jccw says:

    New pics up of her shopping with a necklace on with Bens’ name. Oy!

  56. Mcali says:

    The a**holes from 20 years ago are reemerging! I can’t believe people are crapping on him for being an alcoholic in recovery or her for being a 52 year old woman with her s*** together.

    It’s been dark crappy gossip for too long. Let’s enjoy love (which I truly believe that’s what this is) and enjoy it while it lasts (hopefully forever).

    • stagaroni says:

      Hi. I thought this was a place where people could come and share gossip and comments with being called names. Was I wrong?

      • Mcali02 says:

        I also thought it was a place where women weren’t slut/age shamed and people in recovery weren’t accused of using with zero evidence. Guess we were both wrong. Lol

  57. Andrea says:

    I talk to a few of my exes. A few have requested we meet up for “fun times”. One is even married. I declined all of them, but one I would be ok with (he is single) as long as he didn’t catch feelings. But Jlo going back to Ben is like me going back to my coke/alcoholic ex 17 years ago who is still an alcoholic. Uh, no thank you! Neither jlo or Ben have matured if they are revisiting this again. But, thank you everyone for manifesting this! Best celeb gossip summer ever! Please let it last until the winter at the very least.

  58. Jayna says:

    “In an interview last year, Affleck said: ‘People with compulsive behavior, and I am one, have this kind of basic discomfort . . . that they’re trying to make go away. You’re trying to make yourself feel better with eating or drinking or sex or gambling or shopping or whatever. But that ends up making your life worse. Then you do more of it to make that discomfort go away. Then the real pain starts. It becomes a vicious cycle you can’t break.’”

    Or, in this case, falling in love again with the beautiful, joyful Jennifer Lopez and reveling in all of the attention Bennifer 2.0 generates. J-Lo is making his “basic discomfort” go away. She’s his fix, albeit a positive fix, unlike his vices.

  59. AmelieOriginal says:

    Somewhere Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are breathing sighs of relief that their short-lived relationship/I love T.S. shirt moment will no longer be the #1 amazing gossip story of summer lol.

    We are all clearly enjoying the over the top extraness of all this but I honestly don’t believe they are truly back together. In my head, this whole thing is a faux-mance with J. Lo wanting to get back at A. Rod for his cheating ways and Ben maybe is still salty over his breakup from Ana. They were both single at the right time and made a pact together to give the gossip world a summer to remember and to show their exes what they are missing. We know J. Lo is petty enough to do this because she lives for the attention and staying relevant. And we all know Ben (not his brother!) very publicly threw away his cardboard cutout of Ana in the trash for the paparazzi to see so we know he can be just as petty. If they are “truly” back together and this isn’t all for show, good for them I guess and the breakup will be just as epic. But to conduct their business like a sixteen year old on social media–it isn’t a good look for J. Lo or Ben. If I were Violet or Seraphina, I would refuse to see my dad until that whole nonsense was over with. I can’t imagine what this has been like for Jennifer Garner.

  60. You Know Me says:

    This mid-life crisis breakdown by these two is embarrassing. SUPER embarrassing

  61. Zoe says:

    Wow. Jennifer Lopez remains forever smoking hot. I’m not a Ben fan, but I am here for this ship. J Lo is fierce and has turned her career into an empire. She doesn’t need Ben to live her best life, but I’m glad she’s a strong sexual woman having fun. If she wants this fling, she can have it. They seem like two people who never stopped admiring one another, and whether it’s them both rebounding and in pain and wanting to find joy or they are friends trying to ruffle their ex’s feathers, they are grown adults doing their thing and I’m not going to judge. Happy for her!

  62. Pamuk says:

    The only reason I’m watching this train wreck is because it makes Keiser so happy 🤷‍♀️

  63. Theothermia says:

    Oh, let them have fun 😄 I don’t judge her at all, she can do what she wants. I’m too young to remember Bennifer the first time around but I don’t like people being hard on Jlo, it just seems like she works hard and is desirable.

    Judging her feels puritanical and sl*t-shaming to me, I wish I had the toughness and self-love to bounce back from breakups!

  64. Lena says:

    Apparently there was a photographer taking a picture of this staged butt rub (which takes the romance out of it for sure, see on TMZ). Ben also has shown up wearing a bracelet JLo gave him that looks like one in the video. Word is that they are recreating (or attempting to) the Jenny from the block video frame by frame for the twentieth anniversary (or more likely the nineteenth). Also read that JLo & arod planned this south of France vacation when they were together and neither wanted to back out or reschedule so here we are having this junior high school level face off in the tabloids. Can’t imagine this immature bunch being my parents. Sorry/not sorry to the Gen Z above.

  65. YepYepYep says:

    I love Bennifer 2.0. So self-conscious and brazen.

    • A says:

      Ikr, they’re not even making any bones about it. It’s great. And a lot better than pap strolls to churches.

  66. Carolnr says:

    All of JL.’s entourage seem to have to accompany them everywhere they go. JL is constantly at work perfecting her image- getting that perfect shot!(which let’s face it, sometimes it takes several tries to get that perfect shot!) That would certainly take the romance out real quickly! And they are looking for the shot that makes JL look fabulous & not necessarily Ben! I think that would get very old very fast & I think Ben will tire of it, as well!
    The owners of this boat describe the vessel” to have discretion & privacy at the very heart of the design.” These two clearly staged & invited this attention. They didn’t want the privacy.. Interestingly, when Ben took JL to Montana, there was none of this over the top
    showboating & I thought they were really going to keep their relationship private & real for the sake of their children! Their children have to be embarrassed after seeing this pics of them online!
    Ben is getting caught up in this high profile relationship with JL once again….

  67. Gobo says:

    This is so amazingly thirsty. I feel like Ben used to pretend it was just Jen who was really thirsty, but his little narcissistic heart is, and always was, 100% in to it.