Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to appear at the Met Gala, will Ben be her date?

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The Met Gala is September 13, having been pushed back from May because of the pandemic. This year’s co-chairs are Amanda Gorman, Tom Ford, Timothee Chalamet, Billie Eilish and Naomi Osaka. The theme is “American fashion.” People are starting to get hyped for it, which is why we have some gossip about who will be attending. Can I just say? I’ve really manifested so much of the Bennifer Revival, and I’ve been saying for months that we need to get them to the Met Gala. Well, it looks like Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to appear. Now she just needs to bring Ben.

The Met Ball is supposed to be fashion’s biggest night. But will a tabloid sensation steal the headlines? Page Six has learned that Jennifer Lopez is planning to attend — meaning the biggest question for the next few weeks will be whether she and rekindled flame Ben Affleck will make their first red carpet appearance together at the fashionable bash in September.

Lopez is a regular at Vogue’s glamorous gala. She first attended in 2004, when she was dressed by Dolce and Gabbana. Since then she has rarely skipped the fête, attending 2006-2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017-2019.

The event, also known as the “Fashion Oscars,” is normally held in May but was pushed back this year in hopes that things would get more “normal.” While it will reportedly be a smaller and more intimate affair this year due to Covid-19, a glittery guest list is starting to come together.

We hear that those making the cut include Anna Wintour favorite Rihanna, whose looks from past galas — like a yellow gown by Guo Pei — have become iconic; and actress Lupita Nyong’o, who has appeared on multiple Vogue covers. The source tells us model Emily Ratajkowski (who announced her pregnancy with a Vogue digital cover) and hit “Havana” singer Camila Cabello have also made the envied list.

This year’s gala will be taking safety precautions. A spokesperson for the Met told The Daily Beast Tuesday, “Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking. We will update these guidelines as needed.”

We’re told that the invite-only event — with solo tickets reportedly costing $30,000 and tables going for $275,000 — has already sold out.

[From Page Six]

Emily Ratajkowski will attend the opening of an envelope, so she’s not the “get” that Page Six seems to think she is. She’s a model for hire, of course she’s going. And of course Rihanna will go and I can’t wait to see what Tom Ford or Jason Wu or Ralph Lauren makes for her (American designers, remember). As for J.Lo and whether she’ll bring Ben… apparently, he’s due to appear at the Venice Film Festival to promote The Last Duel, and some of us have wondered if J.Lo will be his plus-one in Venice. I would love that, but my gut tells me that they’ll probably wait for the Met Gala to make their first red-carpet appearance of the year.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck look head over heels in love during vacation in Capri, Italy

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2019 Met Gala in New York

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Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

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  1. Kaykay says:

    Omg PLZ! ( – make it happen)

  2. ElleE says:

    I totally bought this whole JLo storyline, all of it, mostly because I was fully present in Boston for Affleck’s rise and their first star-crossed, booze-and-drug addled affair. JLo just posted something connected to a dark (trust me- Full disclosure: I am a fan of certain Kpop boyband and even I can’t deny this) marketing push that it so totally off-brand for her, I can’t for the life of me see the connection, that the only logical conclusion I can come to is that none of this is real.
    I can’t see the point of turning ones life into a Truman show performance art branding enterprise as there are kids involved, but that is what this is. Maybe I am the last font here to realize this? 🤷‍♀️These posts make it seem like this is real tho?

    • Abby says:

      Can you elaborate? I don’t understand.

    • Jules says:

      say more! they seem over-hyped for some reason or other, for sure. some people are going to need an intervention group therapy when they fall apart.

      • ElleE says:

        @Jules welllll, instead of just hinting about their real fanbase they just leaned in 100% r$ntb@y concept with this song and video (they twt’d a painting of an orgy from their official acct the other day so this is an official brand shift) Maybe someone noticed that only the usual questionable celeb white fanboys were hypying it up (not that the boys care) so JLo does some weird off-brand video thing and follows them on twt? That’s the disconnect -why Jlo (and I support the boys)?

        Don’t know why she needs to do this at this point in her career with articles like this:

        Did that help explain? 😂

    • Lisa says:

      Ellee, this does not help explain

  3. Darla says:

    I don’t care either way, but Ben should probably hold off for the Met so as not to incite rumors of his overshadowing the film or Damon or whatever. Though by then, Damon may be begging to be overshadowed, we don’t know. LOL

  4. Amy Bee says:

    I mean the Met Gala is the perfect place for the Bennifer 2.0 red carpet debut. I hope it happens.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree and I cannot wait to see how her glam team glams him up. I am here for it!

    • josephine says:

      It would be the best thing to happen for the Gala — people will actually want to see someone who attends. Except for Rhinna, it’s become such a group of lacklusters wannabees.

  5. DuchessL says:

    Im just here to say the sparkling wig and the makeup was hideous on those pics with Arod. I dont really care whether bennifer 2.0 is real or not, this summer would be too boring without these gossip news. Im at home going nowhere with covid

  6. BlondieR says:

    Let us all hold hands and encircle Kaiser to help manifest Bennifer 2.0 at the MET 2021!

    OH GOSSIP GODS! Hear our dear Kaiser’s prayers!!

  7. Seraphina says:

    I have a new moniker for this revamped couple – BenLo. Cue the jokes.

  8. AnnaKist says:

    Eh, good luck to them; stranger things have happened. I wish she’d let loose, relax and smile more. She seems to be permanently “on”. It must be exhausting being La Lopez. Just looking at her exhausts me.

  9. Karisma says:

    The met gala would be so out of character for Ben, he hates those kind of stuff. But after everything bennifer has been giving us lately, the insta debut, the pda Italian tour, the necklace, batman t-shirt, etc Everything is possible lol

  10. Becks1 says:

    Oh I definitely think that will be the Bennifer debut, and it will be awkward AF (I always found their red carpet appearances to be super awkward, because she loves a red carpet and he….does not, at least not in the same way.) My guess is she will be wearing an e-ring by Christmas and they’ll be over by the next Met gala in May 22.

  11. molly says:

    Of course she’s going to bring Ben. The entire point of this relationship is to BRING BEN.

  12. Carolnr says:

    If Ben doesn’t attend, we will all get an explanation of why he is not going…

  13. Julia K says:

    And she will wear a green tourmaline necklace

  14. iconoclast59 says:

    “…apparently, he’s due to appear at the Venice Film Festival to promote The Last Duel…”

    That’s the movie he made with Ana, right? I assume she’ll be there as well. That’ll be aaaawwwkward.

  15. Vanessa says:

    Please God we deserve this! Just imagine Assrod. She better bring Ben. We know this will not last, But at least is fun for now. Bennifer rules. Lol