Jennifer Lopez gave us a preview of her Venice Film Festival style: stunning?

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez arrived in Venice yesterday and the reaction was so positive. We didn’t know for sure if J.Lo was going to join Ben on his trip to the Venice Film Festival, so her presence was just such a happy surprise. Ben will attend the premiere of The Last Duel later today, and we’ll have the photos… at some point. I mean, it’s happening on a Friday. So just consider this a preview of coming attractions, and I’ll probably update this post with new photos when we get them ahead of the bigger fashion post on Sunday.

My guess is that Ben and J.Lo had some kind of date night in Venice last night, but there doesn’t seem to be any paparazzi photos of them that I’ve seen (and I looked). But Jen really brought her glam squad to Venice, because she tagged everyone in an Instagram posted last night. She got all dressed up and styled for… something. Probably a private, romantic dinner with Ben, maybe at the hotel. That would explain why there are no pap photos of J.Lo in this spectacular dress. Also, she captioned these photos on IG and Twitter: “Back on the block.” Get it, because she’s Jenny From The Block. Yacht Butt-Rubbing Szn is still in full effect. Anyway, I’m giddy! Bennifer on the red carpet!!!

This is actually update #3, but I just wanted to post some of the red carpet photos!! God, she’s hot. And he’s so happy that she’s hot.

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Update: OMG, here’s J.Lo out and about in Venice today!! Update #2: The absolute state of Affleck, OMG. He thinks he’s George Clooney.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the 78th Venice Film Festival

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck arriving on a boat for the 78th Venice Film Festival in Venice

Jennifer Lopez looks stunning during her boat ride towards the 78th Venice Film Festival

Jennifer Lopez embraces the Italian heat while arriving at the 78th Venice Film Festival

Jennifer Lopez embraces the Italian heat while arriving at the 78th Venice Film Festival

Photos courtesy of J.Lo’s social media, Backgrid.

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  1. Jessie Quinton says:

    I need that dress!!!! WOW!!!

  2. lemonylips says:

    She looks like Khloe Kardashian in that cover photo. Love the dress though

  3. Maria says:

    The striped dress is very Meghan to me, I love it.

    • MF1 says:

      I love it too. It’s got a riviera romance vibe that totally work for Meghan (and is definitely working for JLo).

    • cherry says:

      does it seem like the right fit for her, though? That’s what I mainly got from these photos. It’s weirdly tight in the bust area and wide around the hips.

      • Maria says:

        I like it, it’s giving me 1700′s “stays” (semi-corset) vibes, lol.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ cherry, I agree! As much as I love, love the dress, in all its glory, the bust seems tight/restricted like a corset. Overall, I love the dress, the expression of the dress, but the corset bit seems restricted, IMO. Otherwise, it’s fabulous!!

  4. MCG says:

    She’s even more gorgeous and stunning now than she was 20 years ago.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Lots of help from makeup and subtle cosmetic tweaks-Botox for sure!-but yes, she looks fantastic! Credit to her for taking care of her face and her body: she has worked hard!

    • psl says:

      She filters the hell out of her photos, you do realize this? Not saying she does not look fantastic, she does. But she does NOT look like her Insta photos.

    • Jaded says:

      If you see unfiltered/unphotoshopped pics of her you’d be surprised.

  5. Tanya Nguyen says:

    I know y’all are excited. But I find her exhausting. I get the sense from her that she really badly wants to be thought of as sexy and relevant. So she scrambles at all times to keep up. I never get the sense she is at peace in her own skin. And to me, her fashion is too overdone. All designer name and stilettos.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      To me she always seemed to be very insecure.

    • Carolnr says:

      @ Tanya Nguyen
      I find her exhausting as well & not comfortable in her own skin.
      The black dress is gorgeous, but it is so over photo- shopped! She is not comfortable with her own body shape, which is sad. And why does everyone want to look like Kloe Kardashian now? ( And it more than just make-up)
      JL needs to stop & enjoy Venice ..quit wasting time primping & trying to get that perfect shot/ outfit to post on IG. Life is too short & can change in an instant…enjoy the beauty around you..

      • wow says:

        Someday security & comfort will come back “in style”. I thought we’d made such strides in Female empowerment…guess not?

  6. Becks1 says:

    I love both those dresses. I’m excited to see what she wears for the premiere. She’s someone who I don’t always love what they wear on the red carpets, but I always like to see it because she’s never boring (even if its something more classic, its still not boring.)

    Also all these posts just make me really bummed I’m not a celebrity lol. I want to spend my summer on a yacht in Capri and go to Venice to attend film premieres with my glam squad.

    • Chicago says:

      @becks1 that would’ve been my nightmare! I hate having crowds and especially people around me who need/want/attend to me. Being on schedule at all times, coming, going, talking, reacting… forget it!

  7. Noki says:

    She probably still has the same team from her Dolce and Gabbana show appearance,infact i dont think she left Italy.

    • Lena says:

      I don’t think she left either – maybe a side trip to London which she posted one day. The paps made up a couple of stories saying she was in a black SUV in LA that was blacked out but oddly, driving separate from Ben. My tin foil hat opinion here. I guess I don’t follow her enough but her hair looks completely different today in length, color, so I’d guess that’s a wig she’s wearing in the cover picture? And it does look like all Hollywood is morphing into the kardashians.

      • KissMyA**23 says:

        Apparently, there is a video (somewhere, not sure where) where she was reaming Ben out in LA in a car. Supposedly… But I don’t think she was ever in LA. I think he picked her up in London maybe.

  8. cabooklover says:

    I really like the b&w stripped dress but the chest of the dress and the way it sits looks weird to me. Look at the pic where she is waving.

    • enike says:

      that stripped dress looks really uncomfortable around the chest area. The lenght of the skirt is not ideal either.

      The white dress is fabulous. JLo looks fantastic

  9. Bettyrose says:

    Okay so I just joked on the Tori thread that this is what 50 looks like now, but nah JLo is what 50 looks like for GenX. I know she’s had tons of work done but she’s also just taken great care of herself. But I’m so proud my generation isn’t going down like that, letting the world retire us sexually at 50. Not that we all need to keep endlessly pursuing the male gaze but that we get to own our sexuality without ridicule (e.g. Blanche).

    • Cidee says:

      YES!!! It’s clear some people find this all tiring but I, a fellow 50+ woman, think she is spectacular. I try hard to live a healthy life and practice self-care when I have the time (for MYSELF, not anyone else) and I applaud her drive, dedication and refusal to be put in a box based upon her age. I find her aspirational.

    • OriginalLala says:

      On one hand I think it’s great to see women breaking down some of the tired ageist mysogynistic tropes, but on the other hand I think it’s also just setting up new, unrealistic, beauty standards for us as we age.

      We age, our faces, bodies and hair changes – and that’s ok.

      We have to stop with this weird idea that youthfulness = beauty, its bullshit and its damaging.

      • bettyrose says:

        OriginalLala – I have those same conflicted feelings, and an obsession with youth = beauty doesn’t ever help women. But women also are much more empowered to redefine beauty now and in either case refuse to be tossed away as sexually irrelevant at a certain age. Men still control parts of the narrative, but no longer all of it.

    • psl says:

      I agree, other than ditching the dye last year (18 months now!), no one would know that I am 50 years old. We are NOT our parents’ generation, and more of us look like J Lo than like Bea Arthur these days.

      At least in my friends group……

    • Twin falls says:

      I’m happy for her that she’s happy. Nobody puts JLo in the corner. As messy as Ben’s been, he’s bringing out her glow full wattage and I’m here for it.

  10. corralee says:

    The tone of this post is really weird and over the top. Ben is serial sexual groper, and Jennifer is known as the biggest diva, and we’re suppose to be fangirling over them? No.

    • Meh says:

      I totally agree

    • BabsORIG says:

      @Corralee, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to, non? You NOT SUPPOSED to do anything you don’t wanna do. Why click on a thread to whine? Just scroll over if you don’t wanna fangirl, but there are others that enjoy so….. I for one have never, I still don’t and will never care for either Bennifer one or redux but others clearly do I intend to let them post and enjoy in peace..✌🏾✌🏾✌🏾. My opinion of course.

      • Granger says:

        Huh. I thought this was a gossip site, where we’re all entitled to “click on a thread to whine.” Where we can read posts about celebs who bug us and then express our opinions about them bugging us in the comments.

    • XoXo says:

      Give it a rest. As far as we know, publicly, he only groped once without consent, and he apologised without excuses.

      • Lena says:

        I disagree xoxo, he groped multiple times according to people on Twitter who were at the GG party with AnneMarie Tindler, plus grabbing 19 year old Hilarie Burton’s boob, plus exposing himself on set with Christina Applegate. Not even to mention his employee the nanny, which he never admitted to.

      • ANEL says:

        This is Anne Marie Tindler’s response, she made it clear she was not a victim (
        This is Christina Applegate’s response (, there was no groping allegation made by her.
        As for the nanny, enough have been made in the public and she never accused him of groping.
        All the three examples you made are not groping cases, which indicate the orignal allegation that he is a serial groper not true.

      • Lena says:

        Anel I don’t understand your defense of Affleck. After Annemarie Tindler said Ben put his finger in her Butt crack (GROPING) on Twitter another person commented that he did it to them& numerous others at the party. (MORE GROPING) Plus Hilarie Burton and that makes him A SERIAL GROPER. The other two things make him a SEXUAL HARASSER but the real question is why you & so many so called feminists like Lainey make a Big exception to his me-too behavior when many other white guys (such as his brother) are permanently cancelled. Why???!??

      • ANEL says:

        Lena, the point is consent! Because by your definition, no two people can touch each other, because hey presto, grope!

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s less about them as people and more about the sheer old fashioned drama of it – being papped on the streets (obviously intentionally papped, which is what makes it so fun.) They’re obvious and thirsty and I’m already starting to get tired of them, but that’s part of the game. it’s a good old fashioned paparazzi love fest, where no one really is that invested in Ben and JLo but they assume that everyone is so they go all in with the paparazzi and as a result we get more invested in them. There’s definitely some desperation here and they 100% knew what they were doing with leaking this relationship to the press and then the pictures on the yacht etc. So like I said, its obvious and thirsty and attention-seeking but because of all that it feels sort of “vintage” in that early 2000s way.

      After the past year and a half, I’m fine with some obvious thirsty attention-seeking paparazzi pics of an attractive couple.

    • stagaroni says:

      YES! This! Why do people just slap him on the wrist? He has molested women. This is NOT ok at all, yet here he is; cheating, lying, and denying, and as long as he is with JLO, it’s super fun. The bastard should be blackballed.

      Anna Marie Tendler said this about Affleck grabbing her butt…@Anel has the link above, “‘while all of Affleck’s alleged victims experienced different forms of harassment, they all have one thing in common:
      “Like most women in these situations I didn’t say anything but I have thought a lot about what I’d say if I ever saw him again,”‘ she concluded. Unless I’m confused, she refers to herself, and others, as a victim of Affleck.

  11. Myra says:

    There is something so Kardashian-like about the makeup, I don’t like it. I hope her people get it together for her red carpet look. Zendaya slayed last week there and so will Jodie Comer. JLo better not miss.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Zendaya rarely (if ever misses). JLo’s black dress was good-the white dress had a showgirl feel to it. If they are still together a year from now I will be happilly wrong.

  12. Princess Peach says:

    I love the dresses but in that last insta photo she looks like Melania Trump.

  13. TQ says:

    Gorgeous! Love this! She looks amazing. I am here for it and enjoying the fun ride.

  14. Case says:

    She has amazing style (especially when she’s in Italy it would seem, lol). I’m looking forward to them walking the red carpet! This is fun celebrity gossip. I feel like we’ve been deprived of this kind of gossip for a long time.

  15. M says:

    I’m so tired of these two. Just crash and burn already!!

  16. Lily says:

    Ahhh, the pillow face begins. Thank god for botox. I men olive oil.

  17. Nicki says:

    That black dress is stunning. Love the vintage vibe of the day look too. Well done Jennifer. (And glam squad.)

    • kimmy says:

      That black dress is so simple and spectacular that I wish it was for something other than a private event. i want to see more pictures of it!

  18. Layday says:

    Jennifer Lopez is such a Leo despite the fact that she just barely made the cut….I love it! Leos of the world unite lol. It’s been mentioned that as we start to come out of the global pandy we need some roaring 20s over the top glam fashion vibes and that’s exactly what I hope she brings. Someone mentioned she can be exhausting, and she definitely has her moments but in this instance I hope she absolutely brings it so please come through JLo.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Layday, YES! As a Leo, I agree!!! It’s wonderful to see women embrace their inner Leo’s who are not ashamed of their strategy!! Yes, I take 2 hours to get ready to go out to dinner, but I plan accordingly. I thoroughly look at all handbags/shoes/clothing/jewelry options. Bad bag, pick another. All purposely timed to be ready to go!! Yes, I take my time but I hate going out with something “missing”, or “off”. It maybe that I chose the wrong shoes, so I sort through my lineup of choices.

      It’s great to feel that you have dedicated the time and effort to look your best, if it’s possible. I think that when you are wearing something that brings you joy as to how you look at game time. It’s exhausting for others, but for Leo’s this is our way of life. When I feel that I have made the right choices, I glow!! There is nothing wrong with going with want works for you, no matter the time spent, as long as you are on time, it’s imperative to feel as though you worked hard for the end result!! It’s perfectly acceptable to want to enjoy your final choices if that makes you feel fantastic and HAPPY!!!!!

  19. DiegoInSF says:

    I love her so much! How can she be real? And I’ve seen her in person and she looks just like this before people come with the it’s all filters crap lol
    As soon as I woke up I came to here to see any updates. I can’t wait, I keep googling “time in Venice” lol

  20. Eurydice says:

    Love the black dress. Not sure about the big, slouchy handbag she has with it.

  21. KMAC says:

    She looks AMAZING 😻…..on a side note though, I do NOT like that she looks like KK in one photo and Melania in another. Please tell me it is make up and not injections, her lips look extra plump.

  22. psl says:

    I am just surprised her mouth is not open in that “sexy” pose she does all the time. She has a great smile, good to see it.

  23. Ash says:

    She looks sooo glamorous in the black dress. Stunning!

  24. KissMyA**23 says:

    New pics up on the Daily Mail. Ben, Matt, & Jodie Comer all on the Red carpet. I think it’s just a junket and not the actual red carpet. JLo is not there, but there are like 40 some odd pics of all of them, JL separately.

  25. CJ says:

    I’m loving the Lainey posts. And just enjoying the second time around vibe with this couple. Both of them are beyond talented and let me tell you no where near tapped out. It is inspirational. People can f@ck up, make mistakes, realize they’ve gone down a wrong road and realign. He’s brilliant and sober and I’m all for it. She’s amazing. And not a reality star or the arm candy for a mobster. I’m rooting for them. Because I want change to be possible for all of us.

    • corralee says:

      Ben affleck is brilliant? What kind of weird alternate reality hell is going on here???????

      Jennifer Lopez is known as one of the biggest ego monsters in Hollywood.

      • XoXo says:

        The guy got two Oscars and several Baftas, Golden Globes. He is brilliant. I know each to their own taste, but he was good in Chasing Amy, Changing Lanes, Hollywoodland, The Town, Argo, Gone Girl, The Way Back. Even his version of Batman has been reappreciated lately. He only made some really stinking duds in the early aughts when his fame started to pick up, mostly like because of money and he was blinded by leading man status. Obviously he paid a hefty price for those mistakes. But he came back. And ever since then, his work has been mostly above average, with some of them really brilliant.

  26. K says:

    She is magnificent to look at. Those dresses are perfect. Do I always love her style? Nope. Is she too much…yeah maybe. But she’s JLO. I just enjoy and then step away of she gets too OTT.

  27. Lena says:

    Well, the official red carpet dress is NOT perfect. WTF she might as well have shown up topless, at least in the angle I saw. She should have worn the black dress although you know she’s not going to be that skinny in it in real (not photoshopped) life.

  28. Susan says:

    Positive note: You KNOW Ben and JLo bathe daily! Take that, young Hollywood!

  29. KissMyA**23 says:

    What the F is she wearing…. the red carpet photos are up… The dress is a no for me!

  30. Carolnr says:

    I will say something nice. Her smile is absolutely radiant & makes up for that horrible white dress!!! Very unclassy & cheap looking!!!! Her boobs are busting out of that dress & not in a good way!!! What is with her & white?

  31. DiegoInSF says:

    Red carpet Photos are out and I love them! Their smiles are just so infectious! Omg I got chills, need to lie down.

  32. olliesmom says:

    She looks like a totally new human being. J-Lo is gone. Like a bunch of people were morfed into one.

  33. Holland S says:

    How is she not exhausted ALL THE TIME?! I can’t imagine how packed her week must be. That’s some dedication.

  34. CJ says:

    And there she is. The woman who rocked that famous Versace jungle-print dress, which led to the invention of Google Images.

  35. Lena says:

    So what happened is what I hoped wouldn’t – Jodie comer was completely ignored – and it’s her film. There was maybe one picture of her to 250 of JLo and Ben under twitter’s VFF label. I can see why Ben wants to take the attention off his acting though.This from HR: Far more overstated, however, is the clownish malevolence of Pierre. Nothing says Middle Ages France like Ben Affleck as a horny party boy with a peroxide-blond beatnik mop and goatee. Pierre’s wine-soaked bacchanals, romping with nude playmates while his pregnant wife sleeps, are more inadvertently funny than sleazy, especially when he urges frequent participant Le Gris to join in: “Get in here and get your pants off!” I think I’ll pass.

    • Carolnr says:

      @ Lena
      You are absolutely correct! Jody was completely ignored. I could not find any single pics of Jody online. Watch the video that Lainey posted of Ben & JL walking to their seats. When Jody sees JL in that dress, the video shows Jody adjusting her dress & she does not look too happy that JL has stolen her moment. Matt’s wife, Luciana ( who looked classy like Jody) looks like she can’t believe JL wore that dress!
      Was Adam Driver there? Was it reported that he would not be attending? Or did I completely miss seeing him because of all the coverage on Bennifer?

  36. NicDix says:

    I love the last look.

  37. Grant says:

    Dang, I love all three dresses! That black one is a showstopper.

  38. lena horne says:

    I love the little sundress.

  39. Catt Berlin-George says:

    Love the black dress. She looks perfect in it.
    Hate the white dress’s ‘neckline’. Too much boob and not in an attractive way. Really ugly design with 3/4 of her hanging out. Seriously? Why is this considered beautiful? The visual aesthetics of that dress are way off. Not classy. Try hard fail and a Kardashian clone look

  40. Cara says:

    He’s going to break her heart again…he just will.

    • Granger says:

      I agree, even though it makes me feel like a giant arsehole to say it. He needed a career and reputation boost and who better than Jennifer Lopez to give that to him? She lives a clean life, she’s stunningly beautiful, she loves the paparazzi, and she knows how to steal everybody else’s thunder on a red carpet. But at some point, he’s going to get tired of making himself over for a woman — so he’ll rebel by spending time in Vegas and drinking again. Maybe I’m totally wrong, maybe he’s decided to clean up his act and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with Jen, but I’m doubtful this is much more than a publicity thing for him.

    • Shanaynay says:

      I still believe their whole relationship is BS. Perhaps I’m wrong, but I don’t think so.

  41. Chichi says:

    I love Jennifer but chica’s boyfriends are all gross. I don’t understand.

  42. jen says:

    She´s 52 years old and she looks stunning! Haters gonna hate, all this sh*tty comments are just pure envy. I am so glad, I dont have this attitude to produce such a negative content.

  43. Annetommy says:

    Ben thinks he’s George Clooney? Ben is a much better director than Clooney ever was.

  44. Mina_Esq says:

    She has been glowing. It Ben makes her this happy, then I’m really happy for them!