Well, it happened. And it was glorious!! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez walked their first red carpet together since 2003. They arrived in Venice together last Thursday, and the premiere for The Last Duel was on Friday. What was nice about it is that Ben and J.Lo knew they were the main event and they weren’t shy about embracing it. Apparently, they arrived first on the red carpet, and they were both prepared for all of the walls of photographers greeting them. While J.Lo is an old pro at red carpets, it must have been different for her to be at the Venice Film Festival just as Ben’s plus-one. I’m not sure she even wanted to pose solo, and Ben certainly wanted her by his side the whole time.
For those wondering about the dress… J.Lo wore a gown from Georges Hobeika’s Fall 2021 Couture collection. The material is crepe satiné and the “diamond” detailing is Swarovski crystal. She wore Jimmy Choo shoes. She brought her whole glam squad and they’ve been styling her the whole time. I think she’s doing some kind of photoshoot in Venice too, I don’t know if the shoot is for a magazine editorial or maybe one of her advertising contracts?
Anyway, Bennifer. I love them. Celebrities are on-board the Bennifer Revival too. Gwyneth Paltrow left a comment “okay this is cute” on an Instagram post of Ben and Jen kissing on the carpet. Kim Kardashian posted “Long Live Bennifer” on her IG too. That’s what it feels like across the board: people are happy for them and happy that they found a way back to each other. Ben seems thinner, fitter, happier, looser and more comfortable in his own skin. J.Lo is completely glowing and they seem enamored with each other in a genuine way. I love this.
I could honestly watch videos of their interactions for hours. Once you see Ben in motion, I kind of think he took something to take the edge off a little bit? I’m not saying booze (he doesn’t seem drunk), but maybe a Xanax or perhaps an edible.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.