Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez went to the Lakers-Celtics game last night

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have both wrapped on their autumn films. He was in Texas, she was in Canada and they would often try to spend some time together on weekends away. But now they’re both back in LA and they’re spending a lot of time together. Late-autumn Bennifer! Early Winter Bennifer. Holiday Season Bennifer. Over the weekend, they took their kids to see a movie – I think Licorice Pizza? – and they got pap’d going into the theater. J.Lo’s sweater is Valentino, for those wondering.

Then last night, Holiday Season Bennifer went to the Lakers-Celtics NBA game in LA. I would assume Ben is a Celtics fan, because he tends to root for all of the Boston teams. Is J.Lo a Lakers fan? Does she even care? Anyway, they sat courtside and Ben looked so, so happy. This video had a wonderful cameo by LeBron James too.

Here they are getting a roar of cheers when they were put on the Jumbotron. So cute. Ben is having so much fun.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend an event with the kids in Westwood

Ben Affleck and girlfriend Jennifer Lopez get the VIP treatment on a trip to the movies

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, screencap.

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  1. atorontogal says:

    So bball games are where celebs go to be seen these days. This whole “they were meant to be together” relationship is just one big pap walk isn’t it?

    • minx says:

      “These days?” Celebs have gone to baseball, football, basketball, tennis and hockey games since pro sports began.

    • Jules says:

      One would think he would have learned from all his previous pap stroll relationships that imploded, but here we go again!

      • Joey says:

        What are they supposed to do? Stay locked up in their mansions? Never enjoy an event outside their homes? Jeeze.

      • Simmons says:

        I am ok with them going outside. It’s how dating is supposed to like. I just wish JLo can lay off her constant anonymous sources in the tabloids. It’s quite try-hard and turn-off. Enjoy dancing again. And if it works out this time, great; and if not, at least you tried.

  2. Stephanie says:

    lol @ Lebron standing right in front of her. Seriously tho, they both look good & happy together in the second video. I’m surprised they’re still going just bc of how they kind of rushed into it. Good for them.

    • Karisma says:


      I mean we didn’t get a “Ben and jlo insight their romantic dates at the Lakers games” from medina. So there is an evolution lol

  3. Cessily says:

    They make me smile.. I would love to see this last.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      me too! call me sappy but I LOVE seeing people happy, and these two look happy and blissed out.

      • Dotgirl says:

        Same! I know it’s silly, but they both are so awful with relationships that I’m really hoping they’ve matured to the point where they can make this work. I’d love to see them last.

  4. Busyann says:

    I’m rooting for them to last!! Come on you can do it!!!!!

  5. Amy Bee says:

    They look so happy together. I love it.

  6. Nyro says:

    Her sweater is everything.

  7. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I love her sweater!

    I’m so glad they’re back together and hope it’s for keeps. Ben looks like he’s savoring his second chance and not letting her go again.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yup, you can tell since he either has his arm draped on her leg or shoulders, though she is loving it.

  8. girl_ninja says:

    They are still so hot together.

  9. Scrambled Eggs says:

    I’m glad they are still together and that the Bennifer exposure has toned down a bit but not dried out completely. Maybe they have figured better how to deal with the spotlight on their relationship–they know what it will be like, know what pitfalls happened the first time, and are giving just enough to be able to control what is put out there so keep the paps happy enough.

    Also, I woke up and my back hurt, and Jennifer Lopez wakes up at 52 looking like that. I can’t even say, “I wish she gave lessons” because she kinda does. I just can’t do or afford it lol.

  10. Ambrosial says:

    They look so cute and yeah Ben seemed relax and content. It’s nice to see love. They give me a feel good kind of feeling

  11. Al says:

    They have such great chemistry and he is literally BEAMING. You can’t fake that.

  12. Erica says:

    I love her sweater.

    Does anyone ever look at this couple and wonder what they talk about? LOL I know it sounds weird but I wonder what their conversations are like. Neither one seems very…deep.

    • Julia K says:

      They talk about how cute they are together. Ditto on the sweater. Love it.

    • Ambrosial says:

      I don’t know about that. I think they have both been through a lot, I don’t see them as people without depth even jlo contrary to what she can portrayed

      • JoJo says:

        I agree. I don’t think JLo is without depth. And I think Ben, for all his weaknesses and vices, is actually really smart. It’s something a lot of people in the industry say about him. He is a good writer, director, producer. Actor – it’s touch and go, depending on the movie, but still. I think there’s a lot to Ben.

  13. Case says:

    Her sweater/mask combo in the photos further down is SO GOOD.

    I think they’re very cute together. Their love seems genuine and I hope it lasts, at least for a while.

  14. Gigi says:

    Really rooting for them too. Also, courtside has been a celeb thing for decades.

  15. Monica says:

    She looks a little bored.

  16. DiegoInSF says:

    They look SO cute!! I can’t with their chemistry! In the Jumbotron video, they only had eyes for each other, just like that video from the airport tarmac. Definitely one of the best things to come out of 2021!

  17. Emily says:

    I love them together. I really hope this second chance works out for them.

    My inner hopeless romantic is so happy.

  18. Watcher says:

    I’m trying to be cynical about them but they are so CUTE together – look how wonderful their outfits are, the way they interact. He seems so proud and she seems so confident, you can feel the comfort they take in each other’s company.

    Also what a great game to attend! The refs didn’t interfere for once in their lives and the Lakers crushed the Celtics. It’s been a rough season for the Lakers so it’s nice to see them looking like they’re starting to gel as a team. GO LAKERS.

  19. Joey says:

    Love it! Rooting for them! It’s so annoying when i read people complain that they are doing this for publicity and aren’t they going to be private this time around?
    Like seriously people what are they supposed to do? Stay sequestered in their home? They can’t go out and have fun? They can’t go to a sporting event, the movies, shopping or anything because they are famous? Let people live and enjoy! There are worse things in the world to worry about.

  20. Vanessa says:

    I really wish them well. Both are something else I really think Ben make more sense with Jlo than Garner. I really love the Valentino sweater.

    • JoJo says:

      Yeah, I always felt like Jen G. was someone Ben probably thought he “should” be with. The association to the white picket fence family life, whereas JLo was someone he felt he “shouldn’t” be with even if he wanted to. Looks like maybe that’s changed. Hope it lasts but I’m skeptical it can. Not much in Hollywood does.

  21. Wrin says:

    Jenny definitely likes to keep her block hot because she seems to never want to be without a man by her side. Good grief…the scent of A-Rod’s aftershave was still on her cheek when she re’upped with Ben!

    • CJ says:

      Misogynistic much?

      • BothSidesNow says:

        She’s right, jLopez isn’t single for long, if any time. She had just split with A Rod when she started seeing Affleck. Jen doesn’t do well alone, at all! I don’t think she has been single that much her entire public life.

  22. liri says:

    Ben seemed into the Game but JLO definitely didn’t. So in the end he didn’t end up watching that much. I hate dragging my bf to an event he doesn’t care about.
    Having said that Ben and this Jen are the best combo. Both enjoy the spotlight and are into each other.

  23. Trish says:

    Her expression though. If looks could kill. She does not look happy.

  24. Kaye says:

    I guess I’m the only one being negative, but to me he looks smug, and I just want to slap that expression off his face. (Full disclosure: I’ve never liked him.)

    • Sam says:

      For me too. I think he is already bored and will cheat soon. After chrismas and New Year. That is his way to get out of relationships, cheating that the other one has to leave.

      • Marietta2381 says:

        He said a very long time ago, in his early career, before JLo the first time that he gets incredibly bored in relationships. He messes up on purpose to not have to be the one who has to break up with the person. He does whatever he can to make them break up with him.

        And for all we know, did he cheat on Ana or even the playboy bunny? I don’t think he did. He hasn’t cheated in a while. Now I would be more worried about his sobriety than him cheating. His face in these pics is more filled out than it has been more recently. Hopefully he’s just gaining some weight back that he lost.

      • Karisma says:

        It’s good that he put some weight back on, he lost way too much last year. He looks healthier now.
        As for him being bored and cheating we’ll see I guess, some people have been trying to manifest that since they got together and they’re still going strong at the moment.

      • Simmons says:

        It’s not just his relationship with women. It’s also his MO with his professional life. He just doesn’t know how to say No to others, and only knows self-sabotage by being passive-aggressive. It caused considerable damage to him. The last few years of his downturn definitely wasn’t just a ripple effect from the Harvey Weinstein business, considering him and his brother were the only ones that got targeted. When his comeback narrative got picked up again last year after the good review of his film The Way Back, he got dragged almost immediately with supposedly new Harvey Weistein tea (his red flag list). I am just surprised why nobody’s bothered to ask why only his name got leaked to that Variety article. Someone’s not been happy with him for quite some time now. Remember a couple months ago, JLo said she felt she was an outsider of the Hollywood? That was never just a spontaneous internal reflection. That was her way of letting Ben’s optics know she now knew what was going on. It was a declaration of sort. I got a suspicion of someone, after reading extensive tabloids trails. In fact, this website published an article of a huge star for a GQ cover, and was pondering why they went to GQ cover when there was no project to campaign and they just came off a successful award season. More confusing to this website was the words that star used and in retrospect, they were intended for his warning. Ben’s WSJ magazine cover this December issue was his calling of cease and desist (his joking of writing a memoir was intended for that effect).
        Anyway, Ben actually admitted in the Rolling Stone cover years ago when he came off Bennifer 1.0 and explained that he didn’t like to break up with people. He just wanted both parties to come to the same conclusion, which is just an euphamous way of being self-sabotage. In 2014, he did another interview with The Times when he promoted Gone Girl, and said he found he tended to be put up with people, and bottle up, until it all blew up and he couldn’t control himself at that tipping point. He even admitted this was not healthy and he would work on it. He atributed this to his people pleasing character.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      He does look smug, almost like a personal note to A Rod. Look, you FU and I am here now, MF!!!!

  25. Gracie says:

    How is it possible that she looks even more gorgeous now than her early days but has had no visible work done? Get it, JLo!

  26. Kristen says:

    They sat next to Sean Bailey, the president of production at Disney. He and Ben have been friends for years, and Bailey also produced Gone Baby Gone.

    • Simmons says:

      And just today, his film with Ana De Armas Deep Water just got pulled from release schedule in January 2022. I heard the movie isn’t good from the gossip vein, and the delayed release date in January 2022 definitely was the signal. Now it got pulled. I bet this is a Thank You from Ben Affleck.

  27. Kristen says:

    I find it hilarious that people think they’re “PR” when the paps have been hounding Ben for years, including when he and Garner were together. He and J.LO are way more fun than Ben and Ana. It’s wild how his relationship with Ana was mocked every time they got pictured walking their dogs (he honestly didn’t do himself any favors with those daily walks) but he and J.LO have gotten so much positivity.

  28. Jessica says:

    I LOVE her movie going outfit! I’m not a fashionista, so it’s nice to see a celebrity dressing “normal” for a change! I feel like I could recreate that look on a budget, which is usually not true. She looks like any other fashionable mom taking her kids to the movies, I love it. Less JLo and more Jenny.