Jennifer Lopez claims she wasn’t trying to recreate the ‘Jenny From the Block’ video

Last July, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck went on a weeks-long excursion on a yacht. They came to port in St. Tropez, Capri, Monaco and more. They went shopping and out to eat. But on the yacht, they were enjoying themselves by sunbathing and relaxing. It was there that the prophecy came to fruition: Butt Rubbing SZN!! While on the yacht, Ben and Jen ended up recreating various scenes from her infamous “Jenny From the Block” video, including Ben lounging on J.Lo’s body and rubbing her ass. It was glorious and one of the best gossip moments of the year. It led some people to wonder if Jen and Ben were purposefully recreating the music video (they were). Well, in J.Lo’s big People Magazine cover story, she was asked about Butt Rubbing SZN and whether they were doing it on purpose (she says they weren’t but they were).

When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were snapped by the paparazzi celebrating Lopez’s 52nd birthday on a yacht in St. Tropez last July, people were positively abuzz. Yes, it was exciting to see the newly reunited couple so happy together, but eagle-eyed fans had a theory: They were recreating the iconic scene from Lopez’s music video for her hit song “Jenny from the Block.”

While the two were indeed lying down and relaxing in the sun as they were 19 years ago in the video — and Affleck’s hand was similarly placed just so on her derrière over her bikini — the Marry Me star dispels the rumor.

“We were just on the boat! There was no recreation!” Lopez tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I was lying down. … It was a trip I like to take for my birthday, but no, we were not intentionally recreating it. I didn’t know there were paparazzi out in the middle of the ocean either!”

Lopez admits she found the rampant fan theory “funny,” and says she’s appreciated the affection she and Affleck, 49, have felt from the fans and public this time around.

[From People]

I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU, J.LO. I believe J.Lo is in love with love, I believe she’s head over heels in love with a problematic man, I believe she would marry Ben today if he asked, but I do not believe that she and Ben “accidentally” recreated scenes from the “Jenny From the Block” video without realizing it. We were literally talking about it as soon as they got back together!! And the butt-rubbing-on-a-yacht thing wasn’t even the ONLY scene they recreated. Liar liar G-strings on fire!!

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Instagram.

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  1. Noki says:

    *Viola Davis gif*

  2. Rapunzel says:

    Oh Jeez, JLO. I’d admire you and Ben more if you just admitted it.

    What’s wrong with saying, “Yeah we on the yacht and we knew the fans would be thinking about that video, so we decided to give them a little updated version?”

    Seriously, the fans would not hate this admission! Like, normal people do this themselves. If you are in a place where you had a memorable moment, you sometimes recreate it. It’s literally not a bad thing and the fact she won’t own up just makes her look embarrassed by her own actions, which is so ridiculous.

  3. Jules says:

    These two are exhausting. Can we just stop with this in love with love Cinderella bs? She’s clingy, needy, codependent and falls for assholes. Her publicist knows this and tries to spin it a different way for public consumption.

  4. Ambrosial says:

    Her personal photographer was on the boat with them taking photos, so I don’t think they were doing it for the paps per se

  5. Simmons_YL says:

    I’ve read that she was working on a documentary or some such detailing her 2021 and perhaps that was part of what she was working on? Like a commentary for her Jenny from the Block music video?

  6. Case says:

    Paparazzi don’t just come upon you by accident in the middle of the ocean, J.Lo. Please.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      They do if you’re the most talked about couple in the world, bet the paps made banks with those shots. They were everywhere!

  7. K says:

    Let’s just be grateful that she didn’t rub oil on Ben’s butt and then kiss it. There isn’t enough eye rinse in the world.

  8. Lena says:

    She is such a disingenuous liar. If Ben is not awkwardly posing with his hand in these pictures for the paps who got perfect up close filtered pictures every day of these two who were working with them I’ll eat a Yankees hat. They both knew about the talk about the Jenny on the block recreations as she always looks and likes her Stan accounts and he reads all his gossip as well. Pretending you both don’t know what people say about you is insulting our intelligence.

    • Carolnr says:

      The yacht that Ben & JL rented is known for its privacy. She invited all of her entourage( hairsylists, photographers,etc.) & had them take that 1st public IG pic of them kissing.
      You can tell that those pics were clearly edited & professionally done.
      In the recreation pic, JL hair looks flat, and she & Ben both look like they have been out in the sun all day! i think she may be telling the truth. if she & Ben were recreating that pic, i think she & Ben would have looked alot better in that pic! That pic was not flattering to either of them! i think someone leaked that pic…

  9. lucy2 says:

    LOL. And her talking about keeping it more private this time…in a People mag cover story, discussing staged paparazzi pics. Girl…

  10. Turtledove says:

    I mean, sure, they MUST have been doing it on purpose. BUT, is it not also possible that he is obsessed with her butt and touches it like that all the time?

  11. Snazzy says:

    LIES. these two know too much about the game to say this was an accident