Ben Affleck was noticed visiting Jennifer Lopez’s Los Angeles home on Friday. As per People journal, a supply who is aware of the 48-year-old Oscar-winning actor and JLo each, instructed the outlet, “They are friends. They have always been friends and they have seen each other through the years.”
Affleck and the 51-year-old songstress have been engaged in 2002 and made headlines as ‘Bennifer‘ throughout their years collectively. The two even co-featured within the films Jersey Girl and Gigli. They delayed their 2003 wedding ceremony solely days earlier than they have been set to stroll down the aisle. The two formally split in January 2004.
While the data on their friendship post-split might come as a shock to followers, the 2 have had solely helpful feedback to at least one one other as of late.
At some extent when Lopez was featured on the entrance of InModel’s May Beauty Issue, Affleck was amongst a portion of the celebs met for the piece the place he applauded the Hustlers actor’s professionalism.
“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,” Affleck instructed the journal.
He proceeded, “She stays, right up ’til today, the most diligent individual I’ve run over around here. She has the incredible ability, however, she has additionally buckled down for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”
As reported by People journal, the exes have additionally thought-about their relationship beforehand, with Affleck discussing the quantity of the media consideration about their relationship was unduly unfavourable in direction of Lopez whereas on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast.
“People were so f****** mean about her sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious s*** was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said,” Affleck mentioned through the podcast. “Now it’s like, she’s lionized and respected for the work she did, where she came from, what she accomplished as well she f***** should be!”
“I would say you have a better shot, coming from the Bronx, of ending up as like [Justice Sonia] Sotomayor on the Supreme Court than you do of having Jennifer Lopez’s career and being who she is at 50 years old today,” he added.
In March 2016, Lopez instructed People journal that she and the Gone Girl star “didn’t try to have a public relationship”.
“We just happened to be together at the birth of the tabloids and it was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was just a lot of pressure.” When she first met the actor, “I felt like … ‘Okay, this is it, ” the ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ singer continued. “[But] sometimes I feel like what you think people are and how you see them when you love them is different than when they reveal later.”
Concerning their split in 2004, Lopez mirrored, “I think diverse time distinctive thing, who can say for sure what could’ve occurred, however, there was a genuine love there.”