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Matt Damon Opens Up About Ben Affleck's Relationship With Jennifer Lopez for 'THR' Cover

Matt Damon Opens Up About Ben Affleck's Relationship With Jennifer Lopez for 'THR' Cover

Matt Damon heads to work out at his local gym with wife Luciana on Wednesday (September 30) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 44-year-old Martian star appears on the latest cover of THR where he opens up about his best friend, Ben Affleck.

“There’s nobody who’s more misunderstood,” Matt said. “Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez.”

Matt continued, “He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t. It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn’t fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all. And through his work, he climbed from the bottom of the mountain all the way back up to the top and past where either of us had ever been.”

Also pictured below: Jennifer films scenes for Shades of Blue with her co-star Ray Liotta the day before in Brooklyn, N.Y.

FYI: Matt is wearing J Brand jeans.

35+ pictures inside of Matt Damon and Jennifer Lopez on separate outings this week…

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Photos: AKM-GSI, INFPhoto, Meredith Jenks
Posted to: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Luciana Damon, Magazine, Matt Damon, Ray Liotta

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  • Tyrannosaurusex

    Interview With A Meathead. “Meathead Dickwad! Meathead Dickwad!” All his interviews should be silent movies.

  • jason

    He lost touch with reality talking about a stupid romance

  • Lola

    Stop crying about your boyfriend in the media, didn’t you say gay actors should be in the closet? Follow your own words.

  • Tigerlilly

    His recent interviews are all a bit… weird!?

  • Cat

    It was soooo painful … TMI Matt. TMI.

  • Marc

    Matt talks about how Jen screwed up his best friend, Ben and how the media had a fenzy over it and ruined his image, and there’s literally no pictures of Ben but hundreds of pictures of JEN. Are you kidding me? How much does Jen’s people pay you to put her picture up whenever her name is mention or hinted? It’s the same with Taylor Swift. It’s crazy.

  • Marc

    He never said people should be in the closet. He was misquoted. When he went on Ellen, Ellen was quick to ask him that question so he could clear everything up, because even Ellen knew without a doubt that was a misquote. Anyone who actually knows Matt without reading these stupid articles, knows he’s not that type of guy to tell anyone to stay in the closet.

  • lolo

    This A**, who cares what he thinks or says, he is washed out, I don’t care for his movies or his opinions. These old school type of actors need to be gone already,.,.,.let way to the new-comers who are multicultural and open minded and more in touch with the real world!!!!!

  • Haylee

    Matt need stay out of between Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez it not Matt chosen if he don’t like too bad, it up to Jennifer Lopez and Ben chosen not Matt

  • black orchid

    :-D Matt you are the one of the most amazing hot guys. Just a talented man, good actor, great hubby, lovely dad. Now I know you are a very loyal friend. Ben is so lucky.

  • JC

    “… he was a talentless kind of meathead”. That’s pretty much how I see Affleck. Don’t think I could be convinced otherwise.

  • Francesca Simoni

    you are all crazy mean people, I pity you all. Ben and Matt are just friends. stop raging on the internet and get a f…..g life!!

  • Leyla

    why is he being a hater?? well matt your wife is damm ugly you made a mistake!! You should talk about your own life not others, you’re an idiot!!

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    They are all glad to be rid of that tacky no talent JHO Bag. They know what trash she is!

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    They are all glad to be rid of that tacky no talent JHO Bag. They know what trash she is!

  • Lola

    Okay, Matt, chill.

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