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Here's Everything Ben Affleck Has Said About Jennifer Lopez in Recent Interviews!

Here's Everything Ben Affleck Has Said About Jennifer Lopez in Recent Interviews!

Everyone is talking about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez right now after the former couple reunited in Los Angeles following both of their recent breakups.

The former engaged couple was seen spending time together on Friday (April 30) in Los Angeles and sources opened up about what’s going on between them.

Ben and Jen, who were once known as “Bennifer,” met on the set of Gigli and got engaged in November 2002. They ended their relationship in early 2004, but have reportedly stayed in touch over the years.

Jennifer recently split from her fiance Alex Rodriguez while Ben recently split from his girlfriend Ana de Armas. Fans are now wondering if they’ll get back together!

In several interviews this year, Ben has spoken about Jennifer and said some glowing things about her.

Click inside to find out what he has said…

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at a basketball game

Back in January 2021, Ben opened up to THR for the Awards Chatter podcast and talked about the “Bennifer” days.

“You know, there’s always a story of the month, and me dating Jennifer Lopez happened to be that tabloid story at the time when that business grew exponentially,” Ben said. “Still, to this day, [some] will go, ‘I see you out there in the paparazzi and the pictures!’ It’s like, ‘Yes, I left my house and took out the trash. It’s not like I’m trying to—’ And it’s still like, ‘You were taking a pap walk!’”

Ben continued, “As if, if you leave your house, you’re only doing so in the hope that you could be so lucky that you could end up as the sixth item in The Daily Mail. It’s absurd!”

Ben says that he and Jennifer remain friends to this day and he talked about the things people used to say about her.

“People were so f–king mean about her — sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious sh-t was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said,” Ben said. “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–king 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.”

Ben also discussed how his career was destroyed after that period of time in his life.

“I was actually in the very worst position you can be in in this business, which is you can sell magazines but not movie tickets,” he said. “People were just saying, ‘You’re worthless. You’re talentless. You’re a hack. You’re a cad. You’re a nobody. You’re shit.’ And I guess I function well when I have something to prove.”

Ben added, “I never thought to myself, ‘I have no talent. I really am an asshole. I really am some jerkoff shallow frat guy.’ I’ve never even been inside a fraternity, not that I have anything against it.’”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet

In a more recent interview for JLo‘s cover feature with InStyle, Ben praised her work ethic.

Ben told the mag, “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.”

Ben continued about his ex, “She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business. She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves. Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?”

Make sure to also see what Ben had to say about Jennifer‘s work in the movie Hustlers!

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