Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have been making it to the headlines after they reunited earlier this year. After the “On the Floor” hitmaker ended her engagement to Alex Rodriguez and the Justice League actor split from Ana de Armas, the pair were seen hanging out again and even spent a weeklong vacation in Montana together.
While Ben and Jennifer appear to be happy to be in each other’s arms again, the couple has also been bombarded with numerous issues and malicious rumors. Now, reports are claiming that the former husband of Jennifer Garner is living a double life. Keep on reading to know more details.
Is Ben Affleck Pretending To Be Happy Even After Getting Back Together With Jennifer Lopez?
Woman’s Day Australia, in its upcoming Oct. 25, 2021 issue, reported close friends of Ben Affleck said he is putting on one big act. The entertainment news outlet said the Gone Girl lead star is not as happy as he appears to be whenever he steps out with his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez.
An unnamed source close to Ben stated:
“He certainly lights up for the cameras, but the guy in the tux smiling on the red carpet with no care in the world is not the real Ben. He seems to be leading a double life.”
The magazine furthered that Ben Affleck may clean up nicely for prestigious events. However, insiders told Woman’s Day Australia that the boyfriend of Jennifer Lopez “looked really thin, haggard and tired” while out for a walk in New York last month. An unidentified tipster stated:
“Nothing like he did at his movie premiere in Venice a couple weeks before, when they both looked so glamorous.”
Ben's close pals are hoping that his reunion with Jennifer would help him remain “straight and narrow” compared to his condition two years ago. To recall, the Good Will Hunting actor was caught on camera stumbling down the street as he exited a Halloween party in Hollywood.
However, informants said they fear that Ben Affleck could be headed for another round of “sobriety slip-up” despite him trying his best to become a better boyfriend to Jennifer Lopez, especially after the recent sightings of the actor looking unkempt. A source said:
“He’s definitely different around her, and he’s so thankful she came back into his life. But friends think she should tread carefully because Ben is much more fragile than he looks. She watched him hit rock bottom with the rest of the world, so some part of her must be worried it could happen again.”
For starters, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez started dating in July 2002 and got engaged in November of the said year. Though many were thrilled to see them walk the aisles at the time, the pair decided to postpone their wedding days before the date and called off their engagement the following year.
Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez To Marry Again Very Soon?
Meanwhile, Rob Shuter, the former publicist of Jennifer Lopez, claimed that Ben and the “Let’s Get Loud” singer are likely to wed soon as they always had “the right love” despite their chaotic past. In his recently published The 4 Word Answer: Who Are You in 4 Words? book, Shuter wrote:
"I don’t think there’s enough energy used [as a publicist] to protect those relationships [in Hollywood] that are legitimate," he explained. "There’s a lot of celebrities who are in real relationships but the pressures of the job and life come along and ruin it. That’s not unusual for regular people too… And now everyone wants to know all the details, what’s going on in these relationships, what they’re doing in private. I hope now that Jennifer and Ben take some time for themselves."
The gossip columnist, as per Fox News, also believes that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship is likely to last this time around. Shuter shared:
"Back when they were together, they were on every cover of every major magazine, week after week. But that hasn’t happened now. The public is still interested in Bennifer, but the world’s media has changed in the last decade. People are now consuming the news on the internet. I’m not diminishing their star power, but that same pressure isn’t there. It’s not as high risk. So they can enjoy themselves."
Shuter even claimed that it would not be long until devoted supporters of the couple would hear a wedding announcement. He said:
"I don’t think either of them would be this open about being back together if they weren’t serious. When I worked for Jennifer, she was the boss. I should have been paying her because she runs the show."
Both Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have yet to comment on these reports. So, avid followers of the A-list couple should take all these unverified claims with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.
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