Ben Affleck says his relationship with Jennifer Lopez is ‘beautiful’

‘It’s a great story – one day I’ll tell it,’ said actor

Ellie Harrison
Wednesday 01 December 2021 16:37
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Jennifer Lopez dodges question about Ben Affleck romance

Ben Affleck has talked about his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, describing it as “beautiful”.

In June, the pair – who were one of Hollywood’s most high-profile couples in the 2000s – confirmed rumours that they were dating once more, after being pictured sharing a kiss while on holiday in Malibu.

The news greatly excited fans, many of whom joked that “2002 is back” now that the actor and the singer were seeing each other again.

When asked about their relationship in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, Affleck was hesitant to go into detail.

He said: “You can write conjecture about it, but one of the harder lessons that I have learned is that it’s not wise to share everything with the world. There are some things which are private and intimate and have meaning in terms of their intimacy by dint of the fact that they’re not shared with the rest of the world.”

Affleck added: “I can say that it’s definitely beautiful to me. And, you know, one of the things I really value across all facets of my life now is that it was handled in a way that reflected that.

“My life now reflects not just the person that I want to be, but the person that I really feel like I am – which is not perfect, but somebody who tries very hard and cares very much about being honest and authentic and accountable.”

He continued: “It’s hard to say who benefits more, without going into gossipy detail. I could just say that I feel great about being very healthy. And it is a good story. It’s a great story. And, you know, maybe one day I’ll tell it. I’ll write it all out. And then I’ll light it on fire.”

Just months before reuniting with Affleck, Lopez had broken off her engagement from Alex Rodriguez, while Affleck had recently split from his girlfriend, Ana de Armas.

You can read a full timeline of the history of the pair’s relationship here.

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