Ben Affleck Admits To Being Friendly With Ex Jennifer Lopez
Despite breaking up with his ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez over eight years ago, Ben Affleck has admitted in a recent interview that he still has contact with the star.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Ben has opened up for the first time about his relationship with JLO, revealing despite their complex history, the pair has remained friends. Ben explained:
“We don’t have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there’ll be an e-mail saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great.”‘
Despite Ben now being happily married to fellow actress Jennifer Garner, and living with their three children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel, he went on to reveal that since separating from JLO he has still continued to support her career.
“I remember when she got American Idol. I said: ‘This was really smart. Good luck.’ I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I’m really pleased to see her successful.”
Whilst most people struggle to remain friends with their ex’s, Ben and JLO seem to have a mutual respect for each other that has allowed them to remain in contact with one and other. The pair began dating back in 2002, and announced their engagement that same year. Whilst planning to get married in 2004, the couple called time on the relationship, blaming the intrusive media for their split.
Ben finished the interview by praising his wife Jennifer and her kind behaviour, saying: “She truly is kind. She doesn’t have ill will for any person. She’s not competitive with other people. She’s not spiteful.”
Article By Victoria Beckett