Ben Affleck recalls meeting Jennifer Lopez

“I met Jennifer, a relationship with whom has meant a lot in my life.”


As we know, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck revived their romance last summer after a break in their relationship that lasted nearly 20 years.

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The couple’s history dates back to the early 2000s, when Ben and Jen’s professional start gave way to what we now consider to be their personal origin story.


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Reflecting on their standout Hollywood moments between 2002 and 2004 – when Bennifer became a popular term and the then-engaged couple were working on multiple projects – the first thing that comes to mind is probably either Jersey Girl or J.Lo’s permanent cult video for the song “Jenny From the Block” with a cameo as Ben.

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In fact, Ben and Jen’s acquaintance happened on the set of their 2003 film. Gigli, which began filming in 2001. The romantic comedy-style crime drama is often overlooked, probably due to poor box office and negative reviews.


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Bennifer is back in the spotlight in the present and Gigli Now looking back decades, Ben reflected on the film’s disappointing legacy during a new interview with Matt Damon for Entertainment weeklyGiglireception aside, The last duel the star said that he is still happy to play in it, mainly for two reasons. (I bet you can guess at least one.)

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“[Gigli] didn’t work, and we spent five weeks of reshoots that we knew wouldn’t work. It was a movie that didn’t work, ”Ben explained. – I remember talking to [Marty Brest, who directed Gigli] It came out on Friday, and I thought it was just amazing, it’s a tsunami, it couldn’t get any worse. It’s as bad as it gets. “

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However, there were also silver linings. “If the reaction to Gigli if that hadn’t happened, I probably wouldn’t have ultimately decided, “I have no choice but to make films,” which turned out to be a true love in my professional life. So in that sense, it’s a gift, ”Ben shared.


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“And I met Jennifer, a relationship with whom has meant a lot in my life.”

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There are definitely some good lessons here about unexpected results and adverse situations that sometimes produce better ones. You can check out the rest of Ben’s interview here

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