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Ben Affleck Calls Wife Jennifer Lopez's Popularity 'Bananas' In Interview Held Before Divorce Rumors

Home / Entertainment / Ben Affleck Calls Wife Jennifer Lopez's Popularity 'Bananas' In Interview Held Before Divorce Rumors

By Favour Adegoke on June 20, 2024 at 7:00 PM EDT
Updated on June 20, 2024 at 7:02 PM EDT

Ben Affleck has opened up about what it's like to be married to a star like Jennifer Lopez in a recently released interview.

Affleck spoke about being with the singer in public and how "bananas" Lopez's fame is. He also addressed his infamous resting grumpy face and revealed he's just "shy."

The new interview comes amid reports that Lopez has given up on fixing their marriage and is making plans for the future.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are allegedly headed for divorce but are "putting the kids first" regarding a split announcement.

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Ben Affleck Says Wife Jennifer Lopez 'Represents Something Important To People'

Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck

Affleck had a rare interview with Kevin Hart for season four of "Hart to Heart," where he spoke about what it's like to be married to a big star like Lopez.

According to the Daily Mail, the actor was in awe of his wife's popularity as he shared a story of the wild fan attention she gathered during a visit to New York City.

He said, "We went somewhere, I can't remember because she's so famous, and she creates this—people love her, and she really represents something important to people. To me, people are like, 'Hey, I like your movie,' and then they're like 'AAAHHHH! J-LO!' It's amazing, you know what I mean?"

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Affleck shared more details of the story and explained that they decided to walk a block to their destination with their five kids, but once they were in Times Square, fans spotted Lopez and went crazy.

He said, "We get out with her, all the kids, through Times Square, and the s--t was like f--kin' bananas… Then we've got our five kids, it's me and Jen and what feels like hundreds of people, and they're all screaming."

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Ben Affleck Says He Doesn't 'Like A Lot Of Attention'

Ben Affleck

In the interview, Affleck also discussed his infamous resting grumpy face, which has been the subject of many memes.

The "Gone Girl" actor explained that he's a "shy" person and not at all grumpy or upset like fans often think when they see his pictures.

He said, "I'm also a little bit shy. I don't like a lot of attention. This is why people see me and they're like, 'Why is this dude always mad?' Because someone had their camera sticking in my face, and I'm like, 'OK, here we go.'"

"I have [a] resting hard face. People are projecting onto me something that I don't feel about myself at all," Affleck added.

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Why Ben Affleck Did Not Address Rumors About His Marriage In The Interview

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck take a private cruise on the Seine river

During his chat with Hart, the "Gone Girl" actor did not address the current state of his marriage to Lopez.

The couple, who is now living separately, have been rumored to be on the road to a divorce, with them even putting up their marital mansion for sale.

The interview with Hart was likely filmed months before his marital issues with Lopez became public news.

One telling sign of this is the full beard Affleck sported in the interview, which he has shaved off since March to film "The Accountant 2."

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Jennifer Lopez Has Allegedly Given Up On Fixing Their Marriage

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck at the World Premiere Of Amazon Studios' And Skydance Media's 'Air'

Affleck's new interview follows reports that Lopez is done trying to make their marriage work. An insider revealed to the Daily Mail that the singer no longer feels that there's a solution to their problems or that their marriage can be saved.

The source said, "Jenny has had enough and she really tried but she can do no more, it's not getting any better, it's worse."

They further explained that the singer walked away from Affleck because he was constantly "grumpy and negative" in person and in their relationship.

Lopez is now reportedly making plans for her future as a single woman and mother of her kids. One of these plans includes resuming her "This Is Me…" live tour, now scheduled for the summer of 2025.

She previously canceled the tour before its scheduled start date of July 2024 because she wanted to "recollect herself."

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The Couple Are Likely To Announce Their Divorce Soon

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez in a car

The source told the Daily Mail that Affleck and Lopez will announce their divorce to the world soon.

They said the announcement would likely come on a Friday, which is a tradition amongst celebrities who are breaking up.

The source explained that the delay was for the sake of their kids. They said, "I think they have wanted to wait until all the kids are out of school and done with school plans and all that before they make their big announcement. They are putting the kids first."

While speaking about the nature of their relationship, the source noted that Affleck and Lopez are "cordial" with each other.

They also attributed the tension in their marriage partly to the pressure on Affleck from his career. The actor is currently filming "The Accountant 2," and the long hours are reportedly making it difficult for him to huddle with his family.

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