A lot has been made about Jennifer Lopez’s break up with Alex Rodriguez and her subsequent fling with ex Ben Affleck. Actually, to be honest, not a lot of people remember A-Rod anymore. They are just focused on Beniffer being back!
A source is now telling People, that Ben reached out to Jen just as a “friend”. He never intended to break up her engagement. Upon reading the news we felt that we had to fact check it to see who was telling the truth!
The source claims that Ben reached out to Jennifer just to check up on her. Kind of like when you casually slide into your ex’s DMs. Ben’s been actively looking for “love” actually since his split with Ana de Armas, but we’ll get to that.
In any case, this theory insists that Ben reached out to Jlo just as a friend. However, he did so because he thought that she was single. The source told People,
“It was in no way disrespectful because he really thought she wasn’t with Alex anymore,”
Was Ben really just reaching out as a friend or was he reaching out because he thought Alex wasn’t in the picture? According to reports the Ben and Jen were sending emails to each other since February.
One of the lines in those emails apparently read something along the lines of Ben being able to “own her heart” with his pen. The idea that Ben didn’t know Alex was still in the picture in February doesn’t make a lot of sense. Jlo was still posting pictures on IG with Alex at that time.
What we also know is that Ben wasn’t just sliding into Jlo’s DM’s. He was also on Raya actively looking to hook up! About a week before his Montana trip with Jlo grabbed the headlines Ben was in the news for another completely different story.
He was outed by a Raya match who leaked a video of their conversations. She even leaked a message from Ben where he complains about her unmatching him on the app! Most signs point to the fact that Ben knew about Alex, and he was just shooting his shot!
One of the most puzzling things about the whole saga was that at the beginning it was reported that Jlo’s reason behind breaking up with Alex was that she couldn’t trust him. Because he had a wondering eye and he would be sliding into the DM’s of different models on social media.
Yet she was with ex Marc Anthony in the D.R. and Ben was sending her emails at the time. The moral of the story is you should be on the lookout for those “friends” that your significant other may have. Make sure they keep it respectful, but apparently not what Ben Affleck sees as respectful!