Ben Affleck, who recently split with his wife of 10 years Jennifer Garner, hit the tabloids again relating to some unsung stories about his previous relationship with Jennifer Lopez.
Actor Matt Damon has lately confessed about a less known secret about one of his oldest friends in the industry, Affleck. The 44-year-old actor from the “Bourne” series revealed untold facts about Affleck’s past realtionship with JLo.
“There’s nobody who’s more misunderstood,” Damon revealed, reports Us Magazine.
“Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez.”
The couple was given the ship name “Bennifer” when they dated, and Affleck reportedly was going through a downfall in his career during those days. The duo carried on for two years, since 2002, and were even engaged, but the powerhouse couple split in 2004.
It was after their break-up that the 43-year-old actor-director turned successful and gradually bagged the Oscar as Best Director for the movie “Argo” a few years later.
Damon even added “He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t, when he was with J.Lo, now 46. It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn’t fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all.”
Lopez went on to marry singer Marc Anthony (now her ex-husband) and Affleck tied the knot with Jennifer Garner.
While JLo and Ben will probably never get back together, a report on Jezebel reveals that Garner and Affleck might possibly get back together. The two are reportedly expecting another baby after hooking up even while they’re separated and headed for divorce.