Jennifer Lopez Name-Drops Ben Affleck on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’


Jennifer Lopez briefly mentioned Ben Affleck on Jimmy Kimmel Live! amid speculation that there is tension in their marriage.

During an appearance on the late-night talk show on Monday, May 20, the Atlas actress, 54, shared a story with host Jimmy Kimmel of being in awe when meeting Barbra Streisand for the first time.

She briefly name-dropped Affleck, and told Kimmel that Streisand commented on her engagement ring “at the time, that Ben had given me years ago.” Lopez and Affleck were previously engaged in 2004 and called it quits ahead of their wedding.

She recalled Streisand’s remark about the ring: “’So that’s a big diamond.’”

Agreeing, Lopez said, “And I’m like, ‘Yes it is.'”

Later, Kimmel asked Lopez if her kids would be joining her on her upcoming This Is Me… Now the Tour. The multi-hyphenate, who shares 16-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony, said that watching her perform is “awkward” for her teenagers because they see her at home without the glam, instead of the “sexy” things she does on stage.

Kimmel asked, “You don’t do sexy things at home?”

“I do do sexy things at home sometimes but they don’t know about that,” Lopez replied.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on Feb. 8, 2022.

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Lopez’s comments come after days of reports indicating tension in her marriage to Affleck, 51, her husband of nearly two years.

Soon after they were seen together in public on May 16 for the first time since March 30, the “Jenny from the Block” singer “liked” social media content about unhealthy relationships. On May 19, the two were spotted together wearing their wedding rings.

Lopez filmed the movie Kiss of the Spiderwoman and spent time in New York in April and May promoting her new Netflix movie Atlas and at the 2024 Met Gala, which she appeared at without a date. Affleck, meanwhile, remained on the West Coast to film The Accountant 2 and also recently appeared solo at Netflix’s live May 5 Roast of Tom Brady.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on June 12, 2023.


Lopez and Affleck do not share any children and have a blended family from past marriages. Affleck, who was previously married to Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018, shares three children with her: Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12.

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