Jennifer Lopez is clearing the air after allegations about her connection with Ben Affleck began to circulate.
The 52-year-old singer, who resumed her affair with Affleck, 49, early this year, has rejected reports that she was enraged by his controversial comments about Jennifer Garner’s marriage during a recent appearance with Howard Stern.
“This rumor is absolutely not true,” Lopez told People exclusively. “This isn’t how I’m feeling.” I have the utmost respect for Ben as a father, a co-parent, and a human being.” According to the site, the couple is “in a really terrific space and really happy,” according to an unnamed source close to the couple.
The Grammy winner’s denial came days after Page Six reported that Lopez was upset that Affleck appeared to blame his sobriety problems on Garner during his Tuesday interview on “The Howard Stern Show,” according to an unnamed insider. “[Lopez] is furious. She is being drawn into this by the fact that she is dating him. “She doesn’t want to be dragged into this,” stated the insider. “Jennifer Garner has met her.”
She’s attempting to become acquainted with her and Ben’s children.” “It’s reckless and cavalier of him,” the person added of Affleck. Affleck revealed in an interview with Stern that he started drinking because he felt “stuck” in his marriage to Garner, with whom he had Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9. After ten years of marriage, they called it quits in 2015 and divorced in 2018.
“I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my children, but I’m unhappy, what should I do?’ “And what I did was drink a bottle of Scotch and fall asleep on the couch,” Affleck explained.
For the sake of their children, Affleck and Garner tried to make their marriage work, according to Affleck. The actor also stated that if the couple hadn’t divorced, he “would probably still be drinking.”
The “Justice League” star received flak on social media as a result of the interview. Later, during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday, he responded to the criticism, saying that his words to Stern were taken out of context.
People “had literally taken the conversation that I had had for two hours and made it look as if I was saying the exact opposite of what I had said,” Affleck claimed, adding that the criticism had “damaged” him.