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Ben Affleck Burns Former Fiancée Jennifer Lopez! Calls Romance Lowest Point Of His Life!

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Low blow! We just can't actually believe her went there!

In the latest edition of Details Magazine, Ben Affleck finally opens up a bit about the years where he date — and almost married! — Jennifer Lopez, and the movie they made together Gigli!

Of course, it sounds like the Argo star actually wishes he could erase that time of his life from his and everyone else's memory as he literally says that the lowest points of his life were years he spent alongside J.Lo, in front and behind the camera.

Daaaaaamn! That's frosty!

In his interview, he was incredibly blunt about his feelings, sharing:

“[It] was definitely the annus horribilis. I got shorthanded as That Guy — Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer, blah blah blah.”

Throwing shade at Jennifer aside, we can see where he's coming from that it would be absolutely exhausting being labeled like that.

It took him quite a while to climb out of that slump!

But, we feel like they're both in a better place now — and that they both learned from it!

So, in the end, we vote that it was worth it. Besides, what would life be like without Gigli?


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55 comments to “Ben Affleck Burns Former Fiancée Jennifer Lopez! Calls Romance Lowest Point Of His Life!”

  1. 1

    "Bennifer" was like the first new-age of celebrity couples. I'm not surprised he's talking about how miserable he was then… it was pretty evident at the time if you were picking up any magazine in the grocery aisle. Needless to say, they were not a match. He's just not into the kind of fame that JLo is.

  2. 2

    Way to spin a headline yet again. He is not throwing Jlo under the bus. He is speaking about the the effect it had on him personally.

  3. 3

    Normal people don't feel the need to have others adore and worship their every move. So I'd hope Jennifer Lopez wouldn't expect to have everyone fawning over her and she'll put her big girl pants on and not care what Ben says. Ben is happy with his life now, that's great, but it's also a little low to throw someone under the bus like that— no matter how true.

  4. Holls says – reply to this


    What's Ben done after that? I havent seen him in awhile LOL

  5. Willow says – reply to this


    I might add what a douchbag

  6. 6

    He is not saying anything bad about Jennifer, he is talking about the public perception of him at that time. Yet another misleading headline.

  7. 7

    You are a homo. "You feel they are in a better place". How the fuck would you know, and who fucking cares what you feel. Other than that, quit saying "throw shade", it sounds gay as fuck and something a 14 year old wanna be wigger would say.

  8. Elizabeth says – reply to this


    If you guys need a real writer, shoot me an email. There's way too many typos on this site!

  9. 9

    Next time, you idiot homo, make your headline have something to do with the article. You're the dumbest gay on the planet. All drama, no substance. Loser.

  10. zveri says – reply to this


    Arrghh..bet his kids would look cuter if their mom wasJlo…and not that that freaky Jennifer whoever…well,nevermind ..well,anyways,guess they prefer quantity over quality

  11. 11

    He didn't have anything negative to say about her but that aside, what exactly did Jennifer learn from all of that?

  12. 12

    He needs to sell a movie, that from the previews, no one would want to see. He has to stir interest in himself again. He is smart and knows what the public wants to hear. They want to know about costars and past relationships mixed in with his current home life.
    I don't like when actors have to throw out collegic vocabulary to make themselves seem educated. This is where I think he is a douche.

  13. jenn says – reply to this


    i feel bad for jennifer, it seems like she was more in love with ben, and he just wanted her ass

  14. 14

    He's constantly talking about this. Why can't he just be gracious and not say a thing? It was long ago. Get the hell over it. What a loser.

  15. yup says – reply to this


    I am sure, it could be the same for her….he is a douche…a tool…He has no career and just another aging dude in Hollywood…still sticking around waiting for his next big movie…loser….

  16. 16

    Good for Ben its obvious that he was in a messed up state in the Bennifer year but thank goodness he ended it before her sick ass got married that lady is sick and needs mental help good for you Ben I like how you turnt out married devoted father. love u

  17. yup says – reply to this


    Re: hoochpit – "gay as Fu$%" you say? If you are intending to use the word "gay" as a word that is bad, DON"T…..gay is a good word…a happy word…no shame in being gay….use another word fool…that just comes off as ignorant and intolerant…it is a new world, catch up.No room for ignorance and intolerance. Thank you.

  18. Rose says – reply to this


    Wow!!! Ben still pines for her!!!! Bet he regrets not marry her if he's still talking about her. Every night, bet he sees her face. How sad!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. 19

    What was his purpose of bringing this up now ? If hes happy now with the person he chose to marry and have a family with Why not just keep it to Urself I dont think much of Mr. Affleck Im sure others feel the same way and im not even a Mrs. Lopez music fan Shes obviously more classy than him

  20. Jiggity says – reply to this


    think you meant "he went there"

  21. wtf223 says – reply to this


    What would life be like without BENNIFER!?!?

  22. 22

    oh ben honey..move on.

  23. 23

    Re: bapril – He didn't bring it up, his interviewer did.

  24. 24

    I'm going to have to get a dictionary to respond properly to Ben, but meanwhile I think it's a bit hurtful to JLo to hear him speak about that time so negatively, true or not.

  25. LinQ says – reply to this


    I'm sorry I can't get over the grammar mistakes in this article. It's been happening so often on Perez that its a distraction.

  26. @v@ says – reply to this


    It was the media that gave him shade and painted him as some kind of spotlight dilettante, and it was the paps foisting them into the spotlight as some big time coupling a la Taylor and Burton. It was obvious that the two were crazy about each other at the time. They weren't exactly low key, but they didn't expect or deserve the craziness, either.

  27. 27

    I don't think he said anything specifically bad about JLo, it's more what the media turned it into…which did turn out to be the lowest point in his life. I see he's learned and grown but NO growth or learning from JLo. I mean, she married Marc 5 months after they broke up. She's divorced and it's embarrassing to see her with that young kid. I makes her look old, classless and pathetic.

  28. 28

    He won a Oscar? What more fame do you want, Tabloids like Jlo lives off?

  29. 29

    He won a Oscar? What more fame do you want, Tabloids like Jlo lives off of in her so call career?

  30. ashley says – reply to this


    Re: LinQ – THANKYOU! I couldn't even finish this article! Somebody at Perez needs to step their game up!

  31. Los says – reply to this


    I used to have a degree of respect for this guy but, really….what an ASSHOLE! Ben, get some spine and grow some balls my friend, your cheap jab at Jennifer Lopez defines what "annus horribilis" looks, acts, feels and smells like Mr. In this instance, the fact that Jennifer maintains posture by staying in her lane and not adding to this sort of bullshit by engaging the media with such tacky sass says alot about who you might really be dude. You had your moment, don't hate…congratulate!

  32. 32

    Well,he's not really bashing her and their relationship-he's bashing that fact that the media made him "that guy". Besides, Gigli was not THAT bad! Jersey Girl is a really cute film but no one knows about it cuz it was around the time they broke up. gigli was not a good film,but you would have thought that it was the worse piece of cinema the way it was torn apart! Clearly the expectations were too high-just because there was so much publicity around them. Waterworld was way worse! So was soooooo many other movies!

  33. kandycane says – reply to this


    Everyone needs to google his pictures with Jen Lopez with Ben , body language said it all. He was madly inlove with her. Sorry sounds like he's saying whatever he can to keep his wife from hurting

  34. Evie says – reply to this


    Well everyone has had that boyfriend/girlfriend where you thought they hit rock bottom, because you're thinking "why the hell am i with this person? i don't even like them nor find them attractive!".

  35. 35

    didnt he say being with her was like being inhaled slowly by a python snake.. yes his career went downhill fast but did the getting the news paper in white undies maybe have something to do with it..rather than the shots of him in suits and or the alleged gambling

  36. 36

    Re: zveri – LOL have u seen Jlo's kids? They're Ugly. His kids with Jennifer Garner are Super cute and they seem like adoring and caring parents.

  37. 37

    Re: kandycane – Yea, important word to remember! "WAS"…he Was in love with her, but he's moved on and just explaining his thoughts about his past high profile failed relationship and how he's in a better place today. Fame is Not everything!! Look at the Kardashians!! Anyone can have fame. I give him credit to holding a solid close family, AND at the same time keep a thriving career. Although he hasn't starred many films lately, he has said in the interview that he's being more selective which projects he workson because he wants it to be worthwhile since he would be spending time away from his family. Also, the movies that he has starred in recently were Box office hits like The Town. He has working a lot behind the scenes on films like producing and writing. So only because you don't see his face plastered everywhere, it doesn't mean he's not working nor successful. Jlo's films recently have either bombed (Back up plan) or been mediocre (What to expect…). He's happier now with his beautiful wife Jennifer Garner, which it's clearly shown by his comments and his devotion to his family, unlike Jho who is photographed more times with her (Rebound) Boyfriend than with her own kids.

  38. 38

    Re: Los – Calm down! Ben is right. His relationship with Jlo did hurt his career, both of theirs. I give himcredit for being real about it, but at the same time he doesn't directly talk about Jlo….about their failed relationship. He's not attacking Jlo. Get it straight :)

  39. BabyDeer81 says – reply to this


    No harm against J-Lo, but she seems to get with everyone she does a project with. She needs to take some time between them all and find a true relationship.

  40. BabyDeer81 says – reply to this


    Re: yup – He has no career?! LMAO Have you not seen the recent trailers for his next movie coming out? He has more of a career than J-Lo right now.

  41. 41

    the relationship was a publicity stunt to help promote a brutal movie.

    and seriously perez! you have one of the most popular gossip blogs and a net worth of over 30 million dollars. hire better writers and nix the grammar mistakes. it is out of control.

  42. Kiwi4 says – reply to this


    Seriously, when will this dumb fuck stop talking about that relationship. I guess he is not 100% happy with his wife and kids that he is constantly bringing it up. Ben, time to move on!

  43. jk says – reply to this


    Thew best thing he ever did was dump JL. He woul,d have lost his career if he has kept going with her and if he had married her it would have been a tragedy. He was smart to gt out of that mess.

  44. hugo says – reply to this


    ele vem faallar mal agora?? porque não disse isso tudo quando ainda estava juntos?! ele foi muito covarde falando isso!!

  45. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Sweetness24 – Romaticizing? I thought I read that Garner got knocked up just a few months into the relationship. It just doesn't matter…he's standing up and dancing with the one that had his children, and so he should, give him that. He never seems to smile anymore in pics, but he's smart, serious, intellectually seems chronically busy and engaged; and parenthood is heavy. Considering what they put him through vis a vis JLo, probably leery of paps all around.
    Garner seems well suited to his type of background and familiar lifestyle, and seems like a very dedicated mom and probably partner. I don't sense that she does anything by half. Lower maintenance than JLo. Affleck's Boston robbery movie was terrific and didn't cater to the middle of the curve. I can't wait for more from him.

  46. Mila says – reply to this


    Woww!! He still have some feelings for her 100%

  47. Kathy says – reply to this


    Ben Affleck needs to get a life!! I don't think he's better with Garner. He hasn't done a good movie in a long long time, and looks miserable when he's out with his family. Be a fucking man and stop bashing women specially the ones you slept with Ben!! Did your mom teach to be such a jerk??? I think you still have a crush on Jennifer Lopez that's why you are trying to get her attention you asswhole………

  48. Nora says – reply to this


    Ben Affleck is a jerk!!!! He went really low now..

  49. Aniat says – reply to this


    Brad Pitt famously threw Jennifer Anniston to the curb and implied that the time he was with her was the low-point in HIS life. Now Ben Affleck is following in Pitt's footsteps, except that Affleck (being a pompous ass) uses the term "annus horribilis." What is up with these two douche bags? If George Clooney (my hero and the classiest man on the planet) were to ever pull some shit like this, then I would lose all hopefor MENkind.

  50. Aniat says – reply to this


    Re: jenn – Hey Jenn, please don't feel bad for J.Lo. She got lucky when Affleck broke the engagement. At least she has a life! Jennifer Garner is a workhorse. "She does everything." Ben stated in the article. And, by his own admission, he's "never there." The only time he's "there" is when he's busy directing a movie. No wonder he always looks miserable!

  51. HoneyWest says – reply to this


    I don't think Ben was putting J.Lo down personally, I think it was a bad time in his life at that time with the media all in their business and following them everywhere, plus they did a movie together and that bombed big time. And his life hasn't been the same since. But now everything has fizzled since then and the both of them has moved on.

  52. Jason says – reply to this


    if you're happy, you're happy Ben. To talk about J-Lo the way you did…come on, dude. and I actually liked Gigli!!!

  53. patty says – reply to this


    He's a douchebag for calling off his wedding to Jlo a few days before!!!! A highly, highly publicized wedding.
    He humiliated Jennifer Lopez then and he continues to be a thoughless jerk.
    He once took out a full page love letter to Jlo in the New York times publicly professing his affection for her. Really, how so pathetic, now.Some people just think of themselves with no regard to how much pain he has already caused her.
    She was very much in love with him. It was very awful time for her because of how he went about it.
    Who does that? He should be apologyzing to her for all that humiliation!

  54. J Dd says – reply to this


    Reply to ANIAT
    Your comments are right-on-the-money. Ben Affleck is an A-1 jerk and insensitive douchebag. He wants everyone to forget his Bennifer days but can't stop talking about that "horrible annus" of his life. What a dickhead!!! Me thinks he wants to publicly humiliate J.Lo because he's secretly pining for her and is upset about the friendly ghost. J.Lo made out like a thief when he broke the engagement and poor J. Garner got the "prize."

  55. laloba says – reply to this


    Anybody who hangs around with this desperado female should be embarrassed. Ugh, Why is she with that little gold digging ape young enough to be her son? Just one example of how she is so EEEWWWWWW.