After the ups and downs, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have seen in their relationship, they are finally back together. Getting engaged in 2002 and calling it quits in 2004 didn’t seem to stop the stars from aligning again as Bennifer recently tied the knot in a surprise Vegas wedding in July this year.
However, just like any other married couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, too, are seeing some dents in their relationship, yet again. This time, Ben Affleck seems to be the one who is having trouble in the relationship. Apparently, Jennifer Lopez being too open about the couple’s private life in interviews is irksome for the actor.
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Ben Affleck Doesn’t Appreciate Making his Private Life Public
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Talking to Heat Magazine, an insider let them in on some troubles going on in Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s marriage. The couple just can’t seem to get a rest! According to the insider, Affleck wasn’t too fond of his wife being vocal about their private life in interviews. For context, J.Lo appeared on The Zane Lowe Interview where she talked about her and Affleck’s relationship.
She talked about everything from how she fell for Affleck the very first time to how the media ruined their relationship during the first go. She also confessed how she fell back in love with her husband stating that it was much clearer now that they’re both older.
“I think now that we’re older, we realize it’s much more clear…now we know. And there is no questions and there is no kind of like, ‘Well, let’s see how this goes.’ Like, ‘Nope. It’s me and you. That’s it. All the way, till the end. That’s it.’ It’s going to be us.”
Well, while Lopez was gushing on about her love for Affleck, Affleck wasn’t too happy with her giving an insight into their private lives to the media. According to the insider, the Deep Water actor felt “uncomfortable” when J.Lo shared the details.
“Ben isn’t going to censor what J-Lo’s allowed to say when she wants to give interviews, but it does make him feel a little uncomfortable that she’s gone into such graphic detail about their highs and lows.”
The insider also added that talking openly about his past experiences isn’t something Affleck enjoys, which is true given that the actor likes living a life out of the sight of media. According to the insider, Affleck knows that his other half finds it “cathartic” to talk about their love story, but he still finds it awkward and over the top.
Lopez in the interview stated that it was so painful when the two split in 2004 that she went into a spiral for the next eighteen years. She confessed that the breakup was the biggest heartbreak of her life and that she felt like she “was going to die.”
The insider particularly pointed to Lopez’s statement above stating that even though she wants to shout out loud about their love, talking about how she felt like she was going to die was on another level entirely.
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How the Media Ruined Bennifer 1.0
While there are lots of reasons a couple might end their relationship, for Affleck and Lopez, it was each other’s fame. The over-the-top interest the media showed in the couple might have been what ruined the relationship. Since Bennifer was the real-life definition of a power couple owing to the fact that both of them were touching great heights in their careers, the media obviously kept an eye out for them. This might’ve been a bit too much for the couple to handle as they postponed their wedding, citing the media as the reason.
“Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date. When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate decoy brides at three different locations, we realized that something was awry.”
While they were mostly quiet about them calling off the wedding completely, Affleck stated later that they might’ve been too accessible. No wonder he doesn’t like sharing the details about his private life!
Source: Heat Magazine