Take it off! Ben Affleck Jennifer Lopez aren’t fazed by Selling Sunset‘s Emma HernanRaya allegedly had an affair with the actor during the reality series.
The scene “went way over their heads,” a source exclusively tells Us WeeklyLopez, 52, and Affleck (49), were engaged earlier in the month. “It was blown out of proportion. Ben did nothing wrong, but everyone wants to make Ben look bad. He was on a dating app when he was single.”
The 30-year old Oppenheim Group realtor was having a conversation with a coworker during season 5 of the hit Netflix series. Chrishell StauseShe spoke out about her love life, and mentioned Raya as a dating app. “He may or may not have been texting me,” the entrepreneur claimed of the Argo director. “He may or may not have asked to grab … coffee a few times.”
Hernan gushed that she and Affleck shared a “Boston connection,” recalling that his “opening pickup line” was related to the East Coast. According to the model, the back-and-forth occurred “right before” the Oscar winner reunited with Lopez in April 2021.
“You could’ve foiled Bennifer,” Stause, 40, replied. “He was on the hunt.”
The Justice League star denied Hernan’s story after the new season debuted on Friday, April 22. “They matched, they exchanged messages, they never met,” a rep for Affleck told UsIn a statement
Days later, the Emma Leigh & Co. founder proceeded to walk back her comments. “It was not recent,” she told E!’s Daily PopMonday, April 25, 2019. “This was 2019. Literally, the smallest and most innocent of little things. … I think on the show, you didn’t see the timeframe and it just seemed worse. It was the smallest thing. End of story. We’re shutting that one down now.”
Despite the drama Affleck and the Hustlers actress “couldn’t be happier,” the source tells Use. “This isn’t affecting their relationship one bit,” the insider adds. “J. Lo is very content with what they have. She’s not going to let anyone bring down their relationship.”
The couple rekindled their early 2000s romance last year after Lopez called off her engagement to fiancé Alex Rodriguez. UsIn May 2021, it was confirmed that the Gigli costars were “full-on dating,” with the Grammy nominee making their relationship Instagram official while celebrating her birthday months later. In her April 8 On the JLo newsletter, she announced that Affleck had proposed to her.
“I was smiling so big and tears were coming down my face, feeling so incredibly happy and whole,” the Second ActStar gushed about the proposal, which occurred while she was in the bathtub. “It was nothing fancy at all, but it was the most romantic thing I could’ve ever imagined … just a quiet Saturday night at home, two people promising to always be there for each other.”
Diana Cooper reporting