Jennifer Lopez Advised Ben Affleck Not to Be So ‘Guarded’

On his staff! Ben Affleck revealed that Jennifer Lopez not too long ago gave him some good recommendation about his approachability — and he determined to take it.

“She gave me a chat this morning earlier than this interview. She thinks that due to experiences that I’ve had, I’ve develop into very guarded,” the Oscar winner, 50, mentioned throughout an interview with The Hollywood Reporter printed on Thursday, March 16. “And she or he’s proper. I view this stuff as land mines, the place for those who say one improper factor, your profession is likely to be over.”

The “Get Proper” songstress, 52, instructed her husband that he ought to attempt loosening up a bit of bit. “She tells me at present, ‘Calm down, be your self. Have enjoyable. You’re a enjoyable man who’s actual and real and also you simply appear so critical,’” Affleck recalled. “Do I appear critical? However as in lots of issues, she’s proper. And she or he loves me. She’s searching for me. She’s attempting to assist me. So, it’s like, perhaps I should f–king hearken to her.”

Jennifer Lopez Advised Ben Affleck to Not Be So 'Guarded': She's 'Looking Out for Me'

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
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The Good Will Looking screenwriter has been the topic of many memes joking about his perceived exasperation with life, most not too long ago on the Grammys. Whereas Lopez was smiling and dancing throughout the ceremony’s performances, Affleck regarded like he’d quite have been anyplace else.

The Justice League actor clarified on Thursday that he truly “had fun” on the Grammys, regardless of what social media customers may need believed. “My spouse was going, and I believed, ‘Effectively, there’ll be good music. It is likely to be enjoyable,’” he defined. “I imply, a few of it’s, I’m like, ‘Alright, who is that this act?’ Like, I don’t sustain. My spouse does, clearly. And yeah, it’s your spouse’s work occasion.”

The Massachusetts native additionally set the document straight on what the Hustlers actress actually mentioned to him throughout what seemed to be a tense trade mid-show. Affleck noticed Grammys host Trevor Noah approaching and assumed they had been about to be a part of a bit. The Argo director instructed Lopez that he was going to “slide away” to get out of the shot with out realizing that cameras had been already on the couple.

“She goes, ‘You higher f–king not go away,’” Affleck defined, noting that he additionally wasn’t drunk, as some memes claimed. “That’s a husband-and-wife factor.”

The Final Duel actor went on to say that his “guarded” persona is the results of unhealthy experiences with earlier feedback being taken out of context, citing a Howard Stern interview the place he mentioned his alcoholism and ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Affleck and the Alias alum, 50 — who share daughters Violet, 17, and Seraphina, 14, and son Samuel, 11 — known as it quits in 2015 after 10 years of marriage.

“I had a very painful expertise the place I did an interview the place I used to be actually susceptible, and your complete pickup was one thing that was not solely not proper, it was truly the other of what I meant,” Affleck defined. “We cherished one another. We care about one another. We’ve got respect for one another.”

Through the December 2021 interview with Stern, 69, the Deep Water star mentioned that he started consuming extra as his marriage to Garner began unraveling. “That was a part of why I began consuming alcohol — I used to be trapped,” he mentioned on the time. “I used to be like, ‘I can’t go away due to my children, however I’m not blissful. What do I do?’ What I did was drink a bottle of scotch on the sofa, which turned out to not be the answer.”

Days after his remarks made headlines, Affleck clarified that he didn’t blame Garner for his alcoholism — and was the truth is harm by the misinterpretation of his feedback. “I don’t imagine that. It’s the precise reverse of who I’m, what I imagine and I might by no means need my children to assume I might ever say a nasty phrase about their mother,” he mentioned throughout a December 2021 look on Jimmy Kimmel Dwell! “It hurts my emotions.”