"It's like marrying a ship's captain and saying you don't like water." Ben Affleck was against a “public romance”, but agreed to it for the sake of Jennifer Lopez

Juliette Morgan
"It's like marrying a ship's captain and saying you don't like water." Ben Affleck was against a “public romance”, but agreed to it for the sake of Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck said in Jennifer Lopez's new documentary that he didn't want their relationship to be exposed to the public, but made a compromise for the sake of his wife.

It’s no secret that Ben Affleck really doesn’t like paparazzi and excessive attention to himself. This is how insiders explain his meme-like dissatisfied face, which the network constantly associates with problems in his relationship with Lopez. And the couple’s first attempt to build a relationship in the 2000s failed, according to rumors, also precisely because they were constantly pursued by photographers, and the press wrote about their every step.

However, renewing his relationship with Lopez, Affleck realized that public life is inevitable for Jennifer and those who want to be close to her. "When we got back together, I said, 'Look, one of the things I don't want is a social media relationship,'" the 51-year-old actor and director recalls. “But at the same time, I realized that it’s not fair to ask for this.” It's like you're about to marry the captain of a ship and you say, “Well, I don't like water.”

Дженнифер Лопес и Бен Аффлек
Дженнифер Лопес и Бен Аффлек/Фото: jlo/Instagram*

It is worth noting that Jennifer Lopez does not overly abuse Ben’s willingness to compromise: although her husband supports her at events and premieres, she does not post his photos and details of their romance on social networks very often.

"We're just two people with different approaches, trying to learn how to compromise," Affleck adds.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez got married in 2022, 20 years after breaking up in the 2000s, and the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary in September 2023.

In a recent interview, Jennifer Lopez admitted that they broke up in the 2000s in order to “grow further.” "I met the love of my life, but for some reason... we needed to grow up and do other things. We both moved on and started other relationships and had kids with other people, but, you know, there was something in my head... it was like, “This was it,” she said, explaining that they rekindled their relationship when they were both ready.

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