BENNIFER WATCH: J. Lo Hints at Who She ‘Wants to Grow Old’ With
Welcome back to Bennifer Watch 2016, where we scrounge for clues as to whether Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez will get back together now that they’re both unmarried.
This week, the universe has gifted us with a profile of Jennifer Lopez in W. The clues regarding a possible reconciliation are sparse, but they’re there. And since we are your illuminati Bennifer witch hunters, we will find clues wherever the hell we can!
Now for the first clue. Jennifer Lopez married and procreated with Marc Anthony following her breakup from Ben Affleck, but it didn’t work out. J. Lo knew it was headed south pretty quickly, she said, but she stuck it out for seven years. About marrying a fellow musician, she shared this pearl of wisdom:
“Musicians are too self-absorbed. They are too concerned with themselves to be great in bed.”
This is interesting because J. Lo is a musician, so you’d think this would apply to her. But she is also a triple threat, so maybe her dancing and acting abilities offset the self-absorption? Who knows.
What we do know is that of all the high-profile J. Lo exes, Ben Affleck is the only one without a musical bone in his body. Even Casper Smart is kind of a musician, since he’s a dancer. That’s like a musician of the body, right? Idk, either way, he’s not good enough for our girl.
J. Lo further opened up about her hopes for the future, in terms of relationships, and she seems a little ambivalent about including Casper.
“[Casper Smart and I] got together and broke up and are now together again. I still think about getting married and having that long life with someone. I love the movie The Notebook. A dream of mine is to grow old with someone.”
Casper is too young to grow old. You know who’s just old enough to start growing old, though? Ben Affleck. Ghost Casper, J. Lo! Ghost him! It’s right there in his name!
Later, J. Lo went on The Wendy Williams Show and deflected talk of her love life — why would you deflect that if you’re just in an “on-again” relationship with the same dude you’ve been seeing for years? Maybe J. Lo was just worried that Wendy would bring up Ben now that he’s single:
Williams wanted to talk only about her love life: “Last time you were on the show, you were totally single.” Watching from the dressing room, Lopez’s publicist was seething. “She’s supposed to ask about the show, about Vegas,” she hissed. Lopez, however, was in control: “Wow, Wendy—you really look great!” she said, deftly changing the subject. “You really have to come to my show in Vegas!”
Sadly, the world will never know whether Wendy ever would have talked about Ben that day. But it’s pretty telling that J. Lo wouldn’t even let her get within 10 feet of talking about her love life, right?
Until next time, this has been Bennifer Watch.