For the readers that were born after 1992, yes, Ben and J.Lo dated and were engaged. I know, it doesn’t make sense to anyone. Yes, we experienced the shock you are facing now, except we felt it in 2003.
Ben told the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter that he still emails J.Lo saying, “We don’t have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there will be an e-mail saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great.’”
“I remember when she got ‘American Idol,’” he says, “I said, ‘This was really smart. Good luck.’ I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I’m really pleased to see her successful.”
I wonder what they talk about now? I wonder what he thinks about Casper? I wonder if J.Lo also gets tired of browsing rag mags and constantly seeing Jennifer Garner in mom jeans taking her kids to the grocery store?
Just last month, Ben did an interview with Details magazine, essentially saying that dating J.Lo ruined his career.
At the time he dated J.Lo he released a slew of crappy movies, most notably, Gigli.
“I got shorthanded as That Guy – Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, blah blah blah,” says Ben, “People bring up 2003, and I get it. Jennifer Lopez and Gigli and all this sh-t just kind of blew up. But, you know, in 2003, Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois! Okay?”
Let’s not bring Obama into this, ok buddy?