Matt Damon weighed in on the rumors that his longtime pal, Ben Affleck, is courting Jennifer Lopez once more
The reported reunion between well-known exes Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck is little question the superstar couple information that has taken the world by storm this week, as a result of typically we simply wish to fake it’s 2002 once more and return to less complicated occasions, earlier than good telephones and social media. It’s not simply your group chats and cellphone calls with grandma which might be lighting up over the information – Affleck’s longtime pal, Matt Damon, has ideas about Bennifer spherical two, and he simply revealed what he thinks of the tabloid-famous couple reconnecting as soon as once more.
Damon appeared on TODAY and seemed to be low-key blindsided by the information of his pal spending time with Lopez recently, claiming to have solely heard about it by way of TODAY‘s reporting prior to his segment. Damon, who appeared via video to promote his new movie, Stillwater, first said he wasn’t going to remark. But then – a lot to our delight – he did.
“There’s not enough liquor in the world for you to get me to say something about that,” Damon joked to co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie.
He then claimed it was all information to him, including, “I just heard you guys,” he mentioned. “I was sitting here waiting to come on TV. It’s the first time I heard about it.”
Sensing that he clearly wasn’t into speaking about it reside on TV, Kotb and Guthrie took the trace, however Damon did open up a bit, telling the pair, “It’s a fascinating story. I hope it’s true. I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.”
“I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.” -Matt Damon on hypothesis that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have rekindled their relationship pic.twitter.com/GPbmZX9fQT
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 11, 2021
It’s not the primary time Damon has commented publicly on the whirlwind romance between Affleck and Lopez, which marked the primary superstar portmanteau that will encourage so many others, from TomKat to Brangelina and Kimye. Back in 2015, Damon advised The Hollywood Reporter that it was “painful” for him to witness Affleck’s public picture take successful through the couple’s relationship and, later, their break up.
At the time, Damon mentioned of Affleck, “There’s nobody who’s more misunderstood. Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez. He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t. It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn’t fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all. And through his work, he climbed from the bottom of the mountain all the way back up to the top and past where either of us had ever been.”
But now evidently’s all water beneath the bridge, as a result of the previous couple has been noticed collectively twice in current weeks. We’ll simply have to remain tuned and see if Bennifer model 2.0 is official.