Ben Affleck is going through a hectic few weeks as a result of promoting AIR: The story behind the logo, the biopic that he directs and that records the collaboration between Michael Jordan and Nike for the conception of the Air Jordan brand. In one of those screenings of the film -which arrives in our theaters on Thursday, April 6-, more precisely the one that took place at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, the actor and filmmaker posed on the red carpet with his wife, Jennifer Lopezand dedicated a very heartfelt message to him at the end of the projection.
“This process has been incredible, and I just want to enjoy this moment for a second,” Affleck is heard saying in the videos released by The Hollywood Reporter. After other obligatory thanks, he addressed Lopez: “I want to say that none of this would be possible, this company, this movie, this joy, tonight, without the love and support of my wife, who means more to me than anything else in the world, I want to thank you. I love you”he stated.
At the time, the audience, filled with friends, colleagues and the film’s stars, such as Matt Damon and Viola Davis, couldn’t help but applaud fervently at the statement. “You mean the world to me,” Ben added. “You are fabulous, incredible, wonderful, good, kind, magnificent,” he concluded, visibly moved. Let’s remember that in a very extensive interview that he gave to The Hollywood Reporter, Affleck had said that his wife was key in the creative process of AIR and that he even made significant contributions to the script and observations that changed the course of some sequences.
In addition, the director noted that working again with his friend and collaborator Matt Damon -both won an Oscar for the screenplay in search of destiny– it was a “great joy” and that he feels very lucky to have the friendship that unites him with the protagonist of his most recent production.
“It turns out that love is patient. 20 years patient”. With those words, Lopez confirmed in July 2022 her marriage to Affleck, which took place two decades after the Oscar winner became engaged to the star in 2002. At that time, the link could not overcome the media attention and was dissolved. between controversies and crossed versions, but in 2021 the actors met again and discovered that the spark was intact.
As for the first wedding, it took place on the night of July 16 when they both traveled to Las Vegas and got married in the famous chapel that was about to close. “We lined up for the license with four other couples, all making the same trip to the wedding capital of the world. And we all wanted the same thing: for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and almost universal symbol of marriage, ”the artist shared with her fans who subscribed to the newsletter. On The JLo.
The following month, they had a celebration surrounded by family and friends at the actor’s luxurious residence in Georgia. The celebration lasted three days and ended with a big party at Affleck’s estate in Riceboro, a place that hides an emotional meaning for the artists because it is one of the places where they enjoyed their relationship in the first stage. two decades ago. It is nothing less than the same house in which they were about to say yes in 2002.
After images circulated in which he was seen with a serious face at the 2023 Grammy Awards, the actor came out to explain the reason for his expression and the talk he had with Lopez that also generated several rumors. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the director said that the Host, Trevor Noah, caught him off guard by doing a skit in the middle of the ceremony: “I saw Noah walk up and I thought, ‘Oh, God.’ They were framing us in a shot but I didn’t know they were filming,” recalled the filmmaker, who He also denied that the exchange with his wife was linked to an argument.
“As soon as they start filming, I’ll walk away from you and leave Trevor here sitting next to you,” he would have told JLO, who was quick to react to his words: “She told me: ‘You better not go,'” said Affleck, who assured that, contrary to speculation, he had a great time at the delivery. “My wife was going and I thought: ‘Well, there will be good music. It could be fun’. At movie award shows it’s mostly speeches so I thought this would be funny,” she expressed, later alluding to how he’d attended Hollywood events “angry” or “drunk” in the past. “At the Grammys they said, ‘He’s drunk,’ and I thought, ‘That’s interesting.’ That made me wonder whether or not it’s wise to acknowledge addiction because there’s a lot of compassion but also tremendous stigma, which is often quite inhibiting,” he said.