Ben Affleck and Guadalupe Rodriguez have always been buds. During Bennifer 1.0, J.Lo’s mom adored Ben and they often went out gambling together. When Ben and Jen got back together in the spring of 2021, one of the first signs that this revival was the real deal was when Ben made a work trip to Las Vegas, and he brought Guadalupe with him (she ended up being in the gambling-app commercial Ben filmed in Vegas). Sources also insisted that Guadalupe was “thrilled” that her daughter and Ben were giving it another shot, and that Ben was and is her favorite of all of J.Lo’s partners. So, funny story: Guadalupe has moved in, and she’s doing the most to ensure that the Bennifer Revival keeps happening.
Three is not a crowd when it comes to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. Sources tell Star the singer’s mother, Guadalupe Rodríguez, has moved in with them!
“They love having her around,” says an insider. “She’s always doing special little things to make their house a home.” Turns out the 76-year-old has been a big fan of Ben since Bennifer 1.0.
“Lupe always wanted J.Lo to marry him and was so sorry when they split up the first time,” says the insider, adding that those close to her suspect she prefers Ben to Jennifer’s ex, Alex Rodriguez. “She’d love to see them get married at last.”
To that end, the former school worker has been spoiling the pair by cooking and cleaning up a storm. “She’s making her wonderful Latin dishes like fried pork chops, rice and veggies,” adds the insider. “The kitchen smells so good and homey.” And she’s no pushy monster-in-law type: “She doesn’t hover when they need some alone time!”
[From Star Magazine, print edition, January 10, 2022]
I mean, Ben and Jen aren’t living together – they’re maintaining separate residences, but obviously, they spend a lot of time at each other’s homes. They have been looking at real estate though, so maybe they will cohabitate officially soon enough. My point is that I think it’s more like Guadalupe probably lives with J.Lo, and Ben probably loves having her around and he loves visiting Jen’s house partly because of Guadalupe. Ben really was “the one who got away” for both mother and daughter, huh? It’s sweet.
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