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Jennifer Lopez & Emme’s mother-daughter style aesthetic is so amazing

Jennifer Lopez has found herself back in LA, after the set of her latest film production had to shutdown because of a massive Covid outbreak. In the new year, J.Lo traveled to Spain for the production of The Mother. The production was shut down last week, and J.Lo boarded a private plane back to LA.

So what does J.Lo do when she unexpectedly finds herself with free time? She takes her daughter Emme out shopping at the Grove, and they got some ice cream. Jen and Emme were out together all weekend, and J.Lo had at least three big costume changes. And Emme… did not. Emme was rocking her oversized overalls (I call them “bibs”) all weekend.

I honestly love Emme and J.Lo’s mother-daughter aesthetic. I find it charming. J.Lo is all glam and costume changes and “I’m going to make maxi skirts happen” and shopping excursions in high-heeled black boots and aviator glasses. Meanwhile, Emme is like “my bibs are so comfortable, I love pairing them with an oversized sweater.” Emme is all about shapeless fashion, granny style, androgyny. What’s cool is that J.Lo just accepts that this is Emme’s style, and maybe it’s a phase and maybe not, but it’s fine. She’s gonna let Emme be Emme.

PS… I really dislike J.Lo’s fringed Chanel purse, it’s fug! That jean maxi skirt is so unflattering too.

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Ben Affleck is thrilled that J.Lo’s mom lives with them & cooks for them?

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.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck get cozy during a courtside date at the Lakers game!

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Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck spent Christmas Day together with her kids

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Autumnal Bennifer was stretching into Winter Bennifer and everything seemed to be going smoothly. Then Ben appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show in December and all hell broke loose. Ben’s quotes about addiction and his marriage to Jen Garner did not land well – he said, in various ways, that he felt trapped in his marriage to Garner, that if he was still with Garner, he would still be drinking, and he definitely left the impression that he blamed his *marriage* for his alcoholism. When Ben tried to clarify the comments, he said it was all “clickbait” (no, he was accurately quoted) and incidentally, he looked and sounded completely baked during that Jimmy Kimmel interview.

The point is that Ben is a chronic self-saboteur and whenever things are going too well for him, historically he begins to self-sabotage. So I was interested to see what the reaction would be from J.Lo. At first, sources claimed that J.Lo was mad about Ben’s mess, then Lopez directly denied those tabloid reports and said she was not mad at Ben at all. Over the holidays, they spent a lot of time together with their kids, and everything seems back on the Bennifer schedule:

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez celebrated the holidays surrounded by family. The actor, 49, spent time with his children — daughters Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, 9, whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner — on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles, a source tells PEOPLE.

The following day, the Argo star celebrated Christmas with Lopez, her children and his mother. The singer shares twins Max and Emme, both 13, with ex-husband Marc Anthony.

“It was a pretty quiet holiday for them. They really enjoyed it after a busy fall,” the insider adds.

Affleck and Lopez rekindled their romance in April before going Instagram official in July for the singer’s birthday. A source previously told PEOPLE they “are in it for the long run.”

[From People]

I assume this means Garner had the kids on Christmas Day and so Ben did “Christmas” with the kids on Christmas Eve, then spent Christmas Day with J.Lo, Emme and Max. Where is Marc Anthony in all of this? Was he there too, or was he spending time with some of his other kids? Anyway, at one point, I thought that we would perhaps get a Christmas proposal from Bennifer, but I do think that Ben’s Stern interview set back the schedule a bit. Maybe a Valentine’s Day proposal? Hm.

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Here are photos of Ben and Jen on December 30 in Bel Air.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck go to lunch with her kids and dad David at the Bel Air Hotel!

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck go to lunch with her kids and dad David at the Bel Air Hotel!

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Jennifer Lopez directly denies being mad at Ben Affleck for his Stern interview

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez hold hands arriving at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Here are some photos of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez last week, as they walked into Jimmy Kimmel’s studio together. That was the interview where Ben looked high as hell as he tried to clean up his Howard Stern mess. His Stern mess was where he talked about how he was “trapped” in his marriage to Jennifer Garner and how he would still be drinking if he was married to her. Reportedly, J.Lo was mad at Ben for the “reckless” and “cavalier” Stern interview. That’s what sources claimed. But J.Lo took a moment to deny that story directly to People Mag:

Jennifer Lopez has Ben Affleck’s back. Despite media reports that Lopez took offense at Affleck’s comments related to his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, during a recent interview with Howard Stern, the On My Way singer says the rumors are utterly off-base.

“This story is simply not true,” Lopez tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It is not how I feel.”

She adds of Affleck, with whom she rekindled a romantic relationship earlier this year, “I couldn’t have more respect for Ben as a father, a co-parent, and a person.”

Lopez, for one, is fully supportive of Affleck and feels that any negative characterizations — both of him and of the rumors of her being angry at him for the Stern interview — are off the mark. A source close to the couple agrees, and says the pair is “in a really great space and really happy.”

[From People]

Basically, ever since Ben and J.Lo got back together, we’ve all been waiting with bated breath to see what Ben would do to f–k it all up. What we forgot, however, is that J.Lo has an exceptionally high tolerance for bullsh-t. She will stick with a dude even when the red flags are flying. So… while I’m sort of disappointed in J.Lo, this is completely in character for her. She believes this time will be different. I think this will end in sorrow yet again, and when it does, Ben is going to bitch about her to Howard Stern.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez couple up for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

PS… Ben and J.Lo were out separately yesterday in LA, both doing some Christmas shopping. Stars, they’re just like us! They do their Christmas shopping on the weekend before Christmas too. J.Lo was at Saks with her sister, while Ben took his kids and J.Lo’s kids shopping with his mom. Emme and Seraphina were holding hands like besties, which is adorable.

J.Lo goes on a shopping spree with her sister at SAKS 5th Avenue!

Ben Affleck enjoys a Christmas shopping trip with the kids and his mom

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Jennifer Lopez is ‘pissed’ about Ben Affleck’s ‘reckless & cavalier’ interview

Cast Members attend Amazon Studio's 'The Tender Bar' Los Angeles Film premiere

While I loathe Alex Rodriguez, I bet he’s having a great week, and he’s probably chuckling to himself a lot. A-Rod had a good thing going with Jennifer Lopez, they were J-Rod, and she helped his image a lot, he cheated on her and she stuck with him and then… Mr. Steal-Your-Girl Ben Affleck started writing love letters to J.Lo. Suddenly J-Rod was no more and the Bennifer Revival was upon us. We were told that this time it was different, that J.Lo and Ben were older and more mature and everything was perfect. Then Ben had to sabotage himself in an interview with Howard Stern this week, talking about how he felt trapped in his marriage to Jen Garner and heavily implying that Garner (and his miserable marriage) was the reason why he drank. Apparently, J.Lo is very mad that months of careful PR just went down the drain:

Ben Affleck is getting online backlash for a recent freewheeling interview he did with Howard Stern — but a source tells Page Six that Jennifer Lopez is also upset. While discussing his divorce from Jennifer Garner during an interview on “The Howard Stern Show” on Tuesday, Affleck seemed to pin his struggles with sobriety on his ex.

“Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped,” the star said. “I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’ And what I did was drank a bottle of Scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.”

Sources also tell us that Lopez isn’t happy with the chat.

“[Lopez] is pissed,” said our source. “She is getting pulled into this because she is dating him. She doesn’t want to be dragged into this.”

The source added, “She has met Jennifer Garner. She is trying to get to know her and Ben’s kids.” The source said of Affleck, “It’s reckless and cavalier of him.”

But, another told us, “This is simply not true and the focus is on the children.”

[From Page Six]

Yeah, I can see it! Garner has every reason to be pissed, but so does J.Lo. J.Lo was just minding her business, back with “the one who got away,” and now she’s back in a typical Affleck mess. She didn’t have anything to do with his marriage or divorce! “It’s reckless and cavalier of him” – hello, have you met Ben Affleck? Reckless and cavalier is his entire brand.

So, yeah, I do wonder if Winter Bennifer will perhaps be the end of all of this. Perhaps this incident was kind of a wake-up call for J.Lo? We’ll see. So much of this is now wrapped up in the promotion for The Tender Bar, and Ben’s Oscar campaign. And J.Lo wants a date for the premieres of Marry Me early next year. Whew.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck get cozy during a courtside date at the Lakers game!

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Ben Affleck discussed how he felt ‘trapped’ in his marriage to Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck get cozy during a courtside date at the Lakers game!

Ben Affleck appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show this week to talk about The Tender Bar, alcoholism and relationships. As always, Stern was a great interviewer and Ben spoke a lot about why his first marriage broke down, how he hesitated before getting back together with J.Lo and how he worries about how his celebrity affects his kids. The biggest headlines are about the end of his marriage to Jennifer Garner though, and let’s just say that Affleck is gonna Affleck. Some quotes:

His brief hesitation: He did hesitate about rekindling a relationship with Jennifer Lopez. The reason: He knew media and paparazzi would kick into overdrive, and he worried about his children. “It crossed my mind for sure. My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility. I don’t want to do anything that is painful or destructive to them if I can help it. Me and their mom are celebrities and that’s hard. Let’s not bulls–t each other, right? That’s a f–king cross to bear, that’s an albatross already … and then during the divorce, you know they printed horrible lies.”

His divorce from Jen Garner: “The truth was we took our time, we made the decision, we grew apart. We had a marriage that didn’t work. We tried because we had kids. We did not want it to be the model of marriage for the kids. We did our best. She’s somebody I love and respect, but to whom I shouldn’t be married any longer. I knew she was a good mom, and I hoped she knew I was a good dad. I had to get sober, and I acknowledge that.”

If he had stayed with Garner: “We probably would’ve ended up at each other’s throats. I probably still would’ve been drinking. Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped. I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do?’ And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.”

His rock bottom: “The cure for addiction is suffering. You suffer enough before something inside you goes, ‘That’s enough.’ It was my kids. I’m lucky because I hit that point before I lost the things that were most important. Not my career or money — it was my relationship with my kids, and when I felt as if it impacted them, I recognized it. Since that day, I swear to Christ, I have not wanted to drink once. I am not cured. I am not a preacher, but there is a happy ending if you can get there.”

[From THR and Page Six]

This is basically the purest essence of Ben Affleck: “I probably still would’ve been drinking. Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped.” While he takes more ownership of his sh-t nowadays, he’s still the guy who halfway (or completely) blames the woman for his problems. For years, he blamed J.Lo for the interest in his life, the paparazzi, and Hollywood’s failure to take him seriously. Then when the marriage to Jen Garner rehabilitated his image and his career, it’s her fault for trapping him and making him miserable, so miserable he had to hit the bottle. I know there’s more nuance to what he’s saying and these are only a handful of quotes from a much more extensive interview. But the lesson he never seems to learn is this: the problem is Ben, not his current girlfriends or his ex-girlfriends or his ex-wife.

Jennifer Garner handing Ben a bag of fast food before driving him to rehab

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck get cozy during a courtside date at the Lakers game!

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck get cozy during a courtside date at the Lakers game!

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Jennifer Lopez wore Elie Saab to Ben Affleck’s ‘Tender Bar’ premiere in LA

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez spent a lot of time together this weekend. They went to an optometrist together for Emme’s eye appointment. They helped her pick out a cute pair of eyeglasses. Then on Sunday, J.Lo was Ben’s plus-one at the LA premiere of The Tender Bar, the film for which he will likely have an Oscar campaign. It all depends on the critical response, but I could absolutely see Amazon Studios putting some money behind Affleck and George Clooney.

J.Lo wore Elie Saab – a light, airy blue which looks see-through in the skirt. She did come with a matching coat, but she didn’t wear it on the carpet. Ben is still totally into it. Is Jen? I think so. I mean, she agreed to come, didn’t she? Perhaps she fancies helping Ben out during the awards season. And after all, she’s got to promote Marry Me soon enough, Ben will need to support her for that.

Meanwhile, did you guys see that J.Lo got a cat?? She – or her kids – named the cat Hendrix. I wonder if Hendrix is a rescue kitty or some kind of purebred whatever. I also wonder if the cat is more for Emme and Max. J.Lo doesn’t seem like a cat person.

Introducing … #Hendrix!!!! 🐈‍⬛ 🎄 pic.twitter.com/EqPTNFmPaV

— jlo (@JLo) December 11, 2021

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