Ben Affleck says he is ‘in awe’ of girlfriend Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck is gushing publicly about his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, for the first time since rekindling their romance after nearly 20 years.

“I am in awe of what Jennifer’s effect on the world is,” the Oscar winner, 43, told Adweek in an interview published Sunday. “At most, as an artist, I can make movies that move people. Jennifer has inspired a massive group of people to feel they have a seat at the table in this country.”

He added, “That is an effect few people throughout history have had, one I will never know and one I can only stand by and admire with respect.”

Affleck continued to praise Lopez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, for being a role model for women of color in the industry.

“All I can tell you is that I have seen firsthand the difference representation makes because I have seen, over and over and over and over, women of color approach Jennifer and tell her what her example as a strong woman and a woman succeeding and demanding her fair share in the business world means to them,” he noted.

According to Adweek, Lopez, 52, and her philanthropic project, Limitless Labs, are partnering with Goldman Sachs and its 10,000 Small Businesses program in support of Latinx entrepreneurs.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Affleck said he’s seen “over and over” the effect Lopez’s success has had on women of color.
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While Affleck is clearly proud of his multi-hyphenate girlfriend, the “Jenny From the Block” singer also feels the same way about her beau.

After attending the Venice Film Festival with Affleck earlier this month — where the couple made their grand return to the red carpet — J.Lo commended her boyfriend on social media for his new film, “The Last Duel.”

“I had such a beautiful time!! And I’m so excited for you guys to see this movie!!” she captioned a montage video from their time in Italy. “It’s the first script Matt and Ben have written together along with Nicole Holofcener since Good Will Hunting!! And it’s amazing!! The acting by the whole cast is fantastic.”

Lopez and Affleck started dating again in April, soon after J.Lo’s split from fiancé Alex Rodriguez.

The couple previously got engaged in November 2002 but called it quits by January 2004 and never walked down the aisle.

However, their second time around appears to be going well as they were recently rumored to be shopping around for a mansion together in Los Angeles.

The pair have also hung out with each other’s kids and engaged in any number of PDA moments.


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