Is Jennifer Lopez getting Ben Affleck back into shape? One of the tabloids claims the actor reached out to his ex-fiancee to help “make him hot again.” Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus story.
According to the National Enquirer, Affleck has been struggling to stay fit following his most recent stint in rehab, so he’s turned to his former fiancee for assistance. A supposed source tells the magazine, “He’s amazed at her fitness level and how she’s stayed so svelte and toned all these years.”
The alleged insider goes on to say that Affleck has been “getting great advice from her and she’s flattered to be of assistance.” The magazine never bothers to mention what Lopez’s fitness advice entails or how exactly she’s been counseling him. Still, the questionable tipster adds, “A lot of it is just bolstering and being supportive and Ben needs someone to kick his [behind] and get him to move.”
The publication’s story is based on claims from an anonymous and seemingly imaginary “source,” but Gossip Cop reached out to Affleck’s spokesperson, who laughed off the report. Despite what the tabloid’s unidentified tipster asserts, a rep qualified to speak on the actor’s behalf assures us the article is fabricated.
The Enquirer and its sister publications have been trying to tie Affleck and Lopez together for a long time. Three months ago, the supermarket tabloid insisted Affleck wanted Lopez back, even though she’s dating Alex Rodriguez. That article said Lopez had no interest in hearing from her ex again following their 2004 split. Even though we were assured then the premise of Affleck pursuing Lopez again was false, even if one were to put that aside, it makes no sense that after he was rejected, the actor would approach his ex-fiancee about helping him get fit. It makes even less sense that she’d be on board to be his workout advisor after not wanting to hear from him.
Oddly, before that inaccurate report, the magazine’s sister website RadarOnline contended Affleck and Lopez were back together. In that bogus article, the blog claimed the former couple hooked up again at a so-called “script meeting.” The outlet’s purported source added that when they supposedly kissed it was as if “they’d never split up.” Both Affleck and Lopez’s reps called the story untrue and, of course, they never rekindled.
Lastly, another related magazine, In Touch, maintained in 2017 that Affleck was trying to win back Lopez from Rodriguez. In that made-up report, an unnamed source alleged the actor has always held a torch for Lopez, and “Jennifer has never stopped loving Ben.” At the time, sources close to both stars shot down the story. Time has proven two years later that Lopez is still happily with Rodriguez. This latest tale about the singer becoming her ex-fiance’s fitness guru is more fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.