They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so Jennifer Lopez is taking cooking lessons from Jennifer Garner! The two women share something in common besides their first name. Garner was previously married to Lopez’s current husband, Ben Affleck. Although that marriage didn’t work out, they’ve all remained friendly and Garner has had Ben and Jen over for home cooked meals. Since she hosts her “pretend cooking show” online, she knows her way around the kitchen and she’s teaching J.Lo how to make some basics, like meatloaf and homemade pizza. She also grows many of her own herbs and vegetables so she’s sharing her garden bounty as well. Does Ben Affleck know how lucky he is?
Looks like Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck FINALLY found a house in Beverly Hills that suits their blended family! Clever paparazzi found them in the process of movng in today. Since they are blending Ben’s furniture with Jennifer’s, we can see hordes of stuff – sofas, rugs, art, and chairs being hauled in to the rear of the house. But there’s plenty of room for it all – this house has 12 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms! 24 BATHROOMS!
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez want to serve you some tasty BBQ. The couple hired Jon G’s, a modest Texas-style barbecue restaurant in North Carolina, to cater their 2022 wedding and their guests absolutely FLIPPED for the food. Now Ben and Jen are hoping to invest in the mom and pop business and take it nationwide. An insider reveals the excited owners have no current desire to sell the restaurant or their recipes, but they ARE interested in partnering up with the famous couple to expand across the USA.
PHOTO CREDIT: Daniel Vaughn – customers line up an hour before Jon G’s bbq opens…
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are lucky in love but so far, unlucky in house hunting. For the THIRD time in months, the newlyweds have entered and then CANCELED escrow on a house they were interested in buying because they can’t seem to agree on a LOCATION. Jennifer prefers a gated community like Mulholland Estates where she lived when she was married to Marc Anthony- because she felt safe from stalkers etc. But that kind of neighborhood can be remote and far from a village or even a coffee shop. Ben, on the other hand, prefers the friendly neighborhood feeling of Brentwood and Pacific Palisades, where you can walk to a park or cafe. According to a real estate insider, that’s one of the main reasons they’ve yet to purchase their new dream house. “She wants gates and security, but Ben prefers low-key luxury.”
Like it or not, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have become one of the hottest and most in-demand couples in the world. Dolce & Gabbana jumped on the bandwagon early and hired Jennifer for a recent sunglasses campaign. The designers are about to launch a new fragrance collection and they REALLY want Ben and Jen to celebrate their rekindled romance in TV and print ads. Coincidentally or not, the working name of the new scent is “Rekindled.” The contract isn’t signed, but the deal could pocket $20 million or more for the lucky newlyweds…
Matt Damon is packing up the wife and kids and moving to Las Vegas and he wants his best buddy Ben Affleck to join him. An insider says that Matt is making the move for various tax reasons -including no state income tax and the the city recently passed a huge movie production tax incentive in hopes of becoming the next Hollywood. Here’s where it gets interesting: Ben’s better half is open to the idea because she’s been offered a residency at one of the casinos. Ben and Jen are discreetly looking at houses in the same posh area where Matt bought a home.
The honeymoon isn’t over for rekindled lovebirds Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck but that doesn’t mean everything between them is marital bliss. While J.Lo is thrilled to finally be married to Ben, there’s one habit of his she’s trying to curb – he smokes cigarettes. Sober Ben seems to have replaced his booze addiction with nicotine and health fanatic Jen doesn’t approve. She’s banned him from smoking inside the house, but still isn’t thrilled with the second hand smoke that seems to enter the room before he does. And Ben appears to light up whenever he’s out and alone. A friend says Jen is gently encouraging Ben to quit with assorted methods, including hypnosis and nicotine gum, but so far he’s yet to kick that nasty habit.
It’s not often that you see a movie star take her child to school almost every day and pick him up after school. But that’s what Jennifer Garner has always done- first with her daughters, Violet and Seraphina, and now with her youngest son, 10 year old Sam. Garner always wanted her kids to have lives as normal as possible. She’s very involved in their schools and delivers them to after school activities herself. When she divorced Ben Affleck in 2015, she remained friends and continues to include him in their children’s lives. Her kids don’t know how lucky they are! Sam looks a lot like his mom, but he had Ben’s chin dimple.
We had never heard of Ana de Armas, 34, until Ben Affleck started dating her during the pandemic. In 2019, Knives Out was released and she made quite a splash. She met Ben when they filmed Deep Water in 2020 and they seemed to spend every day together afterward until they drifted apart in 2021. It was quite an accomplishment when this Cuban/Spanish actress was cast to play Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix feature Blonde, described as a “psychological drama.” Certainly it was easier for her to LOOK like Marilyn than to imitate her breathy American accent. The movie’s director says he aims to show what it felt like to BE Marilyn. Ana posted the above photo from the film – Bobby Cannavale plays her husband, the baseball star Joe DiMaggio.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck didn’t spend ALL their time smooching in Paris, where they’re honeymooning with four of their kids. Jennifer brought her twins Max and Emme, and Ben brought his two daughters Seraphina and Violet – he left his young son Sam at home. From all the photos we’ve seen, the kids seem to get along really well and love to hang out together. Ben and Jen took their blended family shopping and after visiting Dior and an art supply store (for Serephina) they visited Micromania– a popular video game retailer. Ben stocked up on games (for Sam at home?) while their eagle-eyed bald bodyguards (above) looked on. You can see Emme in the shop doorway and Max is next to Ben. Crowds gather outside the Costes Hotel in Paris to watch the honeymooners coming and going.