Recently, Ben Affleck appeared on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast to discuss about his film titled The Way Back. He also talked about his relationship with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and how he did not like the negative comments she used to get.
The ex-couple’s relationship was highly publicized and the 51-year-old got a lot of hatred from the people.
The 48-year-old said "People were so f---- mean about her — sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious s--- was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said”.
“Now it's like, she's lionized and respected for the work she did, where she came from, what she accomplished — as well she f----- should be! I would say you have a better shot, coming from the Bronx, of ending up as like [Justice Sonia] Sotomayor on the Supreme Court than you do of having Jennifer Lopez's career and being who she is at 50 years old today” he added.
The actor continued “You know, there's always a story of the month, and me dating Jennifer Lopez happened to be that tabloid story at the time when that business grew exponentially”.
“Still, to this day, [some] will go, 'I see you out there in the paparazzi and the pictures!' It's like, 'Yes, I left my house and took out the trash. It's not like I'm trying to—' And it's still like, 'You were taking a pap walk!' As if, if you leave your house, you're only doing so in the hope that you could be so lucky that you could end up as the sixth item in The Daily Mail. It's absurd!" he further added.
Lopez and Affleck got engaged in 2002 and later parted ways in 2004.