Are J.Lo & Ben Affleck Pranking Us?

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Are J.Lo & Ben Affleck Pranking Us?

It has recently come to my attention that Ben Affleck has previously had his hand on Jennifer Lopez's butt whilst floating on the choppy seas called life. Over the weekend, J.Lo celebrated her 52nd birthday on a yacht in St. Tropez with her early aughts boyfriend and phoenix tattoo-owner, Ben Affleck. Takeaways from the birthday festivities included this photo of the two kissing featured on J.Lo's Instagram (aka they are Instagram Official) and this photo of Affleck's hand featured on J.Lo's butt.

This isn't the first time we've seen the two in this exact position. In the 2002 music video for "Jenny From the Block," the Affleck and J.Lo are found in the same position, suggesting they were recreating the moment during this voyage out to sea. And I love that for them, but I have to ask — is it for real?

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There are two things that could be happening right now:

  • J.Lo and Ben were being their silly selves while hanging out on a birthday boat. They noticed there were paparazzi following them, so they decided to troll them and recreate the moment from the music video. After that, they sang "Happy Birthday" and had a funfetti cake.
  • J.Lo and Ben are actually recreating the music video for some type of promotional or anniversary moment. It's all for press and every flutter in your heart for Bennifer 2.0 has been a lie.

Have thoughts? Let us know in the comments and check out today's episode of Pop Chaser, in which my co-host Lindsay and I discuss this cultural shift. We also discuss the Dexter revival (reboot?) trailer as well as Erika Jayne's tweets. Come for the unhinged Twitter presence and stay for the unhinged Old Wikipedia synopsis.

Listen to the new episode of Pop Chaser below, or on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts! And don't forget to take a look at The Dipp's other weekly podcast, TV. Watch. Repeat., in which Kate and I delve into the histories of some of your favorite TV shows.

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Images: screenshot from "Jenny From the Block" video

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