Ben Affleck has spoken out against the negativity that actress-singer Jennifer Lopez suffered during their relationship, which ended in 2004.
“People were so mean about him – sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious [expletive] was written about her in such a way that if you wrote it now, you would literally be fired for saying those things you said, ”Affleck said on a podcast, People reports.
“Now it’s like she’s admired and respected for the work she’s done, where she’s from, what she’s done – she should be too! I would say you have a better chance coming from the Bronx of ending up as (Judge Sonia) Sotomayor on the Supreme Court than having the career of Jennifer Lopez and being who she is at 50 today, ” he added. .
The two were featured in Lopez’s 2002 music video, “Jenny from the block.” They got engaged the same year. They officially separated in January 2004.
“You know, there’s always a story of the month, and me dating Jennifer Lopez was that tabloid story when this business has grown exponentially. Yet to this day (some) will say, “I see you out there in the paparazzi and the photos!” It’s like, ‘Yeah, I left my house and took out the trash. It’s not like I’m trying to “And it’s always like” You were taking a walk! “As if, if you leave your house, you only do so in the hope that you might be so lucky that you might end up as the sixth item in the Daily Mail. That’s absurd!” Affleck said.
The former couple also starred in the films “Jersey Girl” and “Gigli”.