Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were spotted looking like two lovebirds at the famous Melrose Trading Post flea market in Los Angeles. It may seem like a casual Sunday with the kids, but the Hollywood hotspot is packed with paparazzi as it’s celebrities’ favorite weekend adventure. Affleck isn’t a fan of the press, so why would he agree to go?
The affectionate photos of the couple, arm in arm and attached at hip, are sweet, but they also come at a very curious moment. Affleck was seen with Jennifer Garner two days ago, in what Page six described as an “intimate moment” inside the car with their daughter, 14-year-old Seraphina. Garner leaned forward from the backseat toward her ex-husband sitting in the front seat as he tilted his head in her direction. It was nothing more than an adorable co-parenting situation, but some people insinuated that it was something more.
“Oh, Jennifer Lopez is not going to like this one.” wrote an X account (formerly Twitter). “Someone watch Jennifer!” She’s going to HATE THISSSSSSS,” added another user. Even though fans of J.Lo and Affleck know they’re tough, the pictures may have inspired the couple to head to a paparazzi-heavy spot to let everyone know there’s has nothing to do here. It’s a tactic they’ve used before to make it known that they’re more in love now than they were 20 years ago.
The love triangle story must be exhausting for all three. Garner enjoys a happy relationship with John Miller and the Bennifer 2.0 saga has played out very publicly over the past few years. There’s nothing better for kids than their parents getting along famously, but Lopez and Affleck may have wanted to squash those Garner reunion rumors as quickly as possible — before they take their own lives.
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