Ben Affleck Claims Jenny from the Block Nearly Ruined His Career

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Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend between 2002 to 2004, Ben Affleck, was somehow persuaded to star in the music video for “Jenny from the Block,” the lead single from her third studio album This Is Me… Then (2002). The couple broke up shortly thereafter.

Focusing on her desire to remain humble and true to her roots in The Bronx, J. Lo reportedly used the video to blast the media’s obsession with her being a famous person in a famous relationship.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in the music video for Jenny from the BlockBen Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in the music video for Jenny from the Block

“Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is,” Damon told The Hollywood Reporter about Affleck’s relationship with Jennifer Lopez. “He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t. It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend because it wasn’t fair, you know?”

“To my mind, nobody really got him at all. And through his work, he climbed from the bottom of the mountain all the way back up to the top and past where either of us had ever been,” he added.

“If I have a big regret, it was doing the music video. But that happened years ago. I’ve moved on,” Ben Affleck stated during an interview with EntertainmentWise in 2008. He added: “It not only makes me look like a petulant fool (to blame Lopez), but it surely qualifies as ungentlemanly? For the record, did she hurt my career? No.”

Ben Affleck claims Jenny from the Block nearly ruined his careerBen Affleck claims Jenny from the Block nearly ruined his career

In February 2015, the “In Living Color” actress joined Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, and Marion Cotillard at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Jennifer Lopez flaunting her sexy cleavage in Elie SaabJennifer Lopez flaunting her sexy cleavage in Elie Saab

The 45-year-old actress donned a cleavage-baring floor-length gown from the Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture collection featuring monochromatic beaded detail and a long train.

Jennifer Lopez's Neil Lane diamond drop earringsJennifer Lopez’s Neil Lane diamond drop earrings

She accessorized with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, Neil Lane diamond drop earrings, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Jennifer Lopez rocked a cleavage-baring floor-length dressJennifer Lopez rocked a cleavage-baring floor-length dress

While the American Idol judge looked stunning, we think she ruined the look by showing off too much cleavage. Do you agree that Jennifer looked a little dated? Let us know your fashion verdict by leaving a comment below!

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Jennifer Lopez at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby TheatreJennifer Lopez at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 22, 2015

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN

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