Ben Affleck admits he’s ‘in awe’ of girlfriend Jennifer Lopez as he speaks out for first time since confirming romance

Ben Affleck has nothing but sweet words for girlfriend Jennifer Lopez (Picture: Getty Images)

Ben Affleck has spoken out about girlfriend Jennifer Lopez for the first time since they got back together, admitting he’s ‘in awe’ of the actress.

The couple reunited earlier this year following Jennifer’s split from Alex Rodriguez and 17 years after she and Ben first dated. 

After going public with their romance on the red carpet last week, Ben, 49, has now praised Jen, 52, in a new interview.

Speaking to AdWeek about Jennifer’s influence as an actress and entertainer, the Batman actor said: ‘I am in awe of what Jennifer’s effect on the world is. At most, as an artist, I can make movies that move people. Jennifer has inspired a massive group of people to feel they have a seat at the table in this country.

‘That is an effect few people throughout history have had, one I will never know and one I can only stand by and admire with respect.’ 

Referring to Jennifer’s Puerto Rican heritage, Ben continued: ‘All I can tell you is that I have seen firsthand the difference representation makes because I have seen, over and over and over and over, women of colour approach Jennifer and tell her what her example as a strong woman and a woman succeeding and demanding her fair share in the business world means to them.’ 

Following several months of speculation, Bennifer confirmed their romance at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month where Ben debuted his new movie Duel. There was no denying the couple’s connection as they shared passionate kisses on the red carpet and looked longingly at each other. 

Ben and Jennifer aren’t shy about their love anymore (Picture: Getty Images)

Days later, they jetted back to the US to attend the star-studded Met Gala together and again put on a PDA-filled loved-up show. 

Jennifer is yet to explicitly address their relationship in public but she did recently admit she was ‘super happy’. 

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple 1 Music, the Love Don’t Cost A Thing singer said coyly: ‘I’m super happy. I know people are always wondering. How are you? What’s going on? Are you okay? This is it. I’ve never been better. 

‘I want my people who care about me because I care about them so much, to know that I’ve really gotten to a place in my life where I’m great on my own. I think once you get to that place, then amazing things happen to you that you never imagine in your life happening again, and so that is where I’m at.’ 

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The Hustlers actress added: ‘I love all the love that’s coming my way right now and all of the good wishes. I just want everybody to know that it’s the best time. It’s the best time of my life.’ 

Things seem to be serious for Bennifer as Ben was recently spotted shopping for rings at Tiffany’s, sparking rumours that an engagement could be on the horizon. They have also introduced their children to each other as they were seen enjoying a movie night with Jen’s children, Max and Emme, and Ben’s daughters Violet and Seraphina.

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