BAffleck and JLo have split – thank God. Some celebrity couples bring out the best in each other and seem to complement each other’s strengths: going way back you had George Burns and Gracie Allen, more recently Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and right now Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey seem to be doing much better together than they would be apart. Can you picture either of them having their own reality show or hosting Saturday Night Live as individuals? I’d never even heard of Nick Lachey before they got married, and Jessica was a second-tier pop bimbo. Now I kind of like them.
But Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were poison. Her crass hyper-ambition and diva airs made him look desperate and needy and lacking in self-confidence, as if he were under some kind of love spell. And rather than emphasizing her best self: the plucky Puerto Rican kid who rose from the barrio on talent, hard work, and determination, their relationship made her look like a manipulative, greedy bitch.
Plus, they never looked right as a physical match: he kind of soft and lumpy, she with the Aztec face, no chest and crazy wide ass. They both are pretty weird looking for supposed sex symbols if you ask me. They have also been poison for each other’s careers, which for entertainers is the ultimate kiss of relationship death. Now they can go back to being themselves, or something:
- Hollywood golden couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have split up, Lopez’s spokesman has said.
The announcement comes four months after Affleck, 31, and 34-year-old Lopez called off their marriage amid a worldwide media frenzy.
Lopez’s New York-based publicist, Rob Shuter, said: “I am confirming the reports that Jennifer Lopez has ended her engagement to Ben Affleck.”
Their two-year relationship had become the world’s biggest celebrity romance.
….They had planned to marry at an exclusive resort near Santa Barbara, California, on 14 September, but cancelled the wedding just days beforehand blaming voracious media attention.
Some reports suggested that Lopez had moved to end the relationship after Affleck was spotted in a Canadian strip club last summer.
But after a week of separation they met up again at Affleck’s $7m (£3.8m) estate near Savannah, Georgia, pursued by the paparazzi.
They had frequently been seen there since, but more rumours about their relationship surfaced after Affleck travelled to Europe alone to promote his latest film Paycheck.
He also appeared alone at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in the US. [BBC]