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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are back together again and their relationship continues to make headlines. The couple is magnetic and their every move is always in the spotlight. Affleck made the news after making claims about his marriage to ex-wife Jennifer Garner. The comments were largely rejected by the public at large and there was a report Lopez was even mad at Affleck. Now the “If You Had My Love” crooner is breaking her silence and revealing how she really feels about the situation.

Jennifer looking serious, Ben Affleck smiling
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck | Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

What did Ben Affleck say about Jennifer Garner?

Affleck was in the eye of a storm after making an appearance on The Howard Stern Show. The Gone Girl actor opened up about his marriage to Garner and made some claims that received a lot of backlash among fans. Affleck said that he “had a marriage that didn’t work” and despite trying to make it work for their two kids, it didn’t work out.

However, it was the comments where he said he felt trapped in the marriage that has generated criticism against the actor.

“I’d probably still be drinking. It’s part of why I started drinking … because I was trapped,” Affleck said. “I was like ‘I can’t leave ’cause of my kids, but I’m not happy, what do I do.’ What I did was drink a bottle of scotch and fall asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.”

Affleck also said that he and Garner made the decision to divorce so their kids didn’t grow up seeing an unhappy couple.

“We had a marriage that didn’t work, this happens, with somebody that I love and respect, but to whom I shouldn’t be married any longer. Ultimately, we tried. We tried, we tried because we had kids. Both of us felt like we don’t want this to be the model that our kids see of marriage,” he also said.

Is J.Lo really mad at Ben Affleck for comments about Jennifer Garner?

Following Affleck’s interview going viral, it was reported that Lopez was not happy with his comments about his ex-wife. According to a Page Six source, the Marry Me star was “pissed” as she was getting “dragged” into the mess because she is dating Affleck and that’s not something she wanted.

However, in a new interview, Lopez is debunking the claims she was mad at Affleck and cleared things up for everyone.

“This story is simply not true,” the Monster-in-Law actor told People. “It is not how I feel. I couldn’t have more respect for Ben as a father, a co-parent, and a person.”

Ben Affleck kissing Jennifer Lopez on the cheek while the latter smiles
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez | Steve Granitz/FilmMagic

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Ben Affleck reacts to backlash

Affleck addressed the backlash he was receiving over his comments about his marriage to Garner when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Justice League actor said that his comments were taken out of context.

“They had literally taken the conversation that I had had for 2 hours and made it seem as if I was saying the exact opposite of what I’d said,” he said. “I had gone on and said how much we respect each other and cared about each other and cared about our kids and put them first and went through our stuff. And they said that I had blamed my ex-wife for my alcoholism and that I was trapped in this marriage, just made me out to be the worst, most insensitive, stupid, awful guy.”