Gwyneth Paltrow Commented on Ex Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s Red Carpet Debut

Ben Affleck just got another seal of approval from an ex over his rekindled relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

On September 11, Gwyneth Paltrow showed her support for the couple in a sweet Instagram comment after one of Lopez’s stylists, Mariel Haenn, shared a photo from their red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival

“Okay, this is cute,” Paltrow wrote underneath the slideshow of Bennifer 2.0 staring into each other’s eyes and kissing at the premiere of Affleck’s new movie, The Last Duel. Lopez looked particularly stunning in a white couture dress by Georges Shobeika, while Affleck was handsome as ever in a classic tuxedo. 

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While Affleck’s relationship with Lopez from 2002-2004 was heavily documented and immortalized in pop culture history, fans of Paltrow didn’t forget that the Goop mogul also dated the Good Will Hunting actor on and off for years until 2000. The former couple met in 1997 and costarred in two films together, Shakespeare In Love (1998) and the rom-com Bounce (2000). 

“Girl!! You are the coolest for your comment!!!” one fan replied to Paltrow, per E!, while another wrote “move on game is unmatched” in the comments of a screenshot of the interaction by @commentsbycelebs. Obviously, it’s been over 20 years, but it’s still always nice to see exes supporting exes.

Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998.


Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t Ben Affleck’s only ex who approves of Jennifer Lopez. Back when reports that the couple had reunited after 20 years were still mostly unconfirmed rumors, a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that “[Jennifer Garner] isn’t bothered by Ben hanging out with J.Lo or anyone else. She wants what is best for Ben.” At the time, the source also said, “What matters most to her is Ben being a great dad….They’ve been in a good groove when it comes to co-parenting for a while, and their kids’ happiness is Jen’s main priority.”

Garner and Affleck were married from 2005-2018 and share three children together. Lopez has two kids with her ex-husband, Marc Antony. In June, another source shared that “J. Lo has Jennifer Garner’s seal of approval.” That insider also told Us Weekly that “J. Lo thinks Jennifer is a kind and wonderful person and an amazing mother.”

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