In her latest Instagram post—a fairly straightforward promo for the women’s clothing brand Aritizia—the multi-talented star posed in a simple white outfit and cozy puffer jacket, which was the subject of her post. “Cosy morning in my Super Puff,” she wrote in the caption on December 21.
And nothing says “this is just me doing my morning routine” than an (empty) coffee mug in hand. A cute ‘Gram for sure, but not much else to it, right? Wrong. Fans and followers were quick to note that the mug in question has a giant “B” design on it. Obviously, neither Lopez’s first nor last name starts with B. Nor do the names of her parents or her children, 14-year-old twins Emme and Maximillion. Her boyfriend, however…
“B AS IN BEN 🥺” wrote one commenter, echoing the feelings of many.
Honestly, a genius move. The rekindled romance between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck has been the talk of the town since they were first spotted together in April 2021, so this Easter Egg basically guarantees extra eyeballs on the post. It also low-key paints them as a “normal” and “relatable” couple with very minimal effort. He has coffee his own coffee mug at her place (maybe)! Perhaps he even took this picture! Ben Affleck: Instagram boyfriend?
Truly, we are not knocking this. The couple was famously hounded by paparazzi the first time around, and the media was less than kind about the whole thing. So to see Affleck and Lopez turn the tables and control the narrative twenty years later? Good. For. Them.
Lopez even went on the offensive earlier this week, speaking out when Affleck’s recent comments about his struggles with alcohol abuse led some to believe he was blaming his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. When reports began to surface that Lopez was mad at him over the controversy, the singer told People on December 18 that “this story is simply not true.”
She continued, “it is not how I feel…I couldn’t have more respect for Ben as a father, a co-parent, and a person.” Hey, she’s got the mug to prove it. This is Jennifer Lopez’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it.