Ben Affleck and Matt Damon met in high school and have been close friends ever since. So, when Damon appeared on Today to discuss his new movie, Stillwater, hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb were eager to ask his thoughts about Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s possible reconciliation.
“There’s not enough liquor in the world for you to get me to say something about that,” Damon joked after Guthrie and Kotb tried to get him to share his thoughts.
The Ford v Ferrari actor admits he didn’t know the exes had been recently spotted together. “I just heard you guys,” he told Guthrie and Kotb. “I was sitting here waiting to come on TV. It’s the first time I heard about it.” Despite Matt Damon’s initial hesitation, he did admit that “it’s a fascinating story” and said, “I hope it’s true. I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.”
Lopez and Affleck got engaged in November 2002 before breaking up in January 2004. They reconciled (for now, platonically) in April 2021, but TMZ reports they were emailing each other regularly starting in early February.
People reported on May 10 the exes recently took a trip to Montana together. “She had a great time with Ben,” a source told the outlet. “She is happy with him and enjoys spending time with him.” A separate insider told People, “[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.”
Meanwhile, an insider revealed to E! Online, “She wants to give it a shot with Ben. They never really had closure and she has always wondered what could have been. The timing was never right and they were in different places until now.”