Last week, Ben Affleck was in Texas, and had likely already started filming on his latest movie. We knew that Jennifer Lopez and Ben were about to be separated for the fall, with him filming in Texas and Jen headed to Canada to film something there. We knew that they were targeting a big reunion for Christmas (her people indicated as much to People). But we also knew that there would probably be opportunities for them to visit each other. And wouldn’t you know, Ben found the time. He traveled to New York this weekend to watch his lady perform at the Global Citizen festival, and then on Sunday, they headed out for a paparazzi photoshoot at Madison Square Park. I love this.
Ben Affleck is Jennifer Lopez’s No. 1 fan! A source tells PEOPLE that the 49-year-old actor flew to New York City to meet up with Lopez, 52, ahead of her performance at Global Citizen Live on Saturday.
“Jennifer and Ben were apart for a few days earlier this week. They met up in N.Y.C. yesterday,” the insider says. “Ben wanted to be by her side and attended the event. He watched her perform.”
“They are always supportive of each other’s careers,” the source adds. “Ben has to be in Texas to film this coming week.”
Affleck had been in Austin for production on his latest project, but made a stop in Los Angeles to visit his kids before reaching his final destination in New York.
I’m not going to speak about J.Lo’s Global Citizen performance because I saw some of the clips and the singing was not great. But I love that she was there for a good cause and I love that Ben came out to support her. And then they did this pap stroll through a public park, with Jen wearing this Big Picnic Energy look. Autumnal Bennifer, please enjoy it while we can.
Photos courtesy of Backgrid.