Ben Affleck on what Jennifer Lopez told him at the Grammys
Ben Affleck set a record for the viral moment he had with Jennifer Lopez last month Grammy Award.
In an interview published on Thursday Hollywood Reporterthe actor revealed what his superstar wife actually whispered to him when they were filmed in the background of one of host Trevor Noah’s comedy snippets.
Affleck said he leaned over to Lopez and stated, “Once they start rolling, I’ll slip away from you and leave you sitting next to Trevor.”
“You better not fucking leave,” Lopez replied, according to Affleck.
“It’s a husband-wife relationship,” he told THR.
Elsewhere in the interview, the actor drew attention to viewers who accused him of being drunk at the ceremony, stating that it made him question his decision to come out about his struggle with alcohol addiction was “wise”.
“There is a lot of compassion here, but there is still a huge stigma that is often very slow,” he said. “I really think it takes away people’s incentive to improve their lives.”
The Lopez and Affleck swap sparked a strong reaction from those who watched the Grammys at home, Twitter users and even lip readers weigh.
People on social media speculated that the couple caught on camera during an argument.
Affleck’s encounter with Lopez wasn’t the only time his behavior came under scrutiny that night. The actor was also subjected to countless memes that made fun of him for looking bored during the event.
Days after the Grammys, Lopez seemed to answer to all the jokes about her husband’s blasé expression in the Instagram post.
She shared a frame Affleck, who seems unconcerned, from the trailer for Air, the upcoming Nike movie he’s directing.
“Happy face of my husband,” she wrote in a text overlay on the image.
Although the singer’s post seemed funny, she may have been completely honest. In an interview with THR on Thursday, Affleck said he actually “had a good time at the Grammys.”
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