Entertainment Ben Affleck Says He's in 'Awe' of Jennifer Lopez's 'Effect on the World'
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Jennifer Garner appeared to be in great spirits when she stopped to visit a friend on Saturday morning in Los Angeles. The actress flashed a sunny smile as she headed inside.The 49-year-old actress turned to flash a sunny smile as she opened the door to her friend's residence, displaying her trademark dimples.
knows how lucky he is to have by his side.
In, Affleck sings the award-winning performer praises and explains exactly why he admires her for her "effect on the world."
"All I can tell you is that I have seen firsthand the difference representation makes because I have seen, over and over and over and over, women of color approach Jennifer and tell her what her example as a strong woman and a woman succeeding and demanding her fair share in the business world means to them," Affleck said.
"I am in awe of what Jennifer's effect on the world is," he continued. "At most, as an artist, I can make movies that move people. Jennifer has inspired a massive group of people to feel they have a seat at the table in this country. That is an effect few people throughout history have had, one I will never know and one I can only stand by and admire with respect."
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This isn't the first time Affleck, 49, has spoken about Lopez, 52, and the hardships she's faced as a Latina in show business.
Back in January, before they rekindled their romance, Affleck opened up about the attention their earlier relationship received and how much of it was negative towards the actress and singer.
"People were so f---- mean about her — sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious s--- was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said," Affleck said during the podcast Awards Chatter for The Hollywood Reporter.
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"Now it's like, she's lionized and respected for the work she did, where she came from, what she accomplished — as well she f----- should be!" he added. "I would say you have a better shot, coming from the Bronx, of ending up as like [Justice Sonia] Sotomayor on the Supreme Court than you do of having Jennifer Lopez's career and being who she is at 50 years old today."
Lopez and Affleck first got engaged in 2002, postponed their 2003 wedding days before they were set to walk down the aisle, then officially split by January 2004.
They rekindled their love earlier this year and have inseparable since, making their official red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month.
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