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Ben Admits That Whole JLo Thing Sucked

Remember when Ben Affleck was an up and coming star winning Oscars and dating Gwyneth Paltrow? Then he took a terrible turn for the worse and became a ridiculous joke while he was dating J Lo. He was always looking so done up and as if just left a tanning salon. Well now Ben is admitting that it was as bad of a time for him as it was for us. We love the cleaned up, more serious family man Ben has evolved into. Ben looked relaxed and happy at the premiere of HBO's Ithuteng last night in LA. As for what he said about his time with J. Lo, here's more:

... J.Lo's ex lover Ben Affleck has admitted their engagement was a huge mistake.

Their high profile relationship ended in 2004, just months after they were due to marry - a wedding that was called off at the last moment.

He said: "I should never have got engaged and never gone down that route. I thought I wanted certain things, but I didn't. I got lost and felt suffocated, miserable and gross. I had to smile for the cameras, but I was really in turmoil. I was no longer in control of my life and I didn't know which way to turn. I felt like a hamster in a cage. The faster my legs went, the less distance I seemed to travel."

Maybe Ben was destined to marry a Jennifer but we're happy Garner was the one he ended up with. His career has made a major come back as well so it looks like he made the right choice.


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woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
hmm didn't we all know that?
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
LMAO! He didn't say that being with a superficial shallow money grubbing cheap ass bitch sucked..which he sooo easily could have. He said that the situation sucked and that he did things he shouldn't have. No shocker. More pathetic that PDiddy is still p whipped by her mega ass after all these years. Return Suri immediately or face the consequences Earthlings!
chibarosa chibarosa 10 years
You guys, ran an article on this the other day, and I agree with her that this story is probably fabricated, just like the Renee Zellweger story is out now is probably made up.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
shut the hell up ben... and I disagree that Ben is the next oscar-winning actor... only if he erases Jersey Girl from his past along with Gigli.
jnicole jnicole 10 years
I am so happy he is with jennifer garner they are so good together and violet is absolutely adorable!
clarinha clarinha 10 years
I think he is a jerk for saying this, and about his relationship with Garner, PLEASE, they are together for what? 2 years? Lets not forget that they got married because she got pregnant, thats why people gets shocked when those couples split, they only wanna see the beautiful pictures.
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
oh the poor thing he HAD to date the most sexiest woman alive! get over it ben, jen hasnt spoken about u in years and u still feel the need to bring it up?!!!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I wish Ben had specified if it was Jen who sucked or the media frenzy around them that sucked. It sounds like he means the media, but it's so unclear that it seems really mean towards Jen. I do love him with Jennifer Garner and Violet is the cutest! But still, his statement was a bit harsh!
Maerc24 Maerc24 10 years
I'm just wondering why Jen's exes are now coming out with how they weren't actually happy (Ben) or they wouldn't have married her anyways (Diddy)...why are they bringing up this history now...three to five years they have beef with her, or they just trying to bring her down. Either way, I think it's low...and I'm sure it really doesn't bother her. She's happy with her (zombie-looking) husband Marc, I think.
lula29 lula29 10 years
I think he's talking about the media attention, and I also think they both came to the realization they wouldn't work in the long term. I think that had the media left them alone, instead of killing their relationship without all the scrutiny, things probably would have ended up the same way, but without all the media craze. If I were him, I'd have a bad taste in my mouth about that too. Thankfully they are all happy and doing well with their significant others. I do wish the media would leave things well enough alone, when they believe the pair up is weird to them for whatever reason.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
McMurphy McMurphy 10 years
Ben is talking about all the media attention. J Lo has said the same thing about their relationship in so many words. When Ben was in Britain for the London Film Festival, all the interviewers would ask him about was Bennifer. They never asked Ben about his Wife and Baby. It was like they where stuck in time. I think they took interviews Ben did (after Bennifer 2004) from "Rolling Stone" and "Details" and created quotes. I have read both interviews and he says something to this effect about the media (Not J Lo). This British Tab is just using Ben's words for the most attention getting way possible J Lo isn't innocent. She co-wrote a song about Ben with her husband then fiance Marc right after Bennifer. In a few interviews she made some snide remarks when asked about Ben. J Lo and Ben are both married now. They both have become much lower key people because of Bennifer.
Kensington Kensington 10 years
He should've taken the high road on this one. Regardless of what he was referring to, it could be hurtful to JLo-someone he supposedly cared for at one time. What a lout!
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
He is one fugly man.
gidgetgirl gidgetgirl 10 years
I can't believe no one else has commented on his horrible toupe. It looks very fake to me. Ben is a washed up, balding, drunk loser- he should stick to taking care of his family. I am not a fan obviously.. he better treat Jen G right!
ceebee92 ceebee92 10 years
I haven't cared for him since the JLo thing...he is just so cheesy looking.....UGH!
lccc lccc 10 years
How can we be sure that this quote is real. It's from a British tabloid, for chrissakes, and they don't even tell us how they got that quote. I'm sure it wasn't directly from Ben.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
I think he was probably talking about the media, but if he was talking about his feelings for J-lo then that's pretty rude.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
He does look drunk.
Adriana42 Adriana42 10 years
that is one fugly face
liliblu liliblu 10 years
I agree with whoever said he still looks like a drunk. I don't see why either Jennifer would want with him. He took Jennifer Lopez to his parents home, filled it flowers, and then proposed. I think that took a little planning. Now he calls it a mistake. Maybe it didn't work Ben because you were busy drinking, gambling, and visiting strip clubs.
teddybear teddybear 10 years
All I can say is, I'm glad he left if he wasn't happy.
BA4ever BA4ever 10 years
I think he is talking about the whole media thing, and not J-Lo. Even that creepy video was meant to make fun of all the publicity, but no one got the joke. I think he really cared about her but couldn't face the life they would have had. Can you picture him getting dragged to TomKat's wedding? But he is on the right track now - as he said himself - all that wasn't really him. As for being rude - how about Diddy - making fun of people like Ben who actually wanted to marry her. That ugly thing still isn't married - like Clooney - he also thinks he is too good for any one woman.
OChottie OChottie 10 years
I'm sorry y'all but he still looks like a drunk. Hope all that is behind him for Violet's sake.
juju4 juju4 10 years
I agree with the peeps that said he seems to be talking about the media frenzy around their relationship. I would feel suffocated if every move I made was reported by the media simply because of who I was dating.
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