Ben Affleck holds hands with Jennifer Lopez as she supports him before Jimmy Kimmel recording


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez presented a united front on Wednesday ahead of his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his new movie The Tender Bar.

The Last Duel star, 49, and the 52-year-old singer were spotted holding hands as they walked into the studio for the late-night Hollywood talk show.

Ben was set to discuss his new project after he sparked controversy with an interview on The Howard Stern Show in which he said he was pressured into drinking after feeling trapped in his marriage to Jennifer Garner.

United Front: Ben Affleck, 49, held hands with his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, 52, as they arrived for his recording of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in hollywood wednesday

He and Jennifer both wore overcoats for extra warmth on the chilly afternoon.

He looked dapper in a beige overcoat with a sky blue shirt underneath, with black pants and black leather shoes.

Jennifer went for a casual look with a pretty powder blue overcoat with wide lapels, which she wore open.

She topped it off with relaxed-fit pale blue jeans pleated around her waist, which she cinched with a beige belt.

The Waiting For Tonight singer kept warm with a chunky gray sweater and a beige fluffy striped scarf wrapped around her neck.

She carried a pale blue handbag to match her coat and raised her height by 5ft 5in with gray suede boots.

Look good: Ben looked dapper in a beige overcoat with a blue shirt, black pants, and black leather pants

Look good: Ben looked dapper in a beige overcoat with a blue shirt, black pants, and black leather pants

Blue vibe: Jennifer displayed a winning smile while wearing a powder blue overcoat with loose jeans, a gray sweater, a beige striped scarf and gray suede boots

Blue vibe: Jennifer displayed a winning smile while wearing a powder blue overcoat with loose jeans, a gray sweater, a beige striped scarf and gray suede boots

Controversy: While Ben was likely going to discuss his next movie The Tender Bar, he made headlines in an interview with Howard Stern in which he said he felt

Controversy: Although Ben was likely to discuss his next movie The Tender Bar, he made headlines in an interview with Howard Stern in which he said feeling “trapped” in his marriage to Jennifer Garner had brought him about. to drink

Jennifer completed her understated look by tying her caramel-colored locks into a ponytail to show off her impeccably made-up face.

She was seen giving a winning smile to Ben, who looked more straightforward.

While Ben was likely going to be discussing his upcoming movie The Tender Bar, which is being directed by his friend George Clooney, he recently found himself making headlines for a Tuesday appearance on The Howard Stern Show.

The actor, who has been to rehab several times for his alcohol addiction, said feeling “trapped” contributed to his drinking in the last days of his marriage to Jennifer Garner.

“I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I’m not happy, what am I doing? And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution.

Ben and Jen separated in 2015, just a day after their 10th birthday, and they finalized their divorce in 2018.

Bundled up: The Waiting For Tonight singer kept cozy in a chunky gray sweater and a beige fluffy striped scarf wrapped around her neck

Bundled up: The Waiting For Tonight singer kept cozy in a chunky gray sweater and a beige fluffy striped scarf wrapped around her neck

Feeling

Feeling ‘trapped’: ‘I was like,’ I can’t leave because of my children, but I’m not happy, what am I doing? And what I did was [I] drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the sofa, which turned out not to be the solution, ”he said

Yikes: After the interview, several fans and critics slammed Affleck on social media for the comments, which many interpreted as blaming Garner for his relapse with alcohol use

Yikes: After the interview, several fans and critics slammed Affleck on social media for the comments, which many interpreted as blaming Garner for his relapse with alcohol use

Interesting outlook: However, he never explicitly pointed the finger at Jennifer - whom he praised for her parenting - during the conversation with Stern, and he seemed to suggest the two were just long term.

Interesting outlook: However, he never explicitly pointed the finger at Jennifer – whom he praised for her parenting – during the conversation with Stern, and he seemed to suggest the two were just long term.

“I knew she was a good mom.  I always hoped that she would know that I was a good father;  I knew I was, ”he told Stern.

“I knew she was a good mom. I always hoped that she would know that I was a good father; I knew I was, ”he told Stern. “I had to get sober, and I knew that too, and I recognized it.”

After the interview, several fans and critics slammed Affleck on social media for the comments, which many interpreted as blaming Garner for his alcohol relapse.

However, he never explicitly pointed the finger at Jennifer – whom he complimented on her parenting – during the conversation with Stern, and he seemed to suggest the two were just long term.

“I knew she was a good mom. I always hoped that she would know that I was a good father; I knew I was, ”he told Stern. “I had to get sober, and I knew that too, and I recognized it.”

It was the couple’s children – Violet, 16, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine – who kept them together for as long as they were.

“In the end we tried, we tried, we tried because we had kids, but we both felt like we didn’t want this to be the pattern our kids see of marriage.” , he added.

Before Ben’s interview, he and Jennifer looked in love at The Tender Bar’s Sunday Hollywood premiere.

He stars in the film, based on the memoir of the same name by JR Moehringer, with Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe and Christopher Lloyd.

Disconnect: Ben did not explicitly blame his ex-wife Jennifer and compliment her parenthood, but many fans nonetheless interpreted her statements as blaming her for her drinking;  photographed with Garner in 2013

Disconnect: Ben did not explicitly blame his ex-wife Jennifer and compliment her parenthood, but many fans nonetheless interpreted her statements as blaming her for her drinking; photographed with Garner in 2013

Disapproval:

Disapproval: “You blame your ex-wife for drinking?” You were a drunkard before you married her! one avid Twitter user tweeted, several others asking him to take “responsibility” for his own actions

Blame Game: Mirroring previous tweets, another disgruntled fan wrote, “@BenAffleck sounds like you're blaming your ex-wife for your drinking!  Dirt!

Blame Game: Mirroring previous tweets, another disgruntled fan wrote, “@BenAffleck sounds like you’re blaming your ex-wife for your drinking! Dirt! “


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