Matt Damon Is Apparently In Ben Affleck’s “Corner” Amid The Jennifer Lopez Divorce Rumors

Matt Damon Is Apparently In Ben Affleck’s “Corner” Amid The Jennifer Lopez Divorce Rumors

There seems to be a lot going on in Ben Affleck’s life right now, but luckily, it sounds like he’s got the full support of his BFF, Matt Damon.

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As I’m sure you know, there’s been a ton of speculation that Ben and Jennifer Lopez are headed for divorce after nearly two years of marriage.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck sit courtside at a basketball game; Lopez wears a stylish jacket and jeans, Affleck a cap and checkered shirt

On May 19, Entertainment Tonight published reports that the couple is “taking a second to figure out what each of them is going through and wants” amid “tension” in the marriage. This came three days after Jennifer liked a months-old Instagram post about the difficulties of dating someone who lacks “integrity” and “effective communication skills.”

Ben Affleck is walking outdoors wearing a patterned cardigan, T-shirt, and jeans, looking to his left
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Now, following J.Lo’s recently canceled tour and reports that the couple are “quietly” attempting to sell their $60 million marital home, a source has shared some insight with Entertainment Tonight about how the pair are coping amidst the rumored turmoil.

Ben Affleck in a dark suit and Jennifer Lopez in a metallic crop top on the red carpet at an event hosted by Elle
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“Jen and Ben have been living separate lives but have not officially separated yet,” the insider began, noting that they are currently “just doing their own thing.”

Jennifer Lopez stands wearing aviator sunglasses and a plaid-pattern blazer

“They went into their relationship very optimistic and thought things could change, but they haven’t,” they said, referring to their highly publicized reunion in 2021.

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The insider suggested that J.Lo is “touring houses and shopping around for her own home” as she turns to her “mom, sisters, and kids” for strength. Meanwhile, they claim Ben is seeking support from his inner circle.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck pose together outside, with Matt Damon dressed in a black shirt and Ben Affleck in a navy suit. Fans are in the background

Of course, if you know anything about the close friendship between these two, it’ll come as no surprise to hear reports that Ben is getting help from Matt at this time.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck share a laugh on the red carpet. Matt wears a black suit, and Ben is in a navy suit with a patterned tie

Matt — who’s been happily married to his wife, Luciana Barroso, for nearly 20 years — hasn’t experienced quite as much media attention on his love life as Ben has. However, he certainly knows a thing or two about the pressures of public scrutiny as a celebrity.

Ben Affleck in a suit and tie, and Matt Damon in a black shirt and blazer, pose together at an event
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Last April, while he and Ben were promoting their movie Air, Matt credited his BFF for being a “stabilizing” force in his life as they both navigated intense fame, telling People that their friendship is “everything” to him.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon when they were younger at the Golden Globe Awards, both wearing tuxedos and smiling with arms around each other

Notably, after the announcement of Ben’s split from his previous wife, Jennifer Garner, made headlines in 2015, Matt was among the first people to reassure the public that his friend was doing OK.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are sitting close together at a formal event, smiling and deep in conversation, surrounded by glasses and wine

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