'Argo' Star Ben Affleck Admits He Still Talks to Ex-Fiancée Jennifer Lopez

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Ben Affleck has admitted that he still talks to ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez.

The father of three -- now married to actress Jennifer Garner -- told The Hollywood Reporter the former couple still talks and often “touch base” via e-mail.

“I respect her. I like her. She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life and I’m really pleased to see her successful,” the 40-year-old said.

Affleck, whose latest film Argo hits theaters Friday, further detailed the status of their current relationship.

He added, “We don’t have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there’ll be an email saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great.’”

One thing is for certain: Affleck remains a loyal fan of Lopez’s career endeavors.

“I remember when she got American Idol. I said, 'This was really smart. Good luck,'" he told the publication.

It is a distinct change in tune for the Oscar-winning writer, who in a 2009 interview, vented: “I thought I wanted certain things, but I didn’t. I got lost. I felt suffocated, miserable, and gross.”

The couple, dubbed Bennifer, had a whirlwind 18-month romance that saw them costar in two notorious movies together -- the box-office flops Gigli and Jersey Girl -- before they ended their relationship in 2004.

The two cited media scrutiny and pressure as one of the main reasons of their split. Since 2005, Affleck has been married to his Daredevil costar, Jennifer Garner. The couple has three children, Violet, 6Seraphina, 3, and Samuel, 8 months.

 

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