Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck shocked their millions of fans earlier this year when they rekindled their romance seventeen years after they called off their engagement. Now, Affleck’s best friend Matt Damon is speaking out to give his thoughts on their relationship.
When asked what he thought about Affleck and Lopez reuniting, Damon said, “Oh man, no one’s pulling harder than I am.”
“They’re both great. I just want for their happiness. They seem pretty happy right now,” he added, according to Daily Mail.
Damon told Extra last month that he was “so happy” for the couple amid their rekindled romance.
“He’s the best. He deserves every happiness in the world. I’m glad for both of them,” Damon said.
It’s also been reported that while Lopez and Affleck are “fully committed” to each other, they don’t plan on getting married.
“They are fully committed to each other… They have been meshing their lives and families and don’t feel the need to get engaged yet or even tie the knot,” a source told E! recently. “They have both been there and don’t feel it’s necessary. They are both very secure within their relationship and Ben worships her. It’s truly meant to be and everyone around them thinks they are a perfect match.”
However, a source told ET Online last month that their “friends wouldn’t be surprised if they move in together and ultimately end up together. They’re spending all of their free time together and making each other a priority.”
Back in January, months before they rekindled their romance, Affleck recalled how “mean” people were when they first started dating back in 2001.
“People were so f**king mean about her — sexist, racist, ugly, vicious s**t was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said,” he said on while appearing on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. ”
“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**king should be!” Affleck 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.”