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Why Ben Affleck Wasn’t With Jennifer Lopez on the 2023 Met Gala

Why Ben Affleck Wasn’t With Jennifer Lopez on the 2023 Met Gala

Why Ben Affleck Wasn’t With Jennifer Lopez at the 2023 Met Gala

Jennifer Lopez gave the world a nice shock yesterday when she attended the Met Gala and an after-party in two attractive ensembles, regardless of being photographed along with her husband Ben Affleck in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

Affleck didn’t wind up becoming a member of her for the New York Metropolis festivities regardless of attending along with her earlier than in 2021, however there’s no drama behind the absence. The Each day Mail studies that Affleck was unable to go solely as a result of he had “work commitments he couldn’t get out of” in Los Angeles.

Lopez as an alternative introduced her sister Lynda Lopez as her plus one to Casamigos’ Met Gala after-party. Lynda shared a photograph of their night time out on Instagram, writing, “#Aboutlastnight Stayed up late wayyyy too many nights this week… #mamasnightout ❤️” Lopez seems along with her within the second slide of the carousel:

On the Met Gala purple carpet, Lopez wore a customized Ralph Lauren halter costume with a black prime and light-weight pink skirt and accessorized with a black fascinator in her hair and opera gloves. She responded to reporters who shouted, “Mrs. Affleck!”

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For the after-party, Lopez switched right into a traditional black and white look. She wore a Ralph Lauren blazer, white shirt, and a darkish skirt with a excessive leg slit and topped it off with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.

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Although Affleck wasn’t with Lopez on the Met Gala this 12 months, he did be part of her on the Grammys, the place he went viral for his facial expressions.

He mirrored on that have to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “I had fun on the Grammys. My spouse was going, and I believed, ‘Effectively, there’ll be good music. It is likely to be enjoyable.’ At film award exhibits, it’s speeches and, like, sound-mixing webinars. However I believed this is able to be enjoyable. I noticed [Grammy host Trevor Noah approach] and I used to be like, ‘Oh, God.’ They had been framing us on this shot, however I didn’t know they had been rolling. I leaned into her and I used to be like, ‘As quickly they begin rolling, I’m going to slip away from you and go away you sitting subsequent to Trevor.’ She goes, ‘You higher fucking not go away.’ That’s a husband-and-wife factor. I imply, a few of it’s, I’m like, ‘All proper, who is that this act?’ Like, I don’t sustain. My spouse does, clearly. And yeah, it’s your spouse’s work occasion. And I’ve gone to occasions and been pissed off. I’ve gone and been bored. I’ve gone to award exhibits and been drunk, a bunch. No person ever as soon as mentioned I’m drunk. [But at the Grammys] they had been like, ‘He’s drunk.’ And I believed, that’s attention-grabbing. That raises a complete different factor about whether or not or not it’s sensible to acknowledge dependancy as a result of there’s a number of compassion, however there’s nonetheless an amazing stigma, which is commonly fairly inhibiting. I do assume it disincentivizes folks from making their lives higher.”

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Alyssa Bailey is the senior information and technique editor at, the place she oversees protection of celebrities and royals (notably Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She beforehand held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves operating round Central Park, making folks take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York Metropolis.

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