“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s … at best?”
Ben Affleck is praising his ex-fiancee, Jennifer Lopez.
While speaking to InStyle for their May cover story about Lopez, Affleck applauded his ex and her work ethic, calling the singer-actress the “hardest working person” he’s ever encountered in the industry. Affleck, 48, and Lopez, 50, were engaged from 2002 to 2004.
“I thought I had a good work ethic,” Affleck told the publication, “but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts.”
“She remains, to this day, the hardest working person I’ve come across in this business,” he continued. “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”
The Oscar winner later added of J.Lo, “Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s … at best?”
Affleck and Lopez became engaged in 2002. The former couple — who starred alongside one another in “Jersey Girl” and “Gigli” — later postponed their wedding in 2003, before breaking up for good in 2004.