Jennifer Garner Might Not Be a Fan of Jennifer Lopez's New Album That Celebrates Ben Affleck Love

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Jennifer Lopez is celebrating the success of her new album, This Is Me… Now, along with her companion Amazon Prime movie musical, and the documentary, The Greatest Love Story Never Told. It’s a passion project that honors her reunified love with Ben Affleck, but nobody has stopped to think about how this might make Jennifer Garner feel.

While Lopez and Affleck went on to marry other people and start families with them after their 2004 breakup, the sudden press has to be a little awkward for Garner, right? Well, that seems to be the case. A source shared with Life & Style that some of the lyrics are “tough to hear” for the Yes Day star. “Basically, this album is telling the world that the original Bennifer was meant to be,” the insider shared. “On one track, Ben even utters, ‘I love you, I always have,’ which Jen took as a bit of a slap in the face.”

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of "This Is Me... Now: A Love Story" held at Dolby Theatre on February 13, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of “This Is Me… Now: A Love Story” held at Dolby Theatre on February 13, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

The trio has reportedly been co-parenting all of their children amicably, so the J.Lo project could cause an uncomfortable rift for a while. Affleck shares three kids with Garner, Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 11, and Lopez has 16-year-old twins Max and Emme Muñiz from her marriage to Marc Anthony. The source is claiming that Garner has banned the album from the household because the lyrics are too steamy for young ears. “Jen thinks the whole thing is just cringe,” they added. “The kids don’t need to hear about Ben ‘climbing on top’ of their stepmom and their ‘bodies aligning.’ It’s embarrassing.”

While Affleck has remained silent about his wife’s new project, he has supported her along the journey by co-writing the movie musical and (reluctantly) appearing the documentary. But for Garner, she has to hear over and over again how Lopez and her ex-husband are soulmates. “We captured me at this moment in time when I was reunited with the love of my life and we decided we were going to be together forever,” Lopez told Apple Music 1‘s Zane Lowe. “The whole message of [This Is Me…Then] is, ‘This love exists. This is a real love.’ Now I think what the message of [This Is Me…Now] is: If you have, like me at times, lost hope, almost given up, don’t. True love does exist, and some things do last forever and that’s real.”

The good news is that Garner is happily involved with boyfriend John Miller and has her own relationship to focus on. The headlines about Lopez’s project will soon make way for another Hollywood story, so hopefully, this tricky time in the trio’s co-parenting dynamic gets back on smooth road soon.

Before you go, click here to see a complete timeline of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez
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