Ben Affleck Had a Telling Response to Claims He ‘Made Out’ With Britney Spears

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Someone doesn’t look too happy about those Ben Affleck and Britney Spears kiss rumors—and it’s the Argo star himself. Affleck was confronted about the alleged kiss with none other than the pop princess, and his reaction to the claim was pretty telling.

While out on a casual stroll through a Los Angeles neighborhood on February 9, 2024, Affleck was approached by a TMZ paparazzo. Clad in a laid-back ensemble of a blue sweater and plaid jacket, his expression shifted from happy to serious when he was asked about Spears’ recent claim that the pair once “made out” years ago.

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“Good morning, Ben! Is it true what Britney Spears said—that you guys shared a kiss?” the paparazzo asked, as Affleck’s smile faded into a tight-lipped response. The Good Will Hunting star chose not to entertain the question, opting instead to make his way to his car and drive off without a word, according to TMZ.

Image: Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images.
Image: Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images.

The alleged encounter resurfaced when Spears shared a post on Instagram on February 7, 2024. In her now-deleted post, which featured a black-and-white snapshot featuring Affleck and singer Diane Warren, Spears playfully hinted at an alleged rendezvous with the actor. “Cool pic of me and Ben Affleck and Diane Warren years ago!!!” she captioned the photo. “He’s such an amazing actor. Did I fail to mention I made out with Ben that night … I honestly forgot … damn that’s crazy!!!”

She went on to tease, ““Wish I could tell you guys the story that happened before that !!! Oh dear, I’m just being a gossip girl 🤓😏 !!! Psss I actually forgot 😏😉😂😂😂 !!”

With the photograph dating back to 1999, Spears was already embarking on her journey to pop superstardom at the time. And while it’s unclear exactly when the alleged kiss took place, it happened during the same year when Spears started her high-profile romance with Justin Timberlake. As for Affleck, the star was navigating his own Hollywood romance with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.

Paltrow herself offered a glimpse into Affleck’s state of mind during that period, revealing in a candid interview with Howard Stern in 2015 that the actor “was not in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend.” So there’s that.

Meanwhile, Spears has previously claimed that both she and Timberlake cheated on each other throughout the course of their relationship, which lasted from 1999 to 2002. She made the bombshell claims in her memoir The Woman in Me, writing, “There were a couple of times during our relationship when I knew Justin had cheated on me. Especially because I was so infatuated and so in love, I let it go, even though the tabloids seemed determined to rub my face in it.”

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In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible journey—and the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history. Written with remarkable candor and humor, Spears’s groundbreaking book illuminates the enduring power of music and love—and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last.

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