'Jeopardy!' aired a 'Bennifer' clue that may have been filmed before Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's rumored romantic trip

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'Jeopardy!' aired a 'Bennifer' clue that may have been filmed before Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's rumored romantic trip
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A clue that aired May 14, 2021, on "Jeopardy!"; Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in 2003. "Jeopardy!"/ABC; Kevin Winter/Getty Images
  • A clue shown Friday on "Jeopardy!" said: "As a couple, they were known jointly as 'Bennifer.'"

  • It nodded to former couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez amid their recent reported Montana trip.

  • The clue seemed ironic as "Jeopardy!" episodes are typically taped weeks in advance.

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A clue on the latest "Jeopardy!" episode recalled "Bennifer" amid reports that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck spent time together in Montana recently in May.

The "Jeopardy!" clue, read by guest host and CBS journalist Bill Whitaker, said: "As a couple, they were known jointly as 'Bennifer.'"

Some viewers who took to Twitter to react to the episode aired on Friday marveled at how the "Bennifer" clue was selected - considering the episodes are typically filmed in advance.

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It's not clear how far in advance Friday's "Jeopardy!" episode was taped, though the episodes Whitaker guest-hosted aired from May 3 through Friday, so it's possible the episodes were filmed around or before the beginning of May.

Andy Saunders, who ran The "Jeopardy!" Fan blog in 2019, told The Atlantic that year that episodes are filmed three months in advance. And according to the official "Jeopardy!" website, when Alex Trebek still hosted the show, all episodes for one week would be taped in a single day.

Another fan pointed out on Twitter that one of the episode's categories was "Montana" - which could have been another ironic or potential nod to Affleck and Lopez's rumored romance.

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Lopez and Affleck got engaged in 2002 and officially announced their split in 2004.

In April, Lopez and her former fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, announced their breakup.

At the end of April - approximately 15 days after Lopez and Rodriguez announced their split - Page Six reported that Lopez and Affleck were spending time together at Lopez's LA home.

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On the left: Jennifer Lopez in January 2020. On the right: Ben Affleck in March 2019. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP; Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Anonymous sources told People and E! News in regard to the visit that Lopez and Affleck were just friends.

On May 10, People reported that Affleck and Lopez visited Montana together and "spent several days" there. The Daily Mail published photos of Lopez and Affleck in a car together in Montana.

They reportedly stayed at the Yellowstone Club, an exclusive resort community, according to E! News.

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