Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have become quite an item following her split with ex-fiancé A-Rod, and let’s just say Alex Rodriguez is not happy.
Is hate too strong a word? Maybe not.
This past May, just a month after J.Lo’s engagement ended with former Yankee ballplayer Alex Rodriguez, J.Lo was seen on a romantic getaway with her ex-husband, Ben Affleck, whom she was previously married to back in 2002-2004.
Spending time together at a resort near Yellowstone National Park, “Bennifer” was quickly back together, and the actress/singer has not looked back since.
A source close to A-Rod told E! News that he was, “shocked that J.Lo has moved on” after finding out about her romantic getaway with Affleck and that he, “truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect.”
Alex had reportedly been trying to reach out to J.Lo to try and meet with her, but Jen was absolutely not having it. According to Elle, Rodriguez was upset but decided to respect her wishes and give her space after J.Lo was “very short with him,” and “not interested” in reconnecting at all.
Rumors later swirled that A-Rod was cheating on his fiancée with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy, but LeCroy was quick to deny that such a relationship had ever occurred.
Jennifer Lopez’s unwillingness to have even a friendly relationship with Alex Rodriguez, has many fans stumped as to what went down between the pair, especially now that Jen has deleted all of her photos with Rodriguez from her Instagram. Even high-profile photos, such as when the couple attended President Joe Biden’s inauguration, were wiped clean (though photos of Jennifer performing “This Land Is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful” at the event remain up). All of A-Rod’s photos with his former fiancée are still posted on his account.
An inside source later revealed to OK! magazine that Alex had been really hurt by J.Lo’s swift reconnection with Affleck, and that it left a sour taste in his mouth. “It’s such a tough pill to swallow for Alex,” the source said. “Seeing her gallivant around with Ben feels like a massive kick in the teeth.”
When questioned by Page Six leaving a Miami restaurant in May about what he thought of Ben Affleck and J.Lo’s relationship, the ballplayer simply replied, “Go Yankees!”
Recently, an incident occurred involving a pizza delivery to A-Rod from “Ben Affleck” that many believe were Internet pranksters trolling the sullen celebrity. Bulls Bears & Squares, a restaurant in Florida, was paid $141.32 to send an unconfirmed numbers of pizza pies with only chicken on top to Alex’s Hampton address.
While many suspected that it was Ben Affleck himself who was trolling the ballplayer, it remains unclear who the prankster was or if Alex Rodriguez was even home to accept the delivery.
In another bizarre turn of events, A-Rod was spotted by Page Six out with Ben Affleck’s ex-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, a Saturday Night Live producer, this past June.
Many fans believe A-Rod is trying to get revenge. Nevertheless, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez seem to be doing very well. The two are “full-on dating and very happy together,” according to a source close to Us Weekly.
“Jen and Ben are both very happy with each [other],” the source explained, “and are excited to see where the relationship goes.”