What do we know about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez? We know they are celebrities, for one. We know they are former lovers, as well as actors. We know their names. Finally, we know that they are Oscar presenters who attended the 2015 Oscars without their significant others Jennifer Garner and Casper Smart, respectively. Seems like a lot of things that we know, yes, but I can assure you there is at least one thing we don't know about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.
After "Citizenfour" was crowned best documentary, Ben Affleck went over to Jennifer Lopez during a commercial break and whispered something to her. His words prompted the "American Idol" judge to playfully smack the "Gone Girl" star — and her famous ex — across his arm.
Hmm. Reminds me of a Kierkegaard quote, if you'll indulge me for a moment: "Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so Ben Affleck longs for the moment during the 2015 Academy Awards when in another soft whisper—second to the first soft whisper I mentioned earlier—he can, as it were, prompt American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez to playfully smack him, her famous ex."
Yes, a whisper that led to a smack. But what did he say? Like with all great hollywood mysteries, we can only guess.
Was it, "Jennifer...do you remember me, Ben Affleck?"
Was it, "Jennifer, did you know that I'm Batman now? (This is Ben Affleck speaking.)"
Was it, "Jennifer, I didn't marry Jennifer Garner because you guys have the same name. I'm not sure if you thought that—not to be weird if you didn't. I just always, hah, I mean. I guess I just always wanted to make sure you knew. Anyway."
Was it, "I've never seen American Idol, what is it? Just kidding."
Was it, "Jenny from the block! Just kidding."
Ah, we'll never know. But isn't that magical, in a way?
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