Bennifer round two?
Leah Remini was put in the hot seat when she dropped by Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday, July 22. The King of Queens alum kept her cool when she was asked the mother of all questions: Will her BFF Jennifer Lopez get back together with Ben Affleck now that he’s split from Jennifer Garner!?
“I really don’t know,” Remini, 45, told host Andy Cohen, after joking that she wants to know the answer herself. “Even if I did, I probably wouldn’t [say], because it would be weird for me to comment on people’s lives,” she continued. “But no, not anything that I know of.”
Lopez, 45, and the Oscar winner, 42, called off their engagement in 2004 after two years of dating. She went on to marry Marc Anthony, while he wed Garner, 43 — but both couples have since broken up. Most recently, Affleck and his estranged wife — parents to daughters Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and son Samuel, 3 — announced late last month that they are divorcing after 10 years of marriage.
The “Booty” singer and Affleck earned the couple name “Bennifer” during their glory days. They starred in the widely panned 2003 flop Gigli, got intimate (that yacht scene!) in her 2002 “Jenny from the Block” music video, and became Hollywood royalty on the red carpet.
Though they ultimately parted ways, the twosome have remained friendly over the years since their split. They keep in touch via email and even had a playful encounter at the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22.
“We don’t have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there’ll be an email saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great,'” the Gone Girl star told The Hollywood Reporter in 2012. “I remember when she got American Idol. I said: ‘This was really smart. Good luck.’ I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I’m really pleased to see her successful.”
Fans may want a reunion, but a certain choreographer is standing in the way — for now.
“[Affleck] is married and she’s in a relationship,” Remini said on WWHL.
“She’s back with Casper [Smart],” Cohen later added of Lopez’s off-and-on-again beau.
“No,” Remini replied, backtracking. “I’m just saying that whatever’s in the news is the data that we have. It’s the data we’re working with.”
When Cohen repeated that they certainly are together, she quipped back: “Oh, okay! Thanks!”
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