Actor also says he finds wife Jennifer Garner's kind personality 'aggravating'
Ben Affleck has revealed that he still keeps in touch with his ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez, eight years after their split.
The Hollywood actor proposed to Lopez over a decade ago following a whirlwind romance, but the two split while planning the wedding.
They have remained friends, however, with Ben telling The Hollywood Reporter he is delighted his former flame is doing well.
‘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 e-mail saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great’, he said.
‘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.’
Affleck went on to find love with actress Jennifer Garner, the happy couple have three children, Violet, 6, Seraphina, 3, and 7-month-old Samuel, and he says above all things he admires his wife’s good nature.
‘Jennifer truly is kind. She means no-one any harm. She doesn’t have ill will for any person. She’s not competitive with other people. She’s not spiteful,’ he said.
‘It’s one of those things where it becomes almost aggravating at times. Every time I go, ‘F**k him!’ I see in her face that she just thinks that’s petty and small.’
The couple last night attended the premiere of Ben Affleck’s director flick ARGO in Washington D.C, with the actress stealing the show in a demure v-neck dress.