A-Rod Gets Asked About Jennifer Lopez Moving On With Ben Affleck So Quickly After Split, And He Has A Very Diplomatic Answer

The personal life of Jennifer Lopez is one that it seems the world will never be tired of hearing about. To be fair, she has dated a number of high profile celebrities in her life, including former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, who she was engaged to marry at one time. That was her relationship prior to getting back together with Ben Affleck, who she did eventually marry. But A-Rod says there are now hard feelings.

During a recent interview on CNN, Alex Rodriguez was asked about his former relationship with Jennifer Lopez, and how he felt to see her get back with Affleck so soon after their engagements ended. Rodriguez chose to keep his answer clear of controversy, simply wishing the newlyweds the best, and saying no more. In his words… 

First of all, I would say, I’m glad I’m not going to ever be a Presidential candidate because you would hammer me. No, with Jennifer, look, it was a good experience. And I wish her and the children, who are smart, and beautiful and wonderful — I wish them the very best. That’s it.

It was in April 2021 when it was confirmed that Jennifer Lopez had Alex Rodriguez and ended their relationship. But it was only a couple of weeks later when the first rumors of Lopez and Ben Affleck getting back together started to come out. We eventually learned that this new relationship was real, and the pair, that had been engaged previously, actually got married this past July in Las Vegas.

I’m not sure anybody would blame Alex Rodriguez, if there were some hard feelings there. But if that’s the case, he’s certainly not going to talk about them right now. Ultimately we have no idea what happened to end that relationship, and we may never know. His positive comments here might not be the whole story, but that doesn’t mean they’re not genuine as far as they go. He’s been asked about Lopez’s marriage before and A-Rod spoke about how important the kids were, and reiterates that here.

And there’s at least a viable reason why Lopez and Affleck got together so quickly and then did eventually get married. They’d been together before and had nearly been married before. Seeing a brand new relationship progress the way this one did would have been surprising, though certainly not unheard of, but in this case it’s not hard to see the couple simply picking up where they left off. 

Whether you’re personally connected to the people involved or just fans, certainly we all hope that everybody looking for love finds it. It’s not exactly the easiest thing in the world to achieve for anybody, even the rich and famous. 

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.