For as long as there have been famous people, there have been celebrity couples. The public loves to see A-listers paired, a fact that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck know all too well. The couple broke the internet when news of their reunion arrived online, although some fans are comparing Bennifer 2.0 to Affleck’s movie Gone Girl. And I can’t look away.
Ben Affleck has had a long and celebrated film career, and Gone Girl is one of his more recent megahits. The thrilling drama has also been fodder for plenty of memes in the years since its release back in 2014. One fan noticed that current tabloid coverage of JLo and Affleck’s reunion looks almost identical to one used in Gone Girl. Check it out below.
Does anyone else have chills? We all know how creepy the reunion of Gone Girl went, so it’s wild to see it compared to Bennifer 2.0. But the internet is going to internet, so these types of memes are sure to keep coming as the couple spends more time together.
The above image comes to us from Twitter, with the user Matt Sullivan poking fun at the coverage surrounding Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck getting back together. The two are gracing countless magazine covers, and one outlet’s headline just happened to be identical to one used at the end of Gone Girl.
Of course, the circumstances between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are far less grim than the one in Gone Girl. In the film, Nick and Amy Dunne (played by Affleck and Rosamund Pike respectively) reunite after a truly unsettling turn of events-- including Amy framing her husband for her own murder. So seeing the magazine posters side by side to the ones happening IRL about Bennifer is definitely a weird experience. The caption is a one two punch of jokes as well, adding to the humor of the overall meme.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been consistently making headlines for months now. The world turned upside down when it was revealed that the viral couple had reunited, especially so soon after Lopez’s engagement with Alex Rodriguez broke off. And after being photographed together by paparazzi in various locations, the two finally posted photos together online for JLo’s recent birthday.
Bennifer took the world by storm when they were first dating in the early 2000’s. In what is perhaps the first example of shipping a couple, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck made movies and headlines with each other. JLo’s music also highlighted this relationship, with a song from her album even titled “Dear Ben.”
Both A-listers have a ton going for them professionally. Jennifer Lopez recently wrapped Shotgun Wedding, and has a deal with Netflix. As for Ben Affleck, fans can’t wait to see him suit back up as Batman in the Flash movie. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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