Jennifer Lopez Wanted Publicity Out Of Ben Affleck Relationship And Her Reunion With Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were once in a very public relationship. The two were said to have been in the middle of the media storm when they broke up. The two also worked in a movie called Gigli, which did not do well at the box office.

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Marc Anthony and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez arrive at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. [Image by Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

Sources have gone on to say that it was Jennifer Lopez who wanted more publicity out of it than Ben Affleck.

"Of course, a lot of sources say that it was Jennifer who was constantly pushing the couple in the spotlight all the time."

Jennifer Lopez is said to have wanted their romance to be an epic story in Hollywood's history.

"She wanted to generate as much publicity from their relationship as possible. Jennifer wanted the media to treat them as the most epic love story in Hollywood's history."

The sources have said that Jennifer's trick didn't really work for the both of them. And it affected Ben Affleck's career. Ben had four flops in a row.

"Unfortunately, their constant media coverage backfired against them. After the couple broke up, Ben had four movies in a row that bombed at the box office. And he says it's because everyone was simply sick of seeing him and Jennifer Lopez in the media every single day," Gossip Cop has reported.

Ben Affleck came out and talked about their relationship and said that the reason it became a huge deal was because they were seeing each other.

"It could have been a bad movie no one cared about. Angelina Jolie had a bad movie that year and no one cared. But it was because I was dating Jennifer Lopez that made it a big f**king deal. So not only was it just a bad movie but 'they dated each other.'"

Do you think it could be true that Jennifer Lopez used Ben Affleck for publicity?

Ben Affleck has lately said that she and Jennifer Lopez are on good terms. Affleck says when Jennifer became a judge on American Idol, he congratulated her. He went on to say that he really respected her.

"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," The Mirror has reported.

Do you think Ben is just being nice or is he planning to get back with Jennifer Lopez?

Ben Affleck says he stays in touch with Jennifer Lopez and says they do email each other.

"We do have the kind of relationship where there'll be an email saying, 'Oh, your movie looks great,'" explained Ben.

It looks like Jennifer Lopez has been in the news lately because of her exes. Now, the rumors are that Jennifer wants a reunion with her ex, Marc Anthony. She also kissed Marc Anthony on stage not so long ago.

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People magazine reported that she is soon going to work with Marc Anthony on another album.

"It's very exciting. We worked on my last Spanish album together [Como Ama una Mujer]," she says. Jennifer Lopez said she can't imagine doing it without Marc.

"I can't imagine doing it without him because the only kind of foray I've had into this world has always been with him. It's going to be exciting." It looks like she had a lot of great words to say about her ex.

Jennifer Lopez has said that she and Marc have been friends for a very long time.

"I don't even want to say how many years we've been friends," she says of Anthony, 48.

Do you think Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are going to get back together? Do you think Jennifer Lopez used Ben Affleck for publicity? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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