Full post on LG here. This is the first Bennifer post since we launched The Squawk. How are we feeling about Bennifer? Are you happy the drought is over?
For those of us who also love love and generational icons (okay, one icon and one screenwriter) being cheesy dorks.
I was low key worried they were on a break. Glad to see all is well. Bennifer is the only celeb couple I want a happily ever after for.
As someone who wasn’t old enough to be fully invested in Bennifer V1 but was still aware of the infamous music video and breakup - I am super into Bennifer V2 bc what a great redemption story! I ♥️ how they went on totally separate paths, lived their lives fully, had children with other people, only to meet again, now evolved enough to openly and shamelessly embrace their shared thirst for attention and corniness. I think it helps that JLo’s brand, empire and success has been so meteoric over the last 20 years - she’s amassed more wealth and is the savvier business person- it’s undeniable who the ‘catch’ in this relationship is (hint: it’s not him). Cynically, I wonder if things would’ve turned out like this (or happened as fast as it did) if she was less successful. Would he would have felt like he was slumming it coming back to her? Bc he definitely gets social clout for being with a POWERHOUSE woman who doesn’t need him but wants him.
This post is just reminding me that I am not ready for sweater weather.
I am obsessed with them (well, her, but I like this intentional "she's Barbie, he's just Ken" thing they have going on in my mind at least). While I am relieved to see them out and about, I also appreciate that they can go low-key so easily. I feel like that is a good sign for the longevity of the relationship.
I am so here for them! The nostalgia of it all.
This is so complicated for me! I loved Bennifer 1.0 and their reunion has such a nice arc to it, like a rom com of course. But I also *love* Jennifer Garner, and I think about how much work she put in to supporting Ben’s career, most especially raising their kids and getting Ben to a healthier place for them. I feel for her, that it can’t be easy to watch her ex go on to so publicly be the loving, devoted husband to someone else.
On the other hand, maybe she’s totally unbothered! And I know it’s all in the spin, like when Ben and Jen G got married, there were all these icky stories about how JLo was wrong and inauthentic for him.
I love seeing them, they're a very beautiful couple but I'm glad they are able to have some privacy. Not just for their sake but for the sake of their kids too.
Honestly, they’re boring to me! Her work ethic and longevity are quite admirable, don’t get me wrong. But that doesn’t necessarily make her very interesting… And Ben holds no appeal to me and kind of continues to seem like a bit of a butthead. I wish them well and also wish to never hear of them!
I missed the poll. More Bennifer, please. I LOVE it!
I've been obsessed with them all along. In high school we had to make skits in french class...mine always starred at least one of them 😂. Even had a wedding for them en francais!!
He was just cuddling with Jen Garner! I think something is up because these were posted the following day....
Surely after everything they’ve been through, together and separately, and now being in their 50s, they will have figured out the fundamentals of how to make things work. I hope so.
I love them so much! I hope that they are able to handle all of the mess that comes with being Bennifer, which it seems like they are able to this time around. Wisdom does come with age, hopefully ☺️
I was so happy to see them get back together, for the gossip of it all, but really couldn’t care less about them as individuals or a couple. They don’t do it for me. I am, however, subscribed to on the Jlo and hate myself a little for it. 😅
The sweaters! Both of them! Maria - are you here???