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Jennifer Lopez Stands By Her Man Ben Affleck Despite Being 'Livid' With Him For Blaming His Drinking Problem On Ex-Wife Jen Garner

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Dec. 16 2021, Published 11:29 a.m. ET

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Jennifer Lopez put her anger aside to support Ben Affleck on his apology tour after he blamed his drinking problem on his marriage to Jen Garner.

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As Radar reported, the 52-year-old Love Don't Cost a Thing singer is "livid" with Affleck following his Howard Stern interview where he attributed his alcoholism to his ex-wife.

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That didn't stop J. Lo from faking a smile and holding hands with Affleck to save public face. The duo showed a united front while arriving at Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday where Affleck backtracked on his comments.

Jennifer Lopez Is 'Livid' With Ben Affleck After He Trashed His Ex-Wife Jen Garner During Disastrous Howard Stern Interview

Keeping it casual, J. Lo rocked a pair of baggy jeans, a flowing fall top, a pastel blue jacket, and brown boots for the occasion. Interlocking her fingers with Affleck, she appeared to be unbothered by his interview — but Radar knows that's not true.

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Sources tell us "Jennifer [Lopez] is livid," claiming she feels he went too far. “They both agreed that they wouldn’t talk about their private lives in any depth after what happened last time they were together,” an insider added.

We've learned she's especially annoyed because she's worked hard to build a relationship with Affleck's kids and his ex.

Jen Garner Puts On Fake Smile With Kids In First Sighting Since Ex-Husband Ben Affleck Blamed His Alcoholism On Her

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“Jen [Lopez] has been working really hard to build a relationship with Ben’s children. They are going to read the quotes from their dad trashing their mom. Jen has also worked really hard to have a relationship with Jennifer [Garner]. Ben just blew that up too," another source said.

Affleck seemed to stick his foot in his mouth again when he tried to clarify his comments.

Claiming he's "hurt" by the backlash, the Argo director said he left Stern thinking it was one of his "more honest, exploratory, self-evaluating" interviews. That all changed when he opened social media.

"Then I start seeing all this stuff come up on Twitter. And I was like, what is this?” he recalled. Affleck said haters “had literally taken the conversation that I had had for two hours and made it seem as if I was saying the exact opposite of what I had said.”

Ben Affleck Ripped To Shreds After Blaming Drinking Problems On Ex-Wife Jen Garner: 'You Were A Drunk Before You Married Her!'

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“It said that I had blamed my ex-wife for my alcoholism, that I was trapped in this marriage — just made me out to be the worst, most insensitive, stupid, awful guy," Affleck added, insisting, "that’s not true."

“I don’t believe that — it’s the exact opposite of who I am, what I believe, and I would never want my kids to ever say a bad word about their mom," he told Kimmel.

While J. Lo can fake it for Affleck, the same can't be said for Garner. His ex-wife was spotted hours after his Stern interview and the pretend smile she slapped on didn't fool anyone.

As Radar reported, Affleck and Garner appeared to get in a heated argument just days ago. He seemed to be passionate about whatever he was spewing and she looked upset.

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