AceShowbiz - Ben Affleck's dad isn't into the frenzy over his son's rumored reunion with his former fiancee Jennifer Lopez. Timothy Affleck has shared his candid reaction to the reports surrounding his actor son's love life and he's baffled that the media pay more attention to his romance rumors than his philanthropic efforts in Africa.
Calling the tabloid headlines about Bennifer 2.0 "nonsense," Timothy told The Sun in an interview published on Friday, June 4, "I just wish people would focus on the good work my son does in Congo - the women he helps there." He stressed, "There are important stories the media should be reporting like that, not this nonsense [about Jennifer.]"
Timothy, who is also the father to actor Casey Affleck, managed to keep his lips sealed when quizzed on his son's private life. Claiming that he has never heard about it from Ben, he responded to his son's alleged reunion with Jen, "Of course I've heard of her. But I'd no idea about any of this. I talk to my kids about their lives when I see them, and they share with me what they want to share."
Timothy noted that he hasn't "seen my kids in so long" due to COVID-19 and their busy work schedules. When asked about whether the "Gone Girl" star had been "pining" for the "If You Had My Love" singer since they called off their engagement nearly 20 years ago, he responded, "I've never heard of all that nonsense."
Meanwhile, reports indicate that Jen and Ben may be ready to take their relationship to the next level by shacking up. The "Hustlers" star sparked rumors that she may be planning to move in with her boyfriend after she was spotted visiting at least a school in the Los Angeles area on Friday.
The 51-year-old was pictured tooling around with her trusty notepad while wearing a long dress which was tied around her waist. She also sported a pair of aviator shades while her hair was pulled into a ponytail.
J.Lo shares 13-year-old twins Max and Emme with her former husband Marc Anthony. Her visit to the L.A. school may indicate that she will bring her children to the city to be closer to Ben. The Bronx native has rented a pad in Miami, but she has been spending time with her boyfriend at his home on the Westside of L.A. since she came to the city for a business trip last week.