Ben Affleck has admitted he’s “in awe” of his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez in a new interview.
The 49-year-old actor, who rekindled his romance with the 52-year-old singer earlier this year, described his beau as “an inspiration” as he opened up about the impact she’s had on the world.
Speaking to Adweek, Ben said: “All I can tell you, is that I have seen firsthand the difference representation makes because I have seen, over and over and over and over, women of color approach Jennifer and tell her what her example as a strong woman and a woman succeeding and demanding her fair share in the business world means to them.”
“I am in awe of what Jennifer’s effect on the world is,” he gushed.
“At most, as an artist, I can make movies that move people. Jennifer has inspired a massive group of people to feel they have a seat at the table in this country.”
“That is an effect few people throughout history have had, one I will never know and one I can only stand by and admire with respect.”
Ben and Jennifer, who were famously dubbed ‘Bennifer’, got engaged in 2002 – but ended up calling it quits in January 2004.
17 years after their break up, the couple rekindled their romance in May – just weeks after J-Lo confirmed her split from Alex Rodriguez.
J-Lo and A-Rod called it quits in April, after almost four years together.
In a joint statement, the former couple said: “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so.”
“We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children.”
“Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have is to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support,” the statement concluded.