Matt Damon Says It Was 'Painful' to Be Ben Affleck's Friend When He Was Dating J.Lo

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Hooooo, boy. Matt Damon sure has a lot to say lately! Having already touched—oh so delicately—on the topics of diversity in film and the intricacies of being out in Hollywood, he’s now moving onto his best bud Ben Affleck’s former relationship with Jennifer Lopez. Timely and relevant!

Via US Weekly:

“There’s nobody who’s more misunderstood,” the Martian actor, 44, said of his old pal. “Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez.”
“He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t,” Damon said of Affleck, 43, when he was with J.Lo, now 46. “It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn’t fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all.”

Okay, Matt!

Congratulations to my beautiful siren queen Naya Rivera and her husband Ryan Dorsey on the birth of their baby boy. Josey Hollis Dorsey was born on Sept. 17 at Cedars-Sinai in L.A., beating Kim Kardashian’s baby by a FULL SEASON. [E! News]

Kate Winslet’s divorces or a Nancy Meyer’s movie? Either way, IT’S COMPLICATED. Talking about her first two marriages, Winslet told the Wall Street Journal, “I know lots of people who are not in the public eye who have gone through several marriages, I really do, and it’s just those are the cards that life dealt me. I didn’t plan on its being that way.”

She continued:

And fuck me, it hasn’t been easy, you know…No one really knows what has happened in my life. No one really knows why my first marriage didn’t last; no one knows why my second didn’t. And I’m proud of those silences.”


  • Have tickets to an upcoming Kelly Clarkson concert? Too bad! [Page Six]
  • This is what happens when a kid stars on a Disney show instead of going to school. [E! News]
  • Either that, or this. [Billboard]
  • Wait, did we know that the girl on The Knick is Bono’s DAUGHTER? [Page Six]

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