Word on the street is that our favorite Boston boy (Matt Damon) and the Bronx diva (Jennifer Lopez) might be starring in their own off-screen soap opera. Per insiders, all’s not well in the land of A-list superstars. High hopes for a happy ending between the two former friends or just another Hollywood hiccup?

Matt Damon and Cillian Murphy at the 74nd Berlin International Film FestivalHarald Krichel
Matt Damon and Cillian Murphy at the 74nd Berlin International Film Festival | Wikimedia/Harald Krichel

Let’s find out what’s brewing between the Good Will Hunting star and the Let’s Get Loud queen. 

Are Matt Damon and Jennifer Lopez on the Outs? Rumors Swirl After He “Steers Clear” of Bennifer Drama

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's wedding
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s wedding | via Jennifer Lopez’s Instagram

The once-friendly foursome of Matt Damon, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, and Lucy Barroso (Damon’s wife) might be in trouble of some sort. Rumors are circulating that, given Affleck’s recent breakup with JLo, Damon and Lopez aren’t as close as they once were. 


An insider claims that Damon’s staying out of the ‘Bennifer 2.0’ controversy. While The Martian actor still views Affleck as his best friend, he must leave him alone to handle Lopez’s purported divorce. Because of “the way Lopez conducts herself,” Damon and his wife prefer hanging out with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. The insider alleges, 

[Lopez] is a very hard person to let your guard down around, whereas John and Emily are the definition of easygoing.

This alleged shift in friendship has some speculating a rift between Affleck and Lopez. The insider revealed that the Gone Girl actress and Damon will always be friends and business partners. 

They’ll always be friends and business partners but when it comes to blowing off steam and just having a chilled-out time together, Matt can’t get enough of Emily and John. 

The insider raises the possibility of a personality conflict, suggesting JLo’s manner makes it harder to relax and unwind. Whether it’s a temporary blip or a serious conflict, time will tell. But for now, things are looking up for Affleck and Damon on the professional front. 

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon to reunite for a crime thriller film, RIP

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck from a scene in the 1999 film, Dogma | View Askew Productions

When Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting in 1997, their friendship took off. The two have been working together for more than 27 years, having made their breakthrough in Hollywood together. Per THR, the stars are reuniting for the murder thriller RIP.

Affleck and Damon worked together on several projects for a good two decades, including the historical drama The Last Duel and the cult classic Chasing Amy. Through movies like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and its 2019 reboot, their on-screen camaraderie was evident. While Affleck and Damon gear up for their upcoming project, rumors continue about a potential rift. 

Will their off-screen drama overshadow their on-screen reunion? Or will true friendship transcend personal differences? Time will tell, but their decades-old friendship seems to be more than just Hollywood gossip.  

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