Ben Affleck knew he was becoming a meme during the Grammy Awards, according to the seat next to him.
TikTok user @almostannna, who kept Dwayne Johnson’s seats warm during part of Sunday’s musical extravaganza, said Jennifer Lopez told her husband she was going viral for her harsh expressions after being warned on his phone. He wasn’t thrilled, she stated, but he wasn’t bothered enough to feign interest.
“J.Lo showed Ben Affleck [her] phone and was like, ‘Oh my god, honey, look at this meme going around about you,’ and he was like, ‘Oh god, this again,'” Anna, who declined to share her last name when she was contacted by Yahoo Entertainment, the actor/director previously spawned the iconic “Sad Affleck” meme, of which he was not a fan, during an interview with Yahoo UK in 2016.
She continued, ‘He knew during the performance that it was a meme. Like, he knew that and he also chose not to change his expression. I love how indifferent he is. So I know he was on the phone and he saw it and he was like, ‘ Honey, it’s so funny, look at this’, and he was like ‘Jesus Christ.'”
Who said: “All the time, [the newlyweds] they were cute and shit,” Anna said, despite speculation that Lopez seemed angry at him. (A hired lip reader from the Daily Mail claimed Lopez told Affleck, “Enough. them doing a little. Affleck replied, “I might,” but he didn’t change his expression.) “They were super adorable, like their hands were always intertwined… So it was not like, ‘Oh my god, this will lead to a divorce’, like, they were nice.”
Anna sat “next to them for quite a while” when Johnson and his wife, Lauren Hashian, stood up. She admitted, “I didn’t know about the angry Ben Affleck meme at award shows, like I didn’t know it was a thing.”
The seat filler also said he didn’t talk to Affleck because he “didn’t seem happy,” so he didn’t want to interrupt him and say something like, “‘Oh my god, Hunting for goodwill it’s one of my favorite movies. You are my hero.’ … I didn’t want to be embarrassed, so don’t judge me for it. It was frightening.”
She added that she felt “so lucky to be right next to them,” in her seat-filling duties, and was even more excited because “I was right in front of Beyoncé.”
Anna added that Bennifer ended up leaving the show early — and there was a minor wardrobe malfunction as she helped Lopez with her dress. He “took the skirt of her dress and lifted it up too much and J.Lo was like, ‘Honey!’ That was really stupid!” she said.
As for going viral thanks to her video with the inside scoop, Anna tells Yahoo: ‘I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to see so many of my favorite musicians perform and to be able to experience the biggest night ever. musical- live.” However, she added, “stories have been shared” and she won’t say more.
There were so many memes involving Affleck that he seemed miserable that night. Despite her apparent malaise, Lopez said she enjoyed “with … my husband” at the event.
This was reported by a source close to the couple Entertainment tonight Thursday that “Jen and Ben are both aware of Ben’s memes going around. She had shown him some pictures that night and he just brushed it off. He’s not upset by what the internet has to say about him. I’m not paying too much attention to them Jen actually thinks some of the memes are funny.
Immediately following the show, a different source told the same outlet, “Jen and Ben had a fun night at the Grammys, but they’ve both been very busy working on different projects and Ben was feeling tired. He wanted to go and support Jen, but it wasn’t like usual.”
Person continued, “Jen had a blast and wanted Ben to be excited to be there, but she understood where she was coming from. Jen knows Ben is a great husband and they still made sure we had a good night together.”
Lopez and Affleck eloped last July, with the Shotgun wedding star recently said he moved their nuptials forward because he had PTSD from calling off their first marriage in 2003. He also admitted that they blend their families — he has three children with Jennifer Garner and she has two with Marc Anthony – it was “kind of an emotional transition”.