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Ben Affleck Stays In Touch With His Exes, Including Jennifer Lopez and, Of Course, Matt Damon


These days it's hard to even remember back when BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER LOPEZ were a couple.  But at the time, they were the biggest thing EVER.  In fact, their nickname "Bennifer" was the very beginning of that annoying trend that STILL plagues us, of combining the names of dating celebrities.  Well, even though Ben is now happily married to JENNIFER GARNER, he still stays in touch with his exes, like J-Lo and GWYNETH PALTROW.  But it sounds like his bond with J-Lo is a little stronger.

He tells the "Hollywood Reporter", "We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there'll be an e-mail saying, 'Oh, your movie looks great.'  I remember when she got 'American Idol'.  I said:  'This was really smart.  Good luck.'  I touch base.  I respect her.  I like her.  She's put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I'm really pleased to see her successful."

Speaking of keeping in touch with his exes, Ben is still close with MATT DAMON.  He says, "We see each other almost too often.  I wonder if his wife is thinking, 'Is he really going to come over every night?'"

But Ben sounds happy with Jennifer Garner, his wife and baby-mama of seven years.  He says, "She truly is kind.  She means no one any harm.  She doesn't have ill will for any person. She's not competitive with other people. She's not spiteful.  It's one of those things where it becomes almost aggravating at times.  Every time I go, '[Eff] him!'  I see in her face that she just thinks that's petty and small."