Washington: After a night of laughter with Jennifer Lopez, Hollywood star Ben Affleck had an unwelcome interaction. According to People magazine, Affleck was stopped on his way to the airport in Venice on Saturday by an aggressive man trying to take his picture.
During the brief encounter, the ‘Last Duel’ star put his hand on the man’s chest and pushed him away. His security team also intervened to keep the actor and the man apart.
Lopez followed Affleck as they attempted to flee the city. Affleck and Lopez met at the Venice airport one day after they returned to the red carpet at the 2021 Venice Film Festival for the premiere of the Boston native’s film ‘The Last Duel.’
The pair walked the red carpet together for the first time in over 15 years at the premiere of Gigli in July 2003. As the photographers snapped their pictures, the couple held hands and kissed.
Affleck wore a black Dolce and Gabbana tuxedo with a satin lapel and Christian Louboutin shoes. Lopez, for her part, wore a white mermaid-style Georges Hobeika gown with a low deep V-neckline and a string of Swarovski crystal embellishments.
She accessorised the gown with a Cartier bracelet, earrings, and ring set with yellow diamonds, a silver clutch embellished with diamonds, and Jimmy Choo platforms.
Affleck and Lopez began dating in 2002 after meeting on the set of Gigli. They got engaged that November, then postponed their September 2003 wedding and finally called it quits in January 2004.