Did Ben Affleck break up Jennifer Lopez's marriage? Cris Judd's father thought he didn't 'honor married woman'

Did Ben Affleck break up Jennifer Lopez's marriage? Cris Judd's father thought he didn't 'honor married woman'
Ben Affleck may have disrupted Jennifer Lopez's marriage to ex-husband Cris Judd (Getty Images)

“Bennifer” may be back again. As per news reports, Jennifer Lopez enjoyed her trip to Montana with former fiancé Ben Affleck. "She had a great time with Ben," a source told People magazine. "She is happy with him and enjoys spending time with him."

The duo's trip to Montana comes over a week after the exes were pictured outside her Los Angeles home in late April. On Monday, May 10, sources told the celebrity news magazine that they were spotted riding in a car together near a resort in Big Sky, where Affleck has a home. He was seen behind the wheel with Lopez in the passenger seat. 


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Actress Jennifer Lopez and actor Ben Affleck attend the premiere of Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures' film "Gigli" at the Mann National Theatre on July 27, 2003, in Westwood, California. (Getty Images)

"[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It's all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy," another source told the magazine. Lopez and Affleck were engaged in 2002. They postponed their 2003 wedding days before it was set to happen, and then officially split by January 2004.

But while their own relationship did not work out, did Affleck also ruin Lopez’s marriage with Cris Judd? Larry Judd, Cris’ father, reportedly blames Affleck for breaking up the marriage. Judd and Lopez were married from 2001 to 2003. They met on the set of her music video for ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ in 2000. After being engaged for one month they were married in September 2001. However, nine months later, they split.

In 2003, he said, "Cris is still probably the best thing that ever happened to her. Cris is a one-woman guy. He wasn't ashamed to walk 10 or 15 feet behind her at a movie premiere. She was the star. His thing was to motivate her and keep her life in perspective. Cris said there were no problems. But I knew there were problems. I said, 'Give her some room. Maybe she'll come out of it.' She didn't. She jumped in with the worst person she could possibly be with.”

Actress Jennifer Lopez and her husband, dancer Cris Judd attend the grand opening of her new restaurant, Madres April 12, 2002, in Pasadena, CA. (Getty Images)

Larry said that during the filming of ‘Gigli’, "I thought Mr Affleck would honor a married woman and not just go right into the trailer.” Larry Judd claimed that Lopez “was infatuated with [Affleck] from the start,” and that “She'd be happier if she'd just tell the truth. No one in her little circle is going to say one negative thing to her. I feel sorry for her.”

Larry was reportedly angry at how Lopez “cast my son aside. Like it was absolutely nothing. [Since their divorce,] it's been tough for us. We can't go a day without seeing her somewhere on TV or in a magazine.”

In 2014, Cris opened up about his marriage to Lopez. "You know it's very tough," he said. "Your privacy is breached. You're no longer a normal person. [Our wedding] was a circus. I think several people got arrested trying to climb up a mountain… trying to sneak in. We actually rented the airspace."

Cris added that it was "tough to be in that limelight," and said, "You kind of sign up for that, you know? You kind of have to take it and accept it and embrace it. Once you stop fighting it, it smoothes itself over. If you try to keep that privacy, it drives you nuts and that's why people break."

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