Did Ben Affleck cheat on Jennifer Lopez? Stripper said she was with 'Batman' actor days before planned wedding
In August 2003, stripper Tammy Morris claimed Ben Affleck kissed her while 'his hands were moving all over' her body
With rumors of “Bennifer” getting back together, it is natural to wonder why Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez ended things more than a decade-and-a-half ago. As per news reports, Lopez has enjoyed her recent trip to Montana with her former fiancé. "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, they were spotted again 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. "[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 got engaged in 2002. They first met the same year on the sets of the box-office bomb ‘Gigli’, a romantic comedy, while Lopez was still married to her second husband, dancer Cris Judd. The pair went public with their relationship shortly after Lopez and Judd’s marriage ended.
However, the duo postponed their 2003 wedding days before it was set to happen, and then officially split by January 2004.
In September 2003, Lopez and Affleck postponed their wedding, citing "the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding." In a statement, they said: "When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate 'decoy brides' at three different locations, we realized that something was awry.”
In the statement, they added, “We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families, and our friends.”
Did Ben Affleck cheat on Jennifer Lopez?
But was that all there was to it? In August 2003, the National Enquirer reported some scandalous news on Affleck. As per the report, a stripper recounted the events of her evening with Affleck. Tammy Morris said that she was with Affleck and three other exotic dancers after he picked them up in Brandi's Exotic Nightclub in Vancouver.
"It's a night I'll never forget and I'm sure one he'll want to forget," she said. "He had this little boy look on his face." She also said that Affleck gave the strippers large tips and told them: "Keep this just between us."
She claimed he kissed her while "his hands were moving all over my body". She also alleged that he did the same with another dancer called Felicia. She further claimed that actor Christian Slater then invited them all back to his house. "One of the girls removed his shirt," she said. "His hands were all over two girls at the same time."
However, Antonella Santini, also known as the exotic dancer Felicia, filed a libel and slander suit against the National Enquirer, claiming that the story was false. Santini also alleged that Morris was paid $100,000 by the tabloid for a fabricated version of the events.
While Affleck admitted to patronizing Brandi's with Tara Reid, Slater, and Slater's wife, Ryan Haddon, he called the tabloid report "total garbage." Speaking about the visit to the club, Affleck told Jay Leno: "I did have the common sense to call Jennifer [before he went to the club] and say, 'I'm going to this place, it's kind of wacky’. I told her it was a strip bar. She said she was cool."