Is Ben Affleck OK? Paparazzi spot intruder at his $20M LA mansion as he returns after trip with Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck, who was reportedly on a romantic getaway in Montana with former flame Jennifer Lopez, returned home to some startling news. An intruder tried to break into his $20M Los Angeles home.
The paparazzi who was outside the mansion noticed the intruder trying to scale the wall and caught him in the act. They were the ones who notified the police about the same. They also captured videos and photos of the incident. The intruder was seen looking around after climbing over the fence. He then walked away from the mansion, before getting on a bicycle and fleeing from the scene.
The intruder was dressed in black pants and a black hat. He also had a jacket on, one that read 'Security' in gold lettering. According to photos and a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson, he was seen casually climbing over Affleck’s gate around 8am on Tuesday, May 11. As reported by The Sun the police department also said that "no arrests were made" following the incident.
“We responded to 1100 block of Napoli drive. Officers took a trespassing investigative report," the LAPD representative explained. "It occurred at 8:15 am. No arrests have been made. Doesn’t say if anyone was in the home at the time,” they added.
Affleck's mansion is located in the Pacific Palisades, an upscale neighborhood in Los Angeles. According to Daily Mail, he purchased the home back in 2018 after his divorce from Jennifer Garner. The mansion is close to Garner's home, where she stays along with the couple's three children — Violet, 15; Seraphina, 12; and Samuel, 9. Garner and Affleck currently co-parent their children and are on amicable terms.
Affleck, who has reportedly been spotted on dating apps such as Raya, has been looking to find love again and has recently been spending time with former flame Lopez. The two dated in the early 2000s and were known as 'Bennifer' until they called off their wedding in 2003. The duo remained friends after their breakup.
Following Lopez's split from fiance and former MLB player Alex Rodriguez, Lopez and Affleck have reportedly rekindled their romance, during which they took a trip to an exclusive ski resort in Montana. As reported by The Sun, a source claimed that there is definitely sparks between them.
"It’s no coincidence that Ben’s been praising Jen to high heaven now that he’s single again," the source said. "Her and Ben’s split had nothing to do with a lack of attraction for each other, he was just disillusioned with the whole fame game. But they’ve both mellowed so much over the past 18 years, they’re on very good terms and have chatted a lot recently," they added. “They don’t have much to lose by giving it another try. Ben is willing to be patient,” the source explained.