The New York Daily News reports Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez set off new speculation about a possible wedding when they quietly checked into the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the New Year’s holiday. Adding fuel to the wedding rumors was the presence of Ben’s best pal Matt Damon and J.Lo’s former agent Benny Medina, who seems to have settled his differences with the diva. Affleck’s representative Ken Sunshine would only answer “Happy New Year” when the Daily News asked him that question. “We do not comment on our clients’ personal lives,” is how a spokesman for J.Lo replied.
Ben Affleck Leaves Jennifer Lopez Home Alone For Christmas
December 31, 2003 – With Ben Affleck travelling to Iraq for Christmas, the actor spent another important occasion away from Jennifer Lopez. A source close to the diva told Star magazine, “She truly believed they were going to spend the holidays together. Of course she was upset, but he told her it was something he had to do for the movie.” But a source told the tabloid that it was Ben who asked to travel to the Middle East. A source close to J.Lo’s mother Guadalupe said, “She’s proud of Ben for helping the troops, but she also wishes J.Lo wouldn’t be home alone on Christmas Eve. She wants her daughter to be happy — especially over the holidays.”