Ben Affleck blamed his relationship on Jennifer Lopez as being the reason why he’s been in poorly received movies including the ones he starred in with her.
Ben told Details Magazine in their November issue, “It was probably bad for my career (dating JLo). What happens is this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work.
You go to a movie, you only go once. But the tabloids and Internet are everywhere. You can really subsume the public image of somebody. I ended up in an unfortunate crosshair position where I was in a relationship and [the media] mostly lied and inflated a bunch of salacious stuff for the sake of selling magazines. And I paid a certain price for that.
Then, in concert with some movies that didn’t work…”
Affleck starred in “Gigli,” “Paycheck,” “Jersey Girl,” “Surviving Christmas,” and “Man About Town.”