Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez' Mom Star in a New Commercial Together

Affleck directed the commercial for WynnBET.

los angeles, ca may 11 file photo actor ben affleck l and his fiance actresssinger jennifer lopez attend the los angeles lakers v san antonio spurs playoff game at the staples center may 11, 2003 in los angeles, california lopez and affleck postponed their wedding, which was scheduled for this weekend, and has now reportedly spit up, possibly temporarily photo by vince buccigetty images
(Image credit: Vince Bucci)

Ben Affleck has been hanging out with Jennifer Lopez and her kids a lot lately, but one family member who hasn't been spotted tagging along on the couple's adventures yet is Lopez' mom Lupe Rodriguez. But Rodriguez clearly approves of her daughter's rekindled love, because she agreed to make a super cute cameo in Affleck's new commercial for betting platform WynnBET.

In the extended cut, directed by Affleck himself, the actor travels to the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas with Nine Perfect Strangers star Melvin Gregg to place some sporting bets. Once at the Wynn, Affleck and Gregg go their separate ways. Affleck runs into several people who comment on which teams he should and shouldn't bet.

Then, he looks on as a very energetic woman runs between slot machines, shouting to herself, "Come on Lupe, you can do this girl! Just like the spots in St Louis." The Lupe in question is, you guessed it, J-Lo's mom herself. Affleck repeats to himself, "St Louis?" with a shrug implying he thinks that might be a good idea for a bet.

new york, ny december 12 jennifer lopez and her mother guadalupe rodríguez are seen on december 12, 2018 in new york city photo by robert kamaugc images

(Image credit: Robert Kamau)

Enter Shaquille O'Neal, who overhears Affleck calling Miami "terrible." Turning around and seeing the look of disapproval on O'Neal's face, Affleck quickly backtracks. "They're terrible now," he says. "They used to be amazing, you know, when Shaq played." Then all the actors finally make their way to the sportsbook, still discussing the ins and outs of sporting bets.

For Affleck to include Rodriguez in his commercial feels like a meaningful gesture, especially after he was spotted looking at engagement rings with his own mother recently, and as he and Lopez have been rumored to be considering getting married. What's for sure is that family is very important to both of them.

Iris Goldsztajn
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.