Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Share a Passionate Mask Kiss at the Met Gala

Their passion can't be contained (or masked).

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck
(Image credit: Getty Images ¦ Jamie McCarthy/MG21)

Romance, but make it safe! Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were photographed kissing at the 2021 Met Gala with their masks on, becoming the first couple in the world to share a passionate make-out while maintaining COVID-19 protocols. Dr. Fauci would be so proud.

For fashion's biggest night—themed “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”—Lopez donned a western-inspired brown beaded gown courtesy of Ralph Lauren. The star completed her look with a cowboy hat, leather belt, and feather stole coat.

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck

(Image credit: Getty Images ¦ Jamie McCarthy/MG21)

The happy couple made their red carpet debut (well, at least this decade) at the Venice Film Festival just last week, showing an equal amount of PDA.

Neha Prakash
Neha Prakash

As Marie Claire’s senior news and culture editor, Neha oversees all things entertainment, pop culture, and current events from TV shows and movies we can’t stop bingeing to celebrities we can’t stop 'shipping. She loves a hot-take, has an extensive knowledge of award shows, and knows the astrological signs of everyone in the royal family and the 'Friends' cast. Before joining Marie Claire, she held positions at Glamour, Brides, Condé Nast, and Mashable, and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.