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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

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As Marie Claire’s Entertainment Director, Neha oversees and executes strategy for all editorial talent bookings and culture coverage across the brand's print and digital entities, including covers, celebrity profiles and features, social takeovers, and video franchises as well as handles talent relations for our flagship summit, Power Trip. She's passionate about elevating diverse voices and stories, loves a hot-take, and hates TV reboots. Her bylines have appeared on Glamour, Vanity Fair, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue, Brides, and Architectural Digest, and she is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.