Jennifer Lopez Will Not Stand for Anyone Flirting With Ben Affleck: "Do Not Play With Me"

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the premiere of "This Is Me...Now: A Love Story"
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Jennifer Lopez did not come to play. Except she kind of did, at a game devised by the kind people of TODAY With Hoda & Jenna.

During a recent appearance on the show, Lopez got to play a game titled "This Is Me... Now... Or Then?" based on the title of her latest album, This Is Me... Now.

The premise of the game was for host Hoda Kotb and Lopez to answer various prompts with "Now" or "Then" based on whether that thing is relevant for them in their current lives.

When the prompt read, "gets jealous if someone hits on your significant other," Lopez did not hesitate to hold up the "Now" sign.

This elicited laughs from Kotb and some of the off-camera crew, as the singer explained, "Don't—don't play with me. Do not play with me."

Kotb then asked her, "What would you do if someone started flirting with Ben?"

Lopez replied, "Oh, no. First of all, I'm a lover not a fighter. But I would let them know, in a very elegant and ladylike way, to step all the way off."

Fair enough!

Lopez and her husband Ben Affleck tied the knot in the summer of 2022, just months after rekindling their romance from the early 2000s.

The two first dated between 2002 and 2004, when they broke off their first engagement.

Both went on to marry other people (Jennifer Garner and Marc Anthony) and have children with them, but when they each found themselves single in mid-2021, their romance blossomed once again. The rest is history!

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.