Why Ben Affleck Wasn’t With Jennifer Lopez on the 2023 Met Gala

Jennifer Lopez pleasantly shocked the world yesterday by attending the Met Gala and an after-party in two attractive ensembles, regardless of being photographed with husband Ben Affleck in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

Affleck did not be part of her for the New York Metropolis celebrations regardless of relationship her again in 2021, however there is no drama behind the absence. The Each day Mail studies that Affleck was solely unable to go as a result of he had “work commitments he could not get out of” in Los Angeles.

Lopez as a substitute introduced her sister, Lynda Lopez, to the Casamigos’ Met Gala after-party as her plus. Sharing a photograph from her night time out on Instagram, Lynda wrote, “#Aboutlastnight Stayed up means too late this week… #mamasnightout ❤️” Lopez seems together with her on the second slide of the carousel:

On the Met Gala purple carpet, Lopez wore a tailor-made halterneck gown by Ralph Lauren with a black bodice and lightweight pink skirt, and accessorised with a black fascinator in her hair and opera gloves. She responded to reporters who shouted, “Mrs. Affleck!”

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For the after get together, Lopez switched to a traditional black and white look. She wore a Ralph Lauren blazer, white shirt and darkish skirt with a excessive leg slit and topped it off with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.

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celebrating the 2023 Met Gala

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Although Affleck did not attend the Met Gala with Lopez this 12 months, he did be part of her on the Grammys, the place he went viral for his facial expressions.

He mirrored on the expertise to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “I had fun on the Grammys. My spouse went and I assumed, ‘Nicely, there’s going to be good music. It might be enjoyable.’ At movie awards ceremonies, it is speeches and, like, sound mixing webinars. However I assumed this is able to be enjoyable. I noticed [Grammy host Trevor Noah approach] and I used to be like, ‘Oh God.’ They framed us on this shot, however I did not know they have been rolling. I leaned into them and mentioned, ‘As soon as they begin rolling, I will slide off you and have you ever sit subsequent to Trevor.’ She says, ‘You higher not fucking go.’ It is a man and lady factor. I imply, a part of it’s, I am like, ‘All proper, who is that this quantity?’ Like, I am not maintaining. My spouse in fact. And sure, it is your spouse’s work occasion. And I went to occasions and I used to be pissed. I left and received bored. I have been to awards reveals and I have been drunk, a bunch. No one ever mentioned I used to be drunk. [But at the Grammys] They mentioned, ‘He is drunk.’ And I assumed that is attention-grabbing. That raises an entire completely different query about whether or not or not it is smart to acknowledge habit, as a result of there’s loads of compassion, however there’s nonetheless an incredible stigma that is usually fairly inhibiting. I believe it discourages folks from bettering their lives.”

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Alyssa Bailey is Senior Information and Technique Editor at ELLE.com, the place she leads protection of celebrities and royals (notably Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She beforehand held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves strolling round Central Park, getting folks to #ootd her, and exploring New York Metropolis.

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