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Jennifer Lopez reveals what she really thinks about Ben Affleck’s back tattoo

The pop star and actress gets candid about her former beau

Before Ben Affleck wed Jennifer Garner, there was another famous ‘Jennifer’ in his life – and as it turns out, she’s not a fan of his new back tattoo either!

Appearing on Watch What Happens Live earlier this week, the 46-year-old stunner had no problem sharing her opinion of Ben’s massive ink, which depicts a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Ben's phoenix tattoo was revealed when the actor was snapped on the set of his new film back in December.
Ben's phoenix tattoo was revealed when the actor was snapped on the set of his new film back in December.

“It’s awful! What are you doing?” she told host Andy Cohen.

“I mean, I would tell him that. I would tell him, ‘What are you doing?’ It has too many colours. His tattoos always have too many colours. They shouldn’t be so colourful. You know what I mean?”

Jennifer and Ben infamously dated for 18 months, during which they sparked the term 'Bennifer' and became the subject of plenty of tabloid headlines. Despite becoming engaged, the pair eventually broke it off in January of 2004, after postponing their planned September 2003 wedding just three days out from the nuptials.

In 2012, Ben revealed the two still kept in touch occasionally.

"We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice. But we do have the kind of relationship where there'll be an email saying, 'Oh, your movie looks great,'" he told The Hollywood Reporter at the time.

"I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She's put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I'm really pleased to see her successful."

Ben and Jennifer at the Oscars in 2003. Photo: Getty
Ben and Jennifer at the Oscars in 2003. Photo: Getty

J.Lo isn't the only one speaking out about Ben's surprising tattoo, which he first debuted back in December while on the set of his new film Live By Night. Ben’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner touched on the topic while speaking to Vanity Fair about their painful split, announced a day after their 10th anniversary.

“You know what I would say in my hometown about that? ‘Bless his heart.’ A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario?” she joked.

“I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes.”

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