Ben Affleck’s father, Timothy Affleck, revealed he had no idea that his son had proposed to Jennifer Lopez for the second time.
“I haven’t talked to them in ages, but if everything one reads on the internet is true, they’re having a good time together,” Timothy told The US Sun in an interview published Wednesday (April 13).
“He’s quite busy with all of his newfound activities. He’s been working a lot, which no one seems to care about,” Affleck’s father said about the recent headlines. “They care about romance.” When asked whether he approves of the pair getting married, Timothy told the outlet, “That’s fine by me! I’m happy about it.”
Timothy expressed that he believes the Gone Girl star, 49, and J-Lo, 52, will be able to make things work this time around, unlike in the early 2000s when they called off their first engagement. “I don’t know anything about wedding plans or anything like that. But I don’t imagine there will be a repeat of the last wedding arrangements,” he said. “The last time the media went berserk. They just went crazy, and I’m sure that had an effect; it would have an effect on anyone, really. But I imagine they can handle it more now, I hope so. Ben’s getting up there; he’s pushing 50.”
Since the actor and his dad aren’t close, he only met Lopez the first time around. “I did meet Jennifer when they first dated,” he said. “There’s a lot I admire about her. She’s quite a special woman. What I like most about her is that she did it all herself. She brought herself up on so many different levels. She’s obviously very talented.”
Timothy, who has struggled with alcoholism, also shared how proud he is of Ben for coming a long way since his own struggles with drinking and time in rehab. “He’s doing extremely well,” Timothy said of his son. “I’m very proud of him. Totally proud. And he’s a hard worker.”