Ben Affleck and his new (and old) girlfriend Jennifer Lopez were involved in an airport skirmish at Venice Marco Polo Airport on Saturday after an aggressive fan would not give them space.
Ben Affleck + Jennifer Lopez Vs. Aggressive Fan At Venice Airport
I realize that sympathy for celebrities often comes in the form of world’s smallest violin, but imagine being mobbed everywhere you go…even if that is simply part of the job description of being an A-list celebrity, it cannot be fun.
Affleck and Lopez, now a couple again, had just debuted Afflick’s new film at the Venice Film Festival earlier in the week. The couple, pictured kissing and holding hands, have not been together on a red carpet for 15 years (and Jen, dear, you should talk to Jen G about Ben…I’d hate to see you hurt too).
As the couple stepped out of their car at Venice Airport, a man rushed up to them. He was probably harmless–he claimed he just wanted a selfie with them (versus a photo of them like the paparazzi)–but got right up into the face of Affleck. Affleck responded by pushing the man away and continuing to walk toward the terminal, with Lopez close behind.
Their security detail rushed to assistance and held the man off to the side, as Affleck and Lopez looked on with amused looks on their faces.
Ben Affleck gets into protective boyfriend mode for Jennifer Lopez at Venice airport pic.twitter.com/DEBlDKKhv8
— PRESS NEWS (@PressNews3G) September 12, 2021
It reminded me of my wife’s incident in Hyderabad, though thankfully no one got too aggressive…
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Having people clamoring to take a selfie with you may seem like a great problem to have (and perhaps it is), but it is never fun when someone unwanted gets up in your face. It seems to me like Affleck handled this situation well.
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