Jennifer Lopez informed Ben Affleck his miserable expressions had been turned into a meme during the 2023 Grammy awards, according to a woman who claims to have sat next to them during the show.
TikToker Almostanna claimed to have observed Ben learn he had gone viral in real-time as she served as a seat filler during the show.
In a video posted to her account on Tuesday, Almostanna revealed JLo, 53, realized her husband, 50, had achieved Internet stardom once again while going through her phone during the show.
The songstress thought the memes were funny and showed them to her husband. However, despite fans poking fun at him, Ben did nothing to change his expression, the seat filler claims.
Almostanna also said the couple, nicknamed ‘Bennifer’, were constantly holding hands and putting on a ‘lovey-dovey’ appearance.
Spilling the tea! Jennifer Lopez informed Ben Affleck his miserable expressions had been turned into a meme during the 2023 Grammy awards, according to a woman who claims to have sat next to them during the show
‘I sat next to Ben Affleck at the Grammys,’ she began. ‘Me and my seat filler friend Jake and Ben Affleck was right there,’ she explained.
‘I was next to them for a good bit, that was my favorite seat because I was right in front of Beyonce… So I didn’t know the meme about Ben Affleck being upset at awards shows, like I didn’t know that was a thing, and we also didn’t talk to them because Ben Affleck didn’t look happy so I didn’t want to talk to him and be like, “Oh my God, Good Will Hunting is one of my favorite movies! You’re my hero!”‘
‘I was just so lucky to be next to them! The whole time they were cute and s**t… JLo showed Ben Affleck the phone and was like, “Oh my God, honey, look at this meme circulating about you!” And he was like, “Oh God, this again.” Like he knew during the performance that he was a meme!
‘Like he knew, and he also chose just not to change his expression! Like I love how unbothered that is! So I know that she was like on her phone and saw it and was like, “Honey, this is so funny, look at this.” And he was like, “Jesus Christ.”
‘But they were super lovey dovey, like their hands were always intertwined. I don’t know how to describe it. But they just were! So it wasn’t like, “Oh my God, this is going to lead to divorce!” Like, they were cute!’
The seat filler also shared a funny moment as the couple left the show, when Ben attempted to help Jennifer only to inadvertently lift her dress higher than intended.
‘Also they left early and Ben took the skirt of her dress and lifted it up too much! And JLo was like “Honey!” It was really silly.’
Jennifer and Ben were caught on camera sharing a tense exchange during the show. A lip reader commissioned by DailyMail.com has since revealed what the two had actually said during the awkward moment that went viral.
Inside access! TikToker Almostanna claimed to have served as a seat filler during the show and observed Ben learn he had gone viral in real-time
The real deal: The TikToker had a photo of her and a friend attending the ceremony together
‘Oh God, this again’: Despite fans poking fun at his vacant expression, Ben did nothing to change his outward demeanor once his spouse informed him of the meme, the seat filler claims
Lopez and Affleck, who frequently looks strained and angry when in public, were seen exchanging tense words during the ceremony, right as host Trevor Noah sat down next to them.
‘Stop,’ Lopez tells him. ‘Look more friendly. Look motivated.’ Affleck replies: ‘I might.’
It came after Affleck was caught on camera angrily confronting Lopez at the January 18 premiere of her film, Shotgun Wedding.
A-list! She claimed to have been seated right by Beyonce
The tense moment begins with Affleck whispering into his wife’s ear, only for her to seemingly snap at him in response
The 53-year-old snaps at her husband, seemingly angered by his comments
Affleck looks furious, as Lopez tries to keep her calm in the clip filmed at the Grammys
Their expressions turn blank once they realize their interactions were on camera
Affleck’s vacant expression and scour at the Grammy Awards went viral on social media
Lopez looks on serenely as a red-faced Affleck challenges her. She refuses to respond to his aggressive posturing, which seems to irritate him further.
The tense exchange on Sunday began with Affleck whispering into his wife of six months’ ear – only for her to jerk away and seemingly snap at him in response.
He frowns, straightens up his vest and his posture, before it quickly dawns on them it was caught on camera.
Frosty-faced Lopez tried to cover up the moment, though her husband had a vacant expression throughout the evening.
TikTok users watching the moment on the platform immediately flooded the comments section with their observations.
‘Jennifer Garner at home eating popcorn like …. ‘Girlllllll he’s your problem now,” one said.
‘The Grammy producers are so messy for this but I love it,’ another wrote.
‘HER FACE WHEH SHE SAW THE CAMERA LOL,’ another chimed in.
On Monday, Lopez gushed about Affleck, as she posted highlights from their Grammy night.
‘Always the best time with my love, my husband,’ she captioned the post.
Affleck and Lopez had another highly public row at the January 18 premiere of her new film, Shotgun Wedding
Lopez gushed about her spouse as she shared highlights from her Grammy night on Monday morning
The 53-year-old struck a pose as she climbed into the car
Throughout the evening, Affleck was seen looking disinterested beside his wife, who appeared to be having a great time
One particular moment that spawned a multitude of hilarious memes on Twitter was when the stone-faced Oscar winner watched Stevie Wonder belt out Higher Ground. ‘Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at Dunkin’,’ tweeted one viewer, referencing Affleck’s famous passion for Dunkin’ Donuts
The hilarious memes kept on coming, with one viewer writing, ‘Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at the dentist.’
Affleck’s stone-faced response to Stevie Wonder belting out Higher Ground was also seized upon.
‘Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at Dunkin’,’ tweeted one viewer, referencing Affleck’s famous passion for Dunkin’ Donuts.
Another wrote: ‘Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at the dentist.’
‘Ben Affleck, blink if you’re okay,’ tweeted another viewer.
One meme read: ‘Why does Ben Affleck always look like he’s 10 minutes away from crying during a much needed smoke break.’
Social media was merciless when it came to making comparisons
Standing beside Lopez in the darkened amphitheater, Affleck appeared to be less than amused by Wonder’s powerful performance, which brought the down the house
‘Whoever keeps cutting to Ben Affleck as he gets more and more exasperated, thank you,’ wrote one amused viewer
Standing beside Lopez in the darkened amphitheater, Affleck appeared to be less than amused by Wonder’s powerful performance, which brought the down the house.
Another meme read: ‘Ben Affleck would rather be anywhere else than front row at the #Grammys2023 watching Stevie Wonder crush Higher Ground.’
Other memes went on to compare the Good Will Hunting star to small wet dogs shivering in a towel or shoving their face under a faucet.
‘Whoever keeps cutting to Ben Affleck as he gets more and more exasperated, thank you,’ wrote one amused viewer.