Navigating dating apps can be a nightmare, even for movie stars, but celebs like Ben Affleck have a leg up on the competition. After all, when you were one of Hollywood’s hottest heart throbs, a quick Google search can turn up all of your best pictures. Apparently, though, a quick Google search was exactly what Ben did when finding photos of his Raya account. A source who spotted the actor online tells In Touch the famous face didn’t bother combing through his phone’s photo library and instead outsourced the job.
“Ben Affleck matched with my friend on Raya,” the insider exclusively told In Touch. They dished that plenty of the Oscar winner’s photos were professional shots from events — but one of the pictures stood out from the rest. “There was also a screenshot, and above it, you could see ‘Ben Affleck sexy pictures’ in the Google search bar!” the source said. “I don’t think he realized it, but he obviously Googled himself.” Yikes!
Though Ben, 47, may have embarrassed himself a bit with that move, most of the actor’s friends would probably be relieved to hear he’s still on dating apps. After being romantically linked to new fling Katie Cherry amid his recent relapse, his pals have been urging him to slow down. “[His] friends have gotten together to warn him that he’s playing with fire,” a separate source told In Touch in early November. “[They] told him point-blank to stop drinking and gambling, and to dump Katie.”
In Touch confirmed Katie and Ben also met on Raya — and she’s not worried about the romance burning itself out too quickly. A third insider exclusively shared she’s happy to just ride it out while it lasts. “Of course, Ben’s fling Katie is using the relationship for fame,” they said. “Now that her name is out there, and she’s been linked to an A-lister like Ben, she is using this attention to her advantage. She is stepping out in Hollywood, going to hot spots and getting photographed.”
After his relapse, however, the Hollywood hunk is looking as dapper as ever on the set of his new movie Deep Water. And in October, he told cameras he’s not letting his mistake get him down. “It happens,” he said. “It’s a slip, but I’m not going to let it derail me.”
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