Clearing the air. Ben Affleck denied sliding into Selling Sunset star Emma Hernan’s DMs on Raya despite her claims.
“Raya has confirmed that he has not been an active member for several years,” a rep for Ben, 49, told People on Friday, April 22.
The reality star made the allegations during the 5th episode of Selling Sunset’s 5th season. “He may or may not have been texting me,” Emma, 30, said of Ben. “He may or may not have asked to grab … coffee a few times.”
Emma made the claim after her costar Chrishell Stause asked if she ever used the celebrity dating app. “Remember when Ben Affleck went viral because he, like, sent some girl [something],” she asked Emma.
The model replied that she remembered the situation, adding that she was allegedly one of the people that the Oscar winner had messaged. Despite exchanging messages online, Emma insisted she never met Ben in person.
“You could’ve foiled Bennifer,” the former soap star, 40, replied. “He was on the hunt.”
Emma then shared that Ben’s “opening pickup line” was about how they both grew up in Massachusetts. “We have the Boston connection,” the Netflix star said. “It was very sweet.”
According to the realtor, Ben messaged her shortly before he rekindled his romance with Jennifer Lopez, 52. A rep for Ben did not immediately respond to In Touch‘s request for comment.
The Wedding Planner actress announced her engagement to Ben on April 8, in a video that was published to her “On the JLo” newsletter. “So, I have a really exciting and special story to share,” J. Lo said in the clip that was also posted to her Twitter and Instagram accounts that day. She continued to share the happy news by updating her Twitter handle with an engagement ring emoji.
In the video, the hitmaker gave fans a look at her stunning green ring. Just one day earlier, TMZ published photos of the Marry Me star wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her wedding finger.
The recent engagement marks the second time the pair have planned to wed. J. Lo and Ben were Hollywood’s favorite couple back in 2002 after they met on the set of their film Gigli. They were engaged by the end of that year, though the duo called it quits in 2004. The pair previously cited the overwhelming media buzz as the main reason for their split.
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