Ben Affleck revealed what went down at the 2023 Grammys when he became a viral meme! The Oscar-winning actor opened up about all the speculation surrounding the moment he looked upset while sitting next to his wife, Jennifer Lopez, and whispered something to her. Yes, the whisper was a “husband-and-wife thing,” according to the star, but he also wasn’t bothered by social media going crazy over the clip of it, according to . “I had a good time at the GRAMMYs. My wife was going, and I thought, ‘Well, there’ll be good music. It might be fun,’” he told the outlet in an interview published Thursday, March 16.
As for what exactly the gorgeous married couple were whispering, it had to do with Ben finding out it wasn’t exactly all “fun” when the cameras were closing in on the hot couple at the event. “I saw [GRAMMY host Trevor Noah approach] and I was like, ‘Oh, God.’ They were framing us in this shot, but I didn’t know they were rolling,” Ben explained. “I leaned into her and I was like, ‘As soon they start rolling, I’m going to slide away from you and leave you sitting next to Trevor.’ She goes, ‘You better f****** not leave.’ He added, “That’s a husband-and-wife thing. I mean, some of it is, I’m like, ‘All right, who is this act?’ Like, I don’t keep up. My wife does, obviously. And yeah, it is your wife’s work event.”
Although Ben said he has attended events “bored” and “drunk” in the past, it wasn’t until this Grammy appearance that some fans speculated the star was using alcohol. Ben went on to say he that he was taken aback by the trolls as Ben has been proud of his recent sobriety.
“I’ve gone to award shows and been drunk, a bunch. Nobody ever once said I’m drunk,” he said. “[But at the Grammys] they were like, ‘He’s drunk.’ And I thought, that’s interesting. That raises a whole other thing about whether or not it’s wise to acknowledge addiction because there’s a lot of compassion, but there is still a tremendous stigma, which is often quite inhibiting.”
In the end, according to Ben, he isn’t too bummed out about being a viral meme. “At a certain point, I am who I am,” he told the THR.
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