Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been moving so fast, even the speed of light is like, “Slow down, you’re going to get whiplash!“. The original Bennifer hooked up about 0.000009 seconds after JLo called it quits with monogamy’s greatest foe, Alex Rodriguez. And in a little over a month, we’ve heard that JLo and Ben both attended the Vax Live concert (where she sang the unofficial Boston Red Sox anthem “Sweet Caroline” with her mother Guadalupe Rodríguez) and that JLo is thinking about moving to Los Angeles to be closer to him. JLo and Ben continue to go through the traditional new couple milestones at 2x speed, as Ben was recently spotted casino hopping with JLo’s mama Guadalupe in Las Vegas. Clearly, Guadalupe didn’t hold a grudge against her almost son-in-law after the Bennifer years fizzled out.
Page Six says that Ben is currently filming a new project at the Wynn Resort and Casino, where he was seen throughout the day on Wednesday. Guadalupe tagged along with Ben as he appeared with a camera crew on the casino floor. It’s not known if Guadalupe is involved with Ben’s project or not:
Camerapeople and security guards surrounded the pair as Rodríguez, 75, enthusiastically talked to them with her arms in the air between takes.
It is unclear whether Rodríguez – who once won $2.4 million at an Atlantic City casino and has been described as a “huge gambler” by none other than J.Lo herself – is involved in the project. Lopez, 51, was not spotted on set.
Lu- Lupe? Jennifer Lopez’s mom was seen on Ben Affleck’s new project set. pic.twitter.com/tDTBqeQAbt
— bennifer tea (@jloaffleck) June 10, 2021
The Daily Mail points out that Ben was at the casino earlier in the day, by himself. Much earlier. I’m talking too early to start digging into the croissants and jam at a breakfast buffet, early. via The Daily Mail:
Ben Affleck was spotted gambling in the high roller room at the Wynn Resort and Casino at 3 a.m. on Wednesday while visiting Las Vegas to direct a new movie. The 48-year-old actor wore a backwards hat as he doubled down on a favorite pastime while playing cards in the early morning hours in Sin City.
📸 Ben Affleck films at Las Vegas casino with Jennifer Lopez's mom, (09/June/2021). pic.twitter.com/Ov54f1gGmG
— best of ben affleck (@BstOfAffleck) June 10, 2021
Meanwhile, JLo is in Miami filming a music video. Whether Ben and Guadalupe’s meet-up was professional or for fun, it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that Guadalupe has opened her arms and welcomed Ben back into JLo’s life. A source tells E! News that Guadalupe always liked Ben, and the return of Bennifer is great news for her:
Guadalupe loves Ben and is happy that he is back in Jennifer’s life,” a source close to the actor told E! News. “They enjoy gambling together and have done it in the past. Ben had the opportunity to work in Vegas this week and she came out.”
It certainly sounds like this situation is headed directly to the Happily Ever After part of the fairy tale, isn’t it. When the timing’s right, it’s right. Especially since Ben and Guadalupe can bond together over gambling. Because there was a time Ben was banned from several casinos for allegedly counting cards at the blackjack table. I’m sure she still would have been ok bonding with Ben outside the casino, like at a Cirque du Soleil show, but I’m going to guess sitting sixteen feet from some Spandex-wrapped French Canadian crotches doesn’t give her the same rush as the ding-ding-ding of the slot machine.