Jennifer Lopez performs Red Sox anthem while Ben Affleck is there

She’s singing his tune.

Jennifer Lopez sang the Neil Diamond classic “Sweet Caroline” as a tribute to her mother at Global Citizen’s “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” on Sunday evening.

But sources within the crowd couldn’t assist discover that the music is additionally a Red Sox anthem — and that Lopez’s ex, Boston native Ben Affleck, appeared on the live performance in a section instantly following her efficiency.

The tune has been performed at each Fenway Park house sport for almost 20 years.

Affleck, 38, was a presenter on the present with comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who poked enjoyable at Affleck’s role as Batman — in addition to the star’s predilection for Dunkin Donuts.

Page Six beforehand reported that Lopez — who simply split from former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez — and Affleck have spent time together since she returned to Los Angeles from the set of her newest movie to start out rehearsals for Saturday evening’s live performance.

Affleck has allegedly visited Lopez’s Bel Air mansion a number of occasions through the day, however the exes are strictly mates — and all the time have been — sources say. They had been each previously scheduled to appear on the star-studded “Vax Live” live performance.

Jennifer Lopez performed at the Vax Live concert.
Jennifer Lopez hits the stage on the Vax Live live performance.
Getty Images for Global Citizen

At the present, Lopez, 51, sang “Sweet Caroline” along with her mother, Guadalupe, becoming a member of her onstage. The pop star advised the group of the music selection: “When I was thinking about what song to sing tonight, I remembered the song [her mother] used to always sing to me when I was a baby … if you would indulge me, I’d love to sing that one tonight.”

But some followers within the crowd at SoFi Stadium couldn’t assist however elevate their eyebrows. “That is 100 percent a Boston song,” famous one insider through the set.

Jennifer Lopez takes in a Red Sox game with Ben Affleck in 2003.
Jennifer Lopez takes in a Red Sox sport with Ben Affleck in 2003.

Indeed, “Sweet Caroline” is played at Fenway Park through the eighth inning of each Boston house sport. The custom formally started in 2002 when an exec for the workforce seen the group’s connection to the music every time it was performed because the late ’90s.

Affleck is such a diehard Red Sox fan, he reportedly refused to wear a Yankees hat when filming his hit film “Gone Girl.” He reportedly advised director David Fincher, “I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing … I will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.”

Sources additionally mentioned that Lopez’s set included the feminist pop anthem “Ain’t Your Mama,” which incorporates the lyrics, “We used to be crazy in love / Can we go back to how it was / When did you get too comfortable / ‘Cause I’m too good for that/I’m too good for that.”

A supply on the present joked, “This is just a revenge set.”

Immediately after Lopez carried out, Affleck was launched to the stage with Kimmel. Affleck wore a pointy black go well with and white shirt, while Kimmel was comically dressed as Batman sidekick Robin.

Ben Affleck appeared onstage with Jimmy Kimmel at the Vax Live concert.
Ben Affleck jokes round with Jimmy Kimmel onstage on the Vax Live live performance.
Getty Images for Global Citizen

Kimmel requested Affleck why he didn’t put on his Batman costume, and so they comedically chalked it as much as a misunderstanding as a result of Affleck had advised him to “wear a suit.”

Sources advised us that Kimmel advised Affleck: “You told me we were dressing up … I am wearing my suit and you’re not wearing your suit!” He added, “You’re Batman, duh!”

When Affleck sheepishly replied, “I’m trying to move past that,” Kimmel joked, “Oh, you’re trying to move past that? You think when people see you sashaying out of a Dunkin Donuts they’re gonna say, ‘Oh hey, there’s the guy from ‘Clerks 2?’ They’re gonna be saying, ‘There’s Batman!’ Batman bought a lot of iced vanilla lattes. I hope Batman man can carry them all.’”

Page Six completely reported in March that J.Lo and A-Rod, 45, had been breaking apart — although they then mentioned they were “working through some things” earlier than finally calling it quits. They’d been engaged since 2019.

Affleck and Lopez were engaged in 2002, and famously dubbed “Bennifer” by followers and the media. They postponed their marriage ceremony in 2003, and break up months later in early 2004.

The “Good Will Hunting” star additionally just lately praised Lopez in an InStyle magazine profile, saying of the pop icon, “Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s … at best?”

Before the present, Affleck was seen over the weekend on Saturday with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner at one among their three youngsters’s swimming classes.

Lopez has additionally seen Rodriguez for dinner while in LA since they break up, in addition to her shut good friend Leah Remini.

Also on the live performance, Prince Harry obtained a rockstar greeting when he appeared onstage. The occasion additionally featured Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, H.E.R., Chrissy Teigen, Sean Penn and David Letterman.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.