Although he has redeemed himself from "Gigli"-gate (the 2003 J.Lo project that earned a paltry $7 million at the box office and earned itself a spot at the top of Yahoo! Movies' Bottom Rated Movies of All Time list) and successfully carved out a respectable career as both an actor and director, he hasn't turned his back on his tabloid-fixture past — or the woman responsible for it. In fact, Affleck, 40, admits that he and Lopez still talk.
"We don't have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for
advice," he says, "but we do have the kind of relationship where
there'll be an e-mail saying, 'Oh, your movie looks great.' I remember
when she got 'American Idol.' I said: 'This was really smart.
Good luck.' I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She's put up with
some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I'm really pleased to see