Jane Fonda criticizes Jennifer Lopez’s relationship with Ben Affleck: ‘Feels too much’

True friends are those who not only celebrate your joys but also offer honest criticisms, even when it comes to your relationships.

While the world has embraced the rekindled romance between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Lopez’s friend, Jane Fonda, hasn’t been shy about expressing her concerns. The 86-year-old actress openly shared her thoughts on Lopez’s renewed relationship with Affleck.

Their unlikely friendship began in 2005 when they co-starred in the film “Monster-in-Law,” and since then, they’ve maintained a close bond. In fact, Lopez even invited Fonda to appear in her new documentary, “This Is Me Now: A Love Story.”

In the documentary, Fonda candidly addressed her concerns with the celebrity couple. “I want you to know that I don’t entirely know why, but I feel invested in you and Ben, and I really want this to work,” Fonda expressed to Lopez, as reported by Variety.

She continued, “However, this is my concern. Like, it feels too much like you’re trying to prove something instead of just living it. You know, every other photograph is the two of you kissing and the two of you hugging.”

Lopez responded to Fonda’s remarks with laughter, dismissing the critique and explaining, “That’s just us living our life.”

Fonda didn’t stop there. She also voiced her worries after seeing photos of Affleck at the 2023 Grammys, expressing being “real scared.” She explained, “I got real scared, you know, with all that s-it about the Grammys and he looks unhappy, and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what’s happening.’”

Lopez reassured Fonda that there was “nothing” wrong with her relationship, and Affleck was simply dealing with being “the symbol of the beleaguered man.”

Despite Fonda’s candid critiques, she emphasized her belief that “everyone in the entire world is pulling for this relationship and this love.” She stressed the importance of how the couple presents their relationship, stating, “It should be handled in a way that you aren’t overly flaunting it, so much so that it creates any form of criticism or resentment.”

Ultimately, Fonda’s words seem to stem from a place of love and concern for her friend’s well-being.