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Why Didn’t Blake Lively And Ben Affleck Pose Together On The NBR Gala Red Carpet?

Wed, January 12, 2011 8:14pm EDT by 8 Comments (3) (3) (3)

The Town co-stars kept their distance at the National Board of Review gala, perhaps because Jen Garner was there to keep an eye on her hubby!

Adding fuel to the rumor mill fire last night were Blake Lively and Ben Affleck, who both attended the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Gala in NYC but did not pose together for photos. Jennifer Garner was also in attendance to support Ben and perhaps keep tabs on the competition.

It would have been standard procedure for The Town co-stars to say cheese for the red carpet photogs but instead they purposefully kept their distance. That only makes us wonder if B&B are trying a little too hard to quash the reports that they got a little too cosy on the set of their gritty thriller, forcing Jen to make more set visits than she might if Ben was starring alongside Rob Schneider.

The pair’s infamously flirty banter for Interview magazine, back in September 2010 coupled with their intimate behind-the-scenes photos taken while filming The Town, made for much speculation as to whether they’d had an affair. We’ll see how the chemistry between Blake and Ben progresses throughout awards season, but Gossip Girl would most definitely have something to say about the new B in Jen’s bonnet.

Carla Thorpe