Matt Damon, 50, was all smiles while third-wheeling with Jennifer Lopez, 52, and Ben Affleck, 48, on the beach in Los Angeles on Sunday (Aug. 8). The Good Will Hunting actor was pictured walking beside Bennifer, who held hands, of course, on a private beach in Malibu near Paradise Cove. All three A-list stars looked to be having an absolute blast together, as indicative by their big smiles in the snapshots, which were obtained by TMZ.
Matt, whose been besties with Ben for over 25 years, wore a plain white T-shirt, black gym shirts and a hat for the beachside stroll. Meanwhile, the Gone Girl actor was dressed similarly casual in a blue T-shirt and black pants while locking hands with J.Lo, who outshined the two men with her elegant two-piece white coverup that gently blew in the wind.
Ben and Jen got back together in May and have nearly been inseparable ever since. Basically the whole word has been talking about Bennifer 2.0, and Matt was even asked about the topic on numerous occasions. Most recently, he offered up a sarcastic answer to Ben and Jen’s rekindled romance during an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show in July. “But how else would I be? Like would I be unhappy?” Matt said with a laugh when asked if he was happy about Bennifer being back on. “Like I hate true love, it sucks,” Matt sarcastically added, before he went on to jokingly say that he wishes Ben and Jen “nothing but you know, hardship.”
Prior to that interview, Matt told told Extra on July 26 that he “was just so happy” for Ben after the actor reunited with J.Lo, whom he was engaged to in the early 2000s. “He’s the best. He deserves every happiness in the world,” Matt added of his longtime friend and collaborator. “I’m glad for both of them.”
Bennifer 2.0 has been quite a spectacle since the former lovers got back together. In July, they ventured to Europe for a romantic getaway that saw the lovebirds go “Instagram official” when Jen shared a photo of her smooching Ben while on her PDA-packed 52nd birthday extravaganza in St. Tropez. Then, the couple cuddled up while jamming to “Jenny From The Block” at a late-night birthday bash. They then traveled to Monaco, where Jen was seen sporting a necklace with three charms that spelled out “B-E-N.”
While Ben and Jen’s European vacation has come to an end, their romance is only continuing to heat up. After returning home to L.A, the couple hit up the West Hollywood hotspot Olivetta on Aug. 7 for a romantic dinner date. Ben and Jen linked arms strolling on the sidewalk outside of the eatery before heading in for a reported two-and-a-half hour dinner.