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    Ben Affleck Had The Sweetest Things To Say About Jennifer Lopez In Their First Joint Interview

    "I can only stand by and admire with respect."

    Ben Affleck can't help gushing about Jennifer Lopez!

    Ben and Jennifer gaze and each other with their arms around one another at a recent red carpet
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    In their first joint interview since rekindling their romance, Ben had only the sweetest things to say about Jennifer — particularly the impact her career has had on others.

    Ben and Jennifer wear masks and elegant clothing while attending the Met Gala
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    "All I can tell you is that I have seen firsthand the difference representation makes because I have seen, over and over and over and over, women of color approach Jennifer and tell her what her example as a strong woman and a woman succeeding and demanding her fair share in the business world means to them," Ben told Adweek.

    An older photo of Ben and Jennifer on a red carpet
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    He added that he was "in awe" of Jennifer's effect on the world before explaining how he believes his career could never compare to hers.

    An older photo of Ben and Jennifer posing together
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    "At most, as an artist, I can make movies that move people. Jennifer has inspired a massive group of people to feel they have a seat at the table in this country," Ben noted.

    Jennifer smiles in an older photo standing next to Ben
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    He continued, "That is an effect few people throughout history have had, one I will never know and one I can only stand by and admire with respect."

    Jennifer and Ben smile at a recent event
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    Jennifer also acknowledged her career's impact — and says it's something she'll never take for granted.

    "That is my blessing, and what I feel is an incredible, incredible gift that I’ve been given from God. And I don’t take it for granted. I cherish it and try to use it in the best way that I always can," Jennifer concluded.

    Jennifer looks serious in a crop top with cut out strings in the middle
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    Read all that Ben and Jennifer had to say here.

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