Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are very much in the honeymoon phase, having married just under a year ago after famously getting back together—and Lopez is still publicly swooning. The singer just shared a “Daddy Appreciation Post” dedicated to her husband on Twitter for Father’s Day, accompanied by a photo of the couple together, as well as a shirtless mirror selfie taken by Affleck which shows his jacked physique.
“Happy Father’s Day Papa,” Lopez wrote. “And Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Papas out there!! We love you and appreciate you more than you will ever know.”
The tweet soon blew up, with thousands of quote tweets from thirsty followers who appreciated Lopez sharing the love—and the nearly nude photo. The comments ranged from “that’s OUR dad” and “she is so real for this” to some truly out-of-pocket horniness, with calls for Lopez to drop the “uncropped” version of the image.
With his ripped abs and defined chest on full display, Affleck looks in peak Batman shape. The actor built an impressive amount of muscle and strength through functional workouts while training to play Bruce Wayne in Batman vs. Superman and Justice League.
“Our goals to build Ben as Batman were to build, leg strength, stability,” Affleck’s trainer Magnus Lygdback told Men’s Health. “You know Batman’s carrying around this heavy suit all day on set, so we needed Ben to have the support he needed to carry that suit.”
While he was at peak performance in terms of his physical fitness, Affleck has since revealed that working on the DC movies was a punishing experience in terms of his mental health, and that the prolonged Justice League production schedule led to massive burnout.
“I started to drink too much,” he said. “I was back at the hotel in London, it was either that or jump out the window. And I just thought, ‘This isn’t the life I want. My kids aren’t here. I’m miserable’… I got to a point where I found it creatively not satisfying. Also just, you’re sweaty and exhausted. And I thought, ‘I don’t want to participate in this in any way. And I don’t want to squander any more of my life, of which I have a limited amount.’”
Philip Ellis is a freelance writer and journalist from the United Kingdom covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has appeared in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller and MTV.