She’s singing his tune.
Jennifer Lopez sang the Neil Diamond traditional “Sweet Caroline” as a tribute to her mother at Global Citizen’s “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” on Sunday night time.
But sources within the crowd couldn’t assist discover that the track is additionally a Red Sox anthem — and that Lopez’s ex, Boston native Ben Affleck, appeared on the live performance in a section instantly following her efficiency.
The tune has been performed at each Fenway Park residence recreation for practically 20 years.
Affleck, 38, was a presenter on the show with comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who poked enjoyable at Affleck’s function as Batman — in addition to the star’s predilection for Dunkin’ Donuts.
Page Six beforehand reported that Lopez — who simply break up from former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez — and Affleck have hung out collectively since she returned to Los Angeles from the set of her newest movie to begin rehearsals for Saturday night time’s live performance.
Affleck has allegedly visited Lopez’s Bel Air mansion a number of occasions in the course of the day, however the exes are strictly buddies — and all the time have been — sources say. They had been each beforehand scheduled to look on the star-studded “Vax Live” live performance.
Jennifer Lopez hits the stage on the Vax Live live performance. Getty Images for Global Citizen
At the show, Lopez, 51, sang “Sweet Caroline” along with her mother, Guadalupe, becoming a member of her onstage. The pop star advised the gang of the track alternative: “When I used to be fascinated about what track to sing tonight, I remembered the track [her mother] used to all the time sing to me once I was a child … if you happen to would indulge me, I’d like to sing that one tonight.”
But some followers within the crowd at SoFi Stadium couldn’t assist however increase their eyebrows. “That is one hundred pc a Boston track,” famous one insider in the course of the set.
Jennifer Lopez takes in a Red Sox recreation with Ben Affleck in 2003. WireImage
Indeed, “Sweet Caroline” is performed at Fenway Park in the course of the eighth inning of each Boston residence recreation. The custom formally started in 2002 when an exec for the crew observed the gang’s connection to the track every time it was performed because the late ’90s.
Affleck is such a diehard Red Sox fan, he reportedly refused to put on a Yankees hat when filming his hit film “Gone Girl.” He reportedly advised director David Fincher, “I can’t put on a Yankees hat. I simply can’t. I can’t put on it as a result of it’s going to develop into a factor … I’ll by no means hear the top of it. I can’t do it.”
Sources additionally stated Lopez’s set included the feminist pop anthem “Ain’t Your Mama,” which incorporates the lyrics, “We was once loopy in love / Can we return to the way it was / When did you get too comfy / ‘Cause I’m too good for that / I’m too good for that.”
A supply on the show joked, “This is only a revenge set.”
Immediately after Lopez carried out, Affleck was launched to the stage with Kimmel. Affleck wore a pointy black go well with and white shirt, while Kimmel was comically dressed as Batman sidekick Robin.
Ben Affleck jokes round with Jimmy Kimmel onstage on the Vax Live live performance. Getty Images for Global Citizen
Kimmel requested Affleck why he didn’t put on his Batman costume, and so they comedically chalked it as much as a misunderstanding as a result of Affleck had advised him to “put on a go well with.”
Sources advised us that Kimmel advised Affleck: “You advised me we had been dressing up … I’m carrying my go well with and also you’re not carrying your go well with!” He added, “You’re Batman, duh!”
When Affleck sheepishly replied, “I’m attempting to maneuver previous that,” Kimmel joked, “Oh, you’re attempting to maneuver previous that? You assume when individuals see you sashaying out of a Dunkin’ Donuts, they’re gonna say, ‘Oh hey, there’s the man from “Clerks 2″? They’re gonna be saying, ‘There’s Batman! Batman purchased quite a lot of iced vanilla lattes. I hope Batman can carry all of them.’”
Page Six completely reported in March that J.Lo and A-Rod, 45, had been breaking apart — although they then stated they had been “working by some issues” earlier than ultimately calling it quits. They’d been engaged since 2019.
Affleck and Lopez had been engaged in 2002, and famously dubbed “Bennifer” by followers and the media. They postponed their marriage ceremony in 2003, and break up months later in early 2004.
The “Good Will Hunting” star additionally lately praised Lopez in an InStyle journal profile, saying of the pop icon, “Where are you preserving the fountain of youth? Why do you look the identical as you probably did in 2003 and it type of appears to be like like I’m in my 40s … at greatest?”
Before the show, Affleck was seen over the weekend on Saturday together with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner at certainly one of their three youngsters’s swimming classes.
Lopez has additionally seen Rodriguez for dinner while in LA since they break up, in addition to her shut good friend Leah Remini.
Also on the live performance, Prince Harry obtained a rockstar greeting when he appeared onstage. The occasion additionally featured Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, H.E.R., Chrissy Teigen, Sean Penn and David Letterman.
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