“After Jen read Ben’s glowing comments about Jennifer, she hit the roof. She screamed at him that he’d made her look like a fool,” showbizspy.com quoted a source as saying.
“Jen’s always felt threatened by Ben’s passionate relationship with JLo. So hearing him rave about her really struck a nerve,” added the source.
Affleck, 40, and Lopez began dating in 2002. They announced their engagement that year when he presented her with a huge 6.1 carat pink diamond. They even set a date for 2004, but broke up shortly before, blaming the media interest.
Today Affleck is happily married to Garner, with whom he has three children.
“Jen’s been feeling down on herself, and Ben’s thought-less comments didn’t help. Every now and again Jen needs to crack the whip to get Ben back in line. She knew a trip to Paris would be good for both of them,” said the source.