Did Ben Affleck Really Avoid Answering This Question About Jennifer Lopez?

Ever since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindled "Bennifer," the duo have been coy when talking to the press about their relationship — and Affleck's latest response is no exception.

The couple famously dated in the early 2000s and even got engaged, but called it quits in 2004. In April, almost two decades since their first shot as a couple, the pair began dating once again after Lopez broke off her engagement with Alex Rodriguez. Paparazzi had spotted the couple together, but there was no official confirmation until July — when the "Hustlers" star surprised fans on her birthday by sharing a four-photo Instagram upload, closing out the set with a snap of her and Affleck kissing.

And after 15 years, the pair returned to the red carpet together in September at the Venice Film Festival, as Lopez accompanied her beau for the premiere of his film "The Last Duel," per People. A month later, the "If You Had My Love" singer was Affleck's date for the New York premiere of the same film, the outlet noted.

In a December interview with the Wall Street JournalAffleck did admit he was happy to have another shot at love with Lopez — though he never mentioned her by name. "I am very lucky in my life in that I have benefited from second chances, and I am aware that other people don't even get first chances," he revealed. At another film premiere, Affleck was just asked about his relationship with Lopez — and this time he had a more peculiar response.

How Ben Affleck felt about having support at his premiere

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez cozied up together at the premiere of his movie "The Tender Bar" at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, per People. The singer sported a pale blue gown while Affleck rocked a black tie, and they cozied up to each other as they posed for photos. 

Affleck was asked how it felt to have Lopez by his side for the special evening. "And nice to have Jennifer here tonight, I would imagine," an E! reporter commented. And while Affleck admitted having "Jen" at the event was a great experience, he was pointedly referencing another person named Jennifer. " ... When you're the president of a studio you come to the premieres. Jen Salke runs Amazon, I'm so glad she's here. I'm pleased she's supporting us," Affleck responded, remaining just as coy as always. Clearly he did not mind showing affection for Lopez, but the actor preferred to keep tight-lipped about their relationship.

In July, Lopez similarly demurred when she was asked about the impact of having Affleck back in her life. "Look, I just have to tell you, every time I see a picture of you and Ben, I'm like, 'She looks happier, she looks happier.' Are we happier?" Hoda Kotb asked the singer during an appearance on "Today." Lopez deflected the question, and instead stuck to her talking points about her song "Love Makes the World Go Round." "The song is out, five years since we've done it," Lopez replied, as Kotb laughed.