Ben Affleck Being Very New England and Very Hollywood in This Boston Instagram Post
We do love our celebrity sightings, especially when they're from the area like this latest post by Secret Boston on its Instagram account just as we enter October of 2022. Hi Ben, love you!
How exciting to see this photo of him just off his marriage and lavish Italian honeymoon to the always-stunning Jennifer Lopez looking so fall yet pulling a Hollywood moment.
Let me explain.
If his outfit doesn't say "I'm from New England and proud of it," I don't know what does. He's sporting a puffer jacket, which I hope is Patagonia, while decked out in shorts and sandals. Yes, only in New England, as comments noticed.
Now, here's where you may have an issue. Ben's literally carrying a half-filled Starbucks cup. There's no mistaking that cup. What the what??? How can any self-respecting New Englander do that when in Boston? We're Dunkin all the way, and for Ben, who doesn't even live near many in Southern California, you'd think he'd jump all over this opportunity to have a Dunkin.
I literally googled Dunkin in Los Angeles, and less than 20 popped up, so come on, Ben, what were you thinking? I'll admit that I'm not always going to drink Dunkin if I'm craving an iced latte and there's a little coffee shop right near me that's more convenient, but overall, if you're visiting home in the land of Dunkin, go for it.
Now for the even more frustrating part! A colleague of mine saw this post as well and told me that he recalls seeing this exact photo months ago. So sure enough, even though this photo of Ben is very New England, it looks like it was first posted on Secret Boston in February of 2021. Thanks a lot Secret Boston for having so many of us thinking there was Ben in Boston sighting.
Another colleague said she was sure he stopped smoking so it must be old, however I had to disappoint her. Even though we've heard that Ben has cut back on his two-packs-a-day cigarette habit, he's hasn't fully quit. Returning from his Italian honeymoon with Jennifer, OK Magazine caught him lighting up the second he was able too after landing at LAX.