Ben Affleck Didn’t Buy Diamond Bracelet Because Jennifer Lopez Has It?

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Ben Affleck Jennifer Lopez Bracelet

By Andrew Shuster |

Ben Affleck Jennifer Lopez Bracelet

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A new tabloid report claims Ben Affleck didn’t buy a diamond ankle bracelet for girlfriend Lindsay Shookus because his ex-fiancee, Jennifer Lopez, has a similar piece of jewelry. Did this really happen? Gossip Cop looked into the story and we’ve exclusively learned the truth.

An article in the latest issue of Star asserts the actor was planning to gift his girlfriend with a high-end trinket, but changed his mind after learning the jewelry was tainted by a past lover. A so-called “source” tells the magazine, “Ben picked a gorgeous $15,000 diamond ankle bracelet he thought Lindsay would love. He was about to plunk down a thick wad of cash when the jeweler blew the sizable sale, blabbing, ‘We call this the J.Lo Anklet, because she has one just like it!'”

The seemingly phony source goes on to say Affleck’s “face went pale” after hearing that Lopez was associated with the bracelet, so he nixed the purchase and promptly exited the store. Despite how fabricated this all sounds, Gossip Cop still checked in with a mutual pal of ours and the actor, who laughed off the magazine’s absurd report. Our impeccable insider went on to mockingly ask, “Who buys ankle bracelets over the age of 15?” Simply put, the article is more fan fiction than it is journalism.

Of course, Gossip Cop has busted many inaccurate stories about the actor’s relationship with Shookus, so this latest tall tale isn’t surprising. We recently busted Star’s sister publication, the National Enquirer, for falsely claiming Affleck stopped going to church once he started dating the “Saturday Night Live” producer.” Shortly after we corrected that bogus article, the actor was spotted attending Sunday services with his kids. Gossip Cop also called out Star’s sister tabloid, OK!, when it wrongly reported Shookus was pregnant with Affleck’s baby. Of course, the couple isn’t expecting a child together, and this latest story alleging the actor refused to buy a “J.Lo Anklet” never happened.

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