It appears we can all rest easy – the sprawling, yellow-tinged disaster of a tattoo that crept up onto Ben Affleck‘s back late last year and held the internet’s attention for almost an entire news cycle has been confirmed as a fake.
When asked about the tattoo, Affleck’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner said “bless his heart“, while the other Jennifer in his life, Jennifer Lopez, scoffed that tattoos “should be, like, cooler.”
The actor, currently on the never-ending Batman V Superman press tour, finally came clean to Extra‘s Mario Lopez that the tattoo was not the real deal, saying:
“I actually do have a number of tattoos. But I try to have them in places where you don’t have to do a lot of cover up. They get sort of addictive, tattoos, after a while.”
The questionable body decoration was spotted by paprazzi while Affleck was shooting his next directorial effort, Live By Night, so it’s probably safe to say it has something to do with that.
The long nightmare is over, everyone.
Source: Us Magazine.
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