Jennifer Lopez’s former beau Ben Affleck only has nice things to say about the superstar. In an interview with InStyle, Affleck, among many others, explains why Lopez has been a dominant force in the entertainment industry for decades. The actor not only praised Lopez’s work ethic but her J.Lo glow, as well. 

“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth?” the 48-year-old Oscar winner quipped. “Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?”

Lopez reacted to that line, telling the magazine, “Ben is funny! He still looks pretty good too.”

The founder of JLo Beauty dated Affleck for two years and eventually ended their engagement in 2004. The actor compared his and Lopez’s relationship to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s, nothing how the public and media are obsessed with their relationship. 

Despite their relationship ending, it is obvious that there’s no bad blood between the two. 

“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,” he told InStyle. “She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business. She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”

Affleck is not the only famous ex that has nice things to say about Lopez. Marc Anthony has also expressed his praises for her incomparable work ethic.

“The thing about Jennifer is her ability to see and understand things before they happen. Before she even brings an idea up, she has visualized it a thousand times,” Anthony said of his ex-wife. “And if anyone says it might not be the greatest idea, she’ll say, ‘You just don’t see it yet.’ Nine times out of 10, she’ll nail it.”

Anthony continued, “She’s the first one in the room and the last to leave. The hardest worker I’ve ever met. When we were together, it was quite the opposite for me. That has changed since. I learned so much from her. She’s the original!”