Before the Jens, there was a golden standard for Affleck. And her name was Gwyneth Paltrow, also known as my best friend. Ben and Gwynnie were very, very happy for a short time. He amused her, she challenged him, she intimidated him, and he adored her. One day, she woke up, saw the goon within and came to her senses. For a long time after that, he couldn"t find anyone else that could measure up... including Jennifer Lopez. And even though my Gwyneth kept putting him down in public, even though she made no secret of the fact that she wasted her time with a "complete knucklehead", Ben has never said a word against her. Amazing how a stuck up little ice princess can have such an affect on her victims, non?