Within the framework of MET Gala 2021 We know that there are many levels of formality when it comes to relationships between Hollywood stars.
First, we have the photos of paparazzi blurry and difficult to see; then comes the laughing side by side in a Lakers game in full view of the whole world and finally; of course, there is the ultimate stepping stone of celebrity romance: attending the most important fashion event of the year, the MET Gala.
(I imagine Carrie Bradshaw thinking of Mr. Big in the next reboot of ‘Sex And the City’ and saying: Can I stop wondering … We will be so official as to attend the MET Gala?).
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s kiss at the MET Gala 2021
When it comes to Hollywood couples, no one knows more about demonstrating the stability of a relationship in front of a crowd than Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, also known as “Bennifer”.
The couple that defined the romance of the early 2000s have been back together for some time now, however their newly rekindled romance accelerated when they appeared together tonight on the MET Gala 2021, being photographed while pretending to kiss on top of their respective masks.
In my most sincere opinion, one day, not too far away, this photo will be shown to children in schools to try to illustrate the amazing events of the year 2021. I can imagine it, it will be something like: “Here, children, they are JLo and Ben affleck, whom you may remember for our thematic unit on 2000s romances, back together in the MET Gala 2021 and kissing through their face masks, while the iconic singer, Jennifer Lopez clings to an iPhone 12… They’ll learn more about that in their Apple History electives. ”
The phrase “instantly iconic” is rarely used in Vogue, but… Speaking of a picture that is worth a thousand words! It’s worth keeping this in mind.
Article originally published in Vogue US, vogue.com.