BRITNEY Spears and Ben Affleck could become more than just good friends after a British newspaper reported the pair once had a fling.
Affleck, 31, who split with finance Jennifer Lopez, 33, last week, is reported to be reigniting his torch for the In the Zone singer – herself a recent divorcee.
A source told The Daily Star the showbiz pair had an affair before the Daredevil actor began dating Lopez.
“Ben and Britney were rumoured to have had a fling while she was still dating Justin Timberlake, but before he hooked up with Jennifer”, the source said.
“Neither will confirm the fling, but they’ve been friends for some time and Ben even invited Britney to his wedding that never happened”.
The source also told the newspaper Affleck often chatted with Britney on the phone and still harbours a “a crush” for the sexy, blonde popstar.
News of the possible romance is sure to add to Lopez’s sadness over the split from her Gigli co-star and fiancee of 14 months.
The actress/singer has revealed she is “broken-hearted” over the end of the relationship.
Speaking about the break-up for the first time, Lopez told Victoria Gotti, editor of American tabloid Star, the relationship ended over a dinner she has nicknamed “The Last Supper”, on January 19.
“I am extremely broken-hearted,” Lopez told Gotti, “I put enormous effort into my relationship with Ben, but in the end, I realised I needed to put my personal and professional life back together.”
The Jersey Girl star also claimed she was still planning her wedding up to the moment they broke-up.
Although a spokesperson for Lopez has since denied her client spoke to Gotti, the editor is standing by her story.
“The quotes are unequivocally and completely above-board and on the record,” she said.
Lopez reportedly decided to call it quits after Affleck admitted he was not ready to set a date to tie the knot.
The couple’s differences, though, have been many. They were reportedly unable to agree on where to live and Lopez was reported to disapprove of Affleck’s penchant for gambling.
Twenty-two-year-old Spears, however, could prove a better love match for casino-loving Affleck.
The singer is, herself, a fan of America’s gambling capital, Las Vegas, choosing to tie the knot there with childhood friend John Alexander after a wild night partying, before getting divorced 55-hours later.