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Ben Affleck bonds with Jennifer Lopez’s mom Guadalupe over shared love of gambling in Las Vegas

 Ben Affleck is certainly getting in good with Jennifer Lopez’s mom.

The 48-year-old actor was seen bonding with Guadalupe Rodriguez, 75, over their shared love of gambling at the slot machines at the Wynn Las Vegas earlier this week.

Affleck is currently directing an undisclosed project in Sin City as JLo’s mom was also seen on set and apparently will make a surprise appearance in it.

 

Aww: Ben Affleck was seen bonding with Guadalupe Rodriguez, 75, over their shared love of gambling at the slot machines at the Wynn Las Vegas earlier this week

Aww: Ben Affleck was seen bonding with Guadalupe Rodriguez, 75, over their shared love of gambling at the slot machines at the Wynn Las Vegas earlier this week

A source told People on Friday: ‘Lupe was there to film a fun cameo.’

Guadalupe was very animated as she talked to one of the crew members in between takes.

No doubt she brought a fun energy on set as she also reportedly chatted up other members of the crew and even security staff during filming breaks. 

Starring role: Affleck is currently directing an undisclosed project in Sin City as JLo's mom was also seen on set and apparently will make a surprise appearance in it

Starring role: Affleck is currently directing an undisclosed project in Sin City as JLo’s mom was also seen on set and apparently will make a surprise appearance in it

A source told People on Friday: 'Lupe was there to film a fun cameo'

A source told People on Friday: ‘Lupe was there to film a fun cameo’

In his element: Ben also chatted up fellow crew members

In his element: Ben also chatted up fellow crew members

Ben appeared  to be quite the attentive director as he closely monitored what was going on behind the camera.

It’s unclear what film Ben’s working on as he has a few in the pipeline, including Keeper of the Lost Cities, Witness for the Prosecution and Ghost Army. 

When he was not filming, Ben reportedly did a bit of gambling himself as he was seen playing the tables at the casino at around 3am.

Good times: Guadalupe was very animated as she talked to one of the crew members in between takes

Good times: Guadalupe was very animated as she talked to one of the crew members in between takes

Busy: Ben seemed to have a lot to do on set

Busy: Ben seemed to have a lot to do on set

Busy: Ben seemed to have a lot to do on set

Chill: He wore all black including T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers

Chill: He wore all black including T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers

Affleck has also seemingly taken a gamble which has paid off in rekindling his relationship with JLo, 51, as her mother is also pleased about the reunion. 

A source told E! News on Thursday: ‘Guadalupe loves Ben and is happy that he is back in Jennifer’s life.’

‘They enjoy gambling together and have done it in the past,’ the insider added. ‘Ben had the opportunity to work in Vegas this week and she came out.’ 

Movie magic: Ben appeared to be quite the attentive director as he closely monitored what was going on behind the camera

Movie magic: Ben appeared to be quite the attentive director as he closely monitored what was going on behind the camera

Movie magic: Ben appeared to be quite the attentive director as he closely monitored what was going on behind the camera

Quite the schedule: It's unclear what film Ben's working on as he has a few in the pipeline, including Keeper of the Lost Cities, Witness for the Prosecution and Ghost Army

Quite the schedule: It’s unclear what film Ben’s working on as he has a few in the pipeline, including Keeper of the Lost Cities, Witness for the Prosecution and Ghost Army

Good times: Affleck shared a laugh with one of the crewmembers

Good times: Affleck shared a laugh with one of the crewmembers 

Guadalupe is quite the gambling enthusiast as she even won a massive $2.4million jackpot in 2004 while her daughter Jennifer was still engaged to Ben.

 During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon back in January 2015, JLo talked about the big win which happened at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

‘This was years ago, this was like 10 years ago,’ the 45-year old performer said. ‘My mother’s a huge gambler.’ 

Ben is also very passionate about gambling as in 2014 he admitted in an interview with Details magazine that he was banned from Hard Rock after security deemed him ‘too good’ at the tables.

Rekindled: Affleck recently rekindled his romance with former fiancee Jennifer Lopez; Lopez and Affleck pictured in 2002

Rekindled: Affleck recently rekindled his romance with former fiancee Jennifer Lopez; Lopez and Affleck pictured in 2002

‘That is a true story. I mean, that took place,’ he said when asked to clarify reports he was banned.

 ‘I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack. I mean, the fact that being good at the game is against the rules at the casinos should tell you something about casinos.’

Affleck also starred in 2013 crime thriller Runner Runner alongside Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton which was centered around a poor college student who cracks an online poker game which goes bust only to arrange a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him.

Romantic getaway: Jennifer and Ben were first spotted together in late April, with the pair famously venturing to Montana to spend some quality time

Romantic getaway: Jennifer and Ben were first spotted together in late April, with the pair famously venturing to Montana to spend some quality time

Lopez recently rekindled her romance with former fiance Affleck, after calling off her engagement to MLB star Alex Rodriguez in April. 

Though she has a large $28M home in Bel Air, California, sources say that Lopez would like to live closer to Affleck’s Pacific Palisades bachelor pad worth $20M.  

Ben has to stay in LA to be close to the three children he has with ex-wife Jennifer Garner: Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine. Last week, Lopez was seen looking a couple of schools in Los Angeles for her twins. 

The outlet also reported that Ben and Jennifer are ‘discussing summer plans’ because they ‘love being together and the weekends away they had been spending together have really sealed the deal.’

Making the move? Sources told People that JLo is 'incredibly happy' in her rekindled relationship and is considering moving to LA so they can 'spend as much time together as possible'; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003

Making the move? Sources told People that JLo is ‘incredibly happy’ in her rekindled relationship and is considering moving to LA so they can ‘spend as much time together as possible’; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003

Soulmates? Seemingly reiterating other reports, a source told UsWeekly that Jennifer and Ben are 'in love' again after 17 years and that they feel like they are 'soul mates'; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003

Soulmates? Seemingly reiterating other reports, a source told UsWeekly that Jennifer and Ben are ‘in love’ again after 17 years and that they feel like they are ‘soul mates’; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003

People’s insider continued: ‘Friends say they can see them staying together forever this time around. They are soulmates and always have been.’ 

And Lopez loves that Affleck has taken to her twins. ‘Ben is great with kids and that is what really rekindled J. Lo’s attraction to him. She saw how well he treated and interacted with her kids and fell back in love with him.’ 

Seemingly reiterating other reports, a source told UsWeekly that Jennifer and Ben are ‘in love’ again after 17 years and that they feel like they are ‘soul mates.’

One love: Adding more fuel to the fire that is Bennifer Again, JLO shared to Instagram on Wednesday, 'There's only one' on a new post

One love: Adding more fuel to the fire that is Bennifer Again, JLO shared to Instagram on Wednesday, ‘There’s only one’ on a new post

Adding more fuel to the fire that is Bennifer Again, JLO  shared to Instagram on Wednesday, ‘There’s only one’ on a new post.

On Wednesday evening, Ben was spotted gambling in the high roller room at the Wynn Resort and Casino at 3 a.m. while visiting Las Vegas to direct a new movie.

The 48-year-old actor wore a backwards hat as he doubled down on a favorite pastime while playing cards in the early morning hours in Sin City.

Affleck certainly knew his way around the tables after being banned from playing at Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in 2014 for being ‘too good’ at the card game.

Former flame: After splitting from Lopez in 2004, Affleck went on to date and marry actress Jennifer Garner; Jennifer and Ben in 2013

Former flame: After splitting from Lopez in 2004, Affleck went on to date and marry actress Jennifer Garner; Jennifer and Ben in 2013

Dad duty: Ben has to stay in LA to be close to his and Garner's three children Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine; Ben pictured with all three of his kids and Jennifer in 2019

Dad duty: Ben has to stay in LA to be close to his and Garner’s three children Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine; Ben pictured with all three of his kids and Jennifer in 2019

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