UPDATE, May 7: The internet has been divided ever since a video of Ben Affleck being rejected on dating app, Raya, went viral on TikTok. Some followers on social media believe it was creepy of Affleck to respond to being unmatched, while other criticised the woman for sharing a private message. Of course, Chrissy Teigen has something to say about the whole debacle – and she’s got a point.
Teigen took to Twitter overnight with this to say (or rather, write): “I agree celebs shouldn’t be making these creepy desperate video replies on raya but it’s tacky to release private messages. Ya both wrong, congrats.”
I agree celebs shouldn’t be making these creepy desperate video replies on raya but it’s tacky to release private messages. Ya both wrong, congrats
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 6, 2021
It’s safe to say we have dearly missed the Cravings author after she took a three-week hiatus from the social media platform. The reason for the initial departure was because over the years it left her “deeply bruised”.
We’re happy to have you back, Chrissy!
ORIGINAL STORY, May 4: It turns out even Ben Affleck is not immune to the all-common rejection of dating apps. With all eyes on the actor after he was spotted spending time with Jennifer Lopez, a TikTok user has reminisced on the moment she rejected Affleck on a dating app – and received a response.
Nivine Jay matched with the Batman alumni on celebrity dating app, Raya. She initially had thought it was a catfish attempt and unmatched with Affleck. Jay is an actress on Neighbours as well as the author of the love story Cry Baby.
“Thinking of the time I matched with Ben Affleck on raya and thought it was fake so I unmatched him and he sent me a video on instagram,” she wrote.
The TikTok reveals that Affleck responded to Raya with a hilarious video. “Nivine, why did you unmatch me? It’s me,” Affleck reacted. Naturally the TikTok has gone viral.
One user commented, “The way he said ‘its me’ [sic] my soul would have left my body.” Jay responded, “Confirmed my soul did leave my body.”
The initial news nearly broke the internet and for good reason; Lopez has just ended a two-year engagement to Alex Rodriguez. In January it was announced Affleck had split from girlfriend, Anna de Armas.
“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.”