Ben Affleck really wants you to know he’s not on Grindr for some reason
Ben Affleck sought to set the record straight, as it were, last Friday after clarifying that the single star is not on the gay dating app Grindr.
The Gone Girl was rumoured to be on the celebrity dating app Raya, but Affleck squashed such allegations by flatly denying that he is on any dating apps. Gay or straight.
Chatting to Good Morning America, the 47-year-old said that he’s not “on any websites” before adding: “I am not on Tinder, Grinder, Grindr, Brinder, Grinder, Bumble, Humble.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 21, 2020
It remains unclear what “Brinder”, “Grinder” and “Humble” are, but we sure do hope they’re not nanny-finding apps.
Uh, why is Ben Affleck talking about Grindr?
“I am not on any of them,” Ben Affleck told Diane Sawyer, “I don’t have judgment for people who are, great.”
He continued: “I know people who are on them have a fun time but not me.
“I would love to have a relationship that is deeply meaningful and one to which I could be deeply committed.”
Rumours heaved about Affleck’s dating life after he divorced Jennifer Garner. The pair called it quits in 2018.
While not exactly shocking that Affleck, who is a heterosexual man known for being sad next to Henry Cavil sometimes, is not on a dating app for queer men, it does thicken the plot that there is someone on Raya impersonating him.
He reportedly kept the profile up-to-date, frequently updating photos, tweaking his bio and the song that played on his profile was Bab Marley’s “Guava Jelly”, a song about aggressively crying after being broken up with.
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Grindr itself reacted to Affleck’s remarks on Twitter, joking: “Don’t knock it till you try it.”
— Grindr (@Grindr) February 22, 2020
The app even tagged Affleck in the post. He has yet to respond.