Kevin Smith reminds the world he created the term ‘Bennifer’ amid work on 2004’s Jersey Girl

Kevin Smith reminds the world that he created the term ‘Bennifer’ amid work on his 2004 film Jersey Girl … as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindle their romance

Kevin Smith took to Twitter on Monday amid news of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindling their romance, reminding the public that he pointed the phrase Bennifer amid the making of his 2004 film Jersey Girl.

‘”Bennifer” is trending,’ said the Red Bank, New Jersey native, 50. ‘It’s a name I first gave the kids during “Jersey Girl” pre-production, before the world found out they were dating.

He continued, ‘I’d later drop the name in an interview with the @nytimes. Shortly thereafter, it appeared in the article and then entered the vernacular.’

 

Trendsetter: Kevin Smith, 50, took to Twitter on Monday amid news of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindling their romance, reminding the public that he pointed the phrase Bennifer amid the making of his 2004 film Jersey Girl

Trendsetter: Kevin Smith, 50, took to Twitter on Monday amid news of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindling their romance, reminding the public that he pointed the phrase Bennifer amid the making of his 2004 film Jersey Girl

Smith directed the movie which starred Affleck as Ollie Trinke, Lopez as Gertrude Steiney and a cast featuring Liv Tyler, Damon’s pal Matt Damon and the late George Carlin.

The director of films such as Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back spoke about the celeb portmanteau after Daily Mail published photos of the couple together on an excursion in Montana, some 17 years after they called off their engagement in January of 2004 after getting involved in July of 2002.

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