Ben Affleck Reveals He Loves Taylor Swift As Much As You Do

by Eitan Levine
Warner Bros. Domestic Television

It's official: Ben Affleck is a Swifty.

There is an odd reality in Hollywood that even the hottest stars eventually come back down to Earth and start living awkwardly suburban lives.

Yup, those walking Boink-Festivals, who leave their own premieres with models on each arm, get bottle service at underground clubs and occasionally date someone from magazines you keep under your bed at home that you hope your mother never comes across, for the most part don't stay that way forever.

Ben Affleck is the best example of this.


Although he occasionally still ends up on Page 6, the 44-year-old Hollywood staple long ago traded in nights out partying for a more classic 44-year-old life.

Most of the time nowadays he spends his hours dealing with a comically awkward divorce and his three children.

This new lifestyle has led to him becoming a certified Starbucks lover.


During a recent appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" after his brother took home the Golden Globe for "Manchester by the Sea," Ben opened up about his current lifestyle.

He told Ellen,

I've become an expert on the tweens. I don't know how much Radio Disney you listen to but I hear quite a bit. When we get in the car it's gotta come on right away and stay on the whole time. I hear a lot about the romantic adventures of Disney character who are on the Disney channel. We go to Taylor Swift concerts. Taylor Swift is great, by the way. Great role model.

Ben Affleck has never been more relatable.

I really hope this is how it is with every aging star. I would lose all control of my bowels if I found out James Vanderbeek went on "The View" and casually talked about how he is obsessed with "Teen Wolf" and ugly cries to the sad songs on Demi Lovato's last album.

Citations: Ben Affleck Considers Taylor Swift A Great Role Model For His Kids (Refinery 29)