A Grammys seat-filler is going viral on TikTok for sharing behind-the-scenes intel about the show – including that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were actually «super lovey-dovey» despite memes flooding social media that appeared to show the actor looking quite glum. The TikToker @AlmostAnna, who has 31,000 followers, sat directly next to Affleck for a «good bit» of the show, she said.
While she conceded that Affleck «didn’t look happy,» Anna said that he and Lopez were adorable to observe, and, at moments, «super lovey-dovey» with one another.
«Like their hands were always intertwined…it wasn’t like, ‘Oh my God, this is going to lead to divorce.’ They were cute,» she said in a TikTok posted on Wednesday. It’s been viewed over 1.8 million times.
@almostannna Replying to @canadiansupernova #greenscreen this is prob the funniest story i have it was so silly. Feeling overhelmed by this attention so im gonna take a break from all of this, i shared the big things and the how-to but all this attention is a lot haha 🙂 I answered all the important questions already, good luck guys! Hear about it more on @hitqldbreakfast tonight! #seatfiller #grammys ♬ Selfcare-demo — Bella Moulden
Affleck’s forlorn look at the Grammys sparked widespread speculation this week.
«Someone please check on Ben Affleck #GRAMMYs,» the Barstool podcast «Chicks In The Office» tweeted during the show on Sunday.»Ben Affleck is every introvert everywhere,» wrote one Twitter user. «You can see his batteries draining in real time.»
Some users on Twitter are even attempting to read the couple’s lips to project what they think is going on in their relationship.
According to @AlmostAnna, the couple became aware of the internet discussion in real-time during the show. She said Lopez showed Affleck all the memes about him on her phone. «He knew during the performance that he was a meme and he also chose just not to change his expression. I love how unbothered that is,» the creator quipped.
When reached, @AlmostAnna told Insider she wants her viral TikTok to speak for itself. «I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to see so many of my favorite musicians perform,» she added.
@almostannna #greenscreen ♬ Selfcare-demo — Bella Moulden
@AlmostAnna first shared on January 28 that she was attending the Grammys after applying to be a seat-filler on seatfillersandmore.com. She subsequently vlogged her getting-ready process, like choosing her dress and accessories. She’s also been documenting other major moments from the award show, like weeping after Harry Styles’ malfunctioning performance: «We locked eyes during the bridge and we sang it to each other,» she said.
@AlmostAnna also sat near Beyonce and overheard a conversation between the singer and SZA, wherein Beyonce was laying huge praise for the «SOS» album. SZA later confirmed that account in an Instagram Story that included @AlmostAnna’s TikTok.«Wait this actually happened. Where the fuck was she?» the singer wrote.