Caissie St. Onge Predicted Bennifer 2.0 So Perfectly, We Had to Ask Her What’s Next

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When Jennifer Lopez finally made it “Insta Official” with Ben Affleck on her 52nd birthday, it felt a little like déjà vu and a lot like all was right with the world once more.

For Emmy-nominated comedy writer and podcast host Caissie St. Onge, it seemed like the latest piece of evidence to support her theory that the reunited lovebirds were giving us a shot by shot remake of the video for Jenny From the Block.

Given that Caissie is not only right on the money, but absolutely hilarious (she has written for The Late Show with David Letterman, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and VH1’s Best Week Ever), we had to slide into her DMs and ask her what she predicts next for Bennifer 2.0. Here’s what she said.

POPSUGAR Australia: So, how did you first align everything to the video clip? Do you have the world’s most incredible memory or was there one factor that jogged your memory and then you went from there?

Caissie St. Onge: I co-host a podcast Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best with my creative partner, actor Busy Philipps, and we talk about pop culture. We talk about Ben Affleck often because even just his obsession with Dunkin’ Donuts is fascinating to us. We also love Jennifer Lopez because she’s Jennifer Lopez.

So, when there were rumours going around that the two of them had met up after both of their most recent breakups, we were intrigued. Then, the minute Ben was photographed wearing a certain watch, the watch JLo had originally given him in the Jenny from the Block video in 2002, it hit me like a lightning bolt.

I instantly felt that it might be because they had decided to remake the video for the song’s upcoming 20th anniversary. Then when I said it on that week’s episode, back in May, and Busy screamed, I knew it was a pretty entertaining theory!

“If we see Ben pumping Jen’s gas, I think we’ll know it’s for real.”

Caissie St. Onge

PS: Other than pumping gas, what situations do you see J Lo and Ben recreating next?

CSO: After this week’s shots from a yacht with Ben’s hand on Jen’s bum, if we see Ben pumping Jen’s gas, I think we’ll know it’s for real.

Other than that, I’ll be looking for Jennifer dancing atop a bench wearing an off-white paperboy cap and matching cargo pants in city traffic or various furry coats while being photographed.

If I go by everything I’ve seen that I’ve already interpreted as a reenactment from the video, it feels like they must already have most of it in the can?

PS: Do you think there is any strategy behind this at all or are they just accidentally recreating these scenes (and giving us life!)?

CSO: My second, less exciting theory is that if they are NOT actually remaking the JFTB video, is that the JFTB era was one of such memorable happiness for Ben and Jen that they are subconsciously repeating the scenes in their everyday lives, from muscle memory.

Because the human heart is our strongest muscle. That’s 100% not true. Our jaw muscles are strongest.

“Let’s not rush to put rocks on anything!”

Caissie St. Onge

PS: Do you predict a re-engagement?

CSO: I’m rooting for Ben and Jen and I hope they do whatever is best for them and their families. If that includes getting engaged again, I support it.

But going back to Jennifer’s song, she cautions us not to be fooled by the rocks that she’s got, and I think that goes for all rocks. Let’s not rush to put rocks on anything! They are not what is important.

Selfishly, I’d love to see them just enjoying each other’s company.

PS: Please tell us you do not predict a remake of Gigli as one was too many.

CSO: I don’t foresee a remake of Gigli!

I think if we want this to work we should all just pretend Gigli didn’t happen.

PS: Can you tell us some of your other predictions that have come true?

CSO: Most of my other predictions are not this fun!

I feel like I often can see who is going to suffer a terrible public fall from grace. I also usually have a gut feeling about who committed a murder that usually turns out to be correct, in the end.

On a few occasions, I have dreamed about the death of someone or a disaster just before it happened. I know I sound like a total kook right now, which is why I can’t just go saying this stuff on a podcast!

PS: There have been a few seemingly random celeb hookups in the last year, from Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox to Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, can you predict some other quirky celeb pairings?

CSO: I don’t know about predicting celeb pairings, but I’ll tell you who I would WANT to see photographed on a date. Chris Evans and Keke Palmer. They both make my heart very happy and I just picture them making each other laugh so hard. I think Keke might have a boyfriend, and if that’s true, I am sorry to that man.

Also, I would love to see Martha Stewart hook up with literally anyone who can keep up with her. She deserves a man who will cook HER roasted duck with cherry sauce and serve it to her on a tablescape he agonised over, then lovingly accept her constructive criticism for how he could do it better next time.

She needs a man who would find her tepid reactions to his over-the-top attempts to impress her extremely hot. That’s my dream for Martha.

Follow Caissie on Instagram @instacais and be sure to subscribe to her podcast Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best.

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