Matt Damon Says When Ben Affleck Dated JLO it Was Painful - For HIM

One of my friends dated a guy for 7+ years that I HATED! Hate is a strong word but he really didn't treat my friend well at all. Plus all the time she used to spend with me, she started spending with him. 

I am happy to say she has moved on and is dating a new, awesome and amazing guy (who I love)! But it's not really up to us to pick who our friends end up with. In my opinion, as a good friend you go along with whatever makes them happy as long as it doesn't put them at the risk of being harmed. So I never told my friend that I didn't like her ex. I thought she was happy and that was enough to make me happy. When they broke up I told her how I felt and she said she had been unhappy for awhile. 

Matt Damon has also waited a really, really long time to say this about his BFF Ben Affleck's time with ex, ex girlfriend Jennifer Lopez

There’s nobody who’s more misunderstood. Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez. He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t. It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn’t fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all. And through his work, he climbed from the bottom of the mountain all the way back up to the top and past where either of us had ever been.

I don't regret not telling my friend what I thought about her ex-boyfriend only because I'm sure she did have some happy times and it was also a lesson that probably led her to this new cool, loveable boyfriend. But if I could I would go back and ask her if she felt valued in her relationship. Maybe she wouldn't of shared her true feelings right away, but I would ask her again. And again. Just so she knew that she could tell me ANYTHING that she needed to. 

That would be my advice to you. And Matt Damon.