One of the few people who believe Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are still together is KEVIN SMITH - who directs the pair in new film Jersey Girl.

The CLERKS filmmaker saw the superstar pair fall in love whilst making the much-delayed movie - now due for release next March (19MAR04) - and Smith believes the couple are still an item, despite Lopez being spotted in Miami over the weekend (13/14SEP03) without her engagement ring, whilst Affleck partied in Los Angeles and Las Vegas with a mystery brunette.

Smith says, "Maybe folks are reading a little too much into the fact that Jen's in Miami and Ben was not."

16/09/2003 17:01