Hollywood star BEN AFFLECK speaks better Spanish than his fiancee JENNIFER LOPEZ, even though she was raised by Puerto Rican US immigrants.

The DAREDEVIL hunk - who has just returned from a vast European tour promoting new movie PAYCHECK - stunned journalists in Madrid by holding a press conference in Spanish.

His Latina fiancee, however, reportedly struggles to converse in her parent's native tongue.

Ben says, "Many people think that Jennifer has taught me but I learnt it at 13 because I lived in Mexico when I was a teenager."

20/01/2004 13:48