Jennifer Lopez performs Red Sox anthem Sweet Caroline just before Ben Affleck hits stage at concert!
Jennifer Lopez sang the Neil Diamond classic “Sweet Caroline” as a tribute to her mom at Global Citizen’s “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” on Sunday night.
The tune has been played at every Fenway Park home game for nearly 20 years.
Page Six previously reported that Lopez — who just split from former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez — and Affleck have spent time together since she returned to Los Angeles from the set of her latest film to start rehearsals for Saturday night’s concert.
Affleck has allegedly visited Lopez’s Bel Air mansion multiple times during the day, but the exes are strictly friends — and always have been — sources say. They were both previously scheduled to appear at the star-studded “Vax Live” concert.
At the show, Lopez, 51, sang “Sweet Caroline” with her mom, Guadalupe, joining her onstage. The pop star told the crowd of the song choice: “When I was thinking about what song to sing tonight, I remembered the song [her mother] used to always sing to me when I was a baby … if you would indulge me, I’d love to sing that one tonight.”
But some fans in the crowd at SoFi Stadium couldn’t help but raise their eyebrows. “That is 100 percent a Boston song,” noted one insider during the set.
Indeed, “Sweet Caroline” is played at Fenway Park during the eighth inning of every Boston home game. The tradition formally began in 2002 when an exec for the team noticed the crowd’s connection to the song whenever it was played since the late ’90s.
Affleck is such a diehard Red Sox fan, he reportedly refused to wear a Yankees hat when filming his hit movie “Gone Girl.” He reportedly told director David Fincher, “I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing … I will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.”
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Jennifer Lopez performs Red Sox anthem! Jennifer Lopez performs Red Sox anthem