Ben Affleck generally stays out of the spotlight as he steers clear of controversy, as much as he can at least. Recently, “Selling Sunset” star Emma Hernan claimed that she had matched with Ben on the exclusive celebrity A-list dating app, Raya. It appears, those claims were unfounded.

Ben had to come forward to shut down rumors that he’s been active on dating apps. A rep for Affleck told PEOPLE, ‘Raya has confirmed that he has not been an active member for several years.’

Raya is often described as the celebrity version of Tinder, as the dating app requires a membership and a vetting process, which is enticing to big movie stars like Affleck. The app, which launched in 2015, describes itself as being ‘an exclusive dating and networking platform for people in creative industries.’ You cannot get an account unless someone refers you and then your application must be approved by a committee; we’re totally serious. This is how A-Listers hook up and why if you ever see a famous face on Tinder you’re being scammed.

Emma Hernan claimed she connected with the Deep Water actor on the app during a conversation with Selling Sunset costar Chrishell Stause on the fifth episode of their hit Netflix reality series’ fifth season. The real estate agent alleged the two-time Oscar winner asked her “to grab … coffee a few times.”


Emma coyly said, “He may or may not have been texting me,” before revealing he used a “very sweet” opening pickup line’ to get her attention. The reality star, who made it clear their messages happened ‘right before’ he reconnected with Lopez gushed, “We have the Boston connection.”

Emma certainly gave JLo something to be worried about if her claims were true. Meanwhile, we will be on the lookout for more updates. Stay tuned to Thirsty.

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Shubham Banerjee

Shubham Banerjee is a computer science student with a passion for technology, gadgets and coding. He writes for Thirsty for News, sharing his love for information and learning. In his free time, he enjoys photography, music, and football. Though, he is a fan of Barcelona, but he is disappointed with their recent performance.

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