What's the most stupid thing you did for Love?



Ben Affleck has complained that 2003 was the worst year of his life. That was the year he dated JLo - as the younger, less successful man - appeared in her music video (Jenny From The Block), and made Gigli with her, a movie which got stinking reviews and also tanked at the box office. At least he can say that now, they have both moved on - married other people, with children, and still on top of their games.



The interview got me thinking. It might not be nice of him to say it, but he is right, that year was not a good look on him. However, Ben Affleck must have been in love with Jennifer Lopez then, they dated for a while and he looked happy in the video and their pictures together, including the movie. While I personally liked them together, and even enjoyed Gigli, I agree that probably Ben Affleck was blinded by love, or lust, and that made him not think too hard on the decisions and choices he made.


I guess there's nothing wrong with co-starring with a singer in a music video, but maybe not if you are dating them, and you want to be taken seriously in your acting, or have hopes of being a top-tier film director one day. I wonder if Genevieve Nnaji will look back one day and say the same for her video and on-screen romance with Dbanj. At least she really didn't date him, I think.

The romantic in me will want to sing, I'll be your Scapegoat, luckily I've never had to do anything completely stupid. But come to think of it, I did travel on the night bus from the East to Lagos, all in the name of love. What if something dangerous had happened, what would I have said? Hmmm...

Over to you guys...who's been a fool for love? Is there a head shaking or head scratching action for which your excuse is, "love made me do it"? Is there a period in your life that you look back and say, I shouldn't have done THAT! Oya, spill...