Ben Affleck became the subject of a viral frenzy on Monday, when a woman shared a video of him chasing her on Instagram after rejecting him on Raya – sparking a feverish reaction from his fans as she helped her reach five minutes of stardom. to get.
Unsurprisingly, Nivine Jay, 29, became the subject of much speculation in the hours after she posted her TikTok video – revealing that she changed Ben, 48, on Raya because she thought his profile was fake, only for him to follow her on Instagram.
While she was certainly not a household name prior to her viral TikTok video, Nivine, who is from Houston but lives in Los Angeles, is not entirely unfamiliar with the spotlight as she has worked as a stand-up comedian, as well as an actress, and as an actress. . model in the past ten years.
Relationships and dating have also played an important role in many of her previous professional endeavors; a 2013 YouTube clip of the budding comedian performing onstage shows her disagreeable ex-boyfriends, daring jokes about prostitution and date rape, and praising women for ‘manipulating’ men to ‘pay for drinks and meals ‘.
Viral star: Nivine Jay became the subject of much speculation on Monday, she posted a video of Ben Affleck chasing her on Instagram after unmatched on Raya
Popular: The 29-year-old, who lives in Los Angeles, posted a clip of the Batman v. Superman star, 48, to her TikTok account, where it was viewed more than three million times
The video – which was shared on Nivine’s personal YouTube page – was filmed at the comedy night Leche Lounge in California in July 2013, and sees her taking the stage in a black dress and a floral crown, before making several jokes about her. dating life.
At the beginning of her routine, she accuses “all men” of being “creepy,” before describing a scenario in a bar where she makes eye contact with a man and then starts a conversation with him.
He said, “What do you want to drink?” And I’m like, “Cranberry vodka – hold on to the rape,” she says, having already made fun of an ex-boyfriend who had a folder on his computer titled “naked b **** es.”
Then she praises women for ‘manipulating’ men to pay for all their meals and drinks, saying, ‘We’ve manipulated them all into thinking they are responsible for paying for our drinks, our meals, our rent and our drugs. habits.
And you know if you’re a man you have to go to college and get a good education, that’s your only option. If you’re a woman, it’s like a choice. If you go it is really cute. ‘
She continues, ‘A woman can charge an extra $ 200 to get it from behind, and for a man, that’s all you have.
“As my high school history teacher used to say to me,” The more holes, the more opportunities. “
Throwback: Before enjoying her five-minute viral fame, Nivine worked as a stand-up comedian and performed routines in locations in Texas and California
Tongue-in-cheek: During a performance at the Leche Lounge in California in July 2013, Nivine made several jokes about sex and dating
Ahead: In recent years, Nivine (seen on the left in the Playboy Mansion) appears to have been trying to rename herself as an actress, model, and influencer
In one of her first Instagram posts, Nivine shared an image of a business card describing herself as a ‘comedian / pervert / cake lover’ while joking that she had ‘made parents proud since’ 92 ‘.
In recent years, however, Nivine appears to have moved a step away from comedy in favor of pursuing an acting and modeling career.
She has two credits to her credit on IMDB: a 2014 film called The Donut Split, and a more recent 2021 project entitled Space Juice.
Both appear to be independent projects.
Ben Affleck went viral on Monday after a video emerged of him chasing a woman on Instagram after she turned him down on celebrity dating app Raya, thinking his profile was fake.
Nivine Jay posted a TikTok video about the experience with the caption, ‘Thinking about the time when I matched up with Ben Affleck on Raya and thought it was fake, I didn’t match him and he sent me a video on Instagram.’
The Batman V Superman actor can then be seen in an Instagram video speaking directly into the camera trying to confirm his identity as he asks the woman, ‘Nivine, why did you disconnect me? It’s me.’
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Affleck, 48, who have so far been unavailable for comment.
The video shows Nivine – who wrote the book Cry Baby – hitting a series of poses, captioned ‘Sorry Ben’ alongside a slew of hashtags, including the actor’s name and the app Raya.
Raya is often described as the celebrity version of Tinder as the dating app requires a membership and vetting process, which is tempting for big movie stars like Affleck.
The app – launched in 2015 – describes itself as ‘an exclusive dating and networking platform for people in the creative industries’.
Click and Tell: Nivine Jay went viral on Monday when she posted a TikTok video about the experience
Demi Lovato revealed that she signed up with Raya after breaking up with ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama in 2016.
It is also rumored that actor Channing Tatum joined after his divorce from British singer Jessie J.
Rumors of Affleck using the dating app have been rife in recent years, although until now it was unclear whether it had been a fake profile.
The actor officially divorced ex-wife Jennifer Garner in 2018 and has since had a few romances with SNL producer Lindsay Shookus and actress Ana de Armas, respectively.
Past Love: Ben Affleck split with actress Ana de Armas in January of this year after a whirlwind romance
No Match: Ben also split with SNL producer Lindsay Shookus after a brief romance in 2019
Over the weekend, Affleck was photographed with his new single ex-flame Jennifer Lopez, sparking more rumors about his romantic life.
Earlier this year, the Oscar winner opened up about his romance with Lopez on a podcast for The Hollywood Reporter saying he was ‘depressed’ when it ended in 2004.
“I was depressed, had depression when I was younger, that was very difficult … I had to develop a kind of feeling like, ‘I’m going to get through this anyway. Y feel it,'” he explained.
Affleck also confirmed in that interview that the pair remain friends, saying, “I don’t think I’ve met anyone who worked harder than Jennifer Lopez.”
The Good Will Hunting star shares three children with ex-wife Garner; Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine.
Romantic: the star of Good Will Hunting shares three children with ex-wife Garner; Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine. (the pair pictured above in 2007)