Ben Affleck defends Jennifer Lopez from eager fan amid loved-up red carpet debut

Jennifer Lopez was defended by her boyfriend Ben Affleck as an overzealous fan tried to get a photo with her in Venice.

The couple, who reunited earlier this year, made their red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend.

They were in town to attend the premiere of Ben's forthcoming historical drama, The Last Duel.

The film is directed by Ridley Scott and also stars Adam Driver, Matt Damon and Jodie Comer.

While strolling through the city's Marco Polo Airport, 52-year-old Jennifer was accosted by a fan who was eager to to get a selfie with the Hustlers star.

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Jennifer was dressed in a white ankle-length dress with black polka dots.

She looked uncomfortable as the fan, who was dressed in shorts and had a prominent beard, attempted to get her in the frame of a selfie.

With Jennifer's security unable to get the fan away from the couple, Ben, 49, firmly pushed the person away from Jennifer, who was stood behind him.

The fan was then backed into a wall by the stars' security personnel, while Ben and Jennifer continued to walk through the airport hand-in-hand.

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Jennifer and Ben reunited earlier this year.

The couple, also known as 'Bennifer', previously dated from 2002 – 2004 and were even engaged before Jennifer broke things off with the Justice League star.

Speaking in 2010 about their supposedly doomed romance, Jennifer told The Graham Norton Show: "We were on the cover of every magazine, every week, it was just a weird thing.

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"Our relationship, I think, did suffer because of that. That's not the only reason … but I think it definitely played a part in the dynamic of our relationship."

The Jersey Girl co-stars made their new relationship Instagram official in July.

It followed Jennifer calling things off with her ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April.

She subsequently unfollowed the 46-year-old baseball star on Instagram.

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