Old School Diner owner gushed about friend Ben Affleck before wedding

Ben Affleck’s favorite Georgia chef has yet to meet the star’s new wife, Jennifer Lopez, but wished the newlyweds luck on Saturday.

“I just pray and hope they will be together for many more wonderful years,” said Jerome Brown, 74, owner of the Old School Diner in Townsend, Georgia, where he says Affleck regularly eats his chicken. fried, its creole shrimp and strawberry-lime cheesecake.

“He loves everything I do,” said Brown, who has owned the restaurant since 2005, two years after Affleck bought his sprawling plantation-style home in nearby Riceboro. “He comes and goes. Sometimes he could hang out in the kitchen with me. He loves, gives,” Brown told the Post. “He is a dedicated human being. He is very humble.

Jerome Brown claims that the "missing girl" the actor regularly visits his restaurant.
Jerome Brown says the ‘Gone Girl’ actor regularly visits his restaurant.
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An image of Affleck at the restaurant.
An image of Affleck at the restaurant.
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More footage of Affleck at the restaurant.
More footage of Affleck at the restaurant.
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Inside the old school restaurant.
Inside the old school restaurant.
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Affleck and Lopez tied the knot in Vegas on July 16.
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Brown told the Post that Affleck even hangs out in the kitchen at the Old School Diner sometimes.
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Affleck is so enamored with Brown’s restaurant that he filmed his 2010 crime thriller “The Town” in the restaurant, where he also regularly visited Brown’s late wife, Loretta. There are several photos of Affleck in the seafood restaurant, including one with Brown.

Brown said he recently spoke to Hollywood actor Rob Lowe, who he says is among the star-studded guests in town for the lavish three-day wedding.

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