Old School Diner owner gushes over pal Ben Affleck ahead of wedding

Ben Affleck’s favorite chef in Georgia has yet to meet the star’s new bride, Jennifer Lopez, but he wished the newlyweds well Saturday.

“I just pray and hope that they will be together for many more wonderful years,” said Jerome Brown, 74, owner of the Old School Diner in Townsend, GA, where he claims Affleck regularly chows down on his fried chicken, Creole shrimp and strawberry key-lime cheesecake.

“He just likes everything I do,” said Brown, who has owned the diner since 2005, two years after Affleck bought his sprawling plantation-style home in nearby Riceboro. “He’s in and out. Sometimes he might hang out in the kitchen with me. He’s loving, giving,” Brown told The Post. “He’s devoted human being. He’s very humble.”

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Jerome Brown claims that the “Gone Girl” actor regularly visits his diner.
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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 will sometimes even hang out in the Old School Diner kitchen.
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Affleck is so enamored of Brown’s diner that he filmed his 2010 crime thriller “The Town” in the restaurant, where he also regularly visited with Brown’s late wife, Loretta. There are multiple photos of Affleck in the seafood restaurant, including one with Brown.

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

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