Jennifer Lopez' estranged manager Benny Medina has forgiven the singer for sacking him, and offered to help her get over her split from fiance BEN AFFLECK.

The pair had a messy falling out earlier this year (03) when Medina was relieved of his services by J.LO.

But now the svengali is keen to offer a friendly ear as his former client struggles with life after calling off her Santa Barbara, California, wedding.

Jen says, "He said, 'I just want you to know I'm always your friend and I'm always here for you.'

"With all the craziness going on, that really meant something to me. Benny was one of my best friends. Right now the wounds are still fresh - for both of us."

29/09/2003 09:30