12:57 PM PT -- It appears Ben Affleck may, in fact, have matched with Emma after all on Raya a while ago -- because People Mag has updated their headline to more closely reflect what his camp actually said about the alleged exchange ... namely, not necessarily denying they matched at all, but simply downplaying it by noting he hasn't been on the dating app in forever. Noted.
8:29 AM PT -- Sources close to Emma tell TMZ ... they believe Ben's "denial" is not a denial at all because they are not saying he never hit her up ... they're just saying he hasn’t been on Raya for years. We are told Emma insists Ben did hit her up on Raya back in 2019.
Ben Affleck has a very different recollection of hitting up a "Selling Sunset" star on Raya ... as in no recollection, because he says it's BS.
'SS's Emma Hernan claimed on the latest installment of the series ... she matched with Ben on the dating platform, but Ben's rep told PEOPLE it just ain't true.
Apparently, Ben's not been active on the exclusive dating app for several years, before he hooked up with J Lo for round 2 of their romance.
As for Hernan ... she tells Chrishell Stause on the show, "Remember when Ben Affleck went viral because he sent some girl ... He may or may not have been texting me ... He may or may not have asked me to grab coffee a few times. I didn't go."
Well, Ben's people say she didn't go because she wasn't asked.