Less than a month after ending her engagement to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez wasted no time in moving on. The 51-year-old actress has been spotted out with former beau Ben Affleck. Lopez and Affleck were once Hollywood’s iconic couple. Jennifer and Ben’s relationship created such a huge sensation that the media dubbed them “Bennifer.”
Although, fans are excited about a romantic reunion for JLo and Ben, there’s one person who isn’t thrilled. That person would be Jennifer’s most recent ex, Alex. The former New York Yankees player is upset his ex-fiancée is already moving on.
Alex And Jennifer’s Broken Engagement
Alex and Jennifer had known each other for years, but it wasn’t until a chance encounter in February 2017 that would start their romantic relationship. After running into each other at a restaurant, the two exchanged phone number. A-Rod would later text Lopez asking her on a date.
Lopez and Rodriguez formed a blended family with her twins Max and Emme, and Alex’s daughters. When the couple wasn’t walking the red carpet, they were spending quality time with their children. In March 2019, Rodriguez proposed to JLo. The couple planned a 2020 wedding in Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic postponed the ceremony.
Earlier this year, JLo and A-Rod’s relationship was rocked by a cheating scandal. Rumors circulated that Rodriguez had an affair with “Southern Charm” star Madison Le Croy. Madison later admitted that she and Alex talked on the phone, but never met up in person.
Despite putting on a united front, Alex and Jennifer’s relationship suffered because of the scandal. Although, Jennifer loved Alex, she had trust issues when it came to the baseball player. Lack of trust is what ultimately led her to calling off their engagement in April.
Reuniting With Ben
Lopez isn’t sitting at home mourning the loss of her relationship with Alex. The actress’ broken heart seems to have healed quickly, and she’s ready for love again. She may have found it with her ex-fiancé Ben Affleck.
From 2002 to 2004, Ben and Jennifer were Hollywood’s most-talked about couple. The two met while working together on the film “Gigli.” Lopez was married to her second husband, dancer Cris Judd at the time. Following her divorce from Judd, Lopez went public with her relationship with Affleck.
The two became engaged in November 2002, and became a sensation with their every move. Whether they were walking the red carpet or getting sultry in JLo’s music video the camera loved them. The constant media attention is what led the couple to cancel their September 2003 wedding, and officially end their relationship in January 2004.
Now, 17 years later, a Bennifer reunion is in the works. After her break up with A-Rod, Ben reached out to his ex. The two went out on a few times and realized the chemistry’s still there. The exes were first spotted together in Los Angeles. Then recently they were photographed on vacation in Montana.
A-Rod In Shock
Jennifer and Ben’s reunion came as quite the shock to fans. But they weren’t the only ones caught off guard.
According to reports, Alex is having a difficult time following his split with the “Hustlers” actress. He’s shocked that Lopez has moved on so soon following their break up. The 45-year-old slugger called up JLo to inform her how upset he was.
Although, the couple ended their engagement, the ball player held out hope for a reunion. Less than a week after calling it quits, Jennifer and Alex were spotted out to dinner. Alex made a last-ditch effort to win her back, but Jennifer told him it wouldn’t work out.
Bennifer Has Matt’s Support
Although, Rodriguez isn’t happy about Bennifer’s reunion, the couple does have their supporters. One person who is lending the support is Affleck’s good friend, actor Matt Damon. During an appearance on “The Today Show,” Damon was asked about his buddy’s love life.
Damon told hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, this was the first time he heard the news about Bennifer. He then sent his well wishes for the newly reunited couple. “It’s a fascinating story. I hope it’s true. I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.”