If there’s one celebrity couple making waves this summer, it’s Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. The reunited lovebirds have been the main focus of the tabloids since getting back together last month. With celebs as famous as Lopez and Affleck, the two are used to having their personal lives make headline news.
Lopez has had a string of high-profile romances. The 51-year-old actress/singer has been married three times. Her third marriage to singer Marc Anthony produced twins Max and Emme. Aside from her marriages, Lopez has also dated rapper Diddy and baseball player Alex Rodriguez.
Like Lopez, Affleck is no stranger when it comes to being romantically involved with other celebrities. From 2005 to 2018, he was married to actress Jennifer Garner, with whom he has three children. Following his split with Garner, Affleck went on to date producer Lindsay Shookus and actress Ana de Armas. But it seems that the Oscar winning actor and director still carried a torch for Lopez.
How Bennifer Came To Be?
The summer of 2002 would be the beginning of Lopez and Affleck’s relationship. The two fell in love the previous year while filming the box office dud “Gigli.” After going public with their relationship, the couple became engaged in November 2002, less than six months after Lopez ended her marriage to dancer Cris Judd.
Lopez and Affleck became a media sensation with everyone wanting to know details about their relationship. The two weren’t shy about showing PDA during television interviews, on the red carpet, or in Lopez’s “Jenny from the Block” music video.
The couple’s extravagant wedding was scheduled for 14, 2003, but days prior to the ceremony, the couple announced their nuptials was postponed. In the aftermath of the cancelled wedding, speculation ran rampant about the status of Lopez and Affleck’s engagement. In January 2004, after months of rumors. the couple announced their split. Affleck and Lopez have both spoken out about how the media scrutiny put a lot of pressure on their relationship, and ultimately lead to their break up. “I think different time, different thing, who knows what could’ve happened,” Lopez explained about her romance with Affleck.
From Alex To Ben
One month before her reunion with Affleck, Lopez had ended her engagement to former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. Jennifer and Alex were together for over four years, and Lopez ended their relationship after rumors of Rodriguez’s infidelity surfaced. Lopez didn’t waste anytime mourning her break up with Rodriguez.
In May, Lopez and Affleck were spotted hanging out together in Los Angeles. News of the pair being seen sparked speculation about a reunion. Days later, the two were photographed on a trip to Montana. Any doubts about the couple’s reunion have been put to rest.
In recent weeks, the pair enjoyed a vacation to Miami, where they rented a waterfront mansion. During their Miami getaway, the pair was spotted leaving the gym together. Reports also suggest that the two got affectionate during their workouts.
Earlier this week, Lopez and Affleck were photographed back in Los Angeles. The couple were seen cuddling each other and holding hands as joined friends for dinner. Days later, Affleck was photographed leaving Lopez’s home, where he flashed a smile to the paparazzi.
Reaction To The Reunion
News of Lopez and Affleck’s reunion has fans abuzz. Many have expressed their excitement and hope that things work out for the couple this time. But they’re not the only ones who have something to say about the reunited exes.
Ben’s father Timothy Affleck said he had “no idea” that his son was back with Lopez. Timothy says he hasn’t seen his son much due to the pandemic and that might explain why he didn’t know about Ben and Jennifer.
Meanwhile, the couple has one supporter in their reunion. Actress Jennifer Lawrence expressed her enthusiasm for the pair. During an appearance on “The Bitch Bible” podcast, Lawrence broke the news about the couples reunion and said “I’m so excited. I’m so happy for them!”
While Lawrence is overjoyed by Bennifer’s reunion, actress Kate Winslet could care less. When the “Titanic” star was interviews by “The New York Times,” she was asked if she heard about Lopez and Affleck’s reunion. “What? No! I’ve never read about Jennifer in my life. What are these questions?”
Thinking About The Future
Although, the couple hasn’t officially confirmed it, based on photos they are indeed very much together. According to reports, the couple is happy to be back together, and are excited to see where their relationship goes.
At the moment, the couple is traveling back and forth between Los Angeles and Miami. The two are “having fun and want to spend as much time together as possible.” Although, they’re still in the beginning stages of their romantic reunion, the couple is thinking about their future.
Reports suggest the couple is having serious discussions about their future. They’re committed to each other and want things to work out this time around. The pair don’t want to make the same mistakes as last time. They’re taking their reunion seriously and want to have a long-lasting relationship.
Everything Going Smoothly For Bennifer
Bennifer’s reunion came as a bit of a shock to many. But the exes have remained close since their 2004 split, and spoke fondly of each other. Now, the two have a second chance at love.
It’s been a month since their reunion, things are going smoothly for the couple. Although, Lopez and Affleck’s reunion is big news, it isn’t creating a giant media storm like last time. Aside from less media scrutiny, the couple is keeping their relationship on the down-low.
As for what the future holds for the couple, that remains unclear. But fans and fellow celebs are excited to see the couple happy and wish them nothing but the best.