Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck: "It's A beautiful Love Story That We Got A Second Chance."

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were engaged with romance and flowers in 2002. Then they split up, went on dates with others, got married, and divorced. Now their stories are ready to move on to a new chapter. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are back on. This is happening. “I don’t think anybody was more surprised than us,'' said Lopez.
The duo Bennifer set the internet ablaze last summer showing how they’re called favorite Hollywood power couple. They gained almost the spotlight at that time. And now, they’re rewriting their love story and it’s definitely true. It’s coming to a happy end.
The “Waiting for Tonight” songstress and Affleck, now 49, had a whirlwind, high-profile relationship starting in 2002 but they called off their engagement in 2004. In May 2021, weeks after ending her engagement to retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez, Us Weekly confirmed the Bennifer reunion.

It’s been a big year for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.

Lopez shared a video of her appearing emotional and sporting her green engagement ring in her newsletter "On the JLo." and announced to the world that - after nearly two decades - Bennifer was back on.


Recently, Jennifer Lopez has publicly come with Ben Affleck in many big events. Ben spoke up in support of Lopez’s incoming projects as well as two daughters congratulated her on the Icon Awards in IheartRadio last month.

The Complete Bennifer Relationship Timeline

December 2001: The set of their movie Gigli starts the beginning of the duo.
November 2002: Affleck and Lopez change their relationship status with a custom-made pink diamond solitaire engagement ring. In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Lopez gushes that Affleck is “brilliantly smart, loving, charming, and affectionate.” She adds, “I just admire him in every way.”
September 2003: Few days before they're set to tie the knot in Santa Barbara, California, they release a statement saying they're postponing the wedding.
“Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date,” the statement reads. “When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate 'decoy brides' at three different locations, we realized that something was awry. We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families, and our friends.”
January 2004: Less than three months later, the wedding is canceled. The couple confirms their split with separate statements.

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Lopez's rep releases the following statement, per People: “Jennifer Lopez has ended her engagement to Ben Affleck. At this difficult time, we ask that you respect her privacy.”
Meanwhile, Affleck's rep adds, “I am not going to confirm anything about his personal life. We don’t want to get dragged into quicksand. Everybody wants a war. It’s not happening from our side.”
April 2021: Affleck and Lopez stay friendly. He praises her work ethic to InStyle: “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I'm so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”
On April 30, Affleck visits Lopez at her home in Los Angles, a source tells People. “They are friends. They have always been friends and they have seen each other through the years,” another source says.
But TMZ alleges their reunion began before Lopez and ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez's recent breakup. Insiders tell the outlet Lopez and Affleck were emailing each other regularly, starting in early February, when she was filming Shotgun Wedding in the Dominican Republic. Allegedly, Affleck's emails were “loving” and showed “longing” for Lopez.
May 2021: Lopez and Affleck reportedly take a trip together to Montana and are spotted at a resort near Big Sky.

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“She had a great time with Ben,” a source tells People about the Montana trip. “She is happy with him and enjoys spending time with him.” A separate insider reveals to People, “[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It's all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.”
A source told People for a May 14 article, “[Jennifer] is in touch with Ben every day. They are making plans to see each other. Jennifer is still very excited about how things are going with Ben.”
In the same year, they were reported to have been together in many events and supported each other.

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April 8, 2022: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are officially engaged. After Lopez was spotted wearing a ring on that finger, sparking rumors regarding her current relationship status with Affleck, the singer teased a “major announcement” on Twitter.
Those subscribed to are treated to a video of the singer tearfully admiring a massive engagement ring. A rep for Lopez confirms the engagement to People.

Lo Reveals Plans to Grow Old With Ben Affleck

She agreed that love is “absolutely” the most important thing in life. While the New York native wasn’t thrilled that a recent magazine cover proclaimed that she was “in love” instead of promoting Marry Me, her new movie, she noted, “It’s true” that she’s head over heels for the Boston boy.
The two agreed that they want their second chance at love to be more low-key. In September 2003, they called off their wedding just days before the ceremony, citing “excessive media attention.”

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“We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things,” she said. “We're so protective because it is such a beautiful time for all of us.”
The hardships of their first relationship will build a much stronger foundation for their eventual reunion.
“I think what we learned from the last time is that love, when you are lucky enough to find it, is so sacred and special and you have to hold a little bit of that privately and that’s what we’ve learned,” the JLo Beauty founder said during an appearance on Today. “But we’re very happy if that’s what you wondering about.”

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