In recent news, two people the world imagined would never pair up again have been spotted rekindling a possible romance. Can you guess who? Once known as Bennifer, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are rumored to be linked together once again. If your face is a mix of disbelief and excitement, that is a completely natural and relatable response. Ben and Jennifer were one of Hollywood’s hottest “IT” couples. People loved them. In fact, the two were set to be married, but in the end, it didn’t quite pan out for them. Since then, both have gone their respective separate ways. That is, until now.
While You Were Sleeping, Bennifer Got Back Together—Here’s the Complete Catch-Up
First, very important question—who made the first move (this time around)? A source from People reveals this about the recent reconnection, “Ben reached out to Jennifer as a friend…He was basically checking up on her.” As well as, “He was single and thought she (Lopez) might be single, too,” adds the source.
Jennifer Lopez recently travelled to Los Angeles; whereupon, Ben Affleck reached out as mentioned above. After that first step, the two took a personal trip to Montana, earlier this May, where things sparked further.
From there on, Affleck and Lopez appear to be putting in the effort and letting love run it’s course. There’s no rush between the two lovebirds; they are enjoying each other’s company. Good for them.
The two were pinned staying at a fresh Miami estate on Sunday, May 22. A Florida rental estimating $18 million. Lopez was photographed savoring the sunlight in meditation, while dressed in a relaxed, white cool, stylish fit. Affleck is seen taking in a smoke on the estate’s grounds looking comfortable in shorts.
Moreover, the duo were spotted working out at the gym together. Imagine Batman and Wonder Woman working out at your local gym. J.Lo at 51 years of age, is stunning and looks fantastic. She could easily have played a gorgeous Amazon herself, alongside Affleck‘s Batman. The Justice League hero, who is 48 years old, remains ever the handsome man himself. What is their secret? The audience would like to know.
J-Rod Call it Quits After Four Years
Up until recently, Jennifer Lopez was engaged to fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, famed Major League Baseball player.
They were previously dating for 2 years before getting engaged in the Bahamas back in March 2019.
However, this past April 2021, after 4 years of being in a relationship, news of their split circulated when they decided to call off their engagement. The two remain in amicable terms as suggested in their statement with People:
We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other, and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.
How Did Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Meet?
Bennifer soon comes into being after Lopez and Affleck meet in December of 2001. While working on the set of the film, “Gigli,” Jen and Ben fall in love. Soon after, they get engaged. The wedding is planned for September, 2003. Surprisingly, a few days before the wedding, the couple call off the wedding, with a plan to postpone. Even more shocking is the news that comes in January 2004, when the couple divulge the official end of their engagement.
It is heavily speculated that the massive attention and pressure of the media played a role into the state of their relationship and its untimely demise.
After these circumstances lead to each going they’re separate ways, both do find love again. Jennifer Lopez marries Marc Anthony in June 2004. And ex-Ben Affleck weds Jennifer Garner in June 2005.
Jennifer Lopez has twins, Emme and Max with Marc Anthony. Further on, after a marriage of 7 years, Anthony and Lopez divorce.
Ben Affleck shares three children with Jennifer Garner: Violet, Samuel, and Seraphina. After 10 years of marriage, they announce their decision to divorce in 2015. They finalize the divorce later in 2018.
Additionally, Ben Affleck was romantically involved with co-star Ana de Armas just last year. In early 2020, both actors met while filming for Deep Water. A year later, on January 2021, the couple broke it off.
New Horizons for Bennifer
Bennifer fans rejoice—your ship is sailing once more.
After a long 17 years since the end of their engagement in 2004, fans aren’t the only ones thrilled about the prospect of Bennifer finding happiness and love together again. Both Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck seem very content and enthusiastic about their future. Here’s to new beginnings!
Now, both experienced celebrities, Ben and Jen are not shying away from the public eye. They’re allowing themselves and they’re emotions room to breathe.