Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck Relationship Timeline
Yes, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are dating in 2022. No, you’re not hallucinating. This is true and this is taking place.
We know that Lopez and Affleck were engaged in the early 2000s, then divorced and went on to date, marry, and divorce other people. They’re both back in each other’s lives now. Here’s a complete relationship timeline:
Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck’s Dating Life
Jennifer Lopez initially met Affleck to produce their film “Gigli” in 2001. Although the film was a critical and box-office flop when it was released in 2003, the couple’s off-screen chemistry was a hit. Even though Lopez was still married to her second husband, Cris Judd, at the time, romance rumors abounded.
Despite the failure of “Gigli,” Ben and Jen worked on their second picture together, “Jersey Girl,” from September to December 2002, in which Lopez played Affleck’s character’s wife (who, incidentally, died onscreen immediately). This partnership, albeit brief, took place after.
When her marriage to Judd fell apart, J.Lo made her romantic relationship with Affleck official. She married the choreographer in September 2001, but the couple’s relationship was complex throughout, and they called it off in June 2002, eventually divorcing in 2003.
Lopez’s stunning music video for “Jenny from the Block” was one of Bennifer’s most famous moments. Affleck proposed to J.Lo the same month the clip was released, reportedly spending $2.5 million on a 6.1-carat pink diamond by Harry Winston.
The singer first announced the good news to Diane Sawyer in an interview, describing the proposal as “conventional, but also in a very spectacular way, like Ben would do it.” Affleck was “brilliantly smart, caring, charming, and affectionate,” she continued. “It’s the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen,” she said of the big rock.
Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck’s Engagements
While things were heating up for the couple, Lopez and Affleck chose to postpone their wedding in 2003. “We have decided to postpone the date due to the increased media attention around our wedding,” the couple stated in a joint statement. ” The duo’s decision to call off their engagement was a clear hint that things weren’t going well after their hot ‘n’ heavy early days of passion.
Lopez and Affleck announced in 2004 that they were breaking off their engagement and ending their relationship. “Jennifer Lopez’s engagement to Ben Affleck has come to an end. “We ask that you respect her privacy during this difficult time,” a spokesman told People at the time.
Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck’s Separation
Both stars went on to other relationships fast, marrying other celebrities around the same time. Lopez married Marc Anthony in June 2004, and they have two children, Emme and Max, born in 2008.
Similarly, Affleck married Jennifer Garner in June 2005, and the couple has three children together: Violet, Seraphina, and Sam. On the other hand, Affleck would survive slightly more extended than AnthoPez, with the Latin music superstars divorcing in 2014 and the big-screen couple divorcing in 2018.
After a year of dating, Lopez embarked on another whirlwind affair with Alex Rodriguez, moving into a $15 million love nest with him. The couple then revealed that they were engaged in 2019. After reports circulated that Rodriguez had been having an affair with “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy, Lopez called off their engagement. Page Six announced exclusively in March 2021 that their meeting had ended, and about a month later, they acknowledged that they had broken up for good.
Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck’s Backup
Although the two went their separate ways and started families, they appeared to be on excellent terms. “She has incredible skill, but she has also worked incredibly hard for her career, and I’m so glad for her that she looks, at long last, to be getting the respect she deserves,” Affleck told InStyle in April 2021.
When Affleck and Lopez were first sighted hanging out together in LA in April 2021 and Montana the following month, they took the globe by storm. The couple’s relationship proceeded to heat up, and they were soon sighted on a romantic holiday in Miami. After images of Ben and Jen getting intimate on a date surfaced in June, we noted that their PDA left little doubt that the duo was truly back together.
While it appeared that Lopez and Affleck rekindled their relationship quickly, their rekindling may have been in the works for some time since Affleck reportedly wrote J.Lo love notes before her separation with Rodriguez.
The couple’s love streak appears to have continued into their second act, as they were “extremely affectionate” at a June dinner date in West Hollywood.
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