Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Are Telling Friends They’re Officially A Couple Once More

Jun 09, 2021 by apost team

Ever since the breakup of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's relationship earlier this year, the 51-year-old actress has been one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelorettes. But before there was even a moment to consider who the singer/dancer/actress might begin a relationship with next, the world was stunned to learn of the rumors that she was reuniting with her ex-fiancé, Ben Affleck. 

For anybody who remembers the early aughts, "Bennifer" as they were dubbed, were the hottest couple in Hollywood. First meeting in 2001 on the set of their movie "Gigli," the couple began dating in 2002 and were incredibly public with their love. After getting engaged in November of that year, they looked destined for a lifetime together until all of a sudden they were over by early 2004. The public never truly found out what happened between Bennifer, but it seems their story wasn't finished.

After Lopez's engagement to Rodriguez went south earlier this year, it wasn't long before the multihyphenate was pictured with Affleck, sparking rumors of a reunion. In the following weeks, the pair were spotted together multiple times, including on a trip to Wyoming. As more photos emerged, it became clear that the time for Bennifer 2.0 had arrived.

While the couple has yet to make a statement about rekindling their relationship, news sources are now confirming what has been speculated all along: Bennifer is definitely back on! A source told Us Weekly that the couple has in fact picked up where they left off, and that they are very happy to be together again. 

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez (2002), (Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty images)

A source spoke to Us Weekly, and told the magazine, "Jen and Ben are both very happy with each [other] and are excited to see where the relationship goes," adding, "They are full-on dating and very happy together."

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were first spotted together in April, shortly after Lopez split with her longtime partner and fiance Alex Rodriguez. Both Affleck and Lopez were finally single at the same time, and they found a chance to reconnect with one another. Lopez and Affleck began spending time together again, according to Harper’s Bazaar. Just a month later, the two jetted off to Montana together for a weeklong vacation where they visited the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club.

PEOPLE reported that Bennifer has been working on their rekindled  relationship despite the long distance between them -- Affleck lives in Los Angeles, California, while Lopez lives in Miami, Florida. A source revealed to the magazine that the two had "kept in touch every single day since their Montana trip" and they are "committed to making things work."

As reported by TMZ,  Lopez was even was spotted touring at least one Los Angeles school last week. She was also spotted spending time with Affleck at his home on L.A.'s westside. While it is unclear if the couple will be taking the next step and moving in together, moving to L.A. would certainly bring Lopez and Affleck closer, as currently, they have been jetting all over the United States to see each other. Lopez shares twins Emme Maribel and Maximillian David, 13, with her ex-husband Marc Anthony

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez (2003), (Pool LE FLOCH/TRAVERS/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images)

Holding primary physical custody of their children, the twins have been attending school in Miami for the last few years, since Lopez was based there during her relationship with former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

Although Bennifer has resurfaced, it’s hard to forget about the pain and heartache the two suffered following their huge breakup in the early 2000s. First meeting on the set of their 2001 movie "Gigli," the couple is believed to have first started dating in the middle of 2002, after Lopez's marriage to backup dancer Chris Judd officially ended. It was also in November 2002 that they announced their engagement. 

Sadly, their wedding wasn't meant to be, as the couple officially split by the beginning of 2004. After their whirlwind romance ended in 2004, Lopez and Affleck both moved on and dated other people. Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005, and the couple stayed together through trials and tribulations until their marriage finally came to an end in 2018. Lopez went on to marry Anthony just six months later in June 2004, later revealing that it "was a Band-Aid on the cut" of the wound that the breakup with Affleck had left, which "hadn't been stitched or healed." 

In later years, however, Affleck and Lopez were known to be friendly. Page Six reported that a source said, “They are friends … they’ve never not been.” This makes their recent reunion, nearly two decades after their first go at a relationship, all the more exciting. For now, it seems that the couple is incredibly loved up and planning a future together. We'll just have to wait and see how things go for them in round two. 

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez (2003), (Frank Trapper/Corbis/Getty Images)

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