Is Bennifer back? A look back at the love story of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
- There was a time when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were a tabloid super couple
- After their break up, Jennifer Lopez got engaged to Alex Rodriguez and Affleck married Jennifer Garner
- Lopez and Affleck sparked reconciliation rumors and sent Twitter into a frenzy after the pair was spotted together on multiple occasions
Ex- couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are sparking romance rumors after their holiday pictures surfaced on social media. It is said that have been spending more time together after JLo’s break up with Alex Rodriguez.
Lopez, 51, and Affleck, 48, were pictured at her Los Angeles home in late April. They were also pictured riding in a car together near a resort in Big Sky, where Affleck has a home. He was seen behind the wheel with Jennifer in the passenger seat. Photos of their outing were published by the Daily Mail.
How their relationship started
Lopez and Affleck first met in 2002 on the set of the romantic comedy "Gigli," while Lopez was still married to her second husband, dancer Cris Judd. The pair went public with their relationship shortly after Lopez's divorce from Judd, according to USA Today.
The name ‘Bennifer’
Affleck and Lopez became tabloid favourites and were nicknamed "Bennifer," the legendary combination of Affleck's and Lopez's first.
“We didn’t try to have a public relationship. We just happened to be together at the birth of the tabloids, and it was like 'Oh my God.' It was just a lot of pressure,” Lopez told People in 2016.
Lopez confirmed her engagement to Affleck during a November 2002 interview with Diane Sawyer. She proudly showed off her pink engagement ring, which she called "the most magnificent thing I've ever seen."
"I still look at it and kind of marvel at it," Lopez said of her ring during the interview. "He’s like, 'I just wanted you to have something that no one else would have.'"
She said the proposal was "traditional, but also in a very spectacular way, as of course Ben would do it … it was very, very beautiful."
The couple officially split in January 2004.
At the time, Lopez's rep said, "Jennifer Lopez has ended her engagement to Ben Affleck. At this difficult time, we ask that you respect her privacy." Both attributed the demise of their relationship to all the media attention.