A few weeks after returning the cover, stars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are already planning their future as a couple. The singer even plans to settle in California to be by her husband’s side. How did the ex-fiancés find each other? Will they be able to rekindle the flame? Here’s what we know about the watch pair.
In the early 2000s, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck formed the “power couple” of Hollywood. Co-workers on the red carpet as well as on the big screen, the two stars seemed to ooze perfect bliss.
After falling in love on the set of the infamous turnip “Gigli”, the lovebirds announced their engagement in November 2002. in the wedding of the century when the ceremony was mysteriously postponed, allegedly due to too much media attention.
Weeks ago, a Vancouver stripper recounted her steamy night with Affleck and three other strippers to The National Enquirer tabloid. “It was a night I’ll never forget and I’m sure he won’t either,” she said.
On January 22, 2004, the actor and singer announced that they had called off their engagement and ended their relationship. “Bennifer”, the beloved couple of the general public, already belonged to the past.
A lot of water has flown under the bridge since the couple split. Lopez married singer Marc Anthony, with whom she started a family. Divorced in 2014, she then dated dancer Casper Smart and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, with whom she recently called off her engagement.
Affleck, in turn, married actress Jennifer Garner, with whom he had three children. Separated since 2015, the couple finally divorced in 2018. The escapades of the “Appearances” director, who had a weakness for alcohol, gambling and one-night stands, left him mourning the death of his marriage. Now sober, the 48-year-old is focusing on his role as a father and staying on track with his professional projects.
Therefore, the stars aligned when he saw the interpreter of Waiting for Tonight. “Ben called her to see how she was doing and they had dinner together a few times. Their complicity is surreal, it flows naturally between them. They pick up where they left off,” a source told E! News.
Love at a distance? No thanks!
Now that they have found each other, the lovebirds aim not to repeat the mistakes of the past. “They talked about what went wrong in their first relationship,” a source close to the couple told Entertainment Tonight. Both have acquired maturity, are on the same wavelength and everything is easy between them.
According to E! News, the singer, whose main residence is in Miami, would even have decided to settle in California, where the chosen one of her heart resides. “She’s emptying out the house she’s rented,” said a source. She will spend the summer between Los Angeles and the Hamptons, but her primary residence will be in California. She has already started looking for a school for her children.”
Some will say it’s too fast, but the years have passed and the two stars have no time to waste. “They are talking about their future together,” another source told People. It’s not a flirtation: they take their relationship seriously and aim for the long haul.