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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s Complete Relationship Timeline

It is official now. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck get Engaged Again. Well, The relationship of Ain’t Your Mama singer Jennifer Lopez and Daredevil actor Ben Affleck goes way back to the early 2000s.

Read further to know more about the dating history of these two lovebirds.

When did Jennifer meet Ben?

The two met on the sets of a Hollywood movie in the year 2001. The name of the movie was Gigli, a rom-com that was released in the year 2003. The movie didn’t work wonders at the box office but it sparked rumors of them dating.

Let’s take a trip down the relationship lane of Jennifer and Ben

2001

The pair met for the first time on the sets of the movie Gigli. The film acted as a catalyst for their whirlwind romance. The movie was a big flop at the box office, but for Jen and Ben, it will forever be the movie that got them together. In the movie, Ben played the role of Larry Gigli and Lopez portrayed the role of Ricki.

2002

Like one film was not enough, the two came together for another movie called  Jersey Girl. Jennifer and Ben are hardly seen talking about these two films as they fell flat at the box office. Then, they were in the headlines for their romance and not their art.

Ben decided to put a ring on Jennifer’s ring in November 2002.  He proposed to his ladylove with a  6.1-carat pink solitaire. In an interview during that time, Lopez described the proposal as “traditional but also in a very spectacular way, as of course Ben would do it … it was very, very beautiful.”

The same year, Jen dropped the music video of the song Jenny From the Block, and guess what Ben was present in the video. It was a treat for all the Bennifer fans out there.

2003

The couple attended the premiere of their movie Gigli together in July. It looked like things were going pretty smooth for these two, but then came a twist in the tale. Just a few days before the wedding, the pair postponed it.

Jen and Ben issued a joint statement that read, “Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date. When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three different locations, we realized that something was awry.”

They further added, “We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families, and our friends.”

2004

The two ended their engagement in January. A spokesperson from the side of Jennifer confirmed the news and said, “I am confirming the report that Jennifer Lopez has ended her engagement to Ben Affleck. At this difficult time, we ask that you respect her privacy.”

After that, Lopez moved on and married singer-songwriter and longtime friend Marc Anthony. The couple shares twins daughter Emme Muñiz and son Max Muñiz. They separated in 2014.

As per Page Six, Jennifer spilled the beans on her relationship with Ben in her book True Love and she wrote, “Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever, it was my first real heartbreak, it felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest.”

Lopez continued, “I sought out comfort in another person, tried to find someone who could make me feel loved and wanted in my loneliest hour. … Marc came back into my life three days after I should have been at the altar saying ‘I do’ to another man.”

2005

Ben tied the knot with Jennifer Garner in Turks and Caicos. They welcomed three children over the years: Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. We thought that both Lopez and Ben found their soulmates but it was not true in their case. Ben and Garner got divorced in 2018.

2020

In an interaction with New York Times, Affleck talked about Jennifer and her performance in Hustlers. He said, “She should have been nominated. She’s the real thing. I keep in touch periodically with her and have a lot of respect for her. How awesome is it that she had her biggest hit movie at 50? That’s fucking baller.”

2021

2021 was the year of Bennifer. As soon as J.LO ended her engagement with Alex Rodriguez and Affleck parted ways with Ana de Armas, the pair was spotted chilling together. In May, the two went on a vacation to Montana together.

A close source told E!, “They really care for each other and they picked up right where they left off.” Another insider added,”[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.”

In July 2021, in an interview with Zane Lowe, Jennifer said, “I’m super happy … I know people are always wondering, How are you? What’s going on? Are you OK? This is it. I’ve never been better. And I want my people who care about me, because I care about them so much, to know that I’ve really gotten to a place in my life where I’m great on my own.”

Lopez further added, “And I think once you get to that place, then amazing things happen to you that you never imagine in your life happening again. And I love all the love that’s coming my way right now and all of the good wishes. And I just want everybody to know that it’s the best time. It’s the best time of my life.”

2022

The two are now engaged after 1 year of reuniting again. The engagement was first speculation after fans noticed a ring on JLO’s finger but it got confirmed when Jennifer Lopez announced the engagement with a video on her website newsletter.

The two went Instagram official on Jen’s birthday

Jennifer and Ben made their relationship Insta official on the occasion of the 52nd birthday of the singer. “5 2 … what it do …💗 📸: @lacarba”, she captioned the post.

The singer shared a series of solo photos of herself in a gorgeous red and yellow bikini suit. She looked stunning in every photo. Come on, who looks so good at 52? J.LO does. She topped off her look with a hat.

In the photos shared by Jennifer, there was a beautiful picture of her with Ben. We can see the Deep Water actor kissing the love of his life in the pic.

Since then, the duo has been spotted together at multiple events and occasions. We are so happy that we have found their way back to each other. They say love works in mysterious ways and it’s true in their case.

We must say that Jennifer and Ben make for one good-looking pair, they are like two peas in a pod. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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