The love story of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, from their first date to their breakup in 2004, and their recent rekindling and eventual wedding on July 16th, has been one of Hollywood’s most notable romances for two decades. Despite meeting in 2002, their romantic relationship has been closely followed for 20 years, from their first date to the recent resurgence of their love in 2021. The couple tied the knot in Las Vegas in a happy ending to their love story.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, who had a tumultuous relationship that lasted for two years and ended in 2004, recently made headlines when they tied the knot in Las Vegas. Following their break-up, both Lopez and Affleck pursued other relationships and started families of their own. Lopez was married and lived with Marc Anthony from 2004 to 2014 and had twins, Max and Emme. Meanwhile, Affleck started a family with Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018, and together they had three children: two daughters named Violet and Seraphina, and a son named Samuel.
Their romantic love story has been closely followed for 20 years now.
In April 2021, Lopez and Affleck were spotted together for the first time in over a decade, sparking rumors of a relationship. They publicly acknowledged their romantic involvement on Instagram a few months later.
Lopez and Affleck first met in 2002 on the set of the film Gigli. At that time, Lopez was married to her second husband, Cris Judd. The couple eventually divorced in 2003, and Lopez and Affleck openly shared their love story soon after.
The couple first met in 2002 and quickly became one of Hollywood’s most famous pairs, even receiving the combined nickname “Bennifer.” At the time, Ben Affleck proposed with a diamond ring made by Harry Winston.
By early 2003, Lopez and Affleck were one of the most talked-about couples in Hollywood, constantly being followed by paparazzi.
In November 2002, they got engaged. Lopez even admitted their romance in her music video for “Jenny from the Block,” which included paparazzi photos of her and Affleck doing everything from pumping gas to lounging on a yacht together. In an interview with In Style, Lopez once said that the media frenzy surrounding her relationship with Affleck was “crazy.”
The couple dated for two years and made headlines for their relationship, but ultimately broke up in 2004. In a podcast interview in January 2021, Ben Affleck reflected on the harsh treatment of the media towards Lopez when they were together. “People were really mean to her, even in terms of gender and race discrimination. The things that were written about her were so nasty that if you wrote them now, you would be fired immediately,” Affleck confirmed. On September 10, 2003, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck postponed their wedding.
On September 10th, 2003, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck announced that they were postponing their wedding. The couple had planned to tie the knot in Santa Barbara on September 14th, but due to excessive media attention, they decided to delay their nuptials. According to Lopez and Affleck, they wanted their special day to be a happy and sacred event for themselves, their families, and friends, but it was impossible under the circumstances.
In January 2004, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck officially broke up. Prior to this, People magazine reported that the couple had reconciled shortly after their wedding was canceled, but they ultimately ended things in January 2004. The strong media attention surrounding their relationship is largely believed to be the main reason for their breakup.
From 2015 to 2020, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck still considered each other as friends. They have supported each other for many years since their split. In 2020, Ben Affleck showed his support for Lopez’s acting career by stating that she deserved an Oscar nomination for her role in Hustlers.
Both still consider each other as friends.
“She should have been nominated. I regularly keep in touch with Jen and have a lot of respect for her. It’s fantastic that she has the highest-grossing movie at 50.” Affleck told Brooks Barnes of The New York Times.
In April 2021, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck rekindled their relationship. After Lopez broke up with Alex Rodriguez in April 2021, the singer began spending time with Affleck in Los Angeles.
In April 2021, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reconciled their relationship. Within a week, they were spotted together in Montana. Sources told People that they were photographed in a car near a resort in Big Sky, close to Affleck’s home in Los Angeles. On July 24, 2021, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck officially announced their romantic relationship on Instagram. At the Venice Film Festival in September 2021, the duo made their first red carpet appearance since getting back together. It was a significant night for both of them, but especially for Affleck as it was the premiere of his movie, The Last Duel.
Jennifer Lopez made an appearance with Ben Affleck at the premiere of his latest movie, The Last Duel, at the Venice Film Festival 2021. The couple marked another significant milestone towards the end of the month when they attended their first Met Gala together on September 13, 2021, at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The joy of being together at the movie premiere of Marry Me
On February 8th, 2022, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attended the premiere of their movie, Marry Me. In February 2022, Jennifer revealed their romantic love story with Ben Affleck, saying “I feel lucky, happy, and proud to be with him.” She added, “It’s a beautiful love story that we have the opportunity to come together for the second time.”
In April 2022, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got engaged again and on July 16, 2022, they officially tied the knot in Las Vegas.