Fans of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck felt a rush of excitement when the pair was spotted at a restaurant a few weeks ago. The duo, dubbed “Bennifer” by the press, have rekindled their romance during the last few weeks. Although the couple has not issued a statement confirming or denying this, they are not bothering to hide their affection for the other either.
A source close to the couple told People magazine that only a few months after their reunion, J Lo took her 13-year old twins, Max and Emme, for dinner with Ben. The actor only stated that this is a big step for him. “They are slowly getting to know Ben, and everything seems to be going well,” the source added. The source also stated that J Lo is thinking about rejuvenating their relationship seriously and has been looking visibly happy.
In mid-April 2021, J Lo and her now ex, Alex Rodriguez, the baseball star, announced their split to the public. They had been dating since 2017 and were engaged to be married soon. However, the announcement came as a surprise for many when the couple announced calling off their 2-year long engagement.
Talking about the first meeting between J Lo and Ben, the source added that Jennifer’s twins seemed entirely at ease with Ben as they kept chatting animatedly. Ben was also seen laughing several times, clearly enjoying the time being spent with J Lo and her kids.
This move seems predictable to many as J Lo had recently announced her plans to start anew with her twins in Los Angeles when she began her decision to shift to the city of angels from Miami. Coincidentally, Ben Affleck lives in Los Angeles.
On the other hand, Ben is the father of three children with his ex-wife Hollywood starlet Jennifer Garner – 15-year old Violet Ann, 12-year old Serafina Rose Elizabeth, and 9-year old Samuel Garner. In February 2020, Ben had announced his plans to co-parent his kids with Garner.
The rumor mill started buzzing initially a week ago when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were photographed exchanging passionate kisses. The duo was seen enjoying dinner with J Lo’s family at Malibu’s elite Nobu sushi restaurant west of Log Angeles.
Although J Lo’s representatives refused to comment and Ben’s publicists did not return a request for comment, the photographs published in the New York Post last Monday had fans excited.
The 51-year old singer and 48-year old actor became the most talked-about couple in Hollywood in the early 2000s when Ben presented J Lo with a large 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring and later got married with much fanfare. However, fans were left stunned when the couple abruptly announced their split only a few months into their marriage, back in 2003.
The press and fans alike were excited once again when the duo was spotted together several times in Los Angeles and Miami in recent weeks. This was just a couple of months after J Lo broke off her engagement with former baseball star Alex Rodriguez.