The kind of love forever! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were the power couple of the early 2000s, and nearly two decades later they got engaged again a year after rekindling their romance in April 2021. After the singer split from the ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez that month, she reunited with the Way Back actor. The two have been seen on several dates and occasions with the respective children throughout 2021. And they have also started 2022 on a high note, supporting each other’s movie projects and going out on several date nights. Ben and Jennifer first met in 2002 while filming their movie Gigli and started dating the same year. The Good Will Hunting actor took a knee in November 2002. The following year, while doing press for their film, Jennifer briefly opened up about their relationship during an interview with NBC. “We became friends first,” she explained. “It’s the honest truth to God.” The couple were due to walk down the aisle in September 2003, but canceled the wedding days before exchanging their vows. “Due to excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we decided to reschedule the date,” the couple shared in a joint statement. “When we found ourselves seriously considering hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ to three different places, we realized something was wrong.” Ben and J. Lo never rescheduled their impending nuptials and announced their separation months later in January 2004. Jennifer left and married Marc Anthony in June 2004, while Ben and Jennifer Garner married in June 2005 Despite their separation, there was no bad blood between them, which likely led to their reunion 17 years later. In January 2022, the Tender Bar star and the Marry Me actress got so serious their engagement was set to be “imminent”, a source told In Touch exclusively that month. “There’s no doubt that Jen and Ben will be engaged,” the insider shared. “He’s told almost everyone he’s already lost Jen, and he won’t let that happen again. It’s meant to be, and if you see them together, there’s no doubt about it. Good Will screenwriter Hunting even “wanted to propose on [J. Lo’s] anniversary in July,” the source added, before adding that he “probably would in early spring when they plan to leave.” “It took Jen and Ben a while to find each other” , the insider continued. “There were a lot of naysayers. They thought there was no way this second chance at love would work, but there is. A proposal is imminent. Followed from a fabulous wedding, likely this summer. It’s the real deal. However, it looks like the old flames couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle as the couple tied the knot in a surprise wedding. Vegas style on Saturday, July 16, Life & Style confirmed at the time. Scroll through our gallery for a look back at Ben and Jennifer’s full relationship timeline.
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