Few celebrity couples have garnered more media attention than Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, or “Bennifer” as the tabloids called them nearly two decades ago. Now, 17 years after they went their separate ways, the two can start over, and another movie star can’t handle the good news.
While recording an episode of Jackie Schimmel The B * tch Bible podcast, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence ended the conversation by shouting, “Breaking f * cking news,” she began. “Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are back together.” Before she could continue, the other attendees on the show screamed simultaneously, as none of them could believe it. “They’re in Montana,” Lawrence continued, adding, “they’re on vacation with each other right now.”
Besides being an incredible actress and stunning model, part of what made Lawrence one of Hollywood’s most successful people is her relatability. She’s funny, down to earth, and she looks less like an A-lister than “one of us.” Her reaction to the latest news is what almost all of us did when we first heard about the couple. And while some listeners may have first discovered Bennifer 2.0 while listening to the podcast, the news of the two actors’ reunion has perhaps been the hottest topic in entertainment for days now.
In April, shortly after J. Lo and Alex Rodriguez announced their separation, Affleck was pictured exiting Lopez’s car, and Page six reported that he also visited her home in Los Angeles to see her. They may have been minor visits, but because of their history, they set the internet on fire with even a whisper of reform. And just days ago, the two took another big step by retiring together to Montana, where Affleck owns a home. The couple reportedly escaped for a short vacation before taking a private jet back to Los Angeles.
Lopez and Affleck have yet to comment publicly whether they’ve got back together romantically or whether the Argo The Oscar winner is simply supporting someone who means a lot to him as she goes through a difficult time after Lopez and Rodriguez called off their engagement. The two had been together for several years and were slated to tie the knot, but they ended their relationship after rumors of infidelity from the former athlete.
If this romantic trajectory sounds familiar, it’s because it’s unfortunately a road Lopez has taken before. Besides having been married three times – to Ojani Noa (1997-1998), then Cris Judd (2001-2003), and more recently to Marc Anthony (2004-2014) – she was also engaged to Affleck for a short time. period. The two decided to tie the knot in 2002, but just a day before their wedding in 2003, the powerful couple called off the wedding. At the time, they claimed it was due to “excessive media attention”, but unfortunately they never postponed the event. They officially separated in 2004.
In the decade and a half since their split, the two headlines have supported each other, both privately and in the press, so while this reunion is certainly exciting to watch, it’s not entirely unexpected. .