It’s November 2002. Juicy tracksuits and hipster jeans abound, Jennifer Lopez’s video for “Jenny From the Block” just dropped, topping the Billboard charts. Bennifer is still going strong – so strong, in fact, proposed Ben Affleck after the iconic video was released. J.Lo has his rock (and yet it’s still Jenny from the block). Life is Beautiful. But then the iconic couple called off their marriage, officially announcing their separation in 2004. Hearts have broken across the world, to be mended in 2021, in light of their reunion. So what went wrong initially for the Gigli co-stars, and why and how will it be different this time around, if at all?
By Page Six, Bennifer’s disappearance was simply a matter of timing and priorities. “As hot and heavy as their relationship was, they were on very different paths by the end of it,” a source told the publication. “Jennifer was ready to settle down and have kids, but Ben didn’t feel like giving up his single life yet. In the end, she got tired of waiting for him to come back – even if it broke her heart to end it.
The source also said that “Jennifer always saw Ben as the one who escaped” which made him much easier to bring back to the present – bringing to life the best romantic revival of 2021, Bennifer 2.0. .
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At first glance (read: lots of PDAs), Lopez and Affleck are happier than ever to be together again. Additionally, their original reason for breaking up – different priorities regarding engagement and having children – no longer applies, as Lopez already has children, 13-year-old twins Max and Emme. Additionally, Affleck appears to be bonding with the teens: The four attended a family dinner together earlier this week.
Hey, happiness and success are never linear, right? We believe there is hope for a happy ending for Bennifer, after all.
Before you go, click here to see celebrity couples who broke up and got back together.
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