It’s true when they say that history repeats itself! 17 years later, and after breaking her engagement to A-Rod, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck may have rekindled their romance. Let’s just see how much they have grown and where their relationship is headed to next (and where they’ve been already).
A little back story on #Bennifer before we dive into their history, the two were set to marry in 2003 but broke off their engagement in January 2004.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck? I don’t care if it’s PR, IT’S CALLED NOSTALGIA AND IM HERE FOR IT. pic.twitter.com/B0GO511x4C
— Lucy on the Ground (@lucyontheg) May 10, 2021
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck both have kids
A lot can happen in 17 years, for sure. But it’s inevitable that J-Lo and Ben Affleck have had children. Jennifer Lopez shares 13-year-old twins, Maximilian David Muniz and Emme Maribel Muniz with ex-husband Marc Anthony. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck and now ex-wife, Jennifer Garner– two daughters and a son.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck went to Montana together
In recent news, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck shocked the pop culture world with a getaway — no kids — just the two of them together in Montana. I don’t blame them for wanting to spend some alone time with each other. But since their little getaway, I think that there’s promise for a new romance.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s romance sparked on the set of Jersey Girl
It seems like it only has to start out with a movie for some celebrity couples. For Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, it just had to start with the film, Jersey Girl. Actor and director, Kevin Smith said in a recent interview with People, “It’s a name I first gave the kids during Jersey Girl pre-production before the world found out they were dating.” Thusly, #Bennifer was born!
Jennifer Lawrence reacts to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lawrence, the Oscar-award-winning actress was reportedly gushing over the possibility of a newly kindled Affleck and J-Lo romance on The Bitch Bible podcast. Jennifer Lawrence was gushing like a teenage girl (but aren’t we all gushing over this news?!).
BUT E! News reported that Jennifer Lawrence said, “Breaking f–king news…Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are back together. They’re in Montana. They are on vacation with each other right now.”
Fans react to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Of course, the possibility of #Bennifer part 2 has fans going crazy, as well! See what fans are saying on Twitter.
i don’t know who needs to hear this, but ben affleck and jennifer lopez hanging out together, is not an excuse to text your ex
— Cilantro.firstname.lastname@example.org (@bb_apes) May 10, 2021
I can’t help but agree with that, but for #Bennifer, I’ll make an exception.
jennifer aniston and brad pitt: not gonna happen, over forever, leave them alone
jennifer lopez and ben affleck: perfect couple, meant for each other, working on a 4,000 word essay on their real and true love
— kelsey weekman (@kelsaywhat) May 10, 2021
Funny because I’m doing that as we speak!
I was 34 when we went into lockdown and I’ll be 36 when we come out of it but the thought of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck back together brings me right back to 2002 and makes me feel 15 years younger again so it’s all good 🤗 🎉
ROOTING FOR BENNIFER! #JLo
— Fi (@Feee85) May 11, 2021
Just to paraphrase, I was 23 when we went into lockdown and I’ll be 25 coming out of it, but I’m living for this nostalgia culture!
Seriously, this new nostalgia culture has a way of making people feel like they’re in their childhood bedrooms again and listening to pop, reading Tiger Beat and BOP, and pouring their hearts out over celebrity romances. Again, history really does repeat itself! Who knows? Maybe we’ll start wearing platforms again? Wait… we already are LOL!
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