In case you’re nonetheless not over Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s 2020 SAG Awards interaction, then you are going to flip if you hear what is going on on with Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Not lengthy after J Lo announced her split from fiancé Alex Rodriguez after 4 years collectively, rumors emerged claiming Jennifer was hanging out with her ex Ben practically 17 years after calling off their very own engagement. And coincidentally sufficient, Ben can also be newly single himself, as he reportedly broke up with Ana de Armas, his girlfriend of 1 yr, in January 2021. Hmm . . .
A supply for Individuals claimed Jennifer and Ben have been spending time together since J Lo’s breakup with ARod, with Ben even visiting Jennifer at her Los Angeles house on April 30. “They’re pals. They’ve at all times been pals and they’ve seen one another by way of the years,” one other supply advised the outlet. Whereas it is nonetheless unclear whether or not the reported hangouts are simply pleasant, now looks like time to refresh your reminiscence on why Jennifer and Ben broke up within the first place. The explanation: the media consideration was an excessive amount of for Ben to deal with on the time.
The enduring Hollywood couple first met on the set of Gigli again in late 2001. On the time, Jennifer was nonetheless married to her second husband, dancer Cris Judd, however by July 2002, she decided to file for divorce. Not lengthy after, Bennifer was born, and in November 2002, J Lo was given a shiny 6-carat pink diamond ring. The wedding was set for September 2003, however sadly, the 2 by no means ended up making it down the aisle. Simply days earlier than their Santa Barbara marriage ceremony, the two decided to delay the big day, stunning followers.
“Because of the extreme media consideration surrounding our marriage ceremony, we now have determined to postpone the date,” Bennifer confirmed in an announcement on the time. “After we discovered ourselves critically considering hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three completely different places, we realized that one thing was awry. We started to really feel that the spirit of what ought to have been the happiest day of our lives might be compromised. We felt what ought to have been a joyful and sacred day might be spoiled for us, our households and our pals.” And although followers hoped the nuptials would nonetheless occur, the pair ended up calling off their engagement for good in January 2004.
The breakup remained a thriller for years till Ben opened up about the split throughout a 2008 look on the British TV present Stay. “I believe Jen and I made a mistake in that we fell in love, we had been excited and perhaps too accessible,” he defined. “I do not suppose both of us anticipated the diploma to which it will tackle a world of its personal.” Jennifer later expressed a similar sentiment throughout a 2016 interview with Individuals. “We did not strive to have a public relationship,” she stated. “We simply occurred to be collectively on the delivery of the tabloids, and it was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was simply a whole lot of strain . . . I believe completely different time completely different factor, who is aware of what might’ve occurred, however there was a real love there.” Now followers will simply have to attend to see whether or not that “real love” is nonetheless there.