After 17 years apart, love reappeared between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who for at least two months have been together again. But it is still too early to talk about marriage.
“I’m super happy. I know people always ask, ‘How are you? What’s going on? Are you okay?’ I’ve never been better, “Jennifer Lopez told Apple Music days ago, without mentioning Ben Affleck. “I just want everyone to know that this is the best time. It’s the best time of my life“.
This Tuesday, July 20, the actress and singer went on the air in the popular program Today from American television and dodged a question that went in the same direction. They asked her, once again, how happy she felt, to which she replied that she is “happy” and immediately changed the subject to refer to the relaunch of her song Love Make the World Go Round.
Ben Affleck y Jennifer Lopez and 2003. Photo REUTERS
“I think that message of loving each other and coming together and loving was never more relevant than it is now,” Lopez said. But the media do not remain calm and continue to investigate the happy meter of the 51-year-old woman of Puerto Rican descent. “He was not so happy in a long time,” confirmed a source close to Lopez to the site specializing in chimentos E! Noticias.
The thing is serious
According to the source, the question is getting serious between Jennifer and Ben, even if she’s not ready to talk about it publicly yet. “They are completely committed to each other,” said the insider in question.
The press is very excited about this glamorous couple, to the point that they have already refloated their own acronym. If the pairing between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was Brangelina, the pair of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez is Bennifer.
But that is where the union goes, because for now they will not go to the papers. “They don’t need to get married again,” says the source quoted by E! The couple are “in complete agreement” about postponing a legal formalization, says Bennifer’s Deep Throat.
JLo says living the happiest moment of his life.
“They have been intertwining their lives and their families and they still don’t feel the need to commit or even get married. They already have and they don’t feel it is necessary“.
The insider explains: “The two of them are very secure in their relationship and Ben adores it. This really is destined to prosper and everyone around them thinks they are a perfect match.” So maybe by cabal, they don’t need to tempt fate with a ring.
Where there was fire
Affleck and Lopez they were together between 2002 and 2004. At that time they even considered marriage, but according to both, the exposure they endured by the media was so strong during their courtship that it ended up deteriorating the couple.
Alex Rodríguez asking Jennifer Lopez for her hand. Photo: Instagram
By then, they were already known as Bennifer, and wherever they went they were followed by an army of paparazzi. According to them, they came to propose to make several decoy weddings so that the press would leave them alone, and that’s when the decline began.
After ending the relationship, both maintained contact and apparently there was nothing that separated them in a bad way, but JLo married Marc Anthony and had two children with him: twins Max and Emme. They were together between 2004 and 2011. For his part, Affleck also married Jennifer Garner and had three children with the actress, with whom he was married from 2005 to 2018.
But both also divorced their respective partners and lived other love stories with less exposure, although in the case of the actress and singer, there was also a new wedding in sight, with baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Finally, that marriage did not happen and Lopez ended up separating from Rodriguez, with rumors of infidelity in the middle.