The 2000s are really back. At first, it was just the clothes and makeup but now it seems even the couples are making a comeback. It’s 2021 and it seems Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck might be back together. The ex-couple, sighted together quite a few times. Various Hollywood insiders have talked about them getting back together.
Quite a few gossip sites like Deux Moi have had quite a few anonymous people sent messages and pictures of the two together. Various insider informants have shared juicy news about the ex-couple which include sightings, messages and much more.
Who are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck?
Jennifer Lopez born Jennifer Lynn Lopez but famously known as J.Lo is an American actress, singer and dancer. Lopez is considered a pop culture icon and is a triple threat entertainer. She rose to fame in 1997 with the leading role in the Selena biographic. Since then, she has starred in commercial blockbusters like Anaconda (1997), Out of Sight (1998) and Maid in Manhattan (2002). She received critical acclaim in 2019 for her performance in the crime drama ‘Hustlers’.
Lopez has also received massive success in her musical career. Her debut album ‘On the 6’ propelled the Latin pop movement in American music. Her 2002 remix album ‘J to tha L–O! The Remixes’ is the first remix album in history to debut number one in the US Billboard 200 chart. Her fifth album titled ‘Como Ama una Mujer’ (2007) has the highest recorded sales for the first week of a debut Spanish album in the US.
Ben Affleck born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. He started his career as a child actor for PBS. Affleck gained widespread recognition and critical acclaim for ‘Good Will Hunting’. He along with his childhood best friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of George Reeves in the noir biopic Hollywoodland (2006).
Affleck once again got critical acclaim for his movie ‘Argo’ for which he won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He also received the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director and Best picture for it. Since then, he has gone on to take up the iconic role of Batman for the DC Extended Universe.
What Is Bennifer?
The 2000s were a wild time. The celebrity culture was at an all-time high. Tabloids and magazines obsessed with celebrity couples. These high profile couples even had their own nicknames. ‘Brangelina’ for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, while ‘Posh and Becks’ refers to Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice and David Beckham.
‘Bennifer’ refers to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. They were the first celebrity couple to get a nickname by the media. Bennifer was the It couple back in the day. The duo met on the set of the movie ‘Gigli’. They were the leads of the romantic movie. Even though Lopez was a married man at that time, there was something between them. This gave birth to one of Hollywood’s most infamous couple. Even the aforementioned movie bombed, the couple was still going strong. They blamed the couple’s relationship for the film’s negative perception. Their notoriety overshadowed the film’s release. Most obsessed with them because they made a fascinating couple. J.Lo was a big Latin pop star and Affleck was more of an action star.
The couple even appeared on one of Lopez’s song titled ‘Jenny from the Block’. “Jenny from the Block” is considered one of Lopez’s signature singles and most iconic song. The music video revolves around her relationship with Ben Affleck and how she has no privacy because of it. Affleck also appears in the video. The video features the couple going through their daily activities, intercut with Lopez dancing and singing.
The legacy of the song still remains strong as people still refer to her a Jenny from the block.
Why Did They Previously Break Up?
The media and tabloids have always been vicious, but the magazines back in the 2000s were on another level. Celebrities were literally harassed just for a juicy scoop of drama. We have seen it thousands of times, with the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston and more. They are like bloodhounds. The paparazzi provoked and tormented the celebrities.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s relationship started very well. The two were very happy with each other. Jennifer Lopez even mentioned him in her 2014 memoir titled ‘True Love’. She even called him her first heartbreak. So it’s obvious that they loved each other.
So why did they break up?
Firstly, the two lead very different lifestyles. Ben Affleck was a party boy with alcohol and substance abuse issues; meanwhile, Lopez was a workaholic who led a very healthy and clean life. So evidently it was hard for the couple to find a middle ground and merge both of their lifestyles. Secondly, the media and the tabloids gave them a very hard time. They had no privacy. The media analyzed everything they did.
The couple had planned for a very lavish wedding with over 400 guests in 2003. However just a few days before the big event, the couple postponed it. In the joint statement the couple explained that due to excessive media attention surrounding their wedding, they decided to postpone it. They even thought about hiring decoys for a fake wedding. They wanted their wedding to be a private affair with friends and family. So they put off the wedding.
Ultimately Affleck refused to go through the wedding. Both of them were dealing with issues. And with the careers on a downward trajectory, they didn’t want to risk it.
Are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Still Friends?
It has been nearly 13 years; the couple since then have gone on record to say that they are amicable to each other. But a lot has changed in those years. Lopez is a respected and established businesswoman while Affleck has established as an Academy Award-winning actor and director. Both have matured over time and have gone in different directions in their life. So when rumours came out about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s relationship in 2021, people were rightfully surprised.
The internet was set on fire. It shocked the people. They even trended on Twitter with tweets after tweets expressing disbelieve. All of their fans were very happy for them.
Apparently, Affleck has been sending her letters since February when she was in the Dominican Republic. Since then, the duo has been spotting enjoying lunches and dinners together. The two were even spotted vacationing in Montana. Even Affleck’s best friend Matt Damon was questioned about the couple. Damon did not divulge much information but only revealed that he was happy for both of them.
Regardless of whether they become a couple again or just remain friends, we are happy for them. Both Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck deserve a second chance at love without the tabloids ruining it. So far, Bennifer is going strong.
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