It has taken 20 years for this Hollywood love story to come together. Here is everything you need to know about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s relationship, from their first date to their breakup in 2004 to their new relationship.
Even though they met in 2002, for the 20 years between when they first met and when they got back together in 2021, their troubled relationship was closely watched.Copy
The couple broke up in 2004 after dating for two years and getting a lot of attention in the tabloids. Lopez and Affleck’s breakup didn’t stop them from getting married and having kids.
You can read about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s relationship from start to finish here:
In December 2001, Lopez and Affleck get angry with each other on the set of their terrible movie Gigli.
In November 2002, Affleck asks her to marry him with a pink diamond solitaire engagement ring that was made just for her. Lopez tells Diane Sawyer that the star from “Good Will Hunting” is “brilliantly smart, loving, charming, and affectionate.” This is what she says: “I just admire him in every way.”
Just a few days before their wedding in Santa Barbara, California, in September 2003, they said in a statement that they were canceling the event.
January 2004: The wedding is off for good, less than three months after it was planned. In separate statements, they both admit that they are no longer together.
Between those two decades…Lopez gets married to Marc Antony, and the two of them have twins before splitting up. Before they split up in 2015, Affleck and Jennifer Garner were married and had three kids.
At least for the past few years, Affleck and Lopez stay friends in April 2021. To InStyle, he talks about how hard she works: “Not only is she talented, but she has also worked very hard to get where she is. I’m so happy for her that she finally seems to be getting the credit she deserves.”
The trip takes place in Montana on May 10, 2021, and Lopez and Affleck are seen at a lodge close to Big Sky.
May 21, 2021: A source told Us Weekly that they met up again in person in Los Angeles after their trip to Montana.
A source told Entertainment Tonight that they are in Miami together and having a great time. The source said, “[Jennifer] has been telling her friends nice things about Ben, and they’re having a lot of fun together…. They feel very comfortable with each other, but are also completely smitten, and it still feels like having a new crush after all these years.” Aww!
June 8, 2021: E! News claims that Lopez is taking a “fresh start” by moving back to L.A. with Affleck. A source says she is “packing up her Miami rental” and leaving the city where she lived with Alex Rodriguez, her ex-boyfriend. “She will be between L.A. and the Hamptons this summer, but L.A. will be her base,” a source says. Lopez is said to be already looking at schools for her twins, Emme and Max, to go to in the fall when they move in with her.
June 9, 2021: In terms of L.A., the two are said to have gotten back together in California after being apart for a short time. Affleck has been making a movie in Las Vegas. Affleck was seen at a casino on June 9 with Guadalupe Rodríguez, Jennifer Lopez’s mom. A person who spoke to People said, “Lupe was there to film a fun cameo.”
On June 14, 2021, they were seen making out at dinner, which was a pretty public act of love. Since then, they haven’t held back.
People says that on June 25, 2021, they go on a special date night at Avra Beverly Hills Estiatorio. “In one of the private dining rooms, they ate Mediterranean food.” Jen looked beautiful. A source tells People, “They were both in a great mood. When Ben is with Jen, he always looks very happy.”
We think so! Lopez is seen happy from ear to ear in a picture from that night. “She spends as much time with Ben as possible,” the person says.
July 4, 2021: They wear similar outfits to spend the holiday weekend in the Hamptons.
July 6, 2021: This is Lopez’s first talk with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. She says she’s having the “best time of my life.”
On July 13, 2021, fans saw that Lopez “liked” a picture of Affleck that was shared by a fan. Affleck looks good in a Believe in Boston T-shirt as he chills out on the set of The Town. Feeling thirsty.
On July 15, 2021, a picture of the couple was taken outside of a $65 million mansion in Holmby Hills, a fancy neighborhood of Los Angeles, where they were allegedly looking at. You can see here that Affleck gets a kiss either before or after they look around the house.
The event took place on July 24, 2021. Lopez put a picture of herself and Ben Affleck kissing on her Instagram feed on the pop star’s 52nd birthday. It was only the fourth picture in the slideshow, but that’s still Instagram-official! It could also be the hottest picture ever.
August 2021: The kids have been the focus of this month. Lopez is said to have been seen on August 15 with her 13-year-old daughter Emme buying gifts for Violet and Seraphina Affleck, who are daughters of Ben Affleck.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck walk the red carpet together for the first time in September 2021. The two get very close at the Venice Film Festival opening of Affleck’s new movie, The Last Duel, on September 10. They even kiss.
Affleck said some pretty bad things about his ex-wife Jennifer Garner in an interview with Howard Stern in December 2021. There have been reports that Lopez is angry with Affleck. On December 18, Lopez told People, “This story is simply not true.” “It’s not how I feel,” she says. “I couldn’t have more respect for Ben as a father, a co-parent, and a person.”
On January 20, 2022, Affleck talks to his best friend Matt Damon about the backlash against Gigli. This is where it all started.
In February 2022, Lopez seems to feel more comfortable talking about Affleck after a string of talks about their relationship. Lopez sends a special Valentine’s Day gift from her boyfriend to people who sign up for her email on February 12.
The news that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are getting married came out on April 8, 2022. There were rumors that Lopez was dating after she was seen wearing a ring on one finger. In response, the singer teases a “major announcement” on Twitter.
Lopez writes in her newsletter “On the JLo” on April 12, 2022, that Affleck asked her to marry him while she was in the shower.
July 16, 2022: Lopez and Affleck run away to Las Vegas when they are ready to get married. She is now officially known as Jennifer Lynn Affleck.
On August 11, 2022, Ben Affleck kisses Jen while holding Dunkins. This is after years of sad pictures and memes of him holding Dunkins.
Affleck and Affleck’s second wedding is held at their Georgia home on August 20, 2022. It is a big, fancy event where they celebrate their love with family and friends.According to People, Lopez walked down the aisle in a white Ralph Lauren dress with a dramatic train and a thin, flowing veil. Affleck looked great with his bride in a black suit with a white jacket and black pants that matched.
Lopez naturally took a moment to sing to her partner at the party. Click here to find out even more. After a second wedding, there is bound to be a second vacation. Soon, the Lopez-Afflecks will be seen all over Italy.
November 2022: A promise that goes beyond marriage vows! Jennifer used to only go to Starbucks, but now she only goes to Dunkin’. People who live in Boston know that this is the same as changing churches.
In December 2022, Ben goes to a Starbucks.Next, they take turns singing for their guests at a Christmas party a week later, but the videos are no longer on Instagram.
Lopez says that the two families are now living together in January 2023. She said in an interview, “We moved in together, the kids moved in together, so it’s been like a really kind of emotional transition, but at the same time, like, all your dreams coming true.”
As a way to remember their first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife, Ben and Jen get tattoos of their initials and names on February 14, 2023. Do you really think that a box of candies was kind?
The 5th of February 2023 will be remembered for a long time. Lopez and Affleck go to the Grammys together for the first time. Ben doesn’t seem too excited to be there. This could be because this is a meeting for her business (music), not his. People who see him say he looks incredibly grumpy, even for Ben Affleck.
On May 3, 2023, Lopez’s mother, Guadalupe Rodríguez, says that she has been planning the whole thing and has been able to make the lovers get back together. The woman said, “I knew that you would always get back together because I prayed for 20 years,” In Cred. I. Ble. We need to know what Affleck did to make Guadalupe love him so much!
Twitter goes crazy over a video of Ben Affleck opening his wife’s car door with respect and then slamming it shut angrily on May 10, 2023. He seems to be bothered by the paparazzi, which is something he might have thought about before marrying Jennifer Lopez, who is known for being friendly with the press.
They buy a house on May 31, 2023! Yes, it’s a house made for two people and a lot more. There are 24 bathrooms and 12 bedrooms on a 5-acre plot of land.Reports say the couple looked for a home for two years and went into and out of escrow several times, but never closed on a deal.
June, 2023: Warner Brothers had thought that The Flash would help Ezra Miller’s career, but it didn’t work out. On the bright side, there are cute red carpet photos of Affleck and Lopez!
For their first wedding anniversary in July 2023, Bennifer takes him on a date to Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.
For their one-year wedding anniversary in August 2023, Lopez shares some never-before-seen photos from the bigger wedding (oh, celebs). A chain with his letters is also around her neck. Not because he owns her, but because he really knows her.
What the Lip reader revealed:
J-Lo was seen telling her husband Ben Affleck to stay close while they posed for pictures at the opening of her new movie The Mother.
The 53-year-old Get Loud singer looked like she was frowning and gesturing at her 50-year-old husband, whom she married last year. He looked tense during a conversation on the red carpet at the Los Angeles event.
A lip reader said that the couple was mostly talking about where and how they should pose for cameras, even though they seemed angry at times.
After that, both stars seemed to talk to the photographers to figure out where they should stand.
During a clip of the conversation, the couple seems to talk to each other in a nice way, but it looks like the tense situation may be causing them some stress at times.
Ben seemed to tell his wife to get closer to him after finding a place to pose. He then leaned into her ear and said, “Don’t worry, babe.”
Then his wife tells him, “Come close to me.”
After taking pictures, Ben tells Jennifer, “That’s us done,” then kisses her and asks if she’s okay.
“Yes,” says J-Lo, and then she tells them to “step over there.”
The argument happened after another public event in which the couple seemed angry at each other.
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