JENNIFER Lopez and Ben Affleck were caught getting cozy during a secret getaway in Montana over Mother’s Day weekend.
When did JLo and Ben Affleck date?
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first became Bennifer in 2002.
They met on the set of Gigli—a film which would go on to become a box-office bomb—while Jen was married to her second husband, Cris Judd.
Jen filed for divorce from Cris in June 2002 and her relationship with Ben took off shortly after the divorce was finalized.
Ben proposed to Jen with a 6-carat pink diamond ring in November 2002.
Why did JLos and Ben Affleck break up?
In 2003, JLo and Ben Affleck began filming Jersey Girl together. The film, which was released in March 2004, was also a box office bomb.
In September 2003, just a few days before they were set to walk down the aisle, JLo and Ben Affleck called off the wedding.
They blamed “excessive media attention” for their cancelled nuptials.
They still stayed together as a couple until January 2003, when JLo and Ben ultimately announced they were done for good.
Jen wouldn’t speak much on the relationship again until 2016 when she reflected on the demise of their relationship.
“I think different time, different thing, who knows what could’ve happened, but there was a genuine love there,” she said at the time.
But that “different time” came soon enough.
Are JLo and Ben dating now?
The two have not officially announced they are back together, however, Ben has been seen going to the popstar’s Los Angeles home multiple times since her split with Arod.
In May 2021, after attending the VAX LIVE concert separately, the pair was spotted jetting off to Montana.
Ben has a house in the state, though TMZ reported Jen and Ben were spotted at Big Sky Resort, close to Yellowstone National Park.
A close pal claimed that JLo has “always been friends” with ex Ben, confirming the pair have hung out together following her split with ARod.