For the past 20 years, a Hollywood romance has been developing. Here is all the information you need to know about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s relationship, from their first date to their 2004 breakup to their most recent romance.
Even though the couple first got together in 2002, the 20 years between then and their 2021 rekindled romance have been intensely observed due to their volatile relationship.
The couple split up in 2004 after two years of dating that generated a lot of media attention due to their relationship. Following their breakup, Lopez and Affleck each moved on to new relationships, got married, and had kids.
Here is the complete history of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s union:
December 2001: On the set of their extremely poor film Gigli, Lopez and Affleck exchange passionate words.
Affleck proposes in November 2002 with a specially crafted pink diamond solitaire engagement ring. Lopez exclaims that the Good Will Hunting star is “brilliantly smart, loving, charming, and affectionate” in an interview with Diane Sawyer. “I just admire him in every way,” she continues.
September 2003: They postpone their wedding, releasing a statement only days before they were scheduled to tie the knot in Santa Barbara, California.
January 2004: The wedding is called off permanently less than three months later. The pair issues separate statements confirming their breakup.
Over the ensuing decades,After Lopez marries Marc Antony, the two become parents to twins before divorcing. Before getting divorced in 2015, Affleck and Jennifer Garner were married and had three kids.
April 2021: Lopez and Affleck continue to be cordial (at least in recent years). He tells InStyle how great her work ethic is: She has a lot of skill, but she has also put a lot of effort into her career, so I’m thrilled for her that she now looks to be receiving the recognition she deserves.
On May 10, 2021, Lopez and Affleck are photographed together at a lodge close to Big Sky while traveling through Montana.
May 21, 2021: After their vacation to Montana, a source tells Us Weekly that they have met up in person in Los Angeles.
May 25, 2021: An insider informs Entertainment Tonight that Jennifer and Ben are currently in Miami: “[Jennifer] has been boasting about Ben to her pals, and they’re having a great time together. Even after all these years, they still feel incredibly at ease and utterly in love with one another. It’s like they have a new crush. Oh no!
On June 8, 2021: According to E! News, Lopez is relocating to Los Angeles in order to have a “fresh start” with Affleck. She’s “packing up her Miami rental,” according to a source, and moving out of the city where she and her ex-fiance Alex Rodriguez shared a home. The insider said, “This summer, she will be between Los Angeles and the Hamptons, but L.A. will be her base.” Emme and Max, her twins, will follow her, and Lopez is rumored to have already started looking at schools for them to attend when they are older.
June 9, 2021: Speaking about L.A., it has been claimed that the couple has reconciled in California after a brief separation. While filming a movie in Las Vegas, Affleck was there. On June 9, Affleck was seen at a casino with Guadalupe Rodríguez, the mother of Jennifer Lopez. A person who spoke with People claimed that Lupe was there to record a lighthearted cameo.
June 14, 2021: The couple makes a very public show of passion when they are seen making out at dinner, and they haven’t stopped since.
According to People, on June 25, 2021, the couple has a special date night at Avra Beverly Hills Estiatorio. “Inside one of the private dining rooms, they relished Mediterranean cuisine. Jen had a great appearance. They were both really happy, an insider tells People. “When Ben is with Jen, he always appears to be very happy.”
We think so! Lopez appears to be grinning broadly in one of the evening’s photos. “She spends as much time with Ben as possible,” the person continues.
July 4, 2021: Dressed in identical ensembles, the couple spent the long weekend in the Hamptons.
6 July 2021: In a recent interview, Lopez claims to be having the “best time of my life” with Zane Lowe of Apple Music.
On July 13, 2021, fans discover that Lopez “liked” an Affleck photo that was uploaded by a fan account. Affleck appears suave in a Believe in Boston T-shirt as he unwinds on the set of The Town. Feeling peckish.
July 15, 2021: The pair is pictured outside a $65 million estate in Holmby Hills, an upscale Los Angeles area, that they were allegedly eyeing out while house-hunting. Affleck gets a kiss in the pictures, which you can view here, either before or after their house tour.
July 24, 2021: At last, it occurred, everyone! Lopez shared an Instagram photo of herself and Ben Affleck cuddling on the pop star’s 52nd birthday. Even though it was only the fourth picture on the carousel, that makes it officially Instagram-approved! It might possibly be the sexiest picture ever taken.
August 2021: The youngsters have taken center stage this month. Reportedly, on August 15, Lopez is seen shopping for a few things for Ben Affleck’s kids, Violet, 15, and Seraphina Affleck, 12, with her 13-year-old daughter Emme.
September 2021: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez walk the red carpet together for the first time. At Affleck’s new film, The Last Duel, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 10, the couple becomes quite close, even sharing a kiss.
December 2021: Affleck made some highly contentious remarks on his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, in an interview with Howard Stern. On December 18, Lopez tells People that “this story is simply not true,” refuting claims that she’s furious with Affleck. “It is not how I feel,” she continues. Ben is an incredibly respectable father, co-parent, and human being.
January 2022: Returning to the starting point of it all, Affleck discusses the criticism directed at Gigli with his buddy Matt Damon.
February 2022: Following a series of recent interviews regarding her relationship with Affleck, Lopez is obviously feeling more comfortable talking about the actor. Lopez gives her newsletter subscribers a unique Valentine’s Day present from her beau on February 12.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez announced their engagement to the world on April 8, 2022. Lopez, who was seen in a photo with a ring on that finger, has responded to speculations about her relationship status by teasing a “big announcement” on Twitter.
April 12, 2022: Lopez says that Affleck asked her to marry him while she was in the tub in her On the JLo newsletter.
July 16, 2022: As Lopez and Affleck are ready to tie the knot, they take off for Las Vegas. Currently going by Jennifer Lynn Affleck in formality.
August 11, 2022: After years of depressing images and memes of Ben Affleck holding Dunkins, a joyful Ben Affleck kisses Jen and holds Dunkins!
August 20, 2022: Mr. and Mrs. Affleck celebrate their love in front of friends and family at a grandiose second wedding that takes place at their Georgia estate a month later.People claims that Lopez walked down the aisle wearing a delicate, billowing veil and a stunning train in a white, textured Ralph Lauren gown. Affleck looked good with his bride, sporting a black tuxedo with a white jacket and black pants to match.
Naturally, Lopez took some time during the celebration to serenade her partner. Go here to find out even more. After a second marriage, there will undoubtedly be a second honeymoon, and soon the Lopez-Afflecks will be seen everywhere throughout Italy.
November 2022: A commitment that surpasses the terms of any marriage contract! Jennifer, who has always been a loyal Starbucks consumer, has switched to Dunkin’ Donuts. Boston locals are aware that this is the same as converting to a different religion.
2022 December: Ben goes to a Starbucks.A week later, they sing for their guests in turn at a Christmas party, but the videos are no longer accessible on Instagram.
Lopez discloses that the two families are currently cohabiting in January 2023! She remarks in an interview, “It’s been like a really kind of emotional transition, but at the same time, like, all your dreams coming true.” We moved in together, and the kids moved in together.
On February 14, 2023, Ben and Jen celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together as a married couple by getting their names and initials tattooed. And you thought a box of chocolates would be a thoughtful gift?
The date of February 5, 2023, will be remembered forever. As a couple, Affleck and Lopez attend their first Grammy Awards. Maybe because this is a meeting for her industry (music) rather than his, Ben doesn’t appear that excited to be there. Viewers claim that he looks extremely grumpy, even by Ben Affleck standards.
On May 3, 2023, Lopez’s mother, Guadalupe Rodríguez, discloses that she has been the mastermind the entire time, manipulating the cosmos to reunite the lovers. “I prayed for twenty years, so I knew you would always get back together,” she said. In. Cred. I. Ble. I must know what Affleck did to earn Guadalupe’s undying devotion!
May 10, 2023: A video shows Ben Affleck opening his wife’s car door with dignity before slamming it angrily, causing a social media collapse. He seems irritated by the cameras, something he might have thought about prior to getting married to Jennifer Lopez, who is known for her love of the spotlight.
31 May 2023: They buy a house! Yes, a palace built to accommodate many more than just two people. There are twelve bedrooms and twenty-four bathrooms on a five-acre property.According to reports, the couple looked for a home for two years, going into and out of escrow but never closing on a purchase.
June 2023: Warner Brothers may have been disappointed that The Flash did not live up to their expectations in terms of reviving Ezra Miller’s career, but at least there was one bright spot: the adorable red carpet pictures of Affleck and Lopez!
In July 2023, Bennifer celebrates her first wedding anniversary by going on a date night to Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica.
August 2023: To celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary, Lopez publishes a few never-before-seen photos from the larger wedding (oh, celebs). Additionally, she wears a chain around her neck that has his letters on it—not because he owns her, but rather because he genuinely knows her.