Ben Affleck’s ‘Jenny From the Block’ Accessory Seemingly Returns During 2021 J.Lo Reunion
It looks like things are becoming serious between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Since late April, the former couple has been seen together on several occasions, even taking an alleged vacation together earlier in May. Representatives for the stars did not return our past requests for comment on their relationship, but romance rumors continued over the weekend of May 21, when the two were seen in Miami together.
Ben Affleck starred in Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Jenny from the Block’ music video
“Jenny from the Block” came out in 2002, about a year after Lopez and Affleck met on the set of Gigli (via Variety). The video for the song is interspersed with different clips of the Jersey Girl actor cuddling, kissing, and rubbing on Lopez while wearing a small silver chain wristwatch. It can be seen around the 1:35 mark.
Roughly two years later, after a brief engagement, Lopez and Affleck called it quits. Both stars cited public pressure and the media’s fixation on their relationship as the reason for their split. “We didn’t try to have a public relationship,” Lopez told People. “We just happened to be together at the birth of the tabloids, and it was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was just a lot of pressure. I think different time, different thing, who knows what could’ve happened? But there was a genuine love there.”
17 years later, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are making headlines again
Lopez and Affleck sparked a fresh round of dating rumors at the end of April when sources told Page Six that they had secretly hung out together.
The two have had numerous hangouts since then, more recently spending time in Miami together. In photos obtained and published by E! News, Lopez and Affleck can be seen walking together. She dazzled in a baby blue smock dress while he wore a dark-colored shirt and matching pants.
A Twitter fan page also pointed out the watch he had on, claiming it’s the same one he wore in the “Jenny from the Block” music video.
“Do you think he has a box with like… ‘JLo things’ and is the pink ring in there,” one fan wrote in the comment section. “Anything seem possible these days lol,” added another.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet reached out to representatives for Affleck for comment but did not hear back by the time of publication. But it wouldn’t be surprising if he held on to the watch because, from the looks of it, it seems to be an item worth keeping. Maybe we’ll soon see Lopez pop back out with some jewelry of her own from those days.