Are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Headed for a Second Engagement?

What a topsy-turvy time it has been for fans of Jennifer Lopez. The star continues to make headlines every week, if not every day, over her recent reunion with old flame, Ben Affleck. Ever since the two got back together “Bennifer” fans’ heads have been spinning! And the PDA photos swirling around on social media give those “happily ever after” vibes now that they’re back in each other’s arms 20 long years later! Then there are those wondering what on earth could have gone down with J.Lo’s former fiancé, Alex Rodriguez.

A.Rod and J.Lo were going strong since 2017. Their kids got along great and they became one big happy family. But their engagement didn’t last and the relationship abruptly ended. For a while, rumors circulated that A.Rod wanted to reconcile, but that hope was dashed once the pop singer was seen hanging out with her former fiancé. So, now that Bennifer is officially a thing again, will they be in it for the long haul this time?

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck during Daredevil Premiere
Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck smiling on the carpet at the ‘Daredevil’ premiere | Getty Images/Chris Weeks

What really happened with Bennifer in the early 2000s

The couple started dating in 2002 after they met on the set of Gigli. At the time Lopez believed that Affleck was the one for her, telling People: “This is it.”

The two later announced their engagement, and the label “Bennifer” was born. However, increased paparazzi and media attention engulfed the duo once 2003 rolled around. J.Lo even hinted at that constant press attention they received in her “Jenny from the Block” music video.

Then, in a shocking turn of events, the couple postponed their wedding and cited the heavy media attention as the reason why. The pair officially ended their relationship in 2004.

Is there any hope that these two will get engaged again?

Although nothing has been confirmed, Bennifer fans are wondering if the rekindled relationship will blossom into a marriage. Since they remained friendly after the breakup, the two built a strong foundation for a new relationship. Affleck commented about his former fiancée to the New York Times; the actor said she should have been nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Hustlers and also mentioned that he kept in touch “periodically with her and has a lot of respect for her.”

Nevertheless, it’s been confirmed that the couple is not thinking about an engagement at the moment. In a report from E!, an unnamed source said they “are fully committed to each other” but are “not needing to get married again.” The source added that while they are happy together “they are meshing their lives and families and don’t feel the need to get engaged yet or tie the knot.”

Still, fans are holding on to the word “yet” and hope the pair will consider marriage in the future.

Bennifer is Instagram official

The internet blew up when J.Lo posted a few photos on Instagram from her 52nd birthday party near Saint-Tropez, with one of them showing her kissing Affleck. “5 2 … what it do,” Lopez said in her caption.

While the post is now old news, Bennifer has frequently been seen enjoying each other’s company. They were recently spotted together walking through Capri, Italy, a few days after that romantic birthday bash. By the looks of things, Bennifer will continue this newfound relationship; there just may not be any official engagement announcement for a while.

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