Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Have ‘Unreal’ Chemistry

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck appear to be giving their romance a second chance 17 years after they went their separate ways. The pair first connected in July 2002, when their respective careers were both reaching new heights.

Affleck was a much sought-after actor and Lopez had received critical acclaim for her roles in films like Selena and The Wedding Planner. She was also riding high off of the success of her first two albums, Jenny from the Block and J.Lo.

The romance between the duo was red hot until their engagement ended in a swirl of media attention. However, it looks like they may be ready to try once more.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck during Daredevil Premiere
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck | Chris Weeks/WireImage

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have always stayed in touch

Initially, Lopez and Affleck were set to tie the knot in September 2003. However, they called off their wedding when all of the details, including the location and guest list, were leaked to the press. Ultimately, another date was never set, and the pair went their separate ways.

However, the former couple has always kept in touch. “I respect her,” Affleck told The Hollywood Reporter in 2012. “I like her. She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I’m really pleased to see her successful.”

Lopez explained that what they had was real, it was just too intense in the public eye. “We didn’t try to have a public relationship,” she told People in March 2016. “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.”

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have reconnected romantically

It appears that Affleck and Lopez’s casual emails became much more frequent at the beginning of the year. Affleck penned a thoughtful piece about his former fiance for her cover of the May 2021 issue of InStyle.

“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth?” Affleck asked. “Why do you look the same as you did in 2003, and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best? She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business. She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”

Things got romantic when Lopez announced her split from Alex Rodriguez. Last week they were spotted vacationing together in Montana. They were later spotted together in LA outside of the singer’s home.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have unreal chemistry

It appears that Bennifer 2.0 was always meant to be. “Ben reached out to her to see how she was doing and they had dinner together a few times within this last month,” an insider told E! News. “It’s natural between them and the chemistry is unreal. They picked up where they last left off and are enjoying each other’s company right now.”

For now, it looks like the duo is happy to be spending time together and enjoying each other’s company.