It’s unclear if Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez will tie the knot in the sequel to their first relationship. But when the two initially got together back in 2002, Affleck popped the question to Lopez that same year. The proposal in question made Lopez feel happiness in a way she never had before.
Jennifer Lopez’s mom is reportedly thrilled that her daughter is back together with Ben Affleck
Many fans have celebrated the reunion between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. But perhaps one of the people most excited about the couple being brought together is Lopez’s mother. According to People, she and Affleck got along well before the Gone Girl star called off their relationship. So much so that Mrs. Lopez was disappointed when he and her daughter couldn’t make it work.
“In the past, Jennifer’s mom and Ben were very close,” a source told People. “Guadalupe loved Ben. She was sad when they couldn’t work things out years ago. She is thrilled that they are back together now.”
This is good news for Lopez, because the “Jenny From the Block” singer holds her mother’s approval in high value.
“Jennifer is very close with her mom. It’s very important to her that the person she is with, gets along with her mom,” the source added. “Jennifer loves that Ben and Guadalupe hung out in Las Vegas. They both love gambling and had fun together at the Wynn hotel.”
Affleck and Mrs. Lopez make such a good team, that the Oscar-winner once enlisted her help to marry Lopez.
Ben Affleck’s proposal drove Jennifer Lopez to tears of happiness
In November of 2002, Affleck graduated from being Lopez’s boyfriend to being her fiance. To secure Lopez’s hand in marriage, Affleck concocted an elaborate proposal. Lopez once gushed about the details of this proposal to ABC News. The singer thought she was going with Affleck to Boston to visit the Good Will Hunting writer’s family. When they got to Affleck’s house, there was something else other than family waiting for Lopez.
“It’s just a blanket, a quilt of rose petals, all over the whole entire house,” she recalled. “So many candles, and vases, bouquets. And my song ‘Glad’ was playing … I walk in and I was just like overwhelmed. I wasn’t expecting it, and I was just like ‘Oh my God.'”
Lopez asked Affleck at the time who was the mastermind behind the proposal.
“My mom helped me do it,” Lopez revealed. “I just started sobbing. Crying. I was like ‘Oh! My God!'”
After Affleck read a love letter to Lopez to add to his proposal, for the first time Lopez felt a different emotion when she cried.
“I had cried a lot over sadness over the years. And for the first time in my life, I cried incredible purging tears of happiness,” Lopez said. “It was the most cleansing feeling and the most wonderful feeling I had ever had.”
Affleck then asked Lopez the sacred question before presenting the ring to Lopez.
“I was like, ‘Oh! Yeah! Yeah! Yes! Yes,’” Lopez revealed.
Will Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck marry again?
With Affleck and Lopez back together again, many wonder if Lopez sees herself marrying the prolific director in the future. In a fairly recent interview with Today, Lopez agreed that she could get married at some point.
“I don’t know,” Lopez told Today. “Yeah, I guess. You know me, I’m a romantic, I always have been, a few times. I still believe in happily ever after, for sure, 100%.”