Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez made early aught fans’ hearts flutter when they got back together, tying the knot after decades. The A-list couple finally made it official and got married in a surprise, Las Vegas wedding, on July 16, 2022, a source confirmed to In Touch. But are the two still together?
When Did Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Get Engaged?
The “On My Way” singer first revealed in April 2022 via her “On the JLo” newsletter that she and the Argo actor were engaged.
“So, I have a really exciting and special story to share,” Jennifer said in a sneak peek clip that she posted via Twitter and Instagram that day. In the video, she showed off her brand-new engagement ring, which GIA certified gemologist and The Clear Cut founder, Olivia Landau, described as a “5-6 carat fancy green cushion cut diamond set with white diamond side stones.”
A month prior, the “Jenny From the Block” artist opened up about her and Ben’s romance in an appearance on Today to promote her rom-com Marry Me.
“When Ben and I were younger and we were together, we were just out there with our relationship,” the Hustlers actress recalled in February 2022. “We’re just at a different place in our life. We’re going to try to keep as much as we can sharing our happiness, but at the same time keeping it very sacred and close to our own hearts.”
Why Did Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Split in 2004?
When the two broke up in 2004, Ben cited overwhelming media attention as one of the causes. However, J. Lo further insisted on how different their relationship is now. “We have a different sense of responsibility,” she added in the interview.
The pair started off 2022 on a happy note as they were spotted on multiple occasions together. On February 2, the Marry Me actress managed the New York City chilly weather by donning a fur coat while walking alongside the Way Back actor, who sported a plain, blue coat in photos obtained by the Daily Mail.
Ben and Jennifer reunited after 17 years of being apart once she broke off her engagement with Alex Rodriguez in April 2021. The duo initially dated in 2002 and quickly got engaged, only to call it quits by 2004. However, it’s clear things were different between them this time around, as an insider predicted Ben’s proposal in late January 2022, telling In Touch that an engagement was “imminent.”
“There’s no question that Jen and Ben will be engaged,” the source said at the time. “He’s told pretty much everyone that he lost Jen once before, and he’s not going to let that happen again. It’s meant to be, and if you see them together, there’s no doubt about it.”
The Good Will Hunting screenwriter even had a date in mind to pop the question. The insider continued, “He wanted to propose on her birthday in July, but some say Ben feels that’s too far away. He’ll probably do it in early spring when they have plans to go away.”
“It took a while for Jen and Ben to find each other again,” the source added. “There were many naysayers. They thought there was no way this second chance at love would work, but it has. A proposal is imminent. Followed by a fabulous wedding, probably this summer. This is the real deal.”
The couple were seen on several 2021 winter holiday outings with their respective children. Ben was spotted taking J. Lo’s kids — Max and Emme Muñiz — shopping with his children Violet and Seraphina Affleck on one of many instances. Jennifer shares her twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony, whereas Ben shares his daughters and son Samuel Affleck with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
As for their children’s approval, “Their kids are all on board,” the insider said, before adding “even Jen Garner thinks it’s a good idea.”
Are Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Still Together?
Bennifer are still together as of 2024, but things aren’t as cheery as they were when Ben popped the question. Amid multiple public sighting of the pair seemingly fighting or Ben throwing his arms up in frustration, an insider told In Touch exclusively that both Ben and Jennifer are “incredibly passionate people” who can butt heads at times.
“They have always loved hard and fought hard,” the source shared. “The first time they were together, their relationship couldn’t handle the pressures of the spotlight, and those same issues are starting to get to them again.”
Though they’re feeling the heat, the insider added that Jennifer in particular will not stomach a split between them.
“Not only would a fourth divorce be utterly humiliating for her, but she truly believes Ben is the love of her life,” the source explained. “All in all, their families have blended beautifully, and their kids have become close. … They have a lot to figure out, but they are both trying. She will do everything she can to save this marriage.”
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