Popping the question … again? Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck‘s engagement is “just a matter of time,” a source exclusively tells In Touch.

“There’s no question that Jen and Ben will be engaged,” the insider adds. “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.”

“He wanted to propose on her birthday in July, but some say Ben feels that’s too far away,” the source says. “He’ll probably do it in early spring when they have plans to go away.

When it comes to their second engagement, “both of them are ready, they’re excited, and they know in their hearts of hearts that getting married is the right thing.”

“Their kids are all on board,” the insider reveals, before adding “even Jen Garner thinks it’s a good idea.”

“It took a while for Jen and Ben to find each other again,” the insider continues. “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.”

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Another source previously told In Touch in August 2021 that “it’s no secret” the “Dance Again” artist, 52, “wants to be married.” For Ben’s part, the Good Will Hunting Actor, 48, “still feels that Jennifer was the one that got away.”

Ben and J. Lo began dating in early 2002 after meeting on the set of their film Gigli. Later that year, the A-list lovebirds, often referred to as Bennifer, got engaged. However, come 2004, they called it quits.

Shortly after their split, Jennifer moved on with her now-ex-husband Marc Anthony and the two share twins Max and Emme. Ben moved on with his now-ex-wife Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares kids Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.

Prior to J. Lo and Ben getting back together in 2021, the Grammy Award nominee was engaged to Alex Rodriguez. J. Lo and the former New York Yankee, 46, were together for nearly four years before announcing their breakup in April 2021.

Since then, Bennifer 2.0 is in full effect. The Hustlers actress and the Academy Award winner even plan to move in together. “Ben and Jen are looking to buy a mega-million-dollar mansion to call their own,” a separate source previously told In Touch. “They just checked out at a stunning $85 million property in Beverly Hills with 12 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, a sports complex, huge pool and a guest penthouse.”

All of the properties Ben and Jen have looked at are “over the top insane,” the insider added, noting Ben is “usually more on the modest side” when it comes to where he lives, but “he says her extravagance is just one of the things he loves about her.”

As for their children, they’re “super excited about their future home because they know it is going to be a spectacular playground,” assured the source. “Jen has been pushing the real estate search, but a together home has been at the top of their to-do list. They want privacy and they want to live the good life. Whichever place they choose, it’ll be the perfect home to blend their family.”

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