Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are engaged again: Complete story here!
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have sealed the deal again. The pair, who rekindled their romance last year_ after 17 years since their breakup in 2004, are reportedly engaged, hopefully, to get married this time. The 52 years old actress took to her email newsletter On the JLo, which she cites as a magazine for her inner circle. "So I have a really exciting and special story to share," Lopez says in a short clip on Twitter. The "major announcement," limited to her closer fans, gives a glimpse of the huge, green diamond band on her ring finger.
The couple, famously known as Bennifer, go way back in the past. They started dating in 2002 after connecting on the sets of Gigli. The twosome announced their engagement after a few months of romance and called it quits by January 2004. Jennifer explains how the relationship with her Academy Award-winning beau is different this time. "We're older now, we're smarter, we have more experience, we're at various places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things," Lopez told People.
Lopez made the announcement in her email newsletter On the JLo. Source: Today
The news of the couple's engagement comes just days after Affleck, along with his son, Samuel, showed up at iHeartRadio Music Awards to support his now wife-to-be Lopez, who received an Icon Award at the function. "Because of you, I get to do what I love the most in life and that is the most wonderful blessing," the Marry Me actress said in her acceptance speech, while Affleck, his son, and Lopez's daughter, Eme, cheered for the singer with a standing ovation.
The If You Had My Love singer shares twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, who she married shortly after her split from Affleck. Lopez and Anthony were married from June 2004 to July 2011. The actress later described the immediate marriage with Marc as "a band-aid on the cut." After Affleck and Lopez's abrupt split in 2004, which they said happened because of "excessive media scrutiny" around their lives, Affleck also jumped into another relationship.
JLo explains how her relationship with Ben is different this time. Photo Source: Instagram
The Good Will Hunting actor was married to actress Jennifer Garner, who he met on the sets of Pearl Harbour, from 2005 to 2008. He shares three kids, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel, with Garner. Affleck faced intense media backlash last year after he blamed Garner for their failed marriage and his alcoholism. "Part of why I started drinking was because I was trapped. I was like, I can't leave because of my kids, but I'm not happy, what do I do?" the actor had said during his interview on the Howard Stern Show.