In 2002, the couple met on the set of his movie “Gigli” and got engaged in November of that same year (via Us Weekly).
Their relationship caused such a stir in the tabloids that they ended up canceling their wedding in 2003 due to “excessive media attention”. Then, in January 2004, Bennifer publicly announced that they had gone their separate ways.
Lopez would end up married to Marc Antony in 2004, Affleck later married Jennifer Garner in 2005, and most people assumed that was it.
The two remained friends over the years, with Lopez even telling People’s Jess Cagle in 2016, “I think at different times, at different times, who knows what could have happened, but there was genuine love there“.
Now, almost 20 years later, it’s certainly a different time than when Lopez and Affleck met. After reconnecting in 2021, Bennifer seems as strong as ever and is reportedly taking a major step forward in their relationship.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck just bought a house together
Since getting back together in 2021, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are apparently going strong. In fact, their latest move just goes to show that the two of them are ready and willing to commit to one another.
Bennifer is taking the next step in their relationship by buy a $50 million dollar mansion togetherreports TMZ.
The couple reportedly have an escrow on a 4-square-mile home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to TMZ real estate sources.
The outlet reported that the mansion has 10 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a theater, a gym and multiple kitchens. With so much space, the great Bennifer clan should be more than comfortable in their fancy new home.
Bennifer 2.0 has certainly improved their relationship. Lopez has recently said that things are very different this time with her and Affleck, but she feels very “happy.”
She told People, “We’re older now, we’re smarter, we’re more experienced, we’re in different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very mindful of those things.” She continued, “We’re so protective because it’s such a beautiful time for all of us.”