Alexa, play “Dear Ben” from Jennifer Lopez’s 2002 album, This Is Me … Then.
Lopez and Ben Affleck had been first linked within the early 2000s, with the Grammy nominee confirming their engagement to Diane Sawyer in November 2002.
“It’s just a blanket, a quilt of rose petals, all over the whole entire house,” she recalled in regards to the proposal on the time. “So many candles, and vases, bouquets. And my song ‘Glad’ was playing … I walk in and I was just overwhelmed. I wasn’t expecting it, and I was just like ‘Oh, my God.’”
Affleck enlisted Lopez’s mom to assist him pop the question and skim her a love letter.
“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,” she continued.
The twosome went on to costar in 2003’s Gigli and 2004’s Jersey Girl earlier than calling off their marriage ceremony in early 2004. While Lopez married Marc Anthony later that year, Affleck moved on with Jennifer Garner. Both the “Waiting for Tonight” singer and the Town actor welcomed children with their new companions.
Lopez and Anthony, who share twins Max and Emme, break up in 2014 after a decade of marriage. Affleck and Garner — mother and father of Violet, Seraphina and Samuel — break up in 2015 after 10 years of marriage.
While each Lopez and Affleck went on to have high-profile relationships following their respective divorces, the twosome despatched social media right into a tizzy once they had been noticed collectively in April 2021 following her break up from Alex Rodriguez. In addition to being seen collectively in Los Angeles, Lopez and Affleck had been noticed on trip collectively in Montana that May.
“Alex was jealous that Jen and Ben were seeing each other,” a supply instructed Us Weekly on the time. “He’s still holding out hope they can reconcile.”
Another insider instructed Us that Affleck and Lopez had been conserving in contact following the Montana getaway.
“[She] has feelings for Ben. They are taking it slowly, but things are moving in a romantic direction,” the insider stated. “Jen really enjoyed her trip to Montana and is really loving Ben’s friendship.”
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