Is it the end of Bennifer? The more than 20 years of love, passion and disagreements between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Is it the end of Bennifer? The more than 20 years of love, passion and disagreements between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Is it the end of Bennifer? The more than 20 years of love, passion and disagreements between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

The Hollywood love story between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck began in 2002 and has had ups and downs until their wedding in 2022 (Getty Images)

She met him in 2002, on the set of “Gigli.” She doesn’t know if it was love at first sight, but what she felt with him crossed the screen, quickly becoming something intense and public. Jennifer Lopez, the star from the Bronx, and Ben Affleck, the heartthrob from Boston, found themselves in the middle of a media whirlwind, and together they formed one of the most high-profile couples in Hollywood.

At the time, J-Lo was married to her second husband, Cris Judd, but the connection with Affleck was undeniable. By the end of 2002, the news of their romance was already on everyone’s lips, and “Bennifer” became the nickname that would follow them for years.

More than two decades have passed since one of the most popular love stories in the world began and now, in the midst of the comings and goings – with marriage included – the breakup rumors have been revived.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in “A Dangerous Relationship”, a romance born in failure (credits: Columbia Pictures)

Lopez and Affleck first met in 2002 on the set of the film Gigli, which premiered the following year. At the time, López was married to her second husband, Chris Judd. The couple eventually divorced in 2003, and Lopez and Affleck went public with their romance shortly after.

The duo quickly became one of the biggest couples in hollywood and one of the first to receive a hybrid couple name: “Bennifer.”

In November 2002, during an interview with Diane Sawyer, Jennifer revealed her engagement to Ben. She described the proposal as traditional but spectacular, with a Harry Winston pink diamond ring that he picked out himself. “Ben is brilliant, loving, charming and caring,” she said.adding that his mother also approved.

Despite intense media attention and the opinions of those who saw their relationship as unlikely, Jennifer and Ben were united by a similar upbringing and shared values.

“Jenny from the Block” music video featured paparazzi photos of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

In early 2003, “Bennifer” was the most prominent couple in the tabloids. Her notoriety reached the point of being parodied in Jennifer’s music video, “Jenny from the Block.” The media frenzy surrounding their relationship was so overwhelming that Jennifer commented in an interview with InStyle: “Now at least I can show you a little bit of who I am. “Back then, you believed everything you read on the front page of a newspaper.”

On August 1, 2003, “Gigli” was released, the romantic comedy that marked the beginning of their relationship. Despite the chemistry between them, the film was a failure at the box office and was harshly criticized. Ben admitted on “The Tonight Show” that the movie “wasn’t good.”

Gigli: the film failed at the box office and was criticized

Just days before Lopez and Affleck tied the knot in Saint Barbara On September 14, 2003, the couple announced in a statement that they were postponing their marriage. Lopez and Affleck cited intense media attention as the reason for the postponement.

“Due to excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date,” Affleck and Lopez said in the statement. “When we found ourselves seriously thinking about hiring three ‘decoy girlfriends’ different in three different places, we realized that something was wrong,” they said.

“We feel that what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be ruined for us, our families and our friends,” they added.

The pressure was too much. In January 2004, Jennifer and Ben officially separated.. The media attention had deeply affected their relationship.

However, his story did not end there. In the years that followed, the two started new families. Jennifer married Marc Anthony in 2004, and together they had twins Max and Emme. For his part, Ben married Jennifer Garner in 2005, with whom he had three children: Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.

Despite their new lives, the memory of “Bennifer” did not fade. Jennifer and Ben followed separate but parallel paths, always under public scrutiny, as they built their families and careers. And although it seemed that their chapter together was over, fate had other plans, leaving open the possibility of a second chance for their love.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck – Jersey Girl 2004

Jersey Girl, the second film starring Lopez and Affleck, was released in March 2004, two months after the couple split. The filmmaker Kevin Smithwho wrote and directed the film, years later claimed that he came up with the nickname “Bennifer” during the film’s production.

Jennifer Lopez was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Hustlers

Lopez and Affleck continued to support each other in the years after their split. In 2020, Affleck showed his support for Lopez’s acting career and said that she should have been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Hustlers.

“She should have been nominated. “She’s the real deal,” Affleck told the journalist. Brooks Barnes. “I keep in regular contact with her and respect her a lot,” he said.

After Lopez’s separation from the former American professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez In April 2021, the singer began spending time with Affleck on The Angels.

In July 2021, Lopez posted a carousel of photos on instagram in honor of his birthday. Grouped together in a mix of bikini and boat images, the final photo of the roundup showed Lopez and Affleck kissing. This was the first time the couple posted personally about each other on social media.

Venice Film Festival in September 2021 REUTERS/Yara Nardi/File Photo

In it Venice Film Festival In September 2021, the duo returned to the red carpet for the first time since reuniting. It was a great night for both of them, but especially for Affleck since it was the premiere of his movie, “The last duel” or “The last duel.”

Affleck and Lopez channeled old Hollywood vibes as they walked the carpet side by side in glamorous looks. Affleck donned a classic black tuxedo, while Lopez wore a white mermaid-style dress, accented with a chain of crystal embellishments. Swarovski and accompanied by diamonds Cartier.

“The Last Duel” premiere in New York City on October 9, 2021 (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

The couple went out in style again for the premiere of “The Last Duel” in the city of NY on October 9, 2021. Held at the Lincoln CenterLopez and Affleck’s crush on each other was very clear and the two couldn’t help but smile wide at each other as they posed for photos.

Marry Me premiere in Los Angeles on February 8, 2022 REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Lopez and Affleck kept up the red carpet circuit into the new year, as they appeared at the premiere of marry me in The Angels on February 8, 2022. The singer, who stars in the film, was dressed all in white as the romantic theme of the film.

The green diamond ring on her ring finger

The couple got engaged in April 2022. The singer revealed the news in her newsletter On the JLo after she was photographed wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring earlier this month.

She shared the exciting update in an April 8 email to her inner circle. The message to fans included a clip of Lopez admiring a huge green diamond on her ring finger.

Lopez teased the “important announcement” with a video on Twitter that same night. “So I have a really exciting and special story to share…”Lopez told his followers.

The first images of Jennifer López and Ben Affleck’s wedding in Las Vegas

On July 17, Lopez confirmed in her On The JLo newsletter that she and Affleck tied the knot in Las Vegas the previous night. In his publication he detailed the “best night of his life” and indicated that the couple’s children were “the best witnesses.”

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck celebrated their nuptials with a ceremony in Georgia in front of friends and family Photo © 2022 Backgrid/The Grosby Group

A month after getting married in Las Vegas, Affleck and Lopez celebrated their nuptials with a ceremony in Georgia in front of friends and family. Celebrities like Matt Damon, Kevin Smith and others attended the star-studded event.

Lopez was wearing a white dress Ralph Lauren with ruffle details. Affleck looked dapper in a white tuxedo jacket and black pants.

López revealed that she changed her last name during an interview with Vogue. She explained that although people will still call her Jennifer Lopez, her legal name will be Mrs. Affleck because they are united.

“We are husband and wife. “I’m proud of it,” Lopez added. He explained that to her it is romantic and still carries tradition and romance.

Lopez spoke about living with Affleck during an appearance on Today. “We moved in together, the kids moved in together, it’s been kind of an emotional transition… all your dreams come true, it’s been a phenomenal year.” About 2022, she said: “I think it is the best year since my children were born.”

Although the actors smiled when they realized that the cameras were recording them, fans assure that there would be tension between them (Photo: JOHNNY NUNEZGETTY IMAGES)

Lopez presented an award at the 65th annual awards ceremony Grammy. Afterwards, she returned to her table where she joined Affleck, who gave her a sweet kiss.

During his appearance in The Drew Barrymore Show, Affleck gushed about Lopez: “Let me tell you something that’s going to bother you. Jennifer just eats what she wants. She what she wants. She eats cookies, ice cream, everything. She exercises. “I work out too, but I don’t magically look like I’m 20, you know what I mean, perfect skin and all.”

Premiere of The Flash in Los Angeles Hollywood (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Lopez joined Affleck at the premiere of The Flash in The Angels, where the couple was photographed kissing and laughing on the red carpet. For the outing, López surprised with a long dress of gucci, which featured a black bustier and a peach skirt. Meanwhile, Affleck wore a black suit and shirt.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck arrive at the premiere of “This Is Me… Now: A Love Story” on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (Photo Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

At the premiere of Lopez’s music documentary, “This Is Me… Now: A Love Story”, Lopez spoke about the encouragement Affleck gave her while they worked together on the film.

Director David Meyers He said he believed Lopez and Affleck’s collaborative style is similar to how they work together as a couple. “It was really beautiful to see how she listened to the things he said,” Meyers said at the premiere.

Reports of tension in Lopez and Affleck’s marriage continued to mount as the couple was not photographed together publicly in 47 days. Their lack of public appearances together fueled speculation that there were problems between them.

The last time Lopez and Affleck were photographed together was on March 30, when they were seen holding hands in the city of NY. In May, amid the rumors, Lopez interacted with a controversial social media post, sparking even more conversations about the couple’s status.

Ben Affleck did not attend the Met Gala with his wife Jennifer Lopez on May 6 (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

According to an exclusive source consulted by the media In TouchBen Affleck has moved out of the house he shared with Jennifer Lopez. “It’s clear, this is over. “They are heading towards divorce.”stated the informant.

Followers of the couple have noticed that Ben and Jennifer have been spending more and more time apart in recent weeks. The actor did not attend the Met Gala with his wife the past May 6thdespite the important position Lopez held as co-chair of the event.

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