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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Relationship Timeline

When Bennifer reunited in 2021, it felt like the celebs finally got the fairytale ending they deserved. Just two years later, in 2023, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lauper are officially a married couple. The journey took a total of 20 years and two engagements, but they finally made it.

Ben and Jen’s love story began in 2002 after their participation in the romantic comedy ‘Gigli’. Although Ben Affleck proposed to J.Lo, they unfortunately split in 2004. As they went their separate ways, they married other people, had children, and divorced. After their divorce, they date other people. Just a month after her split from A-Rod, Lopez was said to be seeing Affleck, so it looks like they’ve been on her mind for the past two decades. By the summer of 2022, they celebrated their newlyweds.

Here’s everything you need to know about Affleck and Lopez’s relationship, from the first moment they met to their reunion 19 years later.

Early 2002

After the meeting on the set of “Gigli”, sparks flew. At the time, Lopez was married to her second husband, Chris Judd.

July 2002

By this time, J.Lo and Judd had broken up. The singer and actress was seen kissing Affleck at her 32nd birthday party, and two days later she filed for divorce from Judd. It was their first PDA moment caught in public and on camera.

November 2022

Affleck appeared in the “Jenny from the Block” music video that came out, revealing the superstar’s problems with the paparazzi when you’re in a highly scrutinized relationship. In one of the scenes of the clip, he caresses the star’s ass. In 2008, he said the video made him look “ungentlemanly” and like an “irritable fool”. Affleck proposed to Lopez that month when she met his family in Boston. The engagement ring was a $2.5 million, 6.1 carat pink diamond.

July 2003

The couple walked the red carpet for “Gigli” and showed off Jen’s engagement ring.

September 2023

Just a day before they got married, they decided to postpone the ceremony in a shocking joint statement saying it was due to “excessive media attention” and they believed the happiest day of their lives would be ruined by the paparazzi.

January 2004

Just four months later, the couple officially ended and broke up.

June 2004

Jen quickly moved on with Latin music star Marc Anthony, whom she married just six months later. They had two children (twins Emme and Max) born in 2008. After separating in 2011, they divorced in 2014.

October 2004

After Lopez moved on with his new marriage, Affleck was seen with Jennifer Garner at the Cardinals’ World Series game against the Red Sox. Although they met on the set of Pearl Harbor, they got close after filming Daredevil in 2003. It was their first public romantic appearance.

June 2005

A year after Lopez married Anthony, Affleck married Garner. They lasted for many years until 2018 when their highly documented breakup occurred. The former couple share three children: Sam, Violet and Seraphina.

April 2021

In a lengthy story for InStyle, J.Lo’s entire story was detailed, including Affleck. He had only kind things to say about her, calling her the hardest working person he had ever met. Around the same time, Page Six reported that Affleck was seen on his way to Jennifer Lopez’s home in California just weeks after her split from Alex Rodriguez, and he spent several hours there.

May 2021

In early May, the couple went on a romantic trip to Montana for a few days. Before meeting in person, the exes had been in touch for several months, emailing each other since February. By the end of May, it was official that the couple was in a two-way relationship. On May 26, Us Weekly made Bennifer’s fans very happy when they revealed that the couple is officially back in a relationship.

June 2021

At the time, Bennifer was in full swing, with sources saying that Jennifer was crazy about her new boyfriend and that he was “spoiling her with love.” The two began to see their relationship more long-term, and Lopez finally moved from Miami to LA, looking for schools for her children. Jen is close to her mother, Guadalupe, and so is Ben, who even gave her a cameo in one of Affleck’s latest projects.

July 2021

In early July, the couple was spotted at Universal Studios Hollywood as a new blended family with their children. In a mid-July interview on Apple Music 1, she opened up about her breakup with A-Rod, and soon after, Lopez and Affleck made their Instagram debut when Leah Remini posted photos from her birthday party. On July 24, Ben appeared on Jen’s grill in a photo of them kissing on her birthday on a yacht in St. Tropez.

September 2021

Lopez and Affleck made their first appearance together on the red carpet at the premiere of The Last Dune at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

April 2022

For the second time, news has surfaced that Ben and Jen are engaged, according to J.Lo’s rep confirmed to People. The diamond he got her was similar to the first ring, but this one was a green diamond, not a pink diamond. The meaning? Green has always been Jen’s lucky color.

July/August 2022

On July 16, Lopez and Affleck received a marriage license in Clark County, Nevada and were officially newlyweds for the second time. They spent their first hours as a married couple in Paris with their families. To follow up the Vegas ceremony, they threw a lavish party weekend and wedding at Ben Affleck’s Georgia mansion.

December 2022

Lopez spoke in a Vogue interview with Jennifer Garner, calling her an “amazing co-parent.” She called herself and Affleck her children’s allies.

February 2023

Despite being happily married, memes have been circulating of Ben looking miserable at the 2023 Grammys. Apparently, Ben knew and wasn’t bothered by the internet comments. Apparently, Ben was just tired of his many projects. In addition, the star is more of a pet than his wife.

April 2023

J.Lo released her ‘This Is Me…Now’ tribute album to her husband. On the original album “this Is Me…Then” she wrote “Dear Ben” for him and on “This Is Me…Now” she wrote “Dear Ben Pt. II” for her lover, years later.

November 2023

In November, Jennifer and Ben hosted a poker game in Las Vegas to celebrate the Formula 1 Grand Prix race. The money raised went to Ben Affleck’s East Congo nonprofit. The couple looked as happy as ever on the red carpet. Bennifer also hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at their Beverly Hills mansion, and Jen was seen on the 24th doing a post-holiday workout at Tracy Anderson’s Los Angeles gym.

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