Why did JLO and Ben Affleck break up?
During an appearance on The Jess Cagle Interview in 2016, the pop star explained that the end of their relationship was largely due to the pressure put on it by the tabloids. She said, “I think different time, different thing, who knows what could've happened, but there was a genuine love there.” Vanity FairJennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Reportedly Vacationed Together in Montana and “The Chemistry Was Unreal”
Send your thoughts, prayers and Coldplay deep cuts to Alex Rodriguez because Bennifer is seemingly rekindling their relationship.
A reunion too large for just one state to hold, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez reportedly left California behind last week and jetted off to Montana, where they “spent several days” together, according to People.
After the two were seen carpooling back and forth to the music superstar’s home earlier this month, the former couple took their rumored romance to Big Sky, where Affleck has a residence.
The pair were reportedly spotted in a vehicle together (Affleck was driving; Lopez rode shotgun) near the Big Sky Resort, giving major weight to the buzz that the early aughts power couple is reviving their relationship nearly 20 years later.
“[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy,” an unnamed source told People, while another added to TMZ that the pair “seemed very much like a couple.”
“They were alone,” a different source told E! News. “Just the two of them.”
The two reportedly boarded a plane together back to Los Angeles, where they were taken to Lopez’s Bel Air mansion, which has seemingly become their go-to meetup spot as of late.
Affleck and Lopez, who were engaged for two years before splitting in 2004 and starred in films like “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl” together, have made a habit of appearing in the same location in recent weeks.
Before the Montana getaway, they both were at “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World,” where Lopez performed a handful of her hits and Affleck appeared on stage with Jimmy Kimmel.
For the first time in quite a while, Lopez and Affleck are both single following their respective splits from Rodriguez and “Knives Out” star Ana De Armas.
And while multiple sources have insisted the two are just friends who’ve stayed close throughout the years, fans aren’t as easily convinced, especially after a recent flirty interview, in which Affleck gushed about Lopez looking the “same as you did in 2003.”
“Ben is funny!” Lopez said in response. “He still looks pretty good too.”
Despite the outpouring of support for the potential recoupling, neither party has publicly addressed the relationship rumors and nothing is set in stone until Affleck deletes his Raya account.
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“So happy to share these kids with you. Luckiest parents in the world,” the Deep Water actor, 48, wrote along with throwback photos of Jen, 49, with their children. “Thanks for all the good you do. Happy Mother’s Day. Love, their Dad.”
“The kids are their No. 1 priority, and they’re both amazing, hands-on parents,” an insider previously told Closer Weekly. “They’re getting a lot better these days and are in a great place, which makes coparenting so much easier.”
Even though the A-listers have moved on in their romantic lives — Jen is reportedly back together with boyfriend John Miller while Ben was dating ex Ana De Armas — their roles as coparents will always be important. Aside from “[going] to each other’s houses [to] catch up over coffee,” Ben and Jen have also been spotted countless times at church and on other outings with their kiddos.
It seems the Good Will Hunting alum and the Alias actress are doing everything they can to be the best dad and mom possible, and there’s no doubt it’s paying off. “Despite everything Ben and Jen have been through, the kids couldn’t be more grounded,” a separate source told the outlet. “Violet, Seraphina and Samuel are so well-behaved and polite.”
During an interview with Vanity Fair back in 2016, the mom of three revealed how she’d “lost the dream of dancing with [her] husband at [her] daughter’s wedding” following their split. Fast forward to 2021, however, and that’s no longer the case.
“When our kids get married, we’ll dance, I know that now,” the 13 Going on 30 star explained to InStyle in March. “We’ll boogaloo and have a great time. I don’t worry about that anymore.”
As for Ben, he admitted their divorce was his “biggest regret.” In a February 2020 interview with The New York Times, the director admitted, “You’re trying to make yourself feel better with eating or drinking or sex or gambling or shopping or whatever. But that ends up making your life worse.”
He continued, “Then you do more of it to make that discomfort go away. Then the real pain starts. It becomes a vicious cycle you can’t break. That’s at least what happened to me.”
A source exclusively told In Touch afterward that Jen “was surprised” by the revelation. “She was touched by his honesty. She’s impressed he’s taken ownership of his mistakes and sees it as a sign that he’s made huge progress.”
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