It almost feels as if 2002 is all over again. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have announced their engagement.
Lopez shared the news with her fans late Friday night via a video clip from her newsletter. “On the JLo.” People and CNN report they have both confirmed with the mogul’s representatives.
Fans were already suspicious that the entertainer aged 52 was not engaged when she was spotted walking in Los Angeles earlier this month with a huge green rock on both her fingers.
Lopez and Affleck met for the first time in 2001, on the set of their film. “Gigli.”
By the time 2002 rolled around, they were one of Hollywood’s “it couples”Their relationship was affirmed in the music video for her single. “Jenny on the Block,”Affleck can be seen pulling on her bikini. “Bennifer”As they were called then, they were engaged that same year. The ceremony was delayed for a few days before they were married in 2003. They then separated in 2004.
Since then, Affleck married and divorced actress Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares three children: Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10.
Lopez was married to Ojai, Cris Judd, and Marc Anthony three times. She has 14-year-old twins Max (and Emme)
Lopez spoke out to People about her changing relationship with Affleck since their engagement. “We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things.”