Since Lopez and Ben Affleck have been out together a lot lately and heating the headlines, let’s take a look back at the duo’s history.
Lopez and Affleck met on the set of the Rom-Com “Gigli”, where they played criminals together and formed a real friendship.
Speculation that Ben and Jen might be more than just friends began after he ran a full-page ad in trade publications to both promote their film and praise their performance.
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with you,” said the ad. “I just wish I was lucky enough to be in all of your films.” Signed: “With love, respect and gratitude, Ben Affleck.”
Paparazzi photos of Lopez and Affleck kissing began to circulate.
The couple become engaged after Affleck popped the question with a gorgeous, custom-made 6.1-carat pink diamond ring from Harry Winston.
He also appears as Lopez’s love interest in the music video for her single, “Jenny From the Block,” the plot of which takes over the paparazzi treatment of their relationship.
In the video, Affleck – literally – kisses her famous prey in a scene of the couple on a yacht.
Lopez and Affleck make a stunning couple on the 75th Annual Academy Awards red carpet.
The couple attended the premiere of their “Gigli” film, which eventually bombed the box office.
Days before the couple is supposed to get married, they postpone their wedding and publish the following statement:
“Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we decided to postpone the date. When we seriously considered hiring three separate ‘bait brides’ in three different locations, we realized something was wrong. that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt that a joyful and holy day for us, our families and our friends could be spoiled. “
The duo officially announced their engagement and split.
Another film in which the two played together, “Jersey Girl”, is released and does not win over at the box office.
Lopez married a friend, singer Marc Anthony, with whom she shares twins – a son and a daughter.
A year later, Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in a private ceremony. They have three children together.
“They remain friends and continue to raise their three children amicably,” a source close to the couple told CNN at the time. “They had always planned to get a divorce, but they just needed time. As always, their children come first.”
He said he doesn’t regret doing Gigli because “I made a great friendship with Jennifer Lopez who I think is a fabulous person and I look forward to her continued success so much.”
“I don’t think she always got the respect she deserved, also because she was a powerful woman,” he said. “And also because she was a Latina and was really groundbreaking and nobody wanted to acknowledge that. They just wanted to hate, so it’s nice to see her having that success.”
They published the following statement.
“We have realized that we are better as friends and look forward to staying that way. We will continue to work together and support each other in our joint deals and projects. We wish each other and each other’s children all the best. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thanks to everyone who sent kind words and support. “