In what is probably just an “oh, that’s nice,” but could be a rekindled A-list romance the likes of which not seen since Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Page Six has reported that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, both newly single, have been “spending time together.”
Not only has Affleck been spotted at Lopez’s California home, so the report goes, she has actually “sent for him” by having him chauffeured over in a white Escalade SUV.
“Security picks him up at a nearby location and drops him off after spending a few hours at her house,” dishes an insider.
To back this up a bit, let’s first recall that J.Lo and Alex Rodriguez, who had been engaged for over two years, finally called it quits on April 15 after something of a protracted break-up. The public see-saw messaging of “still working things out” contrasted with finely art designed Instagram pics that just-so-happened to not include an engagement ring.
During all this, May’s InStyle J.Lo cover story didn’t just lack a mention of Rodriguez, it included warm quotes from Affleck about the superstar, who is also his ex-fiancée. “Where are you keeping the fountain of youth?” the two-time Oscar-winner joked. “Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?”
In mid-January, Affleck and Ana De Armas parted ways after close to a year of dog walking and Dunkin’ iced coffee drinking.
The romance known as “Bennifer” originated in 2002, on the set of the not-fondly-remembered film Gigli, when Lopez was married to Cris Judd. The two dated for two years, a highlight of which was Affleck appearing in J.Lo’s “Jenny From the Block” video. In September 2003 they were set to be married, but they postponed the event just a day earlier. A few months later it was all over.
Both moved on to other relationships and had families, but are said to have remained supportive friends.
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