Given that Lopez and Ben Affleck have been hanging out together more often recently and heat the headlines, let’s take a look back at the duo’s history.
Lopez and Affleck met on the set of the romantic comedy “Gigli,” where they play criminals stranded together at a job and the couple form a real-life friendship.
Speculation that Ben and Jen might be more than just friends began after he posted a full-page ad in commercial publications to promote their film and praise his performance.
“It has been nothing but an honor and a pleasure to work with you,” reads 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 started circulating of Lopez and Affleck kissing.
The couple get engaged after Affleck asks the question with a magnificent, custom 6.1-carat pink diamond ring by Harry Winston.
It also appears as Lopez’s love interest in the music video for her single “Jenny From the Block,” whose plot takes on the paparazzi’s treatment of their relationship.
In the video, Affleck – literally – kisses her famous butt in a scene of the couple on a yacht.
Lopez and Affleck form a stunning couple on the red carpet of the 75th Academy Awards.
The couple awaits the premiere of their film “Gigli”, which eventually explodes at the box office.
Days before the couple get married, they postpone the wedding and issue the following statement:
“Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we decided to postpone the date. When we seriously found ourselves thinking about hiring three different” dating brides “in three different locations, we realized that something was wrong. . We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be undermined. We felt that what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be ruined for us, our families and ours. friends”.
The duo officially canceled their engagement and split.
Another movie in which the two starred together, “Jersey Girl”, comes out and blows away 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 continue to have three children together.
“They remain friends and continue to co-parent 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 are their first priority.”
He said he has no regrets about making “Gigli” because “I’ve made a great friendship with Jennifer Lopez, who I think is a fabulous person and I’m so excited for her continued success.”
“I don’t think she always got the respect she deserved, in part because she was a powerful woman,” she said. “And also because she was a Latina and she was really revolutionary and nobody wanted to recognize her. They just wanted to hate, so it’s nice to see her have that success.”
They issued the following statement.
“We have realized that we are better as friends and we can’t wait to stay that way. We will continue to work together and support each other in our shared activities and projects. We wish the best for each other and for the children of the others. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thanks to everyone who sent kind words and support. “