Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck only dated for two years, but they packed a lot of headlines into those two years. There was the perfect celebrity couple nickname, Bennifer; there was Gigli, a high-profile bomb that deserves a Hearts of Darkness-style documentary; there was the “Jenny on the Black” music video; and there was the engagement and, a few months later, the subsequent break-up.
It was the stuff of tabloid dreams, and like everything from the early 2000s, it’s back: Lopez and Affleck are reportedly seeing each other again.
“After the stars appeared separately at the VAX LIVE concert in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 2, they jetted off together to the Yellowstone Club in Montana, where they vacationed together for about a week,” according to E! News. The pair, who a source said were “spotted alone,” realized “their chemistry cannot be denied.”
“They have been in touch here and there throughout the years,” a second source close to Jennifer told E! News, noting the duo reunited after she returned from filming in the Dominican Republic. “Ben reached out to her to see how she was doing and they had dinner together a few times within this last month. It’s natural between them and the chemistry is unreal. They picked up where they last left off and are enjoying each other’s company right now.”
If this story ends with Alex Rodriguez (her ex-boyfriend) and Ana de Armas (his ex-girlfriend) dating, I’m going to be very angry. And confused.
But for now, I’m enjoying the jokes.
Someone who made a whole line of Bennifer swag is racing to his cold storage unit with renewed dreams of grandeur. https://t.co/oD4WnHvuFB
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) May 10, 2021
— The Big Chillin' (@Kofie) May 10, 2021
Me, thinking about the high school ex who is now happily married with kids: “maybe there’s still a chance” https://t.co/95oz2xfPdM
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) May 10, 2021
but what is her Dunkin order https://t.co/ojSpBVFmaz
— Laurie Coghlan (@Laurie_Coghlan) May 10, 2021
ok we are too fragile right now for this to be a joke https://t.co/yo8yYeivDx
— Jessica Blankenship (@blanketboat) May 10, 2021
Like the cicadas, Bennifer returns every 17 years to haunt us. https://t.co/psWlTUsCRP
— Red 💉💉 (@Redpainter1) May 10, 2021
this is what your ex-boyfriend from high school is yearning for when he PMs you "hey" on facebook https://t.co/VH4AlAyRco
— MF Doomscrolling (@thecultureofme) May 10, 2021
Martin Brest walks into a conference room, writes “GIGLI” on a chalkboard, then adds an “$” to the end https://t.co/uD2QHQUd1X
— thrill bria (@billbria) May 10, 2021
Gigli 2: Giglier is in theaters March 2023 https://t.co/xAC16fN4t6
— p.e. moskowitz (@_pem_pem) May 10, 2021
Predicting this story combined with the receding of the pandemic is going to cause a tidal wave of ex-texting https://t.co/SIZpWAIfxA
— Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) May 10, 2021
Not the first time A-Rod has been on the losing end of a Boston comeback. https://t.co/ucE7YiYLO9
— Mo Egger (@MoEgger1530) May 10, 2021
no i can't go back
no please b e nn i fe rrrr r noooo https://t.co/DWTjt87nF6
— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) May 10, 2021
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 10, 2021
(Via E! News)