Jennifer Lopez makes surprise personal announcement
Saturday - 09/04/2022 07:03
Jennifer Lopez has surprised fans by making a video announcement about her rekindled relationship with Ben Affleck.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are engaged – again!
Lopez, 52, announced the engagement in a short video posted on her website today, in which she stared adoringly at a green-hued diamond ring.
“I have a really exciting and special story to share,” a giggling Lopez said in a teaser video posted on Facebook today.
“If you’re not part of my inner circle, you have to go to onthejlo.com to hear this one. It’s my inner circle where I share my my more personal things.”
Sources close to the singer say the video is, in fact, an engagement announcement.
Lopez and Affleck, 49, sparked engagement rumours earlier this week when she was photographed wearing a ring on her wedding finger while shopping in LA.
Insiders close to Affleck recently told Page Six they wouldn’t be shocked if he had proposed again.
The couple first started dating in 2002 and were quickly dubbed “Bennifer” by fans and the media alike. The two certainly weren’t shy about showcasing their love for each other at the time, including in PDA-packed scenes from Lopez’s Jenny From the Block music video.
By November of that year, Affleck proposed to Lopez with a 6.1-carat pink diamond by Harry Winston. The massive sparkler reportedly cost $3.36 million.
Lopez addressed her initial engagement during a sit-down with Diane Sawyer in the 2000s, where she described her fiance as “brilliantly smart, loving, charming and affectionate.”
She went on to call her stunning ring “the most magnificent thing I’ve ever seen.”
Unfortunately, massive attention from the media led to the couple postponing and eventually cancelling their 2003 nuptials.
“Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date,” the couple said in a joint statement. “When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three different locations, we realised that something was awry.”
The statement continued, “We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families, and our friends.”
Lopez called off the engagement in early 2004, and was married to singer Marc Anthony by June of the same year. The couple went on to have twins Max and Emme in 2008.
Meanwhile, Affleck moved on with Jennifer Garner. He married the actress in 2005 and welcomed three children together: daughters Violet and Seraphina, and son Samuel.
Both of their marriages ended in divorce, however, with Lopez entering into another whirlwind romance with Alex Rodriguez in 2017.
For his part, Affleck was linked to a number of women, including Knives Out star Ana De Armas until their January 2021 split.
Shortly after Lopez’s split from A-Rod, Affleck quickly swooped in and reconnected with the singer. The pair – who just dropped $66m on a Bel Air mansion – have been going strong ever since.
“I don’t think anybody was more surprised than us,” the Marry Me star admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February. “You never could imagine that something like that could happen. It’s a beautiful thing.”