Relive Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Whirlwind Romance Picture By Picture

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are making headlines once again after reuniting for a weeklong vacation. Scroll on for a reminder on why the internet is obsessed with their love story.

By Jess Cohen May 10, 2021 6:39 PMTags
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Let's get loud: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are spending time together again!

That's right, 17 years after the superstar singer and the Oscar winner ended their engagement, Lopez and Affleck enjoyed a weeklong vacation together in Montana. According to an insider, the pair took off for Yellowstone Club on May 2 after appearing separately at the star-studded VAX LIVE concert in Los Angeles.

As fans may recall, Lopez, 51, and Affleck, 48, known fondly as "Bennifer" throughout their headline-making romance, announced their breakup in January 2004, months after calling off their Santa Barbara, Calif. wedding. Though they went their separate ways—Affleck went on to have three kids with Jennifer Garner, while Lopez shares twins with Marc Anthony—a second source tells E! News, "They have been in touch here and there throughout the years."

And after Lopez, who recently called it quits with Alex Rodriguez, returned home from filming her new movie 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," the insider explains, adding, "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." 

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50 Fascinating Facts About Jennifer Lopez

Now that the duo is making headlines once again, fans can't stop buzzing about Bennifer. Take a look at the gallery below for a reminder on why Lopez and Affleck's whirlwind romance was almost too hot to handle!

December 2001: Filming Gigli

The two prepare to film a scene for the movie in West Hollywood. The couple met on the set of the film.

August 2002: Spotted in West Hollywood

The two head to a party together.

October 2002: Spotted in Beverly Hills

The two are spotted in the city.

November 2002: Filming Gigli and Engagement

The two film the movie on Will Rogers State Beach in Los Angeles. That month, the actor proposes to the actress with a 6.1-carat pink diamond ring.

November 2002: Filming Jersey Girl

The two film the movie in New York City.

November 2002: Leaving MTV's TRL

Is there anything more '00s than both Bennifer 1.0 and TRL?

December 2002: "Jenny From the Block"

The actor stars in J.Lo's music video.

December 2002: Red Carpet Debut

The two make their red carpet debut as a couple at the premiere of her film Maid in Manhattan.

January 2003: Sundance

The two bundle up at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

February 2003: Daredevil Premiere

The two appear at the premiere of Daredevil, starring Ben as the superhero.

February 2003: Daredevil Premiere

The two appear at the premiere of Daredevil, starring Ben and future ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

March 2003: Oscars

The two attend the Academy Awards together.

March 2003: Spotted in Beverly Hills

The two show some PDA as they leave a gym.

April 2003: Paris Vacation

The two head to their hotel in the French capital.

May 2003: Basketball Game

The two sit courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.

July 2003: Canada Trip

The two film a Dateline interview for NBC in Vancouver.

July 2003: Gigli Premiere

The two appear at the premiere for their movie in Westwood, Calif.

August 2003: Gigli Is Released

...it flops at the box office.

September 2003

The two pay a visit to the Liberty County courthouse in Georgia.

September 2003: Wedding Is Off

The two postpone their wedding. No future date is given.

October 2003: Baseball Date

The two are seen at a Boston Red Sox game. The team is Ben's favorite.

January 2004: It's Over

The two end their engagement.

Early May 2021: VAX LIVE Concert

The two are spotted separately at the event in Los Angeles, days after Ben is seen at J.Lo's home in the city.

May 2021: First Pics of Bennifer 2.0

In early May 2021, Jen and Ben are photographed vacationing together in Montana, where he has a home. It marked the first time they were photographed since ending their engagement in 2004.

July 2021: Family Day at Universal Studios

J.Lo and Ben bring her twins, Max and Emme, and his son Samuel to Universal Studios Hollywood. It marked the first time J.Lo or her family have been spotted with any of the actor and ex-wife Jennifer Garner's three children. Ben had joined J.Lo and her kids at a birthday dinner for her sister weeks earlier.

July 2021: Hamptons Love

The two take their rekindled romance to the Hamptons in New York, where J.Lo has a house, over the Fourth of July weekend.

July 2021: Happy Birthday Jennifer

Ben and Jen party at her 52nd birthday party at L'Opera restaurant in St Tropez, France, where she sings along to her 2002 hit "Jenny From the Block."

September 2021: Return to the Celebrity World

Following many public but casual appearances, including with the actor's three kids and J.Lo's twins, plus several national and international trips, Bennifer officially make their return as a couple in the celebrity world when they attend the 2021 Venice Film Festival, their first industry event since they rekindled their romance.

September 2021: Red Carpet Royalty

They're baaaack. On Sept. 10, the couple makes their first red carpet appearance in 18 years at the Venice Film Festival premiere of The Last Duel

September 2021: Look of Love

There's no denying J.Lo makes for a stunning plus-one! 

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