Why Ben Affleck Was Really Spotted at Tiffany's Amid Jennifer Lopez Romance

While it looked like Jennifer Lopez's on-again boyfriend Ben Affleck was browsing expensive rings, E! News has the full story on the Oscar winner's recent trip to Tiffany & Co.

By Samantha Schnurr Aug 24, 2021 4:31 PMTags

Does Ben Affleck have engagement on the brain? Not exactly. 

The actor, who recently rekindled his romance with former fiancée Jennifer Lopez, raised eyebrows when he was spotted at the mecca of diamond rings, Tiffany & Co, on Aug. 23. 

In the pictures, published by Page Six, Affleck visited the Century City, Calif. location with his mom Christopher and his 9-year-old son Samuel. At one point, the star was snapped seemingly looking down at a counter with rings on display inside of it. However, according to a source, it wasn't how it looked because the actor was actually in the process of a scavenger hunt at the Century City mall. 

"They split into teams with his daughters on one team and Ben, Sam and his mom on the other," a source explained. "They went all around the mall and into various stores crossing off each of the items they found. One of the stops was into Tiffany and they had to find something in the store. Ben walked in with his son and his mom and they quickly found what they needed and walked out. Ben held a pen and crossed it off his list."

Overall, it was a successful outing. "They all had fun and got into the game," the source noted. "It was a fun family activity that they seemed to enjoy doing together."

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck: Romance Rewind

While Affleck didn't end up leaving with a blue bag for his leading lady, there's been no shortage of love tokens between him and Lopez as of late. In July, he gifted her a custom Foundrae charm necklace for her 52nd birthday. 


A month later, Lopez bought items from Made by Mary's birth flower collection, including February Violet, December Holly and January Carnation pieces, seemingly with special ties to their girls. While Lopez's daughter Emme was born in February, the Argo director's daughters Seraphina and Violet have birthdays in January and December.

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While he wasn't shopping for a sparkler, Affleck does have a strong track record when it comes to picking out a memorable engagement ring for J.Lo: He famously popped the question to Lopez back in 2002 with a trendsetting 6-carat pink diamond ring by Harry Winston. Although he's divorced from Jennifer Garner and Lopez split from ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez, potential wedding bells a second time around are not as loud for Bennifer—at least not yet. 

"They have been meshing their lives and families and don't feel the need to get engaged yet or even tie the knot," a source told E! News in July. "They have both been there and don't feel it's necessary."