Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Are Engaged Nearly One Year After Reuniting

Nearly two decades after calling off their first engagement, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are officially ready to tie the knot. All the announcement details below.

By Jess Cohen Apr 09, 2022 3:39 AMTags
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It's time to get loud because Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are one step closer to marriage!

Almost two decades after the superstars called it quits, the "On the Floor" singer and the Argo director are once again engaged, she confirmed via her On the JLo newsletter on April 8. In a video message sent to her fans, a tearful Lopez showed off her gorgeous green ring, saying, "You're perfect."

Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, were previously set to tie the knot in the early aughts. However, after a highly-publicized romance, the pair called off their wedding and later ended their first engagement in January 2004. Following their split, the duo went on to have separate relationships, with Lopez welcoming twins Emme and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony and Affleck welcoming three kids—Violet, Seraphina and Samuel—with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

Though they went their separate ways, Lopez and Affleck remained on friendly terms and publicly supported each other over the years. Then in May, after Lopez's breakup with Alex Rodriguez, the Grammy nominee and the Oscar winner started spending time together again, even enjoying a getaway to Montana.

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From that point on, Lopez and Affleck became inseparable, even bonding with each other's families. "Jennifer has made a big effort to get to know Ben's kids and welcome them into her home and her life," a source told E! News in August. "They have spent a lot of time getting to know each other and letting the kids have fun and bond."

The insider also shared that Lopez and Affleck were embracing "fun things that they can all do together" when they both have their kids with them. 

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A separate source told E! News last summer that the couple was fully committed to each other but not ready to get engaged just yet. "They are both very secure within their relationship and Ben worships her," the insider said. "It's truly meant to be and everyone around them thinks they are a perfect match." 

All that was missing was the ring, until now.

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Over the past year, they've attended major Hollywood events by each other's sides, partying at both the 2022 Super Bowl and 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards, where J.Lo received the Icon honor. Ben watched on from the crowd along with her 14-year-old daughter Emme, making for a super sweet moment. 

Relive their romance below.

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 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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