A source tells E! News that Ben "really wanted to be there" to watch J.Lo at the Global Citizen Live event in New York City on Saturday, Sept. 25, and that the Hustlers star appreciated him making it happen.
"She's been working hard, and it meant a lot to her to have him there," the insider shares. "She was excited to spend the weekend with him. They went to dinner after the show and had some fun."
The insider points out that the couple has been "soaking up every last minute together" before they head to different locations for work in the coming week. Ben will soon be hunkering down in Austin, while Jen sets up shop in Vancouver.
"They had a great time and loved spending the weekend together," the individual continued. "They will make every effort they can to come out and support the other. Ben was very impressed with Jennifer's show and loves watching her perform."
According to a source, Ben also spent time with his kids—Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9—before flying to New York.
Ben Affleck is truly the biggest Jennifer Lopez fan.
On Saturday, Sept. 25, the actor was on hand to support his girlfriend at the Global Citizen Live event in New York City, which marked her first gig since they confirmed their rekindled romance.
The singer performed songs such as her hit "Jenny From the Block"—whose 2002 music video stars Ben, as well "I'm Real and "Ain't It Funny" with Ja Rule and "All I Have" with LL Cool J. Offstage, Jennifer, 52, and Ben, 49, were seen embracing and holding hands.
A day later, the two were seen smiling and walking together in a park in the city.
J.Lo last performed music at the VAX Live event in Los Angeles on May 2, where Ben appeared separately onstage. After that concert, the two vacationed together in Montana, fueling rumors of a rekindled romance. The couple, who dated in the early '00s and used to be engaged before their 2004 breakup, confirmed in July they were officially back together with a sizzling photo on J.Lo's Instagram that was taken during a trip to the South of France.
In September, Ben and Jennifer made their first joint red carpet appearance in 18 years, at the premiere of his movie The Last Duel at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. They then jetted to New York, where they attended the 2021 Met Gala together.
"All I can tell you is that I have seen firsthand the difference representation makes," he said, "because I have seen, over and over and over and over, women of color approach Jennifer and tell her what her example as a strong woman and a woman succeeding and demanding her fair share in the business world means to them."
He continued, "I am in awe of what Jennifer's effect on the world is. At most, as an artist, I can make movies that move people. Jennifer has inspired a massive group of people to feel they have a seat at the table in this country. That is an effect few people throughout history have had, one I will never know and one I can only stand by and admire with respect."
(This story was originally published on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 at 1:54 p.m. PST)
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