While J-Rod is over, it looks like “Bennifer” is back on. Numerous outlets report Jennifer Lopez and her ex-fiancé Ben Affleck spent several days together in Montana. A source told People they have a “strong connection” adding Lopez is happy. The vacation comes less than a month after the singer announced she was ending her engagement with ex-Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.
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Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ that Ben and J Lo were in very regular contact by email starting in early February when she flew to the Caribbean to begin filming “Shotgun Wedding.”
Apparently the tone of the emails wasn’t just friendly they were full of loving and longing for Jen. TMZ sources say the flurry of emails also referenced J Lo’s love for Ben’s writing, and included a line about him being able to “own her heart” with his pen.
Affleck asked the 51-year-old Latina from Miami to marry him in 2002 with a rare million dollar pink diamond which kicked off a craze for one of the world’s rarest diamonds. Affleck proposed with a $2.5 million, 6.1-carat pink diamond Harry Winston ring, which is more expensive due to the rare colored stone.
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Affleck just ended a somewhat-long relationship with Hollywood starlit Ana de Armas in early 2021.
The actors split after first being linked in early 2020 while filming the upcoming thriller “Deep Water in New Orleans.”
“Ben is no longer dating Ana,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She broke it off. Their relationship was complicated. Ana doesn’t want to be Los Angeles based and Ben obviously has to since his kids live in Los Angeles.”
“This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable,” another source close to Affleck and de Armas adds. “They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there. Ben continues to want to work on himself. He has three jobs lined up and he’s a solid father at home. They are both happy with where they are in their lives.”
Affleck, 48, and de Armas, 32, had been romantically linked since early March 2020, when they were seen on a trip to her native Cuba. They then headed to Costa Rica for a romantic vacation before returning to Los Angeles.
Folks in Ben and Jennifer’s orbit say that they have always maintained a friendship since splitting up in 2004 and apparently they were together again in Montana this past weekend.
InStyle Magazine’s recent J Lo cover story included a quote from Ben gushing about his ex-fiancée, saying in part, “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”