As Lopez and Ben Affleck are showing out and about collectively extra typically not too long ago and heating up the headlines, let’s have a look again the duo’s historical past.
Lopez and Affleck met on the set of the rom-com “Gigli,” the place they performed criminals caught on a job collectively and the pair strike up real-life friendship.
Hypothesis that Ben and Jen could also be extra than simply pals started after he took out a full web page advert in commerce publications to each promote their movie and reward her efficiency.
“It has been nothing however an honor and a pleasure to work with you,” the advert learn. “I solely want I have been fortunate sufficient to be in all of your films.” Signed: “With love, respect, and gratitude, Ben Affleck.”
Paparazzi pictures started circulating of Lopez and Affleck smooching.
The couple get engaged after Affleck pops the query with an impressive, customized 6.1-carat pink diamond ring from Harry Winston.
He additionally seems as Lopez’s love curiosity within the music video for her single “Jenny From the Block,” the storyline of which takes on the paparazzi therapy of their relationship.
Within the video, Affleck — actually — kisses her well-known booty in a scene of the couple on a yacht.
Lopez and Affleck make a surprising pair on the crimson carpet on the seventy fifth Annual Academy Awards.
The couple attend the premiere of their “Gigli” movie, which finally bombs on the field workplace.
Days earlier than the pair are set to wed, they postpone their nuptials and launch the next assertion:
“Because of the extreme media consideration surrounding our wedding ceremony, we have now determined to postpone the date. After we discovered ourselves severely considering hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three totally different areas, we realized that one thing was awry. We started to really feel that the spirit of what ought to have been the happiest day of our lives might be compromised. We felt what ought to have been a joyful and sacred day might be spoiled for us, our households and our pals.”
The duo formally known as off their engagement and cut up.
One other movie through which the 2 costarred collectively, “Jersey Woman,” is launched and underwhelms on the field workplace.
Lopez married good friend, singer Marc Anthony, with whom she shares twins — a son and a daughter.
A yr later, Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in a personal ceremony. They go on to have three youngsters collectively.
“They continue to be pals and proceed to co-parent their three children amicably,” a supply near the couple informed CNN on the time. “That they had at all times deliberate to divorce however simply wanted time. As at all times, their youngsters are their first precedence.”
He stated he has no regrets about making “Gigli” as a result of “I made an excellent friendship with Jennifer Lopez, who I believe is a wonderful particular person and I am so excited for her continued success.”
“I do not suppose she at all times acquired the respect that she deserved, partially, as a result of she was a strong lady,” he stated. “And likewise as a result of she was a Latina and she or he was actually groundbreaking and no person needed to acknowledge that. They only needed to form of hate, so it is good to see her having that success.”
They launched the next assertion.
“We now have realized we’re higher as pals and stay up for remaining so. We are going to proceed to work collectively and help one another on our shared companies and initiatives. We want the perfect for one another and each other’s youngsters. Out of respect for them, the one different remark we have now to say is thanks to everybody who has despatched type phrases and help.”