Did Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Get Back Together Much Sooner Than We Thought?

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's reunion has created a huge buzz online and among fans. The couple – who were affectionately known as "Bennifer" during their first romantic go-round – became an item back in 2002 after meeting on the set of their movie "Gigli," (via Us Weekly). 

The duo quickly hit it off and were engaged by 2003 when Affleck popped the question with a stunning six-carat pink diamond ring. The two set their wedding date for fall 2003, but shocked fans when they postponed their wedding just days before the ceremony. The couple claimed that the excessive media attention surrounding their nuptials is what led to their decision to pull the plug on their wedding. However, just a few months later in early 2004 they announced their breakup. Lopez went on to marry singer Marc Anthony later that year. 

However, years later the "Jenny From The Block" singer spoke about love with Affleck, admitting that they may have stuck it out if it wasn't for poor timing. "We just happened to be together at the birth of the tabloids, and it was like 'Oh, my God.' It was just a lot of pressure. I think different time, different thing, who knows what could've happened, but there was a genuine love there," Lopez admitted to People Magazine in 2016. Now, sources are dishing some major details about how and when Lopez and Affleck rekindled their romance in 2021.

J. Lo. wanted to go public with the rekindled relationship

Page Six reports that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's reunion first began to make headlines in late April 2021 just days after the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" singer announced her split with fiancé Alex Rodriguez. 

Affleck was photographed heading to Lopez's house in her white SUV. However, before the media got wind of the news, sources claim that JLo had very different plans to announce her rekindled romance with Affleck. The singer allegedly wanted to break the internet with a well-timed Instagram photo of the newly reunited couple. In addition, sources tell the outlet that the couple may have been back together well before the paparazzi outed them.

"He stayed at her house [in April], and she was planning to make an announcement that they are back together on Instagram. It's all about timing with her," an insider revealed. Meanwhile, some fans are stunned by how quickly the couple reunited and how serious they seem to be so soon after Lopez's split with Alex Rodriguez. 

Another source noted, "These are people who don't like to be alone, and she really likes him. They have a long history there." In addition, Lopez and Affleck aren't trying to hide their relationship. They've been photographed multiple times over the past month. They've been seen vacationing together in Montana and hitting the gym in Florida. They were even snapped hanging out at their Miami rental. While many fans still aren't sure what to make of the Bennifer reunion, the couple has definitely grabbed attention with their surprising romance.