Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Share Exciting Relationship News

Unless you've been living under one of Jennifer Lopez's past engagement rings, by now you likely have heard that we are back in the year 2002. That is when the star originally said "yes" to a marriage proposal from Ben Affleck. But just like bell bottoms, what's old is new again and the famous pair are engaged for a second time.

Lopez teased "a major announcement" on her Instagram and then directed fans to her members-only website, to hear the news. People confirms that the Oscar winner asked the "Jenny From the Block" singer to marry him and sealed the deal with a giant green engagement ring.

Naturally, Us Weekly compared the updated ring to the one Affleck gave Lopez twenty years ago. This sparkler is 8.5 carats and features a natural green diamond, according to the outlet, which also reported the extremely-rare bauble could be worth as much as $10 million. The pink Harry Winston ring the "Argo" director gave the mom of two in the early 2000s was worth around $2.5 million. 

Good thing Affleck is worth an estimated $150 million!

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez went their separate ways after the first engagement

Now that Ben Affleck has put a ring on it for a second time, does this mean their love will last, unlike their first attempt at happily ever after? Of course, the famous duo split in 2004, with Jennifer Lopez explaining in 2010 on the BBC's "The Graham Norton Show" that the media attention surrounding their relationship "was a lot." The star went on to explain that the situation felt like they were "under siege."

But a lot has changed since 2004, with both stars having gone on to get married and have kids — and get divorced. Lopez wed singer Marc Anthony the same year she and Affleck officially called things off, welcoming twins Max and Emme in 2008 (via Insider). The couple would break up just a few years later.

Meanwhile, the "Good Will Hunting" star said "I do" to beloved actress Jennifer Garner in 2005. They had three kids together — Violet, Seraphina and Samuel — and divorced in 2015 (via Glamour).

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are enjoying being engaged again for now

Shortly after Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were rumored to be dating again, the star dad of three was on the receiving end of some serious backlash after he made comments about why his marriage to Jennifer Garner ended. "We grew apart," "The Tender Bar" actor told Howard Stern in December of 2021.

He went on to say he loves and respects his ex, but shouldn't have been married to her any longer. Controversially, the actor noted he felt he would still be drinking if he remained in the marriage (via People). At the time, Lopez supported her beau, telling People, "I couldn't have more respect for Ben as a father, a co-parent, and a person."

This is only one storm the couple has weathered and it seems there's clear sailing ahead now that they are altar bound again. Still, the stars are reportedly not yet planning their wedding (via People). If they do make it to the chapel this time around, her marriage to Affleck will mark the fourth time Lopez has been joined in holy matrimony (via The Hollywood Reporter). Her engagement tally now stands at six.