"They have been meshing their lives and families and don't feel the need to get engaged yet or even tie the knot. They have both been there and don't feel it's necessary," revealed the source.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are really packing it up with their PDA, but it looks like the singer is just not completely ready to delve into details of her relationship with the actor, yet, given how they broke up after two years of dating back in 2004. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the singer made a virtual appearance on Today alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda to announce the re-release of their song Love Make the World Go Round in honor of the fifth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub tragedy.
However, according to E! Online, host Hoda Kotb mentioned a change she noticed in Lopez when she appeared on the show.
"You look happier," she told Lopez. "Look, I just have to tell you, every time I see a picture of you and Ben, I'm like, 'She looks happier, she looks happier.' Are we happier?"
While the Let's Get Loud singer did admit she was happier, she steered clear from mentioning Affleck and went back to talking about her song. "I believe that that message of loving one another and coming together and love is never more relevant than it is right now," the 51-year-old shared.
Even though she is tight-lipped about her relationship, it's easy to see she "hasn't been this happy in a long time," a source close to the Grammy nominee exclusively told E! News.
Per the source, things are getting serious between the two, despite her hesitance to speak about it in public. "[They] are fully committed to each other," the insider shared. However, there's not going to be any news of them getting legal formalities involved, the source added, given how J.Lo just broke off her engagement to Alex Rodriguez.
The two agree that they are "not needing to get married again," per the source.
The couple is "completely on the same page" about waiting to get engaged, the insider goes on. "They have been meshing their lives and families and don't feel the need to get engaged yet or even tie the knot. They have both been there and don't feel it's necessary."
As the insider explains, "They are both very secure within their relationship and Ben worships her. It's truly meant to be and everyone around them thinks they are a perfect match."
Ben Affleck has been married once, earlier, and the singer, thrice. But, that doesn't stop the two of them from being really happy with each other. In fact, the Marry Me actress admitted she's having "the best time of my life", during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.
"I'm super happy. I know people are always wondering, 'How are you? What's going on? Are you okay?' This is it. I've never been better."
"I want my people who care about me, because I care about them so much, to know that I've really gotten to a place in my life where I'm great on my own," she continued. "And I think once you get to that place, then amazing things happen to you that you never imagine in your life happening again. And so that is where I'm at."
She said she loves "all the love that's coming my way right now and all of the good wishes" from her fans. Then, without mentioning the Justice League actor by name, she added, "And I just want everybody to know that it's the best time. It's the best time of my life."
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