Though she shared the image of her kissing Affleck, she hasn't tagged him in it.
You know how people say what's meant to be will always find a way? It definitely looks like Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have found their way back to each other after almost getting married 19 years ago. While there were clues being dropped here and there, neither of them seemed like they were ready to talk about their relationship, aka Bennifer 2.0. Recently, the pop singer turned a year older, but her fans were the ones who got a gift on her birthday.
The mother-of-two turned 52 on July 24, and to mark the occasion, she shared a few pictures from her birthday bash. Out of the four photos she shared, three were of her looking amazing in a bikini, but the last one was a picture of her kissing Ben Affleck. Though she hadn't tagged him, it was evident who it was. “5 2 … what it do …,” she captioned the series of photos.
However, per ELLE, the couple went Instagram-official when they appeared in an Instagram grid photo with Leah Remini at the latter's birthday party. The photo was in a video Remini shared of her birthday bash.
This is the first picture posted by either one of the couple themselves since speculations began from May claiming the two had gotten back together after they broke up in 2004. However, it seems like this is the only good news Bennifer fans will get for a while because rumor has it that neither Lopez nor Affleck is in any rush to get engaged. Affleck has been married once, to Jennifer Garner, and Lopez, thrice.
On 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, during which the singer was asked about the reason behind her looking happy in her recent photos. "You look happier," host Hoda Kotb 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?"
Though the Let's Get Loud singer did admit she was happier, she did not mention Affleck. Instead, she went back to talking about her song. But yes, she is happy, and it was not just Kotb who noticed it. 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," the insider added.
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."
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