Jennifer Lopez flew to Miami without Ben, but she’s ‘open’ to getting back with him

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Are you guys already a little bit “over” the revival of OG Bennifer? It’s been A LOT for two weeks. We went from “Jennifer’s Escalade picked up Ben for some private hangouts” to “boning in Montana” to “Ben was actively pursuing Jennifer for months while she was engaged to A-Rod.” The weeklies are having a Bennifer revival too, because this sh-t is great for business! I fully admit that – I want Bennifer to stay together for the entire summer, just so we’ll have a fun gossip story to discuss during what was probably going to be a slow gossip season. So, here are some highlights from multiple People Mag stories. J-Lo’s manager Benny Medina has no chill.

Jennifer wants to “get back” with Ben: Jennifer Lopez isn’t ruling out getting back together with Ben Affleck, a source tells PEOPLE. Almost two weeks after the exes were spotted together outside of Lopez’s Los Angeles home and then photographed together inside of a car together in Montana, a source close to the singer says Lopez, 51, “is open to having a relationship” with Affleck, 48.

No plans for the future: “She wants to spend as much time with Ben as possible to see where this could go,” says the source in this week’s issue of PEOPLE. While the two are spending more time together, the source adds, “They are certainly not making any plans about the future.” The source previously told PEOPLE Lopez “had a great time with Ben,” adding, “She is happy with him and enjoys spending time with him.”

The revival is coming at the right time: “Ben and Jennifer were in the same mindset after their breakups,” a Latin music source tells PEOPLE. Adds the source, “Whether they end up together or not it’s good for both of them now. And not that surprising.”

[From People Magazine]

Once we learned about Ben’s emails full of longing, it clicked with me that Ben is in full “pursuit” mode and that he’ll get bored as soon as he feels like he’s locked down J.Lo in any way. I hope she knows that! I mean, she’s 51 years old, she should know that by now. If this mess is going to last through the summer, she needs to keep Ben on his toes and not be too available too quickly. Which is why I’m glad she flew to Miami this week to shoot some Coach promotion. That’s good, Jen. Keep him waiting. Don’t return his calls for a day or two, keep him guessing.

E! News says that Jennifer will be in Miami for a “while” because she’s moved into a new place following her split with A-Rod. E!’s sources also say that Ben definitely “pursued” Jennifer and that he’s been reaching out to her occasionally over the years. As for A-Rod… In Touch Weekly has a sad-sack story about how A-Rod thinks Jen is making a bad decision by getting back with Ben and Alex is just shocked by the turn of events. LOL.

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  1. Mel says:

    I don’t understand her and why she keeps picking problematic men and why she can’t be alone for two minutes. She needs therapy.

  2. Mina_Esq says:

    I’m not over it! I’m enjoying all of the coverage soooo much.

    • minx says:

      I’m not over it either, keep it coming.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      I want more coverage! I doubt this is for PR on Ben’s part. He always does whatever he wants, and doesn’t seem to care that much what folks think. J-Lo is pissing off A-Rod, which I support. A-Rod is a slimeball, and was using J-Lo to elevate himself.

  3. Midge says:

    Her kids live in Miami and his kids live in CA. That’s all that’s going on here. Let’s see where JLo takes the kids for the summer once school is out.

  4. Delphine says:

    My favorite part of all this is that she had HER Escalade pick him up. She’s in the metaphorical driver’s seat here. I think she’s rebounding. I don’t expect this to last but I could be wrong. She’s in charge of her own world and doesn’t “need” him.

  5. Becks1 says:

    Haha! Love this. One of the aspects of this that makes it so fun to me is that there is ZERO chill here. Everyone, including us, is ALL IN on this gossip story.

    I didn’t even care about the OG Bennifer and couldn’t figure out why they were such a huge thing, but I’m all about this. Secret Montana getaways that are actually not so secret! Constant updates to People mag! Love letters! the shocked ex! This one has it all folks lol.

    • minx says:

      Yes! I’m also more into this than the original romance. After covid and Trump, I’m ready for some 2021 celebrity juiciness.

    • Myra says:

      And for now it sounds pretty harmless. Just two adults doing whatever. Yes, Ben may not be in a good place but Jennifer is old enough to know this about him and make up her own mind.

    • Meg says:

      Wasnt this the only bennjfer? i didnt think jennifer garner and ben were ever referred to as bennifer? Garner and bens relationship was never as juicy or public or fun to follow, having a celeb name is more for hugely famous individuals coming together

  6. Delphine says:

    Tbh it must be hard to date when you’re famous and pretty much limit yourself to other famous people because they “get” being famous. Seems like what a lot of them do and it’s a pretty small dating pool.

  7. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    I dislike Ben Affleck. He just gives me bad and “fake person” vibes in the same way Jennifer Lopez has always given me “obsessive need for validation” vibes.

    Alex Rodriguez is the creme de la creme of scumbags and he has no business dictating her relationships now that they are broken up. Still, I’m forced into agreement with him regarding Ben. I do think she needs to leave Ben in 2004 where he belongs. I feel like he’s only doing this for some kind of PR gain. Despite the fact Jen OG gave him some sympathy action, this just feels really sad and pathetic on Ben’s part. Has his star fallen so low, he’s forced into rebranding himself into his 2004 self?

  8. Diana says:

    Ben is so gross!!!!!!

  9. Sandra says:

    Just a PR stunt on both sides. I believe that maybe they are comfortable with each other and enjoy “Hanging Out” (banging) but the fact that this has been so public just screams PR.

  10. Sunny says:

    I recall Jennifer wrote a book, True Love.

    She discusses how through therapy that she discovered she has low self-esteem.

    She also went on about how she rebounded from the hurt from the breakup w/Ben to marry Marc A.

    So she’s had therapy. Clearly she needs to
    re-read her book!

  11. serena says:

    JLo and self-respect don’t go together, in the romantic department. Sheesh, hopefully she’ll realize how pathetic this truly is. If she wanted to have fun, girl have fun, find some hot unproblematic man and bang him 24/7 as Ariana Grande says.. but Ben Affleck? Ugh, no.

  12. Size Does Matter says:

    This is just higher stakes gambling to him.

  13. Zut alors says:

    Just here to say that Jennifer is an incredibly beautiful woman.

  14. Erica says:

    Jennifer needs therapy. She is incapable of being alone. She literally JUST ended a long relationship/engagement and already jumping into something else with a (VERY) problematic ex. What is wrong with her.

  15. chimes@midnight says:

    Early aughts J.Lo……

    Hey, everybody remember back in 2001 when Jen* sang the N-word in a hit song and it seemed like nobody blinked? ‘Member that?

    *claimed she was singing when her vocals were actually ‘heavily mixed’ with Ashanti’s

  16. Bobbie says:

    She isn’t rebounding. She doesn’t seem to deeply attach to anyone. Just goes from guy to guy.

  17. Mrs. Rick Savage says:

    Ben’s never dated an old lady before might as well be one you know😆There’s a first time for everything

  18. Sansa says:

    my guess is Affleck has an avoidant attachment style which doesn’t bode well for JLo if she starts getting too emotionally invested again. although do think this reunion is mainly to change the pr narrative for them both (even if it’s kind of old school and extra lol) but that they are enjoying hooking up and JLo is into the ego massage.

  19. sammiches says:

    I can’t deal with Ben’s facial hair in that one pic, omg. It is so bad

  20. Mcali02 says:

    They are grown consenting adults. Wish them the best.

  21. Rayonlight says:

    Nothing remotely cute about this, no decent woman with self respect goes back to a man who left you at the alter because he was hooking up with strippers. As evidence shows, he is messy and has not changed after all these years.

    Its bad enough she dated ARod who is just yuk!

    Jennifer Lopez needs self-help asap.