Jennifer Lopez is back to wearing the bracelet Ben Affleck gave her in 2002

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck entered Leo Szn with a bang. A yacht-bang. A butt-rubbing-on-the-yacht bang. For J.Lo’s birthday on July 24th, she posted photos of herself on Instagram. She wore a bikini and the new necklaces Ben Affleck gave her for her birthday. She was showing off her hot 52-year-old body and everyone was fine with it. Then the last photo on that IG was one of J.Lo and Ben kissing. It was their official Instagram debut, sort of (Leah Remini doesn’t count, I guess). The same day – again, her birthday – she posted a video where she was sort of half-strutting around the yacht in her bikini.

Those birthday IGs were her last posts for six full days. Then she posted this one, above, on Friday. Two photos of Jennifer looking crazy-hot in a little yellow bikini. But that’s that on her wrist?? The Harry Winston bracelet Ben gave her for her birthday. From a 2002 NY Post article:

Wearing a fetching blue silk dress, J.Lo sat close to Affleck and could be seen affectionately canoodling and whispering with the star of the hit “The Sum of All Fears.” Lopez’s manager, Benny Medina, “gave a lovely speech that had everyone in tears,” one witness said. “She’s just really, really happy.”

A cake with 32 candles was carried out, and the crowd sang a rousing version of “Happy Birthday To You.” Affleck gave his honey a Harry Winston bracelet of yellow and white diamonds.

Then as the sun began to set, J.Lo and Ben exited and ducked into a limo for parts unknown.

[From NY Post]

Then for her 52nd birthday, she wore the same birthday gift on a yacht in the Mediterranean with Ben Affleck after all of these years. It’s bonkers! Between this and Ben dusting off the watch Jennifer gave him eighteen years ago, it seems assured that we will finally solve the mystery of which one of them kept the infamous Harry Winston pink diamond engagement ring. There were reports that Jennifer kept it, although no one has ever confirmed anything. Will she dust that off in the coming weeks/months? I bet she will.

Bennifer has made their way to Naples, btw. There were only some blurry photos of them docking in Naples. I wonder if they’ll do more Instagram photos together before their yacht vacation is done. I’m also wondering how long they’ll be on the yacht! Maybe they rented it for two weeks?

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Photos courtesy of J.Lo’s social media.

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  1. Heidi says:

    Being so public is not good for a relationship.

    If they are serious, why are they making the exact same mistake again? I don’t get it.

    • Robyn says:

      I mean…some of the “mistakes” involved gambling and sex workers, not just publicity. Time will tell!

    • Robyn says:

      I mean…some of the “mistakes” involved gambling and sex workers, not just publicity. Time will tell!

      • Christine says:

        HA! Some? Add alcoholism, and Ben is gamble seemingly smart and talented women are willing to make, over and over and over again. I do not get it, either.

    • Nanz says:

      This is such a good point.

    • Mariposa says:

      Yes – and they also have tween/teen kids who might be pretty embarrassed by all the coverage of their parent’s romance redo. It’s fun for us – but it doesn’t seem like they are making awesome life choices.

      • Jillian says:

        I don’t even know them and I’m embarrassed by this performance. They may be deeply in love, but so much is for show

  2. Leanne says:

    they both love attention. It is that simple.

  3. Karisma says:

    Bennifer is giving us so much lool
    And I agree with Heidi they doing the same mistakes that broke them up the first time, but I guess being older Ben doesn’t care as much as he used it to? Or like during bennifer 1.0 he’s so in lust at the beginning he’s acting foolishly and then going to regret it later?
    And Kaiser, they went they separate ways at Naples, she was kissing him goodbye.

    • angel says:

      I know right ? they are so entertaining and I love it !!! lol

      • Still_Sarah says:

        Indeed. They are hitting their marks perfectly and posing just-so for the papparazzi that they hired. It’s nice to see a couple work so hard at (making) a relationship (look good for public consumption).

  4. Laalaa says:

    I always write the same thing-

    I LOVE THIS!!!

    • Amy Bee says:

      Me too.

    • Tiffany says:

      Me three.

      I did not realize I needed this reconsolidation until it happened.

      • DiegoInSF says:

        Me Four!
        I had to go to the Daily Fail as they had the picture exclusive but there are a ton of pics of them making out at a restaurant and omg they look so IN LOVE! I was feeling warm and fuzzy and literally laughing out loud while scrolling. There were like 70+ pics lol

      • Karisma says:

        Those photos of them kissing in the restaurant are hot as fuck. They are so deep in the honeymoon phase and I could honestly feel their happiness. I love seeing ppl happy and in love

    • minx says:

      I love it too, hope they keep it going for awhile.

  5. Mcmmom says:

    I think it’s ridiculous, but to each their own. I am not going to clutch my pearls over this.

    However – and this is a big however – I do love the extra attention J Lo’s abs are getting and she’s inspired me to up my exercise game. Having a 52 year old inspiration is awesome.

  6. harla says:

    I wonder if Ben got a buy-one, get-one free deal at Winston??

  7. Maureen says:

    Lol. I love this. Totally here for it!

  8. Seraphina says:

    I am impressed she kept the bracelet, but something worth that kinda money must surly be kept.
    And as others have said, they both love the attention. I think with A Rod it was different, they both kind held their own as far as power, attention and stature. With Ben, I feel it is more like – let me bow down to you goddess JLo.

    • KA says:

      I keep picturing the logistics of this. Do they have labeled boxes in a vault? Like- I probably still have some old pieces of jewelry from previous relationships- but they are mixed in with other things and such. And I hardly remember who gave me what (not that I had that many relationships, but you know what I mean) Old pictures/trinkets buried in boxes. How are they able to find this stuff so quickly and pull it back out like 20 years didn’t go by? Wasn’t it covered in dust, lost in a move or something?

      • L says:

        I think this type of jewelry is presented in very high end, velvet lined boxes that claps in the front. And then that’s used for storage. You need to maintain this jewelry and proper storage is a big part of that so the stones don’t get loose or fall out.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I would guess she keeps her stuff in a bank vault & in preparation for this vacay, she retrieved them.

      • deplhi says:

        I know that lariat-style necklace Ben just gifted her is supposed to have tassels on the ends…but in that bikini/fedora/kimono pic, the tassels look like dismembered Barbie arms.

        I can’t unsee it.

      • SomeChick says:

        @delphi… I think the tassels are on the hat tie, if that makes you feel any better.

    • Karisma says:

      I disagree Arod was literally a groupie of JLo. Definitely not at the same level of power, attention, stature. She put him back on the map and it was honestly embarassing how much he couldn’t hide how he loves the privileges that being her +1 was bringing into his life.
      Ben is clearly not what he used to be, but he’s still VERY well connected in Hollywood

      • Jayna says:

        Hmm. To me, it was honest. He always said he was going to things because of Jennifer, not that he was invited on his own. I found it refreshing to admit that and honest to admit he loved it. A groupie? She got what she wanted, a partner by her side promoting her and her brand. I remember in her concert tour he was traveling with her and was leaving to go do his ESPN gig and she was like: But then you’re coming back. She loved that he was enthustiastically there for her when she needed him, and I’m sure mentored him on his branding.

        I mean, he is worth $350 million. He just went in and bought the Timberwolves with another partner. He’s not a boy toy who needs her for fame. He loved being in her celebrity life and she loved having a famous guy on her arm. She loved being a power couple.

      • FHMom says:

        I think she and Arod were on an equal playing field. I was a huge follower of baseball, so to me, Arod is a pretty big celebrity. Plus, his aspirations were always bigger than baseball. I think they were a power couple. She and Ben, though, I just don’t know. They are still important Hollywood players, but they are tired. Their second go round is getting a lot of laughs. She an Arod made more sense together. Just my opinion.

      • Truthiness says:

        You must not follow baseball. He has hit far higher peaks in his profession than JLo has achieved in hers. I really like him as a broadcaster too, sharp and funny. I hope he keeps following Jennifer’s style tips, dressing like a million bucks suits him.

      • BabsORIG says:

        In all honesty, JLo is a much bigger star than Rod in the music industry/Hollywood but ARod is a much bigger star than JLo when it comes to baseball. To those that know nothing about either, they both are equally small potatoes especially if one is not into any of their fields of entertainment. I think if you are a JLo fan and into her that kind of field, she’ll alway be the biggest star in the JLo/ARod couple but if you are a fan of baseball, then evidently ARod is the star. This is to say that they each are big stars in their own right, no need to crap on any of them to elevate the other. The most important thing is to hold both and/or each accountable for their own mistakes/actions and not blaming the other “he/she did it because he/she was this or that”.

  9. Chicago says:

    Sometimes I wish I was the kind of person who loves attention this much. Jlo’s life seems to be a never ending village carnival and she obviously revels in it.

    • Ann says:

      We have a couple staying with us right now, actually renting but at the “friends and family rate” because we have a mother-in-law section in our house, and she is that type of person. Not in a bad way at all, she’s just very charismatic, always wants to be where the action is, makes friends and connections left and right, wears a lot of bracelets in part to draw attention. She’s gorgeous and she can pull it off!

      Yesterday we went to a wine-tasting and by the end she was a little tipsy and said “I think if I had a good singing voice, I would have been a rock star.”

      I told her she didn’t necessarily need to have a great voice for that, but I kind of agreed, lol.

      Part of me wishes I could be like that too but I’m just not and I have to embrace that. But it’s good having her around, she makes me want to get out there more.

  10. Tom says:

    Who else could pull this off? It’s all so excellent.

    The jewelry redux, the high heels on a shopping trip, the amazing abs, the 50somethings PDAing at the drop of a hat. Especially loving the Italian Riviera touch – mwah!

  11. Julia K says:

    She’s using him. Even though she said she was the one that broke off the engagement years ago, he was the one who got cold feet and refused to set a new wedding date. Could this be revenge? Love him and leave him as payback? Publicly humiliate him like he did to her? Snarky mood this morning. Need more coffee.

    • Seraphina says:

      Oh I think she is using him for sure, but not revenge. I don’t think that is her style. She is in love with the attention this is creating – the constant cameras and media craziness and probably sticking it A Rod. That’s what she is using him for. I don’t doubt they have fun and may love one another. But IMO Ben is subpar for JLos star. she needs someone who shines just as bright and Ben doesn’t.

      • Molly says:

        I’m worried for Ben. She’s definitely using him for press and attention, which fine, whatever, but Ben has some serious addiction demons. This blows up and her life is fine because she’s JLo. The consequences may not be so superficial for him.

      • Paige says:

        Seraphina, YES completely agree! -She is rubbing fellow malignant narcissist,
        Arod’s nose in this. Because she made a HUGE deal about that relationship all over social ad nauseum-THIS one has to be even more AMAZING-no one but with Ben2.0 could create this publicity. She is definitely nursing a bruised ego and slight Brocken heart-(but more public humiliation)..I am sure they are having a good time and he does love her in his Ben way and feels he owes her one-they both know he broke it off the first time by partying with strippers … It is good for both of their careers and they know it

    • MaryContrary says:

      She’s not that good an actress to pull off how madly in love with him she appears in all the photos of them on this trip. I definitely think she feels like he’s the love of her life-he’s totally into her too-and this is The Grand Romance of their lives. Based on their romantic histories, and his issues with substance abuse and gambling, it won’t last. But I have no doubt that right now she’s sincere in wanting a re-do.

  12. Lena says:

    I remember when they broke up the thing everyone wanted to know was did she keep the pink ring? I read couple of years later she gave it back & he resold it to Harry Winston. If that’s not true we’ll see it as soon as the interest in them starts lagging. The other jewelry meh of course when you get nice jewelry you don’t just throw it away. It’s all planned out to slowly reveal for their stans who are going ape over this jewelry roll out especially JLo’s.

    • BabsORIG says:

      😂😂😂 Especially JLo’s? LOL, I mean I have no dog in this fight and they could stay together or break up tomorrow and I won’t even notice or care but c’mon. Don’t you love how the woman is constantly portrayed as the thirsty one? The more attention seeker than the guy? The one that’s trying too hard the most? Please this is all nonsense. It was BEN freaggin Affleck that whipped out a watch gift from almost 20 years ago so please let’s not do this. Their’all fans are equally as invested in this thing and the both of them are equally as thirsty.

      • Lena says:

        Oh believe me I’m not one to not call out Ben Affleck for being Sahara-level thirsty at all times. And he has the tone deafness to tell the NYT he ‘’assiduously tries to maintain his privacy.’’ I for one hate the fact that ALL his women get accused of being pap attention seekers when he is the common denominator. He makes sad faces when they show up to make people think he hates them but I’ve heard from a pap he is known to work with them, doing slow walks for them, set ups etc.
        it’s just her IG Stan accounts that are driving this jewelry match up, pouring over old pictures to match jewelry that they are wearing now. Who else would bother? Then melting down when JLo likes their posts. It’s their game like their re-creation of Jenny from the block video.

      • Jayna says:

        I bet J-Lo asked him where the beautiful watch was she bought him, and he pulled it out and wore it. But they are both in on doing all of these things to drive the public’s interest.

  13. Giddy says:

    These aren’t paparazzi photos. Does a photographer travel with them? I’m picturing a support staff off camera ready to rush in and adjust whatever, bring the bracelet, give her a sip of water, etc., as their publicists suggest and approve poses. Are these two actually ever alone?

    • Eleonor says:

      I think she has a professional photographer in her team, I don’t see anything wrong with this.

    • Jayna says:

      She brought her own photographer.

      • Anna says:

        That’s commonplace. Even IG influencers and Airbnb have photographers you can hire for the “perfect shot”, for us regular folk. So the stars either have deals with paparazzi and/or have their own photographers. The publicity machine is a carefully oiled and organized one.

    • Chrissy says:

      Exactly, Giddy. There is nothing spontaneous about this situation IMO. How self-absorbed do you have to be to travel with a photographer and release endless pictures of yourself? I find it cringeworthy. Oh well…..

      • DiegoInSF says:

        I’d do it, but again I’m always taking pictures with my friends. It’s nice to document days and nights when you’re having a blast

      • Tanya says:

        Self-absorbed? Maybe, but she’s a celebrity and this is her brand.

  14. liesel says:

    I just can’t with this guy. He’s got three kids that he seems to enjoy leaving for extended periods of time so he can act like the 25-year old d-bag of his glory days.

    • Jayna says:

      He is divorced and shares 50/50 when he’s not away filming. He is allowed to go have a vacation with a woman if he so chooses. There’s nothing wrong with that. At least, he didn’t drag his kids on this PR photo-op vacation going on here.

    • BabsORIG says:

      He has his own life to live tho, non? He’s not attached to the hips of his kids nor is his ex wife. His ex wife has her own life away from the kids as well but I see no complaints about that, why?

    • Yvette says:

      @liesel … I’m all for Bennifer, but I wonder how his ex-wife Jennifer feels about all this? Way to say “Thanks for the kids, babe, but you were just re-bound goods from the real thing.” It’s not like two old lovers meet 20-years later and gently rekindle their romance. These two are going at it hot and heavy like there was never any break in their feelings for each other.

      I see their relationship as being both good and sad … if that makes sense.

      • MadMangoMal says:

        My Dad has had a similar love life to Ben. He broke up with his highschool sweetheart because they were at different stages. She was off to collage and Dad was ready to settle down. So he did. With our mom. She was a rebound, we all knew it. Not that he didn’t live and respect our mom but after their divorce we all joked that Dad was gonna track down Debbie and marry her. Years later they were reunited after my Dad suffered serious injuries in a car accident that should have killed him. Debbie heard about it and drive 4 hours to visit him. I was 8n the hospital room when she walked in and it was instant rekindled sparks flying. So after a few years of dated they got married. Our mom is happy that Dad is happy, we are happy that Dad is happy. We are all adults now, we don’t feel unloved or less because our mom was not the love of our Dad’s life. We just see it as life, and a really great love story.

      • Courtney B says:

        @madmangomal that’s an awesome story! It’s great that everyone is so mature and centered enough to welcome it. Including your mom. My mom has an almost-there story. My dad was definitely the love of her life. But she was for an ex boyfriend of hers. About a year after my dad died, mom was just 47, they started seeing each other again. But he was a heavy drinker and what broke them up before did it again. My mom had gone into AA about 20 years prior.But they’d remained close when my mom was married and they remained close after they broke up the second time. He never married and drinking finally killed him in his 60s. But I think they definitely had a good chance of marrying the second time around if he hadn’t been an alcoholic.

      • Jaded says:

        @madmangomal – I love this story. Just goes to show that it’s possible to fall in love with the same person twice. Happened to me. A boyfriend I loved in the late seventies decided unilaterally that he wanted to play the field and simply vanished from my life. Five months later he was engaged to a singer in LA, 2 months later they married. In a nutshell the marriage was long but problematic — she had some psychological issues (BPD/NPD) that caused a lot of problems because she wouldn’t seek treatment. After 30 years and many ups and downs, she went full-on psycho and stormed out of the marriage without warning. Their daughter barely speaks to her these days she’s still so angry with her. A year after they divorced we ran into each other and started spending time together. I got the apology I so rightly deserved, he confessed that marrying her was the biggest mistake of his life, and worked hard at regaining my trust. We’ve been together for six years now and happier than ever.

      • Ann says:

        I agree with what is being said below, that reuniting with an old love does not negate a long relationship or marriage that came between.

        My mother-in-law died in her 60s, from cancer, after a long and happy marriage, three kids and seven grandchildren. After she died my husband’s father, who also had cancer (which was in remission at the time) contacted his first love, whom he had dated for a few years in his early twenties.

        She was widowed and traveled across the world to visit. She stayed for three weeks, and they rekindled their flame and had a wonderful time. She had to return and shortly after she did his cancer returned, and after that they were only in touch by phone before he died about a year later

        They had broken up because of religious differences, not because they didn’t love each other. It was heartbreaking for both of them. But he also loved his wife very much and was totally devoted to her and his family.

        Of course it was a little weird for my husband and his siblings to see their dad with his old flame, especially because he got a little cheeky and started telling them about how they met etc., but they were happy he was happy.

  15. C-Shell says:

    Completely mercenary comment. I love colored diamonds*, especially canary, so I enjoy that Affleck picks outrageous gifts featuring colored stones.

    *Not brown diamonds, though *shudder*

    • @poppedbubble says:

      Oh, you mean the “chocolate” diamonds that Kay Jewelers tries to hawk for Valentine’s day? Lol. Agree.

  16. Carolnr says:

    @ Seraphina
    I agree BUT their star cannot shine brighter than hers. All of her men go along with with her constant need to put on a perfect, flawless, performance, but eventually they all grow tired of all that media circus! Give it time, Ben ‘s agent will be calling the tabloids again like last time around asking them to quit running articles about them!!!
    If someone broke off a wedding engagement with me like that, I would have sold every piece of jewelry he ever bought me! The fact that she kept that bracelet ( regardless how beautiful & expensive) just shows you that she never got over Ben! After all, I bet she got rid of all her other wedding rings & jewelry from all her other marriages….

    • BabsORIG says:

      And what do you have to say about the watch Ben kept for almost 20 years? He too probably never got over her himself, non? And IIRC, the previous reports were that he reached out first to get back with JLo, non? So it seems they both equally invested into this their media circus. They both constantly putting out these stories in the tabs, and if they want them to stop, they don’t even need to call no-one, just stop feeding the beast and it will die a slow painful natural death, its that simple. Ben is the one following JLo everywhere and posing for these constant pictures, the one pictured going to or lounging at JLo’s house, not the other way round so I think its safe to say that they both equally as thirsty and equally as invested into this their thing, none more than the other. And I think people should also acknowledge that we really have no idea what goes on in these people’s lives. It’s okay to say that we have absolutely no idea what really went down their first time around, maybe it was really JLo that didn’t wanna get through with the wedding 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️, we don’t know.

      • Carolnr says:

        You were right for calling me out on that. But if if he did always love her ( and that is why he kept the watch ), why did he blame their relationship for his career demise? :And Ben was directly quoted as saying that” he fell in love with JG, his wife, while they filming Daredevil .”
        Who knows, maybe Ben even just liked the watch! I’m sure it was an extremely expensive watch.& she liked the bracelet…
        One thing for sure, they got us all talking…goal accomplished

    • Jayna says:

      Wait until he goes to the Met Ball with her. That’s when it will be over. A-Rod on his YouTubechannel had a video of the behind the scenes of them getting ready. She had 69 people –yes, 69 — helping her get ready for that. He was pretty tongue-in-cheek about it and supported her. A-Rod was pretty funny in it. She had 14 people helping with the silver wig. A-Rod’s commentary was funny at times: “You have beautiful hair what do you need a wig for? If she needs a wig, I need a mask.”

      Ben? He will shut down and not crack a smile.

      The video ofA-Rod and J-Lo before the ball. Jen is high maintenance, but A-Rod loves it all for himself also. That’s why they matched in a way, except for him being a dog. Although, Ben is a dog also as far as cheating.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Could A Rod complain more in that video? Mad about lack of sex, lack of food and how no one is helping him dress but JLo has 60+ people helping her? This video cements his doucheness forever!

      • BabsORIG says:

        Meh, ARod is not one to even say nothing about JLo, please he has the nerve.🙄 And, he got dumped with all his cheesy tongue in cheek comments and vid clips so again please, ARod is the biggest loser in all this. And hasn’t he been stalker-ish on Bennifer lately? Let’s not even go there.

      • Jayna says:

        I thought his complaining was funny, making fun of himself a lot, being fat, can’t eat,, the whole dynamic of getting ready for the Met Ball and joked about Jen’s entourage, calling himself part of her entourage. It wasn’t done as a criticism. It was just a behind the scenes look from a guy. I guess I got his New York dry humor for the video. People are taking it too serious that he was critical. I didn’t find him critical. Honestly, he and Jennifer have the same mindset for branding and I see where they were a better match It’s like how he went to most of her concert and would be backstage pumping her up when she would come back exhausted and being too hard on herself and in tears. He would be her biggest fan.

        Good luck getting Ben to more than two concerts if she tours. I think Ben is her true love and the passion is real between them, but I think he is also the one that probably will make her the most miserable as this relationship goes on. They have more baggage this time with kids, along with their huge careers, and his extreme moodiness and addiction problems.

  17. Jumpingthesnark says:

    I know Jennifer Garner plays the PR and paparazzi game like they all do. But remember back in the day of all of the farmers market pap shots? And everyone was saying that all of the pap shots of them and the kids were her doing? J Garner clearly had input into those but at this point Ben comes over as the thirsty one, and I think he had more input into the pap game then than he lets on. Def more thirst than Jennifer Garner at this point.

    • Lena says:

      I agee and those summer of love shots & press pieces with Shookus & DeArmas? All wearing jewelry fans could notice and going RE hunting? Like I said common denominator – Ben Affleck.

    • Jayna says:

      Yeah, I used to stand up for Ben, that he never did pap walks, unless he was doing damage control (which became often LOL). Then it was obvious. But I had to admit with the continued pap walks with Ana, and Ana in new clothes each time, etc., it was very obvious he was doing pap walks on purpose. The excess of it was surprising . It’s like he goes into overdoing it, making it obvivous he’s doing it, which is a no-no, and only backtracks after being called out or made fun of. So, yes, Ben is in on all of this papping of his and J-Lo’s relationship, but he will at some point retreat and act like he never wanted all of the attention.

  18. Mcmmom says:

    What’s crazy is that my husband, who is utterly clueless about celebrity gossip, is now trying to understand the JLo/Affkeck situation. This morning, he was asking, “ok – so they were married before? No? But they have kids together? No? How many times have they been married to other people? What’s their baggage, again?” So this circus has become ubiquitous enough that it’s even hitting my husband’s radar.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Last week my husband asked me what was up with them because he saw something on GMA about them.

    • BabsORIG says:

      LOL this is so funny 😂. I honestly have no interest in any of them and the only gossip I ever read about them, JLo, Affleck, ARod, Garner, Shookus, Aramas etc is on here at this site. And most of the time, I don’t even click on their articles so half the time I have no idea what they’re up to. But the past few posts had comments in the hundreds so it got me really curious to see what all the hoopla is about. 😂😂😂

    • Courtney B says:

      My hubby too. Bennifer2.0 and the Sussexes. Lol (I would read celebitchy out to him and he’s totally pro-Sussex lol)

  19. Athena says:

    Must be complicated to have those two for parents. I can see where the other parent would have to constantly explain and smooth things over.

    If she’s high maintenance Ben will eventually get tired of it, so this is not sustainable over time. Do you ever really trust someone who cheated on you and when on to other relationships and cheated then too?

    Will there be a 3.0 twenty years from now? Maybe 3.0 will end in a marriage.

    • Jayna says:

      I honjestly believe Jen accepts there will be some cheating in her relationships but doesn’t want to know about it, be humiliated by it privately or publicly. She will forgive, but once it happens again and she finds out about it, it’s over. A-Rod didn’t keep his infidelities clamped down, She forgave Ben with the strippers and wanted that marriage to go forward. He is the one that balked and backed out. She forgave Casper his infidilities and took him back. Once he did it again down the road where he was caught, she dumped him.

      • Kebbie says:

        A-Rod’s misdeeds also led to Jennifer sharing headlines with a D list reality star. I imagine that couldn’t be forgiven.

    • BabsORIG says:

      Maybe Ben is even higher maintenance? What makes you think Ben will be the one to get tired of JLo being “high maintenance”? I mean Ben is doing all the hunting, not the other way round. People need to stop portraying Ben as if he’s the victim of this high maintenance JLo, and “oh poor, poor Ben, he’s gonna dump her again once it get too much for him”. Ben’s camp and Ben himself have the paps on speed dial just like JLo’s camp. They both like playing this media game and at this rate, I really have no idea who dumped who their first time around. Maybe they even been cheating with each other throughout this whole time. I mean, Kaiser reported recently that they have kept in touch all this time!!!😳😳

      • Jayna says:

        The “high maintenance” is about Jennifer always being surrounded by an entourage in her life. That’s the part he will probably tire of. It was a problem before. And he may have paps on speed dial, but Ben has a pattern. He’s all in, and then he retreats down the road. As someone posted the other day, Ben lacks self-awareness. What you’re saying is true. That doesn’t mean he sees it.

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Jayna, Ben Affleck is neither 6 years old nor stupid. He knows what he is doing and if at whatever stage he retreats or pulls back or whatever, it won’t be because of JLo. It will be because he, Ben Affleck, is unable to deal with his own foolishness that he creates in all of his relationships. As you already mentioned upthread, he has done this pap stuff with ALL his relationships and it seems to me like he is the addict that introduces his women to this paparazzi addiction that he has going on. In addiction to his alcohol and drug addiction, Ben Affleck is equally addicted to playing foolish games with paparazzi, calling them up with gossip that he needs to be printed, doing pap strolls, planting stories etc. He is the one that calls them when he is with a stripper; he outs his own escapades with whomever he is cheating with at whomever he is cheating on, the problem is with Ben Affleck not with his women. He probably will pull away at some point as you said but it won’t be because of JLo being high maintenance due to her large entourage. Ben Affleck KNEW she had this large entourage when he hounded her the moment her thing with ARod, started cracking, it’s not like he is dating a entirely new woman that he knows nothing about. But he still went all in and he seems to be enjoying every moment of it warts and all, non? I mean, two adults, both eyes wide open will hurt each other somewhere in their relationship, sure have at it, knock yourselves out. We’ll continue to read and enjoy this gossip for as long as it lasts, Im here for it.
        And ARod is such a gentleman? LOL.😂 I’ll just leave it at that.

      • Anna says:

        @Jayna Do you think this could have something to do with the fact that Ben is a screenwriter and artist in the sense that the kind of work he does in film often requires a lot of alone or down time to write. He may like the publicity but Jen’s life as a pop star–and of course, yes, he also loves the attention–and all of her related businesses requires that she’s always front-facing, always engaged with public and publicity whereas for him, the publicity is more after the film is made and done. I’m just speaking here to the different processes in terms of their careers. I can imagine it would be tiring and disruptive at some point to always be with someone who needs for their job and personally to be publicly engaged, if you need to have down time to write and be engaged in the development of a film world. Those are different kinds of work and one doesn’t really support the other. Maybe that plays a part in his withdrawing.

    • stagaroni says:

      I still don’t believe this is 100% real. There is a throwback photo of them from 20 years ago on the yacht, jewelry from 20 years ago, and poses from 20 years ago. I think there will be a new video released…I’m probably wrong, but if not, then … all of this is just for people to get excited about their relationship. If you (and your people) court the public THIS hard, don’t ever complain when they examine every last thing you do.

  20. Veronica S. says:

    I know it’s gauche as hell, but I’m so here for this couple. They’re both individually ridiculous, so they work together as mutually ridiculous. Cringe? Maybe a little, but when hasn’t Ben Affleck been that deep down. Even when he’s good, he’s a hot mess held together by the women in his life.

  21. MCG says:

    Ok… is Ben a time traveler? Because that bracelet has aged way better than expected and looks even better on the 50 y.o. JLO. I don’t know….I think it’s terribly romantic that they kept these pieces and can incorporate them again in their lives.

    • AlisaM says:

      I agree with what you said about it being romantic that they’ve kept the jewelry that they gifted one another and are bringing them out again.

      I believe Ben married JGar on the rebound and has had feelings for JLo all this time.

  22. You Know Me says:

    She has actually out Kardashian’d herself. Man oh man is this one attention starved. Her mid-life crisis has been spectacular. Makes Gwen’s mid-life crisis seem an 8 instead of a 10

  23. Merricat says:

    I believe history will repeat itself all the way to the end.

  24. Samantha says:

    During one of JLo’s appearances on the Wendy Williams show 6.5 years ago, she asked her about the pink engagement ring and JLo said she gave it back but wish she hadn’t. You can watch Wendy ask her at the 15:24 mark – link provided below. So, the million dollar question is what did Ben Affleck do with it? Hmmm.

    • Lena says:

      I heard he sold it back to Harry Winston. This came from a tabloid though. I also read she didn’t really like it because it didn’t go with everything but Marc Anthony’s ring did. Another tabloid.

  25. Miaowmix says:

    Lol the only way they could be remaking the Jenny from the block video is if the storyline is changed to have Jlo being pestered by some ageing creep 😂

    THAT SAID I am unashamedly here for this… jfc JLo looks amazing

    • Maria says:

      “Lol the only way they could be remaking the Jenny from the block video is if the storyline is changed to have Jlo being pestered by some ageing creep 😂”


  26. Ashley43 says:

    I’m in shock did Jlo know how awful husband he was with J. Garner? besides the gambling, alcoholism and drugs he cheated multiples times with co stars and non celebrities women that man doesn’t have respect for anything he’s a child man I don’t know how she things he’s an upgrade from Arod. Also not saying Arod was good…. if I were her I’ll just hook up with him in Montana and that’s it.
    Regarding Bennifer 2.0 you can tell they are definitely in the honey moon phase back on Bennifer 1.0 they didn’t even make the longterm gap bc of course Ben cheated but if Jlo can change him this time I would be surprised honestly but they’ll have difficult times as a couple in the future for sure. I think the “perfect” woman for Ben Affleck is a non celebrity young of course bc he has a type, a submisive woman who cooks for him, make him bath regularly and endurance all his cheating without tell a word.

  27. Nyro says:

    This can’t be real and I feel they have everything planned out. I think they’re both just having fun as F-buddies and figured that if they’re going to be hounded, they might as well play an epic game with the fans and the media and garner as much attention as possible. We’ll get an engagement announcement around Christmas/ New Year’s. And they’ll break up around Father’s Day. And then she’ll debut the new “love of her life” by the time her next birthday rolls around.

  28. sassafras says:

    I can’t help thinking about that interview Gwyneth did where she was going through her jewelry box and she basically held up a ring or something that Ben had given her and said something like, “He had horrible taste.” It was so Goopy and petty but of course J.Lo is going to like the big flashy stuff that GP deigns to enjoy.

  29. Ashley43 says:

    I feel their relationship is very real but like I said before Ben might be feel lucky that she gave him another chance and that’s why he’s the “good boy” for now, they are just in the honey moon phase Ben will have to work far away from Jlo many times and viceversa let’s see if he can keep his pants close which I highly doubt it… once a young pretty woman approaches to him he will cheat on Jlo with no doubt. I dare to say he might love Jlo the most among all his relationships but he loves himself more he’s not a husband material not even a boyfriend material

  30. Velvet Elvis says:

    I think they have real love for each other, but something this hot is bound to flame out. Let’s face it, this relationship is all about the sizzle anyway, not the steak. After the lovefest starts wearing a little thin and normalcy sets in, these two will part ways again. I really hope not because I actually love them together, but let’s be real.

  31. Vanessa says:

    I don’t even know how this happen. Everytime i see a photo of them i smile. We better enjoy it. Ben will mess up this like the first time. Jennifer know that. Guilty pleasure for sure. I wish them the best.

  32. A.Key says:

    She deserves better, honestly. But it’s great to see that people are celebrating a 52-year old woman, I’m all for that. No more shading and telling women to cover up once they reach a certain age.