Ben Affleck browsed engagement rings at Tiffany’s on Monday, omg

Ben Affleck pays a friendly visit to ex Jennifer Garner's home to see his children

I felt like crying with happiness when I saw this story: apparently, Ben Affleck was spotted browsing engagement rings at Tiffany’s!!! OMG! Ben’s mom has been in town recently, and Ben and J.Lo spent the whole weekend doing blending-family activities with their teen and tween kids, with Ben’s mom in tow. Everyone seemed to be getting along really well. Maybe there really will be a blended family in the very near future!!

The engagement so nice they’re doing it twice. Ben Affleck was snapped browsing engagement rings at the Century City, Calif. Tiffany’s in the company of his mom Sam and son Samuel Monday — presumably for his on-again love Jennifer Lopez.

You’ll remember that Affleck first popped the question to Lopez back in November 2002 during the Bennifer 1.0 days, using a 6.1-carat pink diamond by Harry Winston that reportedly cost $2.5 million.

[From Page Six]

While it looks like J.Lo and Ben kept a lot of sh-t from their Original Bennifer days, my guess is that the Harry Winston pink diamond ring really was sold back to Harry Winston or auctioned off privately or something like that. While I would love to know the extensive backstory on what happened to that ring, I wasn’t 100% sure that I wanted a reappearance of that particular ring in this 2021 gossip storyline. It might be bad mojo to reuse the ring like that. Page Six doesn’t say if Ben bought anything – I don’t think he did – but browsing is a good first step. See what’s out there, check things out. I wonder if he would go to Tiffany’s this time around, or if he’d go to a Beverly Hills jeweler. Hm.

Ben Affleck pictured arriving at Gentle Giant Studios in Burbank

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck look head over heels in love during vacation in Capri, Italy

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Oh_Hey says:

    Oh no. Not this again.
    While I’ve been enjoying the deja vu of reliving 2003 I’m definitely not jazzed about an engagement. Real or faux. These two need to chill and just enjoy each other for a while.

  2. Aphra says:

    They are each holding a printout list — maybe a scavenger hunt that includes Tiffany diamonds?

    • Chaine says:

      Maybe a list of all of JLo’s ring requirements

    • Kaykay says:

      Wow, impressive detective work!

    • KissMyA**23 says:

      You literally hit the nail on the head, apparently the page six article was updated(?) and his daughters were on the other side of the mall doing the same exact thing. So, it was a scavenger hunt lol… Good detective work @Aphra 🙂

  3. xdanix says:

    Eh, I don’t know. The bit of me that loves all the drama of this WOULD love if they got engaged tomorrow, but with the amount of effort Ben has always put into her presents, I feel like if he was really, properly looking for engagement rings, I’m guessing he’d arrange a private, proper viewing. I’m not sure these pictures are that kind of “looking”. He could have been there to buy anything. They look more like him glancing down at the counters while he was waiting and “boom”- “Ben Affleck browses engagement ring” photos happened.

    • Esmom says:

      This was my exact thought, too. Unless he’s trying to troll everyone, there’s no reason he would ever have to look at engagement rings so publicly. Not to mention, I can’t imagine him taking his young kid to make a purchase like that.

      • bros says:

        definitely not. celebs do not do off the rack shopping at tiffanys for an engagement of this scale, if one is truly in the works.

    • Myra says:

      For sure. As exciting as this would be, Ben would likely have one custom-made for JLo if he was thinking of proposing. He needs to make amends for what he did back then. Plus I doubt he would take his son along for something that serious.

    • Becks1 says:

      This is definitely just about getting the story out there that he’s looking at engagement rings; when he is actually serious, he’ll do it in private. This just stirring up more tabloid speculation (on purpose, of course, lol.)

  4. Sierra says:

    I could buy a castle with the amount of engagement rings Jennifer gets 🤔

    • LaraK says:

      Yeah, more like one castle per ring. You could have a whole empire.

      • Lena says:

        Etiquette as well as legal precedent says if an engagement is broken you give back the engagement ring. So that just leaves her with three, although Marc’s ring alone was impressive. I heard the original was sold back to Harry Winston. Hope the writer doesn’t get too disappointed because I really doubt he’s going the engagement route. The papers and pens each were carrying was an interesting note. Maybe looking for gifts I would think.

    • lucy2 says:

      She and Tom Brady could have a ring battle.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      She’s like Thanos collecting Infinity Stones.

    • Natters says:

      A few castles. I’m sure she has kept all her engagement rings.

  5. Cessily says:

    Gotta love j-lo especially if she can get engaged twice during a pandemic 🤣.. being the same age and dateless for the last few years I am impressed and wish her happiness. Engagement or not I like them together, maybe second chances are worth a try.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Right? I was chatting with my ex again and that ended like our pretty much ended like our first go round. But let’s factor that one of the men she was engaged to was Alex Rodriguez so…ya know gross.

  6. fluffy_bunny says:

    They seem more like a custom ring kind of couple not a mass marketed ring type.

  7. CherHorowitz says:

    I bet he had no idea he would get seen doing that! No idea!!

  8. B says:

    It’s probably something for his daughters. It would be funny if he gave her a mass produced ring Tiffanys ring though.

  9. SarahLee says:

    Say what you will, but Jen appears to be good for him. I don’t know when Ben has looked better or more healthy. Something that is happening is real, at least. Maybe it’s just good sex.

    • AnneSurely says:

      Eh, one of my brothers is an alcoholic mess. Screwed up his marriage to an incredible woman, wrought havoc on his career, lost him respect from friends and family. He never looks better than when he has a new girlfriend who doesn’t have to deal with his daily messiness. Like, he only does well when he has status symbols around him and he can’t keep them for long bc he’s a messy person. It’s like they said of Don Draper on Mad Men, he likes new. Once things get a little more serious, they all bail bc, again, messy. Im guessing Ben is the same.

  10. Ariel says:

    I feel like for JLo he would go private jeweler for rich people- probably with custom settings.
    Tiffany’s seems more like a Violet’s 16th birthday starter diamond.

  11. corralee says:

    Of course he “browsed” publicly right in front of photographers for all to see instead of doing it privately which they absolutely would have let him do. So tired of these shameless attention hos.

  12. Noki says:

    Jennifer Garner just watches from afar,she knows Bens a saboteur and this will implode soon. I would like for them to work out but they are still enganging in the same media antics so not a lot of self awareness and growth.

  13. Amy Bee says:

    This is very exciting, if it’s true.

  14. Scorpion says:

    Dear God, almost 20 years later, they are using the same playbook. Not an original thought or action between these two. Someone throw them in the Atlantic Ocean since they are so parched.

  15. Yup, Me says:

    Tiffany’s is getting some good attention and PR these days, thanks to Bey and Jay and now this. . . Curious.

    • ME says:

      Curious indeed…I mentioned something similar down thread.

    • Carolnr says:

      @ Yup Me
      I think you are on to something…this would be great PR for them & Ben- win-win!
      I doubt Ben would be looking at engagement rings in public & with his mom & son! If he is thinking about getting engaged ( God i hope not), i would think he would ask for a PRIVATE viewing, just he & the jeweler. I have to agree that he is probably buying something for his daughter(s). Both Ben & Jen are going down that same rabbit hole with the media as last time, but sadly this time there are children involved now! They keep trying to convince the public that ” they are in it for the long run”
      Why do they need us, the public to believe them so badly?

    • Dierski says:

      Had that same thought!

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  16. Scrambled Eggs says:

    I mean, I’m loving this for the spectacle of all this. It’s so light and joyful from a gossip standpoint. It’s two people in love again after two decades, and I am pulling for them. That said, no way he’s shopping for an engagement ring that isn’t custom and that is in such obvious sight of paps. It’s probably a gift for one of his daughters. Maybe for when Violet passes her driver’s test or something, or a future birthday.

  17. AmelieOriginal says:

    While their fauxmance or whatever is going on is fun, I really am annoyed they are dragging their kids into it publicly. I’m not convinced it’s real because of these kind of stunts, of Ben publicly looking at rings and jewelry. If they really wanted to avoid being the talk of gossip, they would definitely try to be less conspicuous. I’m convinced this is all fake and just a petty way to get back at A-Rod and Ana de Armas. I think A-Rod cares but Ana doesn’t.

    • XoXo says:

      Don’t be sour and project your personal feelings.
      When Jennifer Garner is okay that her kids can mingle with JLo’s twins publicly, and especially Ben’s mum was also joining with them for the family outings, it is real, whether you like it or not.
      Ben obviously loves her. You rarely see a man in his PR relationship shill out roughly 2 million dollars for his girlfriend of less than 3 months (the charter rate of the yacht, the scaled tips, and the jewelleries, etc).

      • MsIam says:

        Maybe she paid for it? She’s probably richer than him with her perfume and now skin care line. This minute by minute chronicle of their relationship screams “PR stunt”. Sorry, not sorry.

      • AmelieOriginal says:

        We have no idea if Jennifer Garner is okay with it. She doesn’t have much of a choice about it since she shares custody with Ben. J. Lo may be a drama queen but she isn’t the devil. She’s not a bad influence on the kids, just a lot of extraness. The kids may not like the paparazzi but they are unfortunately used to it since they’ve been stalked since they were little. And just because Ben’s mom was there doesn’t make it more real to me. Also 2 mil is a drop in the bucket for an A-lister like Ben Affleck.

        Sure we heard some updates about Jennifer Garner and her on/off again boyfriend but they were few and far between and they were hardly photographed together. Ben and J. Lo could be low-key if they wanted. They don’t want to be low-key. They want this romance in everyone’s faces and it’s almost not credible to me because they are so extra about it.

      • Meh says:

        Talk about projecting your personal feelings and fantasies lol

      • Becks1 says:

        I’m with you MsIam.

        Of course this minute by minute relationship is a PR stunt lol. That’s what makes it fun (if a bit tiresome at this point) because JLo and Affleck have no chill. They just assume that everyone needs to know every minute of their rekindled love affair. If that wasn’t the case, we wouldn’t have had the public kiss at the end of his driveway the other day, the posing all over Capri, the public e-ring shopping (I mean that was just so obvious lol.)

        Is it real? Maybe, but I kind of think there is a different definition of “real” than some of us may have. But PR-wise, everything is being carefully planned and orchestrated and leaked etc. There are no accidents with how this is playing out in the press, right down to the kids being seen together and big family outings to the theater etc.

      • KissMyA**23 says:

        We’ll just see how “real” it is when they both get back to work in September. It’ll be “real” until it’s not anymore.

      • XoXo says:

        @MsIam, well, in the case of who gifted whom the yacht experience, Kaiser actually reported it back in June 21st ( A month before JLo’s birthday, which is usually the case for such kind of chartering business. JLo may be richer, but Ben isn’t exactly poor. And it was very on brand for Ben when it comes to giving gifts to JLo. It has always been their schtick. Remember the Bennifer 1.0 days, he gave a Rolls and rings, and other gifts totalling 1 million dollars for her birthday. And that was when he was young and his career just started to pick up the pace. It was only inevitable that he would have spent more for her this round. As the June 21st article reported, in Bennifer’s lexicon, bigger is always better. Besides, it would be weird for her to spend such kind of money on her birthday alone. I am not saying it is wrong or I am misogyny, but Ben was courting her, after all. And in the language of courtship, you expect your boyfriend or girlfriend to spend money on your birthday, to spoil you. That is just dating etiquette. For ordinary people, that is a dinner in a fancy restaurant, or some other goodies; for rich folkers like Bennifer, the price tag would have been steeper. Oh, and when it comes to gifts to her, ARod was kinda cheap in comparison. Only a porsche. Bennifer 1.0’s Rolls alone was more expensive than that.
        @AmelieOriginal, you really let your dislikeness to this couple bias your judgement. Jennifer G might have been powerless if Ben really wanted to use their kids for the stunting, but his mum is her own person. I am not saying she couldn’t have succumbed to such level, but it is obvious his mum is discreet and lowkey for these years, and not a showy person. Her characters speak for herself. 2 million dollar might not be huge for rich people like them. But it certainly isn’t small. And you forgot when it came to PR, it should be beneficial to both of them. If they wanted to change the narrative to their previous respective breakups and improve their profile, their reunion per se would have done the job already. But look at these comments by ordinary folks such as yours, it is very obvious they run the risk of overexposure. But they did it anyways. The relationship may have attracted attention to her merch business, but It isn’t exactly beneficial for him. He doesn’t have commercial rep contracts, and as a serious actor which he very obviously tries to be, by going out with her in such a way, isn’t exactly the narrative his people/management team would like to be. Just like what he said in Bennifer 1.0, he could sell magazines, but he couldn’t move tickets, and in his business, moving tickets is the end game. So just because they are extra and you don’t like it, don’t throw around terms like PR lightly. To me, they just don’t give a f*ck anymore about what other people think, at this stage of their lives. Ben knows Jennifer’s love language. She likes bling and big, so he indulges her. Then when it comes to his birthday, just what he wished for, she gave him a quiet and intimate night.

  18. Jules says:

    So predictable, of course he’s making a public spectacle of it… I can already see him cracking him under the pressure of it all, days before the wedding. Is gonna be epic.

  19. ME says:

    I doubt he’d buy a ring from there. Do you remember the last one he bought her? Maybe he’s being paid by Tiffany’s the same way Bey and Jay are for promoting it. They have an ad campaign but maybe Ben just had to walk in the store and browse as his agreement.

    • MsIam says:

      This looks like a set up, rather than just “browsing”. Tiffany’s has been everywhere with the ads lately.

  20. LillyfromLillooet says:

    Gossip gods, I once again thank you for this gift.

  21. KissMyA**23 says:

    First off, JL was wearing a ring on that finger in one the the pics from the night she and Ben took Emme to dinner. It’s visible in a couple of photos. Somehow no one picked up on it. A few people in comments on the DM article did.

    Secondly, Ben would never be in public ring shopping. The last time him & JL were engaged, she basically had to call him and ask if it was ok that she speak about it. Anytime he’s been engaged, he’s never done it publicly. He has a diamond guy that comes to his house. That’s always been the way he is. If he’s at Tiffany’s, he’s buying a gift for someone, probably one of his daughters, but I doubt the gift was for JL.

    Just my take.

  22. XoXo says:

    I believe he still keeps the original pink diamond engagement ring. But if it come to proposal, I think he will buy a new ring of equal exoticism and fascination for her. I don’t think he will recycle the pink diamond ring. It’s kinda of insincere and the pink one is bad ju-ju.
    However, if and once they get married though, expect her casually flash that pink ring in front of the world when they attend a red carpet event.

    • ME says:

      I wonder though, do you think he kept the pink diamond all these years? I’d think he would have sold it because he did get married to Jen Garner and it would have been weird for him to hold on to a past engagement ring…but who knows.

      • Lena says:

        I’ve said this before. I remembering reading years ago she gave it back to him eventually and then he resold it to Harry Winston. No he wasn’t going to ever keep it. Oxox you’re projecting.

      • XoXo says:

        Well, he kept that watch she gave him. Banks have depository safety box service, you know. If he wanted to, he could have put those little memorabilia in a box.

  23. jccw says:

    I think it may be a poor PR attempt to draw away from the sour looks on the kids faces this past weekend and JLo giving Max the pointed finger of doom in front of everyone.

    • XoXo says:

      JLo was parenting. And the kids were not looking sour. Don’t project things.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Everyone was masked in the pictures I’ve seen of last weekend so how could we know what the kids expressions were?

      • Lena says:

        Surprisingly there’s lot of expressions you can tell masked or not. I can tell when people are smiling, frowning In either disgruntlement or anger or when they’re surprised or sad. Eyes are actually what’s important in communication.

  24. thaisajs says:

    I think he’s trolling everyone. There’s no way he’d get her a ring at Tiffany’s. He’d do Harry Winston or something. He’s just being thirsty and likes the pap attention.

  25. R says:

    You felt like crying? Jesus. Get your shit together.

    • Jennifer Smith says:

      Who ordered the Black Cloud of Doom? Geez.

    • Lena says:

      I think the writer was kidding (I hope). Don’t be Brangeloonying these two stunt puppets it will only end the same way. And lots of points to the person who said it looked like a scavenger hunt.

  26. Carolnr says:

    @APHRA You are the winner!!!
    You were right….it was a scavenger hunt.
    E News has an article of why Ben was really spotted at Tiffany’s…

  27. sparky says:

    In response to a variety of comments upthread.

    1. They were in a store at a frickin’ mall. Ok, it’s Tiffany’s in an upscale mall but it’s a mall nonetheless. For those who mentioned that Tiffany’s might be too downscale for JLo, something from a mall would undoubtedly be worse.

    2. Sam and his grandmother are holding the lists and they are at a mall so they’re probably shopping for back to school stuff.

  28. Susan says:

    But no explanation why he’s wearing that silly jacket?

  29. Al says:

    I love that Vox article. Ben was very clear sighted and prescient back in 2003 when talking about how the relationship was discussed in terms of race.

  30. heya says:

    Part of me is happy for them because idk I kinda like they’re both the same kind of thirsty. Good for them.

    The other part of me loves the Bennifer return because it inexplicably makes Karens mad. Did Jenny from the block piss on your cereal? lol it’s just another thirsty celeb relationship and I don’t get the vitriol.

    • XoXo says:

      I totally agree with you. There are a lot of karens and beckys here. For example, a certain L*na or *melia*rigina*. To them, everything is PR and stunt, simply because they don’t like a white man such as Ben loves JLo’s brown @ss. They feel threatened by ethnic woman such as JLo unshamedly flaunting her sexiness and use that to lure white man such as Benny boy.