Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck spent Thanksgiving together in LA

'The Last Duel' red carpet, the 78th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 10 September 2021.

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck were photographed out and about in LA yesterday. They were leaving a music studio, where I guess J.Lo was working and Ben was just hanging out. Jennifer is finally back in LA after wrapping on the production for The Mother in Vancouver. Jen had been working in Vancouver throughout the fall, although she was getting weekends off to travel to see Ben or to work on other stuff. Apparently, Jennifer is very happy to be back in LA, and she and Ben are making plans to spend more time together now:

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck enjoyed Thanksgiving this year as a couple. After a busy fall spent filming upcoming projects, Lopez, 52, was able to take some time off Thursday to spend with Affleck, 49, and her kids: twins Max and Emme, both 13, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony.

Lopez and Affleck spent the day in Los Angeles, where Lopez flew in to celebrate the holiday after filming Netflix thriller The Mother in Vancouver this fall, a source tells PEOPLE.

While Affleck joined Lopez for Thanksgiving festivities at her home, he also celebrated the day with his own children. The Batman actor shares daughters Violet, 15, and Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, 9, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

The insider tells PEOPLE that Lopez returned to L.A. after an “intense” few weeks.

“Jennifer flew back to L.A. from Vancouver to celebrate Thanksgiving with her kids and Ben,” the source says. “The last few weeks have been intense for her.” The source adds it hasn’t been easy for Lopez to be working in Canada this fall away from her loved ones, but the Hustlers star is looking forward to some well-deserved time off.

“It’s been hard for her to be away from her kids and Ben,” the insider explains. “She is very much looking forward to a short break.”

Despite the challenges of their dueling schedules, Lopez and Affleck’s relationship is still going strong. “They are doing really well. Jennifer loves being with Ben. She feels it’s truly meant to be,” the source tells PEOPLE.

A separate source told PEOPLE this fall that Affleck and Lopez are looking forward to spending Christmas together with their families. “They will both get a break. For Jennifer, Christmas is all about the kids,” the source shared. “She makes it very special for them. She loves Christmas. This year, it will take some more planning since Ben wants to be with his kids too. They haven’t made any specific holiday decisions yet and are still working it all out.”

[From People]

The answer for Christmas is obviously J.Lo and Marc Anthony hosting an elaborate Christmas feast and celebration (complete with fireworks) at a huge Beverly Hills mansion, and encouraging Ben, the Affleck kids and Jennifer Garner to come over so they’re all one big familia. What will actually happen is that the Garner-Affleck kids will probably have two Christmases, one with their mom and one with their dad, and that Ben will go to J.Lo’s place when he’s done with his kids. Ah, divorced parents. Anyway, I hope Ben and J.Lo spend a lot of time together in December and I’m glad they got some time together on Thanksgiving. Hope J.Lo is his date for The Tender Bar premieres.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the red carpet of the movie 'The Last Duel' at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

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  1. minx says:

    I keep forgetting JLo is a couple of years older than BA, until I see their ages listed.

  2. Karisma says:

    Interesting though how it’s always jlo sources talking? Medina is working overtime while we don’t have much on Ben’s side

    • Simmons says:

      JLo should really lay off her constant anonymous sources. I don’t think Ben likes it. We joke about his constant pap in the tabloids, seemingly alluding him to be complicit in the paparazzi business, but he actually leans more on being private. He didn’t like that aspect of the JLo business of constant leaking in the first round. In fact, I believe he made JLo fire Benny Medina in the old days. Now here she is again at the game. She seems never learn. It becomes quite annoying. Sooner the public backlash will follow.

      • Karisma says:

        @ simmons
        I agree. Jlo is overdoing it a bit with the constant sources. And especially because ben’s side is silent it can come off a certain way.

  3. Shirley says:

    Ben spent the day and had Thanksgiving dinner with his mother, Jen Garner and their children. He left there alone and went to JLo’s later in the evening.

  4. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    They’re such a good looking pair and I just love them together.

  5. Julia K says:

    Chemistry for her, him not so much. Have a feeling he is approaching the ” how do I get out of this” phase. Don’t think Jlo will like being dumped twice by the same guy. Maybe he’ll be the hero and let her do the breaking up.

    • alane says:

      That’s what I sense, also, and hopefully, Ben finds a gentle way of exiting the relationship. I do think they’ll both jump into another relationship soon after the breakup, too. Easy come, easy go…

    • Jules says:

      Yup, the more these sources try to convince us of how perfect they are together, and erasing all memories of their past like it never happened… the more I am just waiting for the eventual blow up.

  6. lmaaaaooooo says:

    I love seeing them glow while people act like armchair psychologists and characterize Ben Affleck as a man trapped in a relationship he doesn’t want when that’s not the case.

    Women of color are “stealing” y’alls mens and you can die mad about it lmao

    • Jules says:

      lmao, it’s Batfleck, he’s all yours.

      • Erica says:

        @Jules Seriously, I don’t often see too many people on here pining for Ben. I’m a lesbian, if I’d pine for anyone it would be Jennifer but she’s not my type. I am not a fan of fame whores lol This relationship will crash and burn because both of these people are messy as hell. I’m here for it! This site is called CeleBITCHY for a reason.

  7. Stef says:

    Will she ever stop being a fame luster? Nope. We all know this, it’s just how she’s wired.

    My question is: how much more will Ben tolerate or try to manage his desire for privacy and her lust for all things shiny?

    I’m not hating, just curious. She definitely looks stunning and it’s always about her. Anyone catch that on the World of Dance show she was 1/3 host of? The real star wasn’t JLo (it was the real pro dancer, Jenna) yet we kept getting “more JLo” and less true dance talent, Jenna. In a dance off, Jenna would destroy JLo.

    • Lena says:

      Yes it is always about her, and he’s a man used to it always being about him. Seems like
      She’ll be willing to give up a little control over what she wants for a short time but forever? I can’t see it. But I’m glad he didn’t make his kids do the two thanksgiving thing as it looks by all accounts he went alone to JLo’s. That’s the worst. Thanksgiving is great but who wants to do it twice?

    • Karisma says:

      Ben likes the attention too but to a certain extent because it seems sometimes he likes to lay low for a few months while jlo is always ON
      and I think that difference can create issues in the long run

  8. Al says:

    He celebrates Christmas with Jen, the kids, extended family and the Damons in Montana every year so maybe JLo will rent a place there. Can’t see him doing Christmas apart from his kids, he and Garner seems to coparent well

    • Marietta2381 says:

      He hasn’t been there in a couple of years for Christmas (I think?) They definitely didn’t go last year. And he most likely will be doing a bunch of promo for The Tender Bar, due out around then. He’s probably trying to get Garner on board for not going anywhere and staying in LA for Xmas… but who really knows. LOL

  9. CJ says:

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were seen yesterday with the kids at Ben’s home in Pacific Palisades, where they hosted a food drive for Rise Against Hunger.