So in love! Whether throughout their early aughts relationship or their 2021 reunion, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have by no means been shy about public shows of affection.
One of their earliest moments of shameless PDA got here in 2002, when the Argo director appeared in Lopez’s music video for “Jenny From the Block.” In one clip, the Oscar winner caressed his love’s bottom whereas they relaxed on a yacht. The second turned so iconic that when the pair reunited in 2021, some followers speculated that the duo have been deliberately attempting to recreate the video throughout their Mediterranean trip.
The Hustlers star and Good Will Hunting screenwriter met in 2001 whereas filming the infamous bomb Gigli. They went public with their romance the next year, and by November 2002, they have been engaged.
Their marriage ceremony date was set for September 2003, however they known as it off simply days earlier than the ceremony due to “excessive media attention.” Four months later, they ended their relationship completely.
“I think the worst, probably lowest point was the whole Gigli era,” the Enough actress advised HuffPost Live in January 2015. “It was a very badly reviewed film. I was in a high-profile relationship at the time that fell apart in a really bad way, and so the kind of mix of those two things and the tabloid press had just come into existence at the time, so I was like a poster child for that moment.”
Still, the New York City native admitted that she wouldn’t have modified something, together with her romance with Affleck. “No regrets,” she defined. “I would do it all over again I think. I really would. Even the relationship part. … I just feel like everything is part of your story and your journey and is meant to be and helps you grow if you’re willing to look at it, and I’m willing to look.”
The Deep Water star, for his half, continued talking extremely of his ex years after their cut up, praising each her work ethic and her means to look ageless.
“She should have been nominated. She’s the real thing,” he advised The New York Times in February 2020, referring to Lopez’s Oscar snub for her work in Hustlers. “I keep in touch periodically with her and have a lot of respect for her. How awesome is it that she had her biggest hit movie at 50? That’s f—king baller.”
Keep scrolling for a glance again at Affleck and Lopez’s steamiest PDA moments: