Jennifer Lopez Reveals How She Reconnected With Ben Affleck After Nearly 20 Years

A lot for reconnecting with an outdated flame on Facebook.

Jennifer Lopez revealed in a brand new interview with Vogue on Tuesday that she and Ben Affleck rekindled their early aughts relationship over electronic mail after practically 20 years aside.

Affleck, who’d simply cut up along with his pandemic flame, Ana de Armas, reached out to the “Marry Me” actor after she and Alex Rodriguez broke off their engagement.

In response to Vogue’s abstract of the occasions, Affleck instructed Lopez that one other journal reached out for a remark about her, “and he wished her to know that he had offered a rave.” The journal mentioned the 2 continued to speak after the preliminary electronic mail and started visiting one another’s properties.

“Clearly, we weren’t making an attempt to exit in public,” Lopez mentioned. “However I by no means shied away from the truth that for me, I at all times felt like there was an actual love there, a real love there. Folks in my life know that he was a really, very particular particular person in my life. After we reconnected, these emotions for me had been nonetheless very actual.”

Jennifer Lopez Reveals How She Reconnected With Ben Affleck After Nearly 20 Years
Affleck and Lopez attend the Los Angeles screening of “Marry Me” on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.

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“To not discredit something in between that occurred as a result of all these issues had been actual too,” she mentioned. “All we’ve ever wished was to type of come to a spot of peace in our lives the place we actually felt that kind of affection that you simply really feel if you’re very younger and surprise when you can have that once more.”

After a bathtub proposal and two weddings (one in Vegas, one in Georgia), the 2 are actually engaged on mixing their households.

“The transition is a course of that must be dealt with with a lot care,” Lopez mentioned of her twins Emme and Max, who she shares with ex-Marc Anthony. Affleck has three youngsters ― Violet, Seraphina and Samuel ― whom he shares with Jennifer Garner.

“They’ve so many emotions. They’re teenagers. However it’s going rather well to this point,” she mentioned, including that Garner is “an incredible co-parent, they usually work rather well collectively.”

Lopez wears a Valentino Haute Couture dress in her December 2022 cover photo for Vogue.
Lopez wears a Valentino Haute Couture costume in her December 2022 cowl picture for Vogue.

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Their youngsters played a sweet role on the couple’s second wedding ceremony in Georgia, which Lopez detailed in her e-newsletter, “On the JLo,” in September.

All 5 youngsters walked down the aisle forward of the singer and stood with their mother and father throughout the wedding ceremony ceremony.

“We weren’t solely marrying each other; we had been marrying these youngsters into a brand new household,” Lopez wrote in her e-newsletter. “They had been the one folks we requested to face up for us in our wedding ceremony occasion. To our nice honor and pleasure, every one did.”

To learn extra of Lopez’s profile, head to Vogue. The journal’s December concern hits newsstands on Nov. 15.

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