Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck are engaged again

Dubbed ‘Bennifer’, Lopez and Affleck were among the biggest celebrity couples in the early 2000s

Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are engaged for a second time.

But unlike the first time, after months of dating under the paparazzi’s watch in 2002, Lopez announced it herself this time around, Variety reported on Saturday.

The news of the couple’s engagement came via Lopez’s newsletter—called On the JLo—where the actor showed a video to fans, sporting a green diamond engagement ring. 

But instead of saying anything specific, she let her followers connect the dots. 

Lopez’s sister Lynda confirmed the news on her Instagram account. 

Lopez and Affleck were among the biggest celebrity couples in the early 2000s. 

The couple starred in two films together—the 2003 romantic comedy “Gigli” and 2004’s “Jersey Girl”. 

By the time their second onscreen collaboration—an indie directed by Kevin Smith—had come out in theaters in March, the couple had already announced their break-up. 

Despite a lengthy engagement and being dubbed “Bennifer” by the tabloids, they never made it down the aisle.

Although Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, had gotten married to other people, they both eventually got divorced. 

And a year ago, Lopez and Affleck found themselves back together.

As social media cheered on their reunion, they made a series of red-carpet appearances together, including at the Venice Film Festival in September last year for Affleck’s role in “The Last Duel”, and at the premiere of “Marry Me”, Lopez’s latest romantic comedy which opened in theaters in February.

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