Insiders close to Affleck recently told Page Six that if he proposed again, they wouldn’t be surprised.
Fans and the media instantly called the pair “Bennifer” when they began dating in 2002. The two weren’t afraid to demonstrate their affection for one other at the time, as seen by PDA-heavy portions from Lopez’s “Jenny From the Block” music video.
By November of that year, Affleck had proposed to Lopez with a Harry Winston 6.1-carat pink diamond. The colossal sparkler is said to have cost $2.5 million.
During a 2000s interview with Diane Sawyer, Lopez discussed her first engagement, describing her fiancé as “brilliantly intellectual, lovely, charming, and affectionate.”
“The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” she said, referring to her exquisite ring.
Unfortunately, the couple’s 2003 wedding was postponed and subsequently cancelled due to widespread media attention.
“We have chosen to postpone the date due to the increased media attention around our wedding,” the couple stated in a joint statement. “We noticed something was wrong when we were really considering hiring three distinct ‘decoy brides’ at three different locales.”
“We started to feel that the essence of what should have been the greatest day of our life may be damaged,” the statement added. We were concerned that what should have been a wonderful and important day for us, our families, and friends may be ruined.”
Lopez called off the engagement in early 2004, and by June of that year, she was married to singer Marc Anthony. In 2008, the couple welcomed twins Max and Emme into the world.
In the meanwhile, Affleck has moved on from Jennifer Garner. In 2005, he married the actress and they have three children together: Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel.
Despite the fact that both of their marriages ended in divorce, Lopez embarked on a new whirlwind affair with Alex Rodriguez in 2017.
Until their January 2021 divorce, Affleck was connected to a number of women, including “Knives Out” actress Ana De Armas.
Affleck stepped in and reunited with Lopez shortly after Lopez’s breakup from A-Rod. Since then, the couple — who just spent $50 million on a Bel Air estate – have been going strong.
On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in February, the “Marry Me” actress said, “I don’t believe anybody was more startled than us.” “You could never fathom anything like that happening.” It’s a lovely thing.”