Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had a two-year whirlwind romance that almost ended in marriage but days before they were to say “I do”, they shocked fans by breaking their engagement and eventually split. However, they’ve remained friends through the years.
Just recently, the exes were spotted spending time at the Yellowstone Club together. Days before, Ben was seen leaving her home in Los Angeles and they both attended the VAX LIVE concert. While many of their fans are rejoicing over this reunion, Jennifer’s ex, Alex Rodriguez, is far from happy.
A source close to the actress told E! News that he is shocked to find out that she has already moved on after calling off their engagement and officially ending their relationship only a month ago. “A-Rod is shocked that J.Lo has moved on. He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect. He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him,” the source revealed.
The insider confirmed that Alex is “saddened” and he even reached out to the actress to express “he’s upset”. The source added, “She’s not interested in rekindling anything with A-Rod and is done.”
Another insider closed to J.Lo claimed that the week-long getaway cum reunion gave the former couple a chance to “see where this could lead.”
The insider explained, “She wants to give it a shot with Ben. They never really had closure and she has always wondered what could have been. The timing was never right and they were in different places until now.”
“She finally has had the opportunity to spend time with him and see where this could lead. They are very comfortable together and it’s easy. She wants to keep seeing him and is very happy,” the insider added.
Ben and Jennifer, also known as “Bennifer” when they were still together, got engaged 17 years ago after falling in love while filming their movie, Gigli. They started dating in July 2002 then became engaged by November of that year. They were scheduled to tie the knot in September 2003 but called off their wedding days before and eventually broke up.
Many say love is sweeter the second time around. Hopefully, this will apply to Ben and Jennifer, too.