Bennifer update alert! Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have reportedly been spotted together again – this time in Montana.
This news comes a week after reports surfaced that the ex-fiancés had been hanging out after their respective breakups – Lopez recently ended her engagement to Alex Rodriguez, while Affleck said goodbye to Ana de Armas in January.
According to People, the two were seen driving a car near a Big Sky resort where Affleck has a home. “[Jennifer] spent several days out of town with Ben. They have a strong bond. It’s all been fast and intense, but Jennifer is happy, ‘the source said. TMZ reports that Affleck and Lopez flew back to L.A. together on May 9 and drove from LAX to her home in Bel-Air.
Many fans were pleasantly surprised when rumors of Affleck-Lopez’s reunion first surfaced in April. The former couple, often referred to as Bennifer, were engaged in 2002 but postponed their wedding for a few days before their planned wedding. Bennifer was gone in January 2004. Six years later, Lopez referred to the iconic 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring he gave her as “whatever”.
“They are friends. They have always been friends and have seen each other over the years,” a source told People in April.
During a recent InStyle profile of Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck praised her. “I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and overwhelmed by what she was committed to day after day, the seriousness with which she took up her work, the calm and dedicated way she went about her work, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts, “he said of their time as costars in such films as Jersey Girl and Gigli.” She remains to this day the hardest-working person I have encountered in this business. She’s got a lot of talent, but she’s also worked really hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she finally seems to be getting the credit she deserves. ”
Affleck also asked the same question we all have about Lopez: “Where do you keep the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003, and it looks like I’m in my 40s … at best? To that, Lopez replied, “Ben is funny! He still looks pretty good.”