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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck spent a weekend together; are they dating again 17 years after breaking up?

By CHUCK SMITH Published May 11, 2021 12:52 pm

Almost 20 years after they broke up, former celebrity couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are reportedly spending time together. The 51-year-old singer-actress is even said to be “happy” with her former beau.

The Daily Mail reports that Ben and Jennifer were spotted near the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, where the two are believed to have stayed for a romantic weekend getaway. The British tabloid also published photos of the two, said to be taken near the luxury resort, riding a car together, with Ben on the driver’s seat.

A source told People Magazine that Jennifer indeed spent several days out of town with Ben, adding that the two have “a strong connection.” “It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy,” the source adds.

The report comes a week after Jennifer and Ben were spotted together just outside the singer-actress's home in Los Angeles.

Another source tells People that Jennifer had a great time with Ben. “She is happy with him and enjoys spending time with him.”

Jennifer and Ben—also known by their showbiz portmanteau “Bennifer”—when they were an item during the early 2000s—were engaged in 2002, and even starred in a couple of films together, such as "Jersey Girl" and "Gigli". But they postponed their wedding in 2003, and officially broke up in 2004.

Sightings of Jennifer and Ben together come a month after Jennifer and professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez officially called off their engagement. They two were rumored to have called off their engagement in March, though they immediately came out with a statement saying they’re still working things out. Now, the breakup seems final. "We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another's children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have is to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support," Jennifer and Alex’s joint statement read.

How is Alex taking reports that Jennifer is spending time with her former flame? A source tells ET Online that Alex was “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 adds.

Is "Bennifer" back again after 17 years? Stay tuned.

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