Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck announce second engagement

Bennifer 2.0 plans to bring it to the altar.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have become engaged for the second time after canceling their previous promise in 2004, representatives for Lopez confirmed on Saturday.

Lopez shared a video of her emotional look wearing a green engagement ring in her newsletter “On the JLo.”

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Her sister Lynda Lopez shared a photo from the video on her Instagram Stories, writing, “So this happened. Love you @jlo @BenAffleck.”

The couple met in 2001 on the set of the rom-com “Gigli,” where they played criminals caught up in work together, and they developed friendships in real life.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 10, 2021.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 10, 2021. Credit: Pascal Le segretain/Getty Images

While the film was a flop, Affleck told Weekly entertainment in January that he doesn’t regret it because he “had met Jennifer, a relationship with whom I meant so much to me in my life”.

Affleck posed the question to Lopez in 2002 with a stunning pink diamond engagement ring.

But the couple postponed their wedding days before the wedding in 2003, saying in a statement, “Due to excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date”.

“When we found ourselves seriously considering hiring three separate ‘brides bait’ in three different locations, we realized that something was amiss,” the statement continued.

“We started to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt that what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families, and our friends.”

In January 2004 they officially canceled everything.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the premiere of 'Gigli' in July 2003.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the premiere of ‘Gigli’ in July 2003. Credit: Getty

Speculation is mounting that the couple rekindled their romance after she and baseball legend Alex Rodriguez ended their engagement in April 2021.

“I feel so lucky, happy and proud to be with him,” said Lopez People magazine about reunion with Affleck.

“It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.”

This will be the fourth marriage for Lopez, 52, and the second for Affleck, 49.

She was previously married to actor Ojani Noa, dancer Cris Judd and singer Marc Anthony, with whom she shares 14-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Affleck is married to actress Jennifer Garner and they are parents to Violet (16), Seraphina (13), and Samuel (10).

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