Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are going from friendly exes to something more, after seventeen years since calling off their 2002 engagement, as confirmed by multiple sources to E! News. Lopez, 51, and Affleck, 48, were spotted in Montana, over a week after the exes were spotted at her Los Angeles home in late April.
According to a source, both of the stars were guests at the VAX LIVE concert in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 2, then they flew together to the Yellowstone Club in Montana, where they spent a week together. “They were alone. Just the two of them” says the source. The pair were later spotted arriving back in L.A. on Saturday on a private jet.
Lopez and Affleck were engaged back in 2002. They began dating in July 2002 while filming the movie Gigli, then he proposed in November with a custom-made Harry Winston 6.1-carat pink solitaire diamond ring. However, they decided to postpone their wedding in 2003 and have officially called it quits by January 2004.
On the Today show in 2014, Lopez said her breakup with Ben was her first big heartbreak. But she had no regrets about their relationship.
A day before their Montana sighting, Lopez and Affleck posted Mother’s Day tributes on social media about their respective families. Affleck posted his appreciation for Jennifer Garner, his ex-wife, with whom he shares daughters Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, 9. At the same time, Lopez shared photos of her 13-year-old twins Max and Emme, her children with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
“They have been in touch here and there throughout the years,” a second source close to Lopez told E! News, adding that the pair reunited after she returned from filming in the Dominican Republic.
“Ben reached out to her to see how she was doing, and they had dinner together a few times within this last month. It’s natural between them, and the chemistry is unreal. They picked up where they last left off and are enjoying each other’s company right now.” Said the source.