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Credit: Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

In the 2021 news no one saw coming, it appears Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are, very likely, back together.

As in, the couple who split up in 2004. As in, the couple who split up before some of the world’s most famous TikTok stars were even born

Last week, the early aughts It couple were spotted together in LA, prompting fans to question what on planet earth could be going on between the two. Yesterday, we got our answer: reports surfaced the pair had taken off to Montana for alone time over the weekend with People confirming, “They have a strong connection. It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.” 

Credit: Evan Agostini/Getty Images. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck arriving at the “Maid In Manhattan” world premiere at The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City. December 8, 2002.

Am I in a time warp? What is happening? 

Of course, this whirlwind romance—if that’s what it is—comes right off the back of J Lo’s break up with A-Rod, AKA Alex Rodriguez. The two dated for four years and were engaged to be married, before calling off their relationship in mid-April, a few weeks after rumours that Rodriguez had been messaging Southern Charm star, Maddison LeCroy. 

Naturally, being a hot-blooded woman who’d also want to kick a cheating man where it hurts, I have a sneaky suspicion this Affleck reunion might have a little something to do with getting back at A-Rod… which… appears to be working. 

A source close to the former MLB star says that A-Rod is “shocked” and thought there would still be a chance at reconciliation between himself and J Lo. 

Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

“A-Rod is shocked that J.Lo has moved on,” the source told E! News. “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 outlet added that Rodriguez is “saddened” about Lopez and Affleck’s reunion, and has reached out to her to let her know “he’s upset.”

But as the source put it, “She’s not interested in rekindling anything with A-Rod and is done.”

Ah, well. Maybe next time he’ll think before DM’ing…