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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the premiere of Revolution Studios’ and Columbia Pictures’ film “Gigli” at the Mann National Theatre July 27, 2003 in Westwood, California. Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have added the Hamptons to their whirlwind reunion tour of America. The formerly engaged, newly dating couple jetted to Long Island’s southern fork to spend the Fourth of July weekend together where they were seen walking arm-in-arm wearing matching beige outfits (Affleck, a tight cream-coloured hoodie and brown khakis and Lopez, a loose, long-sleeved cream top and beige pants).

It’s unclear how long the pair are planning on staying on Long Island, where they were seen shopping with another unnamed couple, but given their track record for travelling, we’d say not long. 

In fact, just two days ago, the pair, dubbed Bennifer ever since they started dating in the early aughts, was spotted on the other side of the country with their respective children for a day at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. 

Lopez and Affleck were photographed walking through the theme park’s Simpsons-themed attraction holding hands with their kids—Lopez’s twins Max and Emme, 13, and Affleck’s son with Jennifer Garner, Samuel, 9. 

An onlooker told Page Six the couple “definitely looked in love. They were walking shoulder to shoulder and holding hands.”

“They looked like they were just two people walking around,” the person added. “Not a single person came up to them.”

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Actors Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images.  

Sources told People in May that Lopez “is open to having a relationship… she wants to spend as much time with Ben as possible to see where this could go.” A separate source told the outlet that their reunion seems to have come at the right time, as “Ben and Jennifer were in the same mindset after their breakups.” The second source added, “Whether they end up together or not, it’s good for both of them now. And not that surprising.”

It might not be surprising to those in the know, but it certainly was surprising to the general public. This reunion and the fact that Angelina Jolie was spotted leaving her ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller’s apartment (twice) makes us question whether there’s something in the post-pandemic water.