It feels like 2003 all over again. Last week Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were spotted spending time together in Los Angeles after the singer’s split from Alex Rodriguez. While a source assured E! News the duo were “just friends” new intel suggests otherwise. According to the same outlet, Affleck and Lopez embarked on weeklong vacation at Yellowstone Club in Montana.
This. Is. Not. A. Drill: “They were alone,” said a source for the publication. “Just the two of them.”
And in case you needed physical evidence, Daily Mail shared paparazzi images of the couple holding hands while disembarking a private jet as well as snaps of the pair driving in Montana.
People also confirmed the earlier report with a source telling the outlet: “[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It’s all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.”
No publication has gone as far as to confirm the old romance has blossomed once again, but it’s looking quite likely. Following last week’s initial reports, ex-wife to Affleck Jennifer Garner was undeterred by the potential relationship and instead just wants Affleck to be happy.
“Jen isn’t bothered by Ben hanging out with J.Lo or anyone else. She wants what is best for Ben,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “What matters most to her is Ben being a great dad. They’ve been in a good groove when it comes to co-parenting for a while and their kids’ happiness is Jen’s main priority.”
At the weekend Affleck paid tribute to Garner for Mother’s Day in a sweet social media post.
“So happy to share these kids with you. Luckiest parents in the world. Thanks for all the good you do. Happy Mother’s Day. Love, their Dad,” Affleck wrote.
2021 is shaping up to be the year of unexpected celebrity couples. Think Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, Rita Ora and Taika Waititi and Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor. Lots to talk about, lots to unpack. Stay tuned for more.