Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck enjoy romantic dinner in West Hollywood

Going public! Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck can’t keep their hands off each other as they confirm rekindled romance on a VERY cozy date night dinner in West Hollywood

  • Jennifer and Ben were spotted with arms wrapped around one another during a dinner date in West Hollywood, California on Monday night
  • The pair chose to dine at Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant located in the swanky Pendry hotel
  • Jennifer’s renewed connection with Ben appears to have begun even before she broke off her engagement with fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April 
  • Since reuniting, Lopez and Affleck have enjoyed several getaways, including a most recent stay at Lopez’s rental home in Miami, Florida in May
  • Lopez and Affleck first met in 2001 on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli, and they made their relationship official the following year 
  • They got engaged later in 2002 and scheduled their wedding for September 2003 but called it off with only a few days notice
  • Ben and Jennifer then split in early 2004, but reportedly remained friends afterward, which may have helped them get close again 

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have left the public wondering about the status of their relationship since reuniting in late April after Lopez’s split from Alex Rodriguez.

But the duo appeared to confirm their rekindled romance as they were seen putting on a very cozy display in West Hollywood on the evening of Monday, May 31.

Jennifer and Ben had their arms wrapped around one another while waiting to be seated at Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant located at the swanky Pendry hotel.

Bennifer forever: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck appeared to confirm their rekindled romance as they were seen putting on a very cozy display in West Hollywood on the evening of Monday, May 31


It must be love: Jennifer and Ben had their arms wrapped around one another while waiting to be seated at Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant located at the swanky Pendry hotel 

Just the two of us: Almost as soon as they stepped out of the car, their arms were intertwined together

The 51-year-old On The Floor singer had her head nestled into the 48-year-old Academy Award-winner’s neck as he held her closely with one arm.

As the walked in and around the hotel, Jennifer and Ben sported noticeable grins on their faces. 

Lopez looked chic for her dinner date with Affleck in a bright pink turtleneck layered under a tan leather coat.

She wore her highlighted strands in a stylish messy bun and accentuated her naturally beautiful features with a strategic amount of makeup.

Lady of the night: Lopez looked chic for her dinner date with Affleck in a bright pink turtleneck layered under a tan leather coat


True romance: The 51-year-old On The Floor singer had her head nestled into the 48-year-old Academy Award-winner’s neck as he held her closely with one arm


Classic: She wore her highlighted strands in a stylish messy bun and accentuated her naturally beautiful features with a strategic amount of makeup

Just a drag: Ben stopped outside for a smoke while waiting for his car at the valet

This way! He checked his reflection in the mirror before heading off for the night

Jennifer added an extra bit of glamour to her ensemble with some glistening hoop earrings.

‘They were very affectionate, very cuddly,’ the insider said. ‘He had his arm around her the whole time’

Ben, who originally met Jennifer on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli in 2001, kept casual in a black tee shirt and a matching moto jacket.

He completed the look with a classic pair of straight leg, dark denim jeans. 

The Gone Girl actor was photographed enjoying a cigarette as he and Lopez waited for their car at the hotel’s valet.

Sources told Page Six the pair were very hands-on throughout their romantic night out.

‘They were very affectionate, very cuddly,’ the insider said. ‘He had his arm around her the whole time.’ 

And they certainly weren’t alone as they reportedly wined and dined with Lopez’s longtime manager, Benny Medina, and her producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. 

Their big night out at the celeb-friendly restaurant lasted ‘a couple of hours.’ 

The insider also noted they ‘chowed down on dishes like crab fried rice, Wagyu steak, snapper, various appetizers, and a “spikey lemon” dessert.’ 

Bling: Jennifer added an extra bit of glamour to her ensemble with some glistening hoop earrings

Dressed up: Ben, who originally met Jennifer on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli in 2001, kept casual in a black tee shirt and a matching moto jacket.


Reunited and it feels so good: Sources told Page Six the pair were very hands-on throughout their romantic night out

Off we go! Affleck jumped behind the wheel and drove away into the night

Beautiful: Her classic JLo glow was on display as she showed off a perfect pout

Jennifer and Ben’s reunion came as quite a shock to pop culture aficionados, being that the pair have not been romantically linked since calling off their engagement in 2004.

A source told People on Tuesday that the pair are ‘slowly starting to talk about the future,’ while continuing to ‘travel back and forth between Los Angeles and Miami’ to spend time with one another.

‘They are very happy together,’ the insider continued, stressing that the romance between and Ben and Jennifer ‘is not a casual relationship.’ 

Reminisce: Jennifer and Ben’s reunion came as quite a shock to pop culture aficionados, being that the pair have not been romantically linked since calling off their engagement in 2004

Looking ahead: A source told People on Tuesday that the pair are ‘slowly starting to talk about the future,’ while continuing to ‘travel back and forth between Los Angeles and Miami’ to spend time with one another

Reunited: Jennifer and Ben’s reunion came as quite a shock to pop culture aficionados, being that the pair have not been romantically linked since calling off their engagement in 2004; Jennifer and Ben pictured on May 8

Getaway: Most recently, Ben joined Jennifer at her rental home in Miami, Florida where they were seen hanging out on the balcony and hitting up the gym together; Ben and Jennifer pictured on May 23

‘They are taking it seriously and want it to be long-lasting.’

Jennifer’s renewed connection with Ben appears to have begun even before she broke off her engagement with fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April, as the couple started sending emails back-and-forth even earlier.

Affleck was later seen getting picked up in Lopez’s SUV and shuttled to her LA home several times, before they were photographed enjoying a getaway to Affleck’s property in Montana.

Costars: Lopez and Affleck first met in 2001 on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli, and they made their relationship official the following year, shortly after Jennifer divorced her second husband

Video vixen: Ben famously appeared as Jennifer’s love interest – reenacting their own relationship on screen – in the music video for the singer’s 2002 hit Jenny from the Block

Most recently, Ben joined Jennifer at her rental home in Miami, Florida where they were seen hanging out on the balcony and hitting up the gym together.

A source told People at the time that the on-again lovebirds were seen ‘holding hands, hugging, kissing,’ during their time together in coastal Florida city. 

‘They are very much into each other and being together’ and ‘weren’t trying to hide the fact that they were together.’

Another source told the publication that Ben and Jennifer ‘are both excited about their relationship’ and that they ‘don’t want to hide anymore.’

Lopez and Affleck first met in 2001 on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli, and they made their relationship official the following year, shortly after Jennifer divorced her second husband.

Complications? They got engaged later in 2002 and scheduled their wedding for September 2003 but called it off with only a few days notice; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003

Done! Ben and Jennifer then split in early 2004, but reportedly remained friends afterward, which may have helped them get close again; Jennifer and Ben pictured in 2003

Ben famously appeared as Jennifer’s love interest – reenacting their own relationship on screen – in the music video for the singer’s 2002 hit Jenny from the Block. 

They got engaged later in 2002 and scheduled their wedding for September 2003 but called it off with only a few days notice.

Ben and Jennifer then split in early 2004, but reportedly remained friends afterward, which may have helped them get close again.

After ending their relationship, Jennifer went on to marry Marc Anthony in June of 2004. After 10 years together, Lopez and Anthony split in 2014.

The former couple, who have remained close friends despite their divorce, share 13-year-old twins Emme and Max.

Split: Jennifer’s renewed connection with Ben appears to have begun even before she broke off her engagement with fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April, as the couple started sending emails back-and-forth even earlier; Jennifer and Alex pictured in 2018

Just last week, Jennifer and Marc met up for a relaxing catch-up lunch in Miami, where they were spotted dining outdoors together after her gym session.

As for Ben, the Argo star became romantically linked with actress Jennifer Garner, whom he would go onto wed in 2005.

He and the 49-year-old, who split in 2018, share three children, daughter Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, nine.

After divorcing Garner, Affleck enjoyed several brief relationships with the likes of 40-year-old television producer Lindsay Shookus and Playboy model Shauna Sexton, who was just 22 at the time.

Just months before rekindling his romance with Lopez, Affleck had been broken up with by his Deep Water costar Ana de Armas, 33, after nine months together. 

Former flame: As for Ben, the Argo star became romantically linked with actress Jennifer Garner, whom he would go onto wed in 2005; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2014

Jennifer Lopez’s highs and lows of her quest for love

By Brian Marks For Dailymail.com

Jennifer Lopez’s romantic life has been a road filled with rocky passages and sharp turns. 

The 51-year-old actress and musician looked like she’d finally found Mr. Right when she showed off the enormous ring given to her by fiancé Alex Rodriguez in 2019.

The nuptials to the 45-year-old New York Yankee was set to be her fourth marriage, following a string of high-profile relationships, before they called things off in April. 

Now, with the singer officially reunited with ex-flame and former fiancé Ben Affleck, MailOnline takes a look at the highs and lows of Jennifer’s quest for love…    

Finding love: Jennifer Lopez’s romantic life has been a road filled with rocky passages and sharp turns after splitting from fiancé Alex Rodriguez (pictured in 2019) 

Following stints on the CBS crime drama Second Chances and its spin-off Hotel Malibu in the mid-1990s, J-Lo shot to fame with her star-making turns in Selena and the jungle thriller Anaconda, both in 1997.

The Jenny From The Block singer was married to Cuban waiter and occasional actor Ojani Noa for a short period from February 1997 to January 1998.

Though the marriage was brief, it resulted in multiple tasteless legal challenges for the aspiring actress. 

First time: The Jenny From The Block singer was married to Cuban waiter and occasional actor Ojani Noa for a short period from February 1997–January 1998 (pictured in 1998) 

Following their divorce, Noa worked for Jennifer for six months managing her LA-based Cuban restaurant, Madre’s.

After being fired from the position, he sued for breech of contract and threatened to release both a nude tape of his ex-wife and a tell-all book painting her as a perverted sex fiend. 

Slime ball: After being fired from the position, he sued for breech of contract and threatened to release both a nude tape of his ex-wife and a tell-all book painting her as a perverted sex fiend (pictured in 1998) 

‘There is revealing video of Jennifer with a lack of clothing and in sexual situations, especially in the hotel footage from the honeymoon,’ said Ed Meyer, an associate of Noa’s, while the tape was on the market. 

‘The videos contain salacious material and are going to shock her fans.’

After a six-year legal battle, the Hollywood star was able to block the release of the tape and the tell-all from the ‘gold-digging’ ex. 

High profile: While preparing the release of her debut album, On The 6, Jennifer sparked up a relationship with one of its producers, Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs, 51 (pictured in 2000) 

While preparing the release of her debut album, On The 6, Jennifer sparked up a relationship with one of its producers, Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs, 51.

The record spawned the number one hit If You Had My Love and established her as a singer to be reckoned with.

Jennifer became an alluring palette for fashion designers during their relationship, and she debuted her most famous outfit during the Grammy Awards ceremony. 

The green silk chiffon dress from Versace was super low-cut, extending below her navel and barely covering her cleavage. 

Legal scare: The two were charged with criminal possession of a weapon in 1999, though the charges were later dropped against her as she was determined to be uninvolved (pictured in 1999) 

Once again, though, Jennifer found herself embroiled in legal issues, this time far more serious.

On December 27, 1999, Jennifer and Sean were arrested following a shooting outside the Times Square Club in Manhattan.

The two were charged with criminal possession of a weapon, though the charges were later dropped against her as she was determined to be uninvolved.

Jennifer broke up with the rap mogul a month before his trial was slated to begin in 2001. He was ultimately acquitted on all charges. 

Short-lived marriage: In late 2000, she met Chris Judd, 51, a dancer and songwriter, when he directed her Love Don’t Cost A Thing music video. The two were quickly inseparable, and married on September 29, 2001. By June of 2002 they had split, and the divorce was finalized in 2003 (pictured in 2001) 

The Out Of Sight star launched into another short-lived romance immediately following her break-up with Puff Daddy.

In late 2000, she met Chris Judd, 51, a dancer and songwriter, when he directed her Love Don’t Cost A Thing music video.

The two were quickly inseparable, and married on September 29, 2001. By June of 2002 they had split, and the divorce was finalized in 2003. 

Bennifer: J-Lo’s most high profile romance was her relationship with Ben Affleck, 48, whom she dated from 2002 to late 2003 (pictured in 2003) 

J-Lo’s most high profile romance was her relationship with Ben Affleck, 48, whom she dated from 2002 to late 2003.

The two met on the set of Gigli, their ill-fated romantic comedy that was a critical and commercial bomb. 

Ben proposed to Jennifer in November 2002, and media outlets began to refer to the couple as ‘Bennifer,’ launching the era of celebrity couple nicknames.

The two called off their September 2003 wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara, California, only a day before.

The relationship wasn’t meant to be, and they split in January 2004. 

Media sensation: Ben proposed to Jennifer in November 2002, and media outlets began to refer to the couple as ‘Bennifer,’ launching the era of celebrity couple nicknames (pictured in 2003) 

Following the near-marriage to Ben, Jennifer began her longest relationship to date with Latin singer Marc Anthony, 52.

He became her third husband when the two married in 2004, less than a year after her split from Ben.

In 2008, she and Marc welcomed twins, Maximilian and Emme, now 13.  

The couple announced their separation in July 2011, and the divorce was finalized in 2014, with Jennifer retaining physical custody of their two children. 

Long-lasting: Following the near-marriage to Ben, Jennifer began her longest relationship to date with Latin singer Marc Anthony, 52 (pictured in 2007)

Growing family: He became her third husband when the two married in 2004, less than a year after her split from Ben. In 2008, she and Marc welcomed twins, Maximilian and Emme, now 13 (pictured in 2005) 

Rebound: Following the dissolution of her longest marriage, the Maid In Manhattan star sparked up a more casual relationship with her former back-up dancer Casper Smart, 33, from 2011-2016 (pictured in 2016) 

Following the dissolution of her longest marriage, the Maid In Manhattan star sparked up a more casual relationship with her former back-up dancer Casper Smart, 33.

The two were on and off following her separation from Marc in 2011 through August 2016.

In February 2017, Jennifer began dating Alex Rodriguez.

Making it last: In February 2017, Jennifer began dating Alex Rodriguez (pictured in 2019) 

She seemed to have something special with Alex. The New York Yankees star fostered a loving, blended family with his soon-to-be wife and her children.

He brings daughters Ella Alexander, 12, and Natasha Alexander, 16, to the relationship. The combined family are often together during outings.

The couple have long hinted they did see a wedding in the future, though have been allowing things to unfold naturally rather then rush into an engagement.  

The actress told People in 2019 that the couple would ‘think about getting married… it will happen naturally when and if it’s supposed to.’ 

Loving couple: She seemed to have something special with Alex. The New York Yankees star fostered a loving, blended family with his soon-to-be wife and her children (pictured in happier times) 

Having tied the knot three times, Jennifer explained she wanted to be absolutely certain the fourth time was the charm. 

‘I rushed into three different marriages. At this point I want to be sure.’

Yet in March 2021, it was reported that the duo had ‘split’ over his ‘friendship’ with Southern Charm’s Madison LeCroy a factor.

In February, Madison claimed that she spoke with Rodriguez over the phone but insisted it was ‘innocent’ and that he ‘never physically cheated’ on Jennifer.

However, a source told DailyMail.com at the time: ‘Alex has never met or spoken to Madison or anyone from the show.’ 

In April, the former couple confirmed their split, announcing: ‘We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so.’ 

Claims: Yet in March 2021, it was reported that the duo had ‘split’ over his ‘friendship’ with Southern Charm’s Madison LeCroy, pictured, a factor 

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