Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Go ‘Instagram Official’ in Photo Taken at Leah Remini’s Birthday Party
It has been reported that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are the ‘loves of each other’s lives’ and feel lucky to have been given a ‘second chance’.
And in new photos revealed on Thursday, it’s clear that the reunited couple is totally in love with each other.
JLo’s friend Leah Remini posted pictures to social media from her 51st birthday party on June 15 and Jen and Ben are cuddled together in an instant.
It’s mine: Jennifer Lopez hugged Ben Affleck and looked fiercely protective at her husband in a photo Leah Remini shared at the actress’s 51st birthday party in June
In the black and white photo, Jen presses her body against Ben’s with one hand on the actor’s and director’s chest.
She stares at the camera with a fierce look as if to say ‘hands off, it’s mine’.
Ben poses with one arm around his girlfriend and pulls her close to him, the other arm casually draped around actress Leah.
BFFs: JLo has been close friends with The King Of Queens star since being introduced to Leah by her third husband Marc Anthony
The King Of Queens star and high profile former Scientologist wrote in her: Instagram post: ‘I wanted to share a video of my birthday with you because I got so much love from you on my birthday but also every day.
“I consider myself the best support system here on social media. Also, I can’t thank my family and friends enough for coming, for celebrating with me in a way that was very special to me.”
Earlier this week, a source revealed that AND! News that the celebrity couple is “completely committed to each other,” although they both agree they are in no rush to remarry.
“They’ve mixed their lives and families and don’t feel the need to get engaged or even tie the knot yet. They’ve both been there and don’t think it’s necessary,” a second insider explained to the outlet.
Happiness in love: Jennifer and Ben – who first dated from 2002 to 2004 – feel lucky to have been given a “second chance,” a source told People. Seen on the 4th of July weekend
“They want to do everything they can to make this work,” the source added. “They’re madly in love.”
And it was emphasized that Ben, who has had rehab, thinks that Jennifer – who does not drink alcohol, exercises regularly and eats healthy – is a good influence on him.
“She’s great for him,” the source said.
As for her twins Max and Emme, 13 – whose father is Latin crooner Marc Anthony – they get to know the former Batman star.
The early days: the actors met on the set of the 2003 film Gigli (pictured) and got engaged
Star-crossed: The A-list couple canceled their wedding just days before the ceremony scheduled for September 2003 due to too much media interference and broke up in January 2004
“They’re slowly getting to know him,” the source said, adding that “everything seems to be running smoothly.”
Lopez will now live in Los Angeles full time to be near Ben. She called Miami home when she was engaged to Alex Rodriguez.
“Emme and Max are on board to get a fresh start in LA,” said the source.
But the kids occasionally fly back to Miami to see Anthony.
Is it suitable for Bennifer 2.0? The duo have looked at mansions in Los Angeles together
He’s now in the driver’s seat: The Dinero crooner will drive through LA with Ben on July 6th
Jennifer has a home in Bel-Air, but she’s been seen house-hunting for a place closer to Ben’s mansion in the Brentwood area.
Ben has to stay in the Brentwood area to be close to the three children he has with Jennifer Garner: Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine.
Next up for the duo: her 52nd birthday which falls on Saturday. They are going to celebrate together.
The Bronx-born beauty told Hoda on the Today show this week that she’ll be keeping the celebration “low key.”
“They keep coming, those birthdays,” she joked. ‘[I’ll be celebrating] with friends, having fun, you know, raising a glass, making a toast.’
Rocking the airwaves: The Siren has a new song out, Cambia El Paso; seen in the music video shot in Miami
Also on the Today show, she was asked by Hoda Kotb if she’s “happier” now that she’s back with Ben.
JLo dodged the question and said she is always happy when she sees Hoda.
Then Jennifer said that Hoda has her phone number and can call and ask her anytime.
On Tuesday, it was claimed that the couple is not rushing into an engagement or marriage.
They planned to get married as early as 2003, but postponed their wedding due to “excessive media attention” before canceling their engagement the following year.
They were married for 10 years: Jenny From The Block was Marc Anthony’s wife from 2004 to 2014; seen in 2004
Their little ‘coconuts’: Jennifer and Marc share twins Max and Emme; seen in miami
They have grown back together in recent months and are said to be on the same page regarding their future.
A source told E! News: ‘[They] are completely committed to each other… They have mixed their lives and families and do not feel the need to get engaged or even tie the knot yet.
“They’ve both been there and don’t think it’s necessary. They are both very secure in their relationship and Ben adores her.
“It’s really meant to be and everyone around them thinks they’re a perfect match.”
Ben was previously married to Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018, and J-Lo has been married to Ojani Noa, Chris Judd and Anthony over the years.
Meanwhile, an insider recently revealed that the pair are now in an “amazing place.”
The insider said: “When Ben reached out to J-Lo, she was very excited about the possibility that they would rekindle their relationship. J-Lo has always had a love for Ben.
Bye Florida! She called Miami home when she was engaged to Alex Rodriguez. Seen in Florida in January 2020
“Before, Ben broke up with J-Lo because he was overwhelmed by the constant media attention and exposure that the relationship brought, but now they are in a great place and have really learned what works for them as a couple. ‘
Jennifer and Ben’s relationship is “not a big deal for either set of kids.”
And while they’re not quite moving in together yet, friends of the couple expect them to too.
A source revealed: ‘Their friends wouldn’t be surprised if they move in together and end up together. They spend all their free time together and make each other a priority.’
In love: “Jennifer always saw Ben as the one who escaped,” an insider told PageSix.com. It has also been reported that the revived couple are planning to spend the rest of their lives together.”