The timeline of the epic Bennifer reunion just got a little more complicated.
It is now alleged that Ben Affleck spent time at Jennifer Lopez’s home “ long before ” he was first seen in her Escalade vehicle late last month, arriving at her LA hometown.
That would mean the couple Jennifer, 51, and Ben, 48, were together for at least mid-April, just days after she and Alex Rodriguez officially announced their breakup and said they were “ better as friends ” on April 15.
PageSix reports a source claiming that Jennifer had even hoped to announce the news on Instagram by then, before photos surfaced of Ben at her home.
IG official? Jennifer Lopez ‘wanted to announce Bennifer reunion on Instagram’ because it is claimed she got back with Ben Affleck BEFORE he was first pictured at her home amid split with A-Rod
He stayed at her place [in April], and she planned to make an announcement that they are back together on Instagram. With her, it’s all about timing, ‘a source told the outlet on Wednesday.
However, it is worth noting that since the news of the reunion, both parties have been silent about their renewed romance.
Another insider told the outlet, ‘These are people who don’t like being alone, and she really likes him. They have a long history there. ‘
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for both Jen and Ben who have been unavailable for comment so far.
Meanwhile, one E! source said on Wednesday that the couple has “no trouble” making their long-distance relationship a success.
Giddy: JLo was photographed with a huge grin earlier this week as she left a private home with on-again beau Ben
“Ben is happy to be a part of her life in Miami, where they spent a lot of time at home, quiet and relaxing together,” a source tells E !. “They’ve had some great days that feel effortless and easy.”
“They’re taking it day by day, but don’t let distance be too much of an obstacle,” adds the source, noting that the next stop will be Jen joining Ben in LA.
Earlier this week, Jen appeared to be reporting that her renewed romance with the actor was heating up after she ‘liked’ an Instagram post about ‘being loved by the right person.
The Hustlers actress and Good Will Hunting star broke up in 2004 after postponing their marriage, but they’ve come close again with sources saying she’s ‘happy and excited about the future’ after she split last month with her engagement to Alex Rodriguez.
Jennifer is said to have ‘liked’ an inspiring Instagram post shared by life coach Jay Shetty, which stated, ‘Nothing is better than seeing someone who’s been unlucky in relationships finally being effortlessly loved by the right person.’
Bennifer is back: The actress, 51, and actor, 48, broke up in 2004, but they’ve grown close again in recent weeks after a trip to Montana and LA (pictured together in 2003)
The couple are currently living together in a luxury rental home in Miami and were reportedly seen ‘kissing’ each other at a local gym in between workouts.
Last week, eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice that Ben’s appears to be wearing the same watch as his cameo on Lopez’s 2002 hit music video for her song Jenny from the Block.
Jennifer confirmed the end of her relationship with former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez just a month ago, after the couple dated for four years and were engaged for two years.
A source told PEOPLE last week that Jennifer had returned to LA to spend more time with Ben and reunited earlier this week.
“Jennifer had just been in Los Angeles for a few days,” a source told the publication. She spent time with Ben. They have kept in touch every day since their trip to Montana. ‘
The source further claimed the pair are navigating a long-distance relationship, saying, ‘It’s a tricky situation because they are so far apart, but they both seem determined to make things work.
All over: the singer was previously engaged to Alex Rodriguez, 45, but the couple officially announced their split on April 15 (Picture 2019)
However, the Waiting For Tonight singer is said to be happy with the reunion, and the source adds: ‘Jennifer is doing well. She seems very happy and excited about her future. ‘
“Right now, they are going with the flow and making plans to meet as often as possible, but there is still a bit of discussion before they go public,” an insider told Us Weekly.
Ben and Jen started dating in 2002 after meeting on Gigli’s set. They soon became engaged and were to be married in September 2003, but they postponed their marriage and eventually split in January 2004.
“ It’s very clear that they’ve fallen for each other again in a very intense way, but they don’t want to ruin anything by sticking labels or putting too much pressure on themselves, ” added the source.
The Way They Were: Ben and Jen first started dating in 2002 after meeting on Gigli’s set, but they broke up in 2004 after their marriage was delayed (pictured in 2003)
“ When the time is right and assuming things continue to evolve romantically between them, probably a month or two, they’ll likely get Instagram official or get hand-in-hand at a restaurant somewhere. ”
Ben is said to have made contact with his ex-fiancé in February, while the singer was filming Shotgun Wedding.
According to TMZ, the actor reached out to J.Lo via email while in the Dominican Republic, and the pair continued to communicate for the next month.
TMZ alleges that Ben wrote an email to Jen about ‘how beautiful she looked’ while filming the movie, after photos emerged of her filming of wedding scenes with her opponent Josh Duhamel.
He is also said to have said he wished he could have been in the Dominican Republic too, but filmed The Tender Bar in Boston with George Clooney.
The pair are said to have communicated until Jennifer finished shooting in late April. The publication claims that in one of his emails Ben wrote about being able to ‘own J-Lo’s heart’ with his pen after gushing over his writing.
There is no suggestion that the couple were romantically linked at this point. Jennifer was engaged to Alex Rodriguez, but the couple officially announced their split on April 15.