Reboots and revivals are everywhere you look in Hollywood – but who could’ve guessed that the most talked about love story of 2021 would be an emotional real-life sequel featuring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez? Part 1: back in 2004, the couple broke off their engagement after an intense relationship that played out in a swirl of diamonds, red carpets and tabloid headlines. Part 2: older, wiser and still passionate about each other, the superstars have rekindled their romance – and they’re determined to make it last.
“Even though their split many years ago was devastating for Jennifer, she has never had a bad word to say about Ben,” a source close to the singer tells WHO’s sister publication People magazine. “She believes that it wasn’t just meant to be then and feels like they’ve been given a second chance.”
Their second chance at love does bear some striking similarities to their first run at romance though. On July 24, the pair were spotted looking loved up while holidaying on a yacht in SaintTropez for Lopez’s 52nd birthday. Soaking up some sun, Affleck was sprung getting handsy while applying sun cream to his lady love – reminiscent of that infamous scene from her ‘Jenny from the Block’ music video back in 2002 (see below).
The similarity could also be put down to the fact that Lopez doesn’t look like she’s aged a day, despite it being almost two decades since their original romance kicked off. Former addict Affleck, 48, also appeared to be the picture of health, with Lopez’s emphasis on fitness and wellbeing said to be rubbing off on the actor. “He has been working on himself,” another source shared with People. “Jennifer will encourage him and help him if he needs it … she’s a good influence on him.”
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