Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been the talk of the town (opens in new tab) for weeks on end now, as they seemingly tick off one major relationship milestone (opens in new tab) after the other. So it might not come as a surprise, exactly, that the two are reportedly "seriously talking about getting married." Still, it feels like big news for those of us who have been more than a little invested in Bennifer 2.0 (opens in new tab)—if the rumors are true, of course.
A source told Us Weekly (opens in new tab) about these alleged marriage discussions, adding that, "They are both madly in love and don’t want to let one another go this time." The source explained that Lopez is the "one that got away" for Affleck, and claimed that he's "determined to make sure that doesn’t happen this time."
This comes after Affleck was spotted browsing jewelry (opens in new tab) in a Los Angeles outpost of Tiffany & Co, and appeared to be taking notes on what looked suspiciously like engagement rings. He also brought his mom and son along for the ride, which made it seem like it wasn't just a casual outing.
The two celebs previously got engaged in 2002, after meeting on the set of Gigli (opens in new tab), but they ultimately called off the wedding. After their 2004 breakup, both Lopez and Affleck went on to marry other people and have children. They reconnected in 2021 after Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announced their separation (opens in new tab) in April. They have since enjoyed joint vacations (opens in new tab) and brought their kids (and Affleck's mom) along on their dates (opens in new tab), so an impending engagement definitely wouldn't be the most shocking celebrity news we've had this year. We'll just have to wait and see.
Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Shape. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.
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