Jennifer Lopez is single again after breaking up with Alex Rodriguez, and a report released this week suggests her ex-fiancée Ben Affleck is “waiting on the wings”.
The former couple got engaged in 2002 but were canceled in 2004 before they could go down the aisle.
51-year-old Jennifer continued to marry Latin American superstar Marc Anthony and the twin mother, while 48-year-old Ben tied the knot with actress Jennifer Garner and had three daughters.
Both couples divorced, and Jennifer re-engaged to 45-year-old baseball player Alex Rodriguez. They wanted to get married last year, but they canceled their wedding due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The couple confirmed Thursday that the relationship ended because their “friends got better” and both Jennifer and Ben left single.
The slang star left his girlfriend Ana de Armas in January, and now Heat magazine reported that he is still carrying a torch for his ex-fiancée Jennifer and “waiting on the wings”.
Ben recently praised his ex, calling him talented, accomplished, and jokingly saying that he had to be a “fountain of youth” to look this handsome.
A source told the magazine that a Bennifer meeting could not be ignored, saying, “It is no coincidence that Ben praises Jen for being single again.
“His and Ben’s breakup had nothing to do with the fact that they couldn’t attract each other – he was just disappointed with the whole game of fame. But both have matured a lot over the last 18 years – they are in very good conditions and have had a lot of conversation lately.
“They stopped talking in person, but it is an open secret that they are still very closely connected.
“You have nothing to lose if you try again … I will be patient.”
Jennifer and Alex’s relationship is said to have been shaky for weeks, but on Thursday they officially announced their split.
“We realize that we are better as friends and look forward to staying that way,” he said in a statement to the US Today Show.
“We will continue to work together and support each other in our common business and projects.
“We wish each other and each other’s children all the best. The only comment we have to say to respect them is to thank everyone for posting kind words and support.”