No, you haven’t accidentally stepped into a time machine and emerged back in 2003: it appears Bennifer really might be a thing again.
After it was revealed Monday that exes Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck recently vacationed together for a week, TMZ reported Tuesday that they “didn’t just rekindle their romance within the last two weeks,” but “instead, it’s been building since February.” According to the report, Lopez and Affleck, who broke up in 2004, were in “very regular contact” beginning in early February, when Affleck “started flooding her with emails” while she was filming a movie in the Dominican Republic.
“We’re told the tone of the emails wasn’t just friendly,” TMZ says, “but more loving and longing for Jen.”
Affleck in one instance reportedly told Lopez she looked beautiful in photos and that he wished he could be down there with her in the Dominican Republic. They apparently emailed each other back and forth for Lopez’s entire film shoot, which went until the end of April. The two were subsequently spotted together in May, setting the internet aflame and sparking rumors of a rekindled romance — though a source told Page Six at the time, “They are friends.”
But on Monday, E! News quoted a source as saying Affleck and Lopez have “picked up where they last left off,” also saying, “the chemistry is unreal.” Lopez and Alex Rodriguez officially announced they were calling off their engagement in April, and Rodriguez, E! also reported, is apparently “shocked that J.Lo has moved on.”
So, is Bennifer really back, then? Affleck’s buddy Matt Damon, for one, is rooting for these crazy kids.
“I love them both,” Damon told Today. “I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.”