Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez: A timeline

As Lopez and Ben Affleck are appearing out and about together more frequently just recently and warming up the headings, let’s have a look back the duo’s history.

Lopez and Affleck satisfied on the set of the rom-com “Gigli,” where they played lawbreakers stuck on a job together and the set strike up real-life relationship.

Speculation that Ben and Jen might be more than simply good friends started after he got a complete page advertisement in trade publications to both promote their movie and applaud her efficiency.

“It has been nothing but an honor and a pleasure to work with you,” the advertisement read. “I only wish I were lucky enough to be in all your movies.” Signed: “With love, respect, and gratitude, Ben Affleck.”

July 2002

Lopez and Chris Judd declare divorce throughout the summer season of 2002, however have actually apparently been divided for a bit already.
“Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd have announced they have resolved all issues arising out of their marriage,” the couple’s attorneys state a declaration at the time. “The resolution was extremely amicable . . . The two will remain friends.”

August 2002

Paparazzi images started flowing of Lopez and Affleck smooching.

November 2002

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on set for a music video for "Jenny From the Block" in 2002.

The couple get engaged after Affleck proposes with a stunning, customized 6.1-carat pink diamond ring from Harry Winston.

He likewise looks like Lopez’s love interest in the video for her single “Jenny From the Block,” the story of which handles the paparazzi treatment of their relationship.

In the video, Affleck — actually — kisses her popular booty in a scene of the couple on a luxury yacht.

March 2003

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the Academy Awards in 2003.

Lopez and Affleck make a sensational set on the red carpet at the 75th Yearly Academy Awards.

July 2003

The couple participate in the best of their “Gigli” movie, which ultimately bombs at package workplace.

September 2003

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the premiere of "Gigli" in 2003.

Days prior to the set are set to wed, they delay their weddings and launch the following declaration:

“Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date. When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three different locations, we realized that something was awry. We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised. We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families and our friends.”

Sources informed CNN at the time that the couple was “taking a break.”

January 2004

The duo formally cancelled their engagement and split.

March 2004

Another movie in which the 2 costarred together, “Jersey Girl,” is launched and underwhelms at package workplace.

June 2004

Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony leave the Jennifer Lopez Fall 2005 show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park February 11, 2005 in New York City.

Lopez wed pal, vocalist Marc Anthony, with whom she shares twins — a kid and a child.

In her 2014 book, “True Love,” Lopez apparently composed that completion of her relationship with Affleck was her very first “real heartbreak” and “Marc came back into my life three days after I should have been at the altar saying ‘I do’ to another man.”

June 2005

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in 2014.

A year later on, Affleck wed starlet Jennifer Garner in a personal event. They go on to have 3 kids together.

July 2011

Fans are shocked when Lopez and Anthony reveal they are separating. He declared divorce in April 2012.

July 2015

There’s a lot more shock when Garner and Affleck reveal their split. Their main divorce filing came 2 years later on.

“They remain friends and continue to co-parent their three kids amicably,” a source near to the couple informed CNN at the time. “They had always planned to divorce but just needed time. As always, their children are their first priority.”

March 2019

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend Jennifer Lopez's MTV VMA's Vanguard Award Celebration at Beauty & Essex on August 21, 2018.
Lopez and previous baseball gamer Alex Rodriguez end up being engaged, 2 years after they began dating and twenty years after she signed a poster for the self-avowed Lopez fan.

February 2020

Ben Affleck in "The Way Back."
Affleck raved about Lopez to CNN while promoting his movie, “The Way Back.”

He stated he has no remorses about making “Gigli” since “I made a great friendship with Jennifer Lopez, who I think is a fabulous person and I’m so excited for her continued success.”

“I don’t think she always got the respect that she deserved, in part, because she was a powerful woman,” he stated. “And also because she was a Latina and she was really groundbreaking and nobody wanted to acknowledge that. They just wanted to kind of hate, so it’s nice to see her having that success.”

March 2021

Some confusion as Lopez and Rodriguez apparently divided, just to state days later on in a declaration that they were still a couple after all.

April 2021

Rodriguez and Lopez officially revealed their engagement was cancelled.

They launched the following declaration.

“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.”

Not Long After, Affleck was photographed going to Lopez’s Los Angeles house.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.