Jennifer Lopez has announced she’s engaged to Ben Affleck – 18 years after the couple originally called off their wedding.
The singer and actress revealed the news in her OnTheJLo newsletter, in which she shared a video of herself crying while admiring a giant green engagement ring.
The clip begins with a close-up of the ring before panning up to Lopez’s face, where she appears to be wiping away tears.
Lopez teased the “big announcement” with a video on Twitter and Instagram in which she said, “I have a really exciting and special story to share…” and encouraged people to sign up for her newsletter.
She also added a diamond ring emoji to her Twitter handle.
It comes a year after Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, rekindled their romance following Affleck’s split from actress Ana DeArmas and Lopez’s split from baseball star Alex Rodriguez.
The Hollywood stars previously began dating in July 2002 and got engaged in November of the same year.
They were due to tie the knot in September 2003, but postponed the wedding just days before the ceremony.
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They finally called off their engagement in January 2004.
Lopez officially confirmed she was reunited with Affleck for her 52nd birthday in an Instagram post, where she shared a picture of them kissing on a private yacht.
Since then, they’ve become red carpet staples as a couple, supporting each other at various movie premieres and awards shows.
Lopez announced her split from Rodriguez, 45, in April 2021 and was photographed with Affleck in Montana in May.
Affleck was previously married to actress Jennifer Garner, with whom he has three children – Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10. They divorced in 2018 after 13 years of marriage.
Lopez’s other previous relationships include her 10-year marriage to singer Marc Anthony. The former couple, who divorced in 2014, have 14-year-old twins Emme and Max together.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/jennifer-lopez-engaged-to-ben-affleck-18-years-after-split-41536809.html Jennifer Lopez is engaged to Ben Affleck 18 years after their split