Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's reunion is for the best, according to insiders who spoke to People. A new source says the exes are spending time together because they're both newly single. In case you need to catch up: Lopez split from former fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April, and Affleck broke up with Ana de Armas earlier this year.
“Ben and Jennifer were in the same mindset after their breakups,” a Latin-music source tells People. “Whether they end up together or not, it's good for both of them now. And not that surprising.”
Affleck and De Armas seemingly met on set in New Orleans while costarring in the film Deep Water back in 2019. Romance rumors started after they were spotted together in Cuba in March 2020. They reportedly had an amicable breakup almost a year later.
However, Lopez's split from Rodriguez wasn't as simple. Rumors that the power couple were calling off their engagement began in early March. They initially denied the reports, saying, “We are working through some things,” per People. A source at the time said, “They never officially broke up and talked about it but are still together. They hit a rough patch but were not broken up.” Later they released a joint statement, explaining that they had split.
“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the couple said to Today on April 15. “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.”
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are single at the same time, but does that mean Bennifer is back on? Well, they did recently take a trip to Montana together. “She had a great time with Ben,” a source told People about their getaway. “She is happy with him and enjoys spending time with him.” A separate insider also told People, “[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It's all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.”
Originally Appeared on Glamour