What Happened to Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez? A Look Back At Their Whirlwind Engagement

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez first met on the set of Gigli in 2002 — a big and complicated year for Lopez romantically after she married second husband Cris Judd in September 2001. (Affleck, at that time, was off-and-on dating Gwyneth Paltrow.) Lopez filed for divorce from Judd in 2002 and made her couple debut with Affleck soon thereafter. In November 2002, they got engaged and released the famous “Jenny on the Block” music video in which they co-starred, and for nearly a full year, the world belonged to Bennifer. Like the cicadas, Bennifer can only emerge but once every 17 years. And in 2003, disaster struck.

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