After 18 years... Jennifer Lopez announces her engagement again to Ben Affleck
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Jennifer Lopez confirmed her engagement to American actor Ben Affleck late last night (Friday), amid fan speculation.
Lopez was seen wearing a huge diamond ring a few days ago, according to the newspaper "The Sun".
A spokesperson for the star confirmed the good news to People magazine.
The 52-year-old singer and actress also revealed the engagement in her "On the J Lo" newsletter after she was photographed wearing her new ring.
In an email yesterday evening, she spoke about her love story. Lopez posted a clip of her on social media, saying: "Important announcement!"
In the video, she said, "So I have a really interesting and special story to share."
The mother of two added a diamond ring emoji to her name on Twitter.
Affleck and Lopez have been in a relationship for nearly two decades and first got engaged in November 2002.
The two stars separated in 2004 but rekindled their romance in 2021, much to the surprise of fans.
* "older, smarter"
Reflecting on their tumultuous romantic journey, and what makes their relationship different after all these years, the Grammy winner told People magazine, "We're older now, smarter, we have more experience... We're in different places in our lives, we have... Children and we have to be very aware of these things.”
She continued, "It's a beautiful outcome for it to happen this way, at this time in our lives, where we can really appreciate each other and celebrate and respect each other... We've always done that, but we have more appreciation because we know life can take you in directions." different.”
"We've been in the game and in the spotlight for long enough to know who we are as people - and what really matters," Lopez concluded.
Lopez shares 14-year-old twins Amy and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
Before reconsidering her relationship with Affleck, she was engaged to Alex Rodriguez.
Ben Affleck, meanwhile, is the father of Violet (16), Seraphina (13), and Samuel (10) - all of whom he has with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.