Ben Affleck Supports Jennifer Lopez at NYC's Global Citizen Live, Says Source

Jennifer Lopez dazzles with global hits, previews new song.

by Nouman Rasool
Ben Affleck Supports Jennifer Lopez at NYC's Global Citizen Live, Says Source
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In an inspiring display of mutual support, Ben Affleck took a break from his filming schedule to be with Jennifer Lopez as she took the stage at Global Citizen Live in New York City, sources close to the couple have revealed to PEOPLE.

Affleck, 49, made the journey to NYC, confirming his status as Lopez's unwavering number one supporter, amidst a busy week that saw him filming in Texas. The reunion in New York City came after the couple spent a few days apart.

"Jennifer and Ben were apart for a few days earlier this week. They met up in N.Y.C. yesterday," an insider disclosed. "Ben wanted to be by her side and attended the event. He watched her perform." This act is a testament to their strong relationship, with a source noting, "They are always supportive of each other's careers." Before his appearance in New York, Affleck was in Austin, Texas, for a film project and also stopped in Los Angeles to spend time with his children.

His effort to support Lopez highlights the depth of their commitment to each other's success and well-being.

Lopez's Electrifying Set

Lopez, 52, captivated the audience with her electrifying performance at the event, which aims to rally citizens in tackling pressing global issues, including the fight against COVID-19.

The performance lineup was stellar, including hits like "Cambia el Paso," and duets with LL Cool J and Ja Rule on "All I Have," "I'm Real," and "Ain't It Funny." Lopez also treated fans to "Jenny from the Block" and debuted "On My Way" from her upcoming movie, "Marry Me," set to release on February 11.

Addressing the audience, Lopez expressed her gratitude and excitement, sharing a new song as a special gift to those present. "This song is about pushing through old mistakes and finding your destiny ... But this is just for you guys here tonight.

I want to share this with you because I feel, I feel, what I know is that we are on our way," she said, enveloping the crowd in her infectious energy and optimism. The couple's relationship has blossomed since rekindling earlier this year, marked by their appearance on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival.

Despite their busy schedules, a source earlier mentioned to PEOPLE that Affleck and Lopez are eagerly anticipating spending the holidays together, blending their family traditions. "For Jennifer, Christmas is all about the kids," the source explained, highlighting the couple's effort to make the holiday season special for their blended family.

Affleck and Lopez, who first ignited their love story in 2002 and faced a brief separation, have now come full circle, showcasing a partnership grounded in mutual respect, support, and love.

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