Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck Face Breakup Rumors, Live Separately

Jennifer Lopez reflects on love's enduring power in newsletter.

by Nouman Rasool
Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck Face Breakup Rumors, Live Separately
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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck—the celebrity couple whose long, winding, and multidrama romance has grabbed the public's attention—allegedly live separately in a move that has stirred speculation regarding a possible divorce.

Not much after their first two years of being married to each other, which started on an unexpected note when they got married in Las Vegas in July 2022, the duo seems to head toward a red line between them, Access Hollywood and People say, with sources.

This comes after Lopez's solo, high-glam turn at the recent 2024 Met Gala—an event that she co-chaired with fashion icons Anna Wintour and celebrities such as Zendaya, Chris Hemsworth, and Bad Bunny. Affleck, 51, was not with her, reportedly away on location in Los Angeles, filming "The Accountant 2.

The news broke a month before the couple would celebrate their second wedding anniversary. Lopez, 54, and Affleck, who dated in the early 2000s, were a media favourite and finally broke up in 2004 in an infamously public fall-out.

They reconnected finally almost two decades later, in 2021, before marrying.

Love's Patient Journey

In her newsletter On the JLo, Lopez wrote, after their vows were said in Vegas, a poignant post: "We do it. Love is beautiful.

Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient. Exactly what we wanted." Procuring their wedding was not only an announcement of undying love; it was also a point of closure from all the heartaches. The couple had previously tied the knot in Vegas but decided to have another ceremony in Georgia in August 2022 so they could celebrate with their family and friends more formally.

Notably, both have children from earlier relationships: Lopez has her 16-year-old twins Max and Emme, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Affleck, on the other hand, co-parents Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 12, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

Lopez has been open about the fact that much of the scrutiny and almost public shaming they received in the early aughts was due to their initial breakup. "Once we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life," Lopez told Apple Music's Zane Lowe.

"I felt like I was going to die." As the two come up with their second anniversary, the world watches them with hope that they will duck these odds for the couple to continue scripting its storybook romance that has endeared so many hearts.

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