There are photos in the media where Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck exchange passionate kisses, the Reuters agency reported. For a week there have been rumors that they have revived the romance that dominated the media almost 20 years ago.
Photos taken by paparazzi appeared on Monday in the New York Post. They show Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck kissing during a Sunday meeting with members of the actress’s family at the elegant Nobu sushi restaurant in Malibu, west of Los Angeles.
Lopez, 51, declined to comment on Monday, while Affleck’s representatives did not respond to a request for comment.
Loud romance and broken engagement
Lopez and Affleck, nicknamed “Bennifer” 20 years ago, became the most talked about couple in the celebrity world in the early 2000s. The couple got engaged. The press then wrote about an engagement ring with a pink diamond weighing 6.1 carats. Affleck and Lopez, however, suddenly canceled their wedding in 2003 and broke up a few months later.
The couple have been photographed together several times in Los Angels and Miami in recent weeks after Lopez and her ex-fiancé, baseball player Alex Rodriguez, canceled their engagement in mid-April after four years together. Monday’s photos were the first to see Lopez and Affleck kissing.
Portal E! News quoted an unidentified source last week saying Lopez was planning to move from Miami to Los Angeles to spend more time with Affleck, 48, and was looking for schools in the area for her 13-year-old twins Max and Emme.
Max and Emme, along with the singer’s sister Lydia, were also photographed walking into a restaurant in Malibu on Sunday.
Lopez married Latin singer Marc Anthony, her third husband, just five months after splitting up with Affleck in 2004. Affleck married and later divorced actress Jennifer Garner.
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