It’s been more than two years that Jennifer Lopez has been in a relationship with Alex Rodriguez. The couple has exchanged heartfelt confessions on social media, spent holidays together as a family, and on the former baseball player’s page, you can easily find photos of beautiful J.Lo. They are inseparable on the red carpet, on vacation, and even at the gym!
The other day, it became known that Jennifer accepted Alex’s proposal. Wedding-planning (which Jennifer knows a thing or two about) will take some time, so in the meantime, we decided to recall the ‘Bennifer era’: The time when she was getting ready to marry Ben Affleck.
Jennifer has never lacked men’s attention. In 1997-1998 she was married to the Cuban waiter Ohani Noah. This short marriage ended in a series of scandalous litigation and injunctions.
After a short affair with Sean Combs, she married Chris Judd, but this union was also rather short-lived.
A year after the second divorce, the world was surprised by the news of J.Lo’s engagement to Ben Affleck. The couple canceled the wedding just a few days before the celebration and soon, broke up for good.
In 2004, Lopez married Marc Anthony, the father of her lovely children. This marriage fell apart in 2014, followed by an affair with actor Beau 'Casper' Smart. And in 2017, Jennifer stepped out with Alex for the first time.
While divorce is a logical next step for a relationship that has run its course, what about the end of Bennifer?
The stars met in 2002 on the set of the movie Gigli. Although the picture was not a success, it gave the world a famous love story, while technically, Lopez was still married to Judd.
A few months into their relationship, the couple announced their engagement. The wedding was scheduled for September 14, 2003, as it was announced 10 days before the celebration. And on the 10th of the same month, a few days before the ceremony, the wedding was canceled. At that time, it was believed that too close attention of the media was to blame.
However, years later, the truth about what had happened came out. Despite the fact that Bennifer was one of the most envious Hollywood couples, both knew that they wouldn’t make a happy family.
Much later in an interview, Jennifer shared that the break with Ben was a tragedy for her. By that time, both were successful in the film industry, and the failure of Gigli was a real test of their relationship. It dealt a heavy blow to Jennifer’s self-esteem and her relationship was falling apart in the eyes of the whole world. It was Affleck who canceled the wedding destroying Jennifer's hopes for finding family happiness. Within a few months, he was already dating again.
Many women dream of being a perfect wife and mother. Lopez probably wanted the same. But what would have happened to her as an actress and as a person if she had become Mrs. Affleck, considering his struggle with alcoholism? What do you think?