Could the original Bennifer be making amends? In the middle of Ben Affleck’s heartbreaking divorce to Jennifer Garner, his ex-fiancée might be offering a shoulder to lean on! Read on for the EXCLUSIVE details!
Ben Affleck, 43, and Jennifer Lopez, 46, were the ultimate power couple when they were together. So when they broke off their engagement in 2004, fans were distraught. More than 10 years later, as he’s going through a divorce with Jennifer Garner, 43, rumors have spread that Ben and JLo are talking again. Now a source spilled to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY what’s really happening!
As we’ve previously reported, one of the problems that ultimately resulted in Ben and Jen’s divorce was her control over his friendships, especially with exes. But now that Ben and Jen have officially filed for divorce, he’s looking for support from people close to him — and an insider tell us one of those people is JLo!
“Ben and JLo have been talking and texting since he split with Jennifer. Ben never felt he was allowed to maintain a relationship with her as it would only make Jennifer jealous and angry,” the source revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “When news of him splitting came out JLo reached out to him just to see how he was holding up. Since then they have talked a few times and it’s been really nice. Jen knows what its like to go through a rough divorce when you have young children. She also really makes Ben laugh and was always super supportive. She believes in him so it was great for Ben to hear from her when he feels so down and out.”
Aww, that’s so sweet! It’s great to hear that the exes can continue to confide in each other. We can’t help but ask, though…since Ben and JLo are both single, could this mean we might see the original Bennifer get back together? “Too much time has passed and they are in a very different place for them to reunite romantically,” the insider added. “But it looks like they may have the beginnings of a good friendship after all these years.” Well, there goes that hope. Even though Ben and JLo might never be an item again, we’re glad someone he used to be engaged to can still be there for him through this tough time!
Are YOU glad to hear Ben and JLo are still friends, HollywoodLifers? Tell us your thoughts below!
— Taylor Weatherby, Reporting by Tim Plant