Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez Are Engaged: See Her Green Diamond Ring Worth Over $5M

After rekindling their romance in April 2021, Ben and Jennifer are officially engaged (again)! The iconic couple announced their engagement on April 8.

This is not a drill: Bennifer are finally engaged (again)! Ben Affleck popped the question to Jennifer Lopez with a gorgeous, very rare 8.5 carat green diamond — known to be the 52-year-old superstar’s favorite color. The song “Dear Ben” from Jen’s album This Is Me…Then played in the background as she showed off the sparkler, estimated to be worth over $5 million! And for an extra romantic touch, the words “you’re perfect” from the original 2002 track can be heard in the short eight second teaser.

Jennifer teased the massive news in a video shared to her Instagram account on the evening of April 8, revealing she had a “really exciting” and “special story to share” — dropping the big reveal on her On The JLo newsletter. Shortly after, her sister Lynda Lopez quickly posted a congratulations to the couple! Notably, the “Jenny From The Block” singer also added a ring emoji to her Twitter bio.

It was confirmed on April 9 that the cushion modified brilliant cut diamond was sourced by Ilan Portugali of Beverly Hills Diamonds. Ilan wrote, “Congratulations Ben & @jlo on your engagement. It was my honor to be part of this exciting journey, on a quest to source such an exceptional natural gem for your spectacular engagement ring.”

Jennifer Lopez’s green diamond engagement ring. (Credit: OnTheJLo.com)

“Among fancy-color diamonds, natural-color green stones with saturated hues are some of the rarest and most sought after. Green color synchronizes Nature & tranquility and represent life, health and associates with luck & prosperity,” he also said. The diamonds are so rare as the green shade comes as a result of irradiation from uranium, per geologist and luxury jewelers salesperson Amanda Smith.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that the Gone Girl actor and “Let’s Get Loud” singer have been engaged. When the couple were together for the first time from 2002 to 2004, Bennifer got engaged in November 2002 with an iconic Harry Winston pink diamond — but called it off by January 2004.

“Jennifer Lopez has ended her engagement to Ben Affleck. At this difficult time, we ask that you respect her privacy,” a spokesperson for J.Lo told People at the time.

Ben and Jennifer hugging in the Hamptons in July 2021. (Elder Ordonez / SplashNews.com)

Following their 2004 breakup, Ben became engaged to Jennifer Garnerwho he was married to from 2005 to 2018 and has three kids Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel with. Jennifer was married to Marc Anthony from 2004 to 2011 and has twins Maximillian and Maribel with the singer. Before getting back together with Ben, J.Lo was dating and then engaged former MLB player Alex Rodriguez from 2017 until 2021.

Ben and Jennifer when they first dated in the early 2000s. (Alex Berliner/BEI/Shutterstock)

Obviously, things have changed since the first time they dated. As we said, both of the stars now have children of their own, and it seems like they’ve put in a lot of work to merge both of their families in the most seamless way. The couple have been spotted spending time with each other’s children, and now they’re about to make things extremely official by blending their extended families.

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