Jennifer Lopez has officially been engaged six times! The superstar said yes to Ben Affleck for the second time — this time with a very rare green diamond, she confirmed via her OnTheJLo newsletter on April 8th. Congratulations to the happy couple, who were also engaged with a pink diamond back in 2002.
Since her breakout days in the ’90s, the superstar has now been engaged six times (twice to Ben). The five men who have gotten down on one knee to propose to the “Jenny from the Block” singer have all offered impressive diamond rings, too. Whether these bands sported a pink or gigantic emerald-cut rock, all these engagement rings had one thing in common: they proved that J.Lo’s lovers were eager to say “I do” to the talented pop star, actress and dancer.
Now take a look at all these pretty engagement rings below, or scroll through HollywoodLife‘s gallery above. Warning: you’re going to need sunglasses to see past the shine on those diamonds!
Ben Affleck’s Green Diamond Ring
The rarest of them all! For their second engagement, Ben pulled out all the stops to pop the question with a green diamond, which J.Lo showed off in a video via her fan newsletter on April 8. Details are mum about how The Town actor popped the question, but the 8.5 carat cushion modified brilliant cut diamond certainly has people talking. The ring is estimated to be worth over $5 million.
The diamond was sourced by Ilan Portugali of Beverly Hills Diamonds. “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,” he wrote.
A 8.5 carat Natural Green cushion modified Brilliant cut diamond.
Among fancy-color diamonds, natural-color green stones with
saturated hues are some of the rarest and most sought after.
— bennifer tea (@jloaffleck) April 9, 2022
A green diamond is so rare, per geologist and luxury jewelers salesperson Amanda Smith, because it needs to start with “meeting all the criteria of being a gem quality rare diamond” — including growing a large size without “any visible flaws or clarity characteristics,” meaning no cracks. The diamond gets its green color, however, after being near uranium.
“It has to be irradiated by beta or gamma waves for long enough to turn the stone green for long enough to turn the stone green — it’s from irradiation and it’s incredibly rare,” she explained.
Alex Rodriguez’s Giant RingAfter two years of dating, Alex Rodriguez decided to pop the big question amid a tropical getaway in The Bahamas in March of 2019. “I planned it for about six months and it was on a beach in the Bahamas,” the retired MLB star later revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in July of 2019. He continued, “I had the ring, but what was interesting is the three days prior to me going down on one knee and getting engaged was I rehearsed three days in a row.”
Practice makes perfect, because that is exactly what we’d call J.Lo’s ring. It featured an enormous emerald-cut diamond on a thick silver band that was estimated to be worth $5 million, according to Shane Co’s Vice President of Merchandise, Alicia Davis. “This diamond is featured on a classic solitaire band which perfectly showcases this timeless, elongated cut,” the jewelry expert had told HollywoodLife shortly after the proposal.
J.Lo did not get to layer this engagement ring with a wedding band, though. The COVID-19 pandemic forced J.Lo and A-Rod to postpone their wedding twice in 2020. By December of that year, J.Lo revealed that they’re in “no rush” to tie the knot and decided to just “wait it out” during an interview with Access Hollywood‘s Mario Lopez.
The change of plans didn’t appear to affect their relationship, though. A-Rod visited J.Lo in the Dominican Republic (where she was filming the movie Shotgun Wedding) at the end of Feb. 2021, which is why it was extra surprising when just a few weeks later, multiple reports claimed that the couple allegedly split and called the engagement off. However, J.Lo and A-Rod revealed that they are still together and “working through some things” in a joint statement issued to People on March 13, 2021. So, it looks like J.Lo won’t be returning this ring!
Ben Affleck’s Pink DiamondRight before J.Lo reunited with Marc — yes, they first dated in the ’90s — she was engaged to Justice League star Ben Affleck. The co-stars met on the set of their movie Gigli, although she was still married to Cris Judd at the time. After J.Lo and Cris separated in June of 2002 and filed for divorce the following month, the brief era of Bennifer officially began.
Ben didn’t choose any ordinary diamond for his big proposal to The Wedding Planner star in 2002. He opted for a PINK diamond from Harry Winston that was reportedly 6.1 carats and worth $2.5 million, according to The Blast. The engagement was announced in November of that year.
The ring was a huge hit with J.Lo, even if they postponed the wedding just a week before it was scheduled to take place in Sept. 2003. “He had given me a pink diamond, which got a lot of press and was whatever. I loved getting it, don’t get me wrong,” J.Lo said while chatting about the ring — and Barbara Streisand‘s reaction to it — during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music in April of 2020. J.Lo and Ben officially split in 2004.
Cris Judd’s Six Figure RingJ.Lo appears to have a thing for emerald-cut diamonds. This was also the shape of the ring J.Lo received from Cris Judd, a dancer and choreographer whom she met while filming her music video Love Don’t Cost a Thing in 2001. It was reportedly worth “six figures” per Harper’s Bazaar, but the exact price hasn’t been disclosed (as with all of J.Lo’s rings).
They didn’t take long to follow through on the commitment promised by that engagement ring. After just one month of being engaged, J.Lo and Cris tied the knot on Sept. 29, 2001, but split less than a year later in June of 2002. Like we mentioned above, divorce papers were filed in July of 2002, and the process was finalized in 2003.
Ojani Noa’s Pear-Shaped RingJ.Lo received her very first engagement ring from restaurant manager Ojani Noa, whom she started dating in the late ’90s. He proposed with a pear-shaped ring reportedly worth $100,000, per Harper’s Bazaar, which J.Lo accepted. The wedding took place on Feb. 22, 1997, but their honeymoon bliss didn’t last for long. J.Lo split from her first husband in 1998.
The exes’ relationship soon turned sour in the years following their relationship. They entered in back-and-forth lawsuit battles, which culminated in J.Lo preventing her ex-husband from shining a spotlight on their marriage via a book and movie.