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Birthday Special: Jennifer Lopez's Infamous Romance With Ben Affleck In Pics

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Happy birthday the gorgeous and curvy superstar, Jennifer Lopez. The multi-talented American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer is turning 46 today.

Jennifer Lopez aka J.Lo has always been in news for her career, style and personal life. Coming to personal life, Jennifer Lopez's infamous romances especially with Ben Affleck has become a shocking incident which left Beniffer fans shattered.

Bennifer aka Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck made a perfect couple who took their on-screen romance off-screen and after being engaged, the couple called off their wedding at the very last moment.

JLo has expressed and spoken about her failed romance with Ben Affleck a lot of times including her memoir, True Love. Love blossomed when JLo and Affleck starred together in Gigli. Although the movie bombed, love blossomed and the couple got engaged gradually. Her then fiance Ben Affleck gave her a $2.5 million 6.1-carat diamond engagement ring.

Although Jennifer Lopez hated being dubbed as 'Bennifer', she was really heartbroken when her public engagement ended before the wedding in 2004.

After going on and off for sometime, Bennifer on the very day of the £1.5million ceremony in front of 400 guests, broke up saying the wedding would be postponed indefinitely.

Jennifer Lopez moved on and Ben too was dubbed again as Bennifer, this time with Jennifer Garner whom he tied the knot with.

Recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their divorce a day after their 10th wedding anniversary and a few reports claimed that his growing closeness to JLo was one of the reasons behind the divorce (however, nothing was confirmed).

As it is the birthday of the 'Booty' singer, here is a look at some intimate pics of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, the failed star couple.

Love On The Sets

Love blossomed on the sets of their film, Gigli. The highly publicised couple, were nicknamed Bennifer and got engaged in November 2002. Affleck gave her a $2.5 million 6.1 carat pink diamond engagement ring.


Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were dubbed Bennifer by the media and the power couple were flamboyant with their romance.

Her Music Video

As soon as Bennifer started hitting tabloids, Ben Affleck underwent a makeover with slicked-back hair and Versace suits. He even appeared in Lopez's hit "Jenny from the Block" music video.

How He Proposed To Her

Ben read a letter to JLo which read, "I had cried a lot over sadness over the years. And for the first time in my life, I cried incredible purging tears of happiness," Lopez told Primetime's Diane Sawyer while revealing some points from the letter he read when she went to visit Ben Affleck's family in Boston. "It was the most cleansing feeling and the most wonderful feeling I had ever had....Will you marry me?"

"I was like, 'Oh! Yeah! Yeah! Yes! Yes!'"

What She Feels About Ben Affleck

JLo in her memoir, True Love (which released last year) said, "I'd probably say that he is brilliantly smart, loving, charming, affectionate. And I just admire him in every way. I respect him. I feel like he teaches me things."

Trouble In Paradise

The first sign showed when Affleck was caught having a fling with strippers while he was shooting a film in Canada. However, the couple headed towards their wedding at Motecito, California, in September. Ben and Jen broke up, saying the wedding would be postponed indefinitely. Guests including Matt Damon, Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Carrie Fisher, Courteney Cox and many more were on their way to the nuptials.

2 Years Romance Was Over

After dating for 2 years, Bennifer called it quits in 2004. Then engaged Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck postponed their wedding in September 2003 with four days' notice because of "excessive media attention." The wedding was called off by January 2004. Affleck later called his year in the media glare as Lopez's fiancé his "annus horribilis." "I don't think I had ever been heartbroken in that way before," she later told VH1. "I had so many hopes and dreams on something."

How Was The Breakup

"It felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest," the singer/actress confesses in her first memoir, True Love.

They Respect Each Other

Affleck told The Hollywood Reporter that he and JLo occasionally "touch base." She even congratulated Affleck when he won his Golden Globe for Argo in 2013. "I respect her. I like her," he told THR.

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