Jennifer Lopez Ben Affleck are engaged again! Lopez announced the engagement in a short video via her fan newsletter, On The JLo, in which she stares adoringly at a green-hued diamond ring.
“You’re perfect,” Lopez says in a voiceover as romantic music plays.
Jennifer Lopez, 52, and Ben Affleck, 49, were previously set to tie the knot in the early aughts. However, after a highly-publicized romance, the pair called off their wedding and later ended their first engagement in January 2004.
The most adored couple sparked engagement rumors earlier this week when Lopez was photographed wearing a ring on her wedding finger while shopping in LA with 14-year-old daughter Emme.
Though they went their separate ways, Lopez and Affleck remained on friendly terms and publicly supported each other over the years. The duo also went on to have separate relationships, with Lopez welcoming twins Emme and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony and Affleck welcoming three kids—Violet, Seraphina and Samuel—with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
According to an ET source “When Ben reached out to J.Lo, she was really excited at the possibility of them rekindling their relationship. J.Lo has always had a love for Ben. Back in the day, Ben broke up with J.Lo because he was overwhelmed by the constant media attention and fame that the relationship brought, but now they are in an amazing place and have really learned what works for them as a couple.”
The ‘Marry Me’ star had earlier told PEOPLE what makes their connection different now compared to 18 years ago.
She had said, “We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things. It’s a beautiful outcome that this has happened in this way at this time in our lives where we can really appreciate and celebrate each other and respect each other. We always did, but we have even more of an appreciation because we know that life can take you in different directions.”
She added, “We have been in the game in the public eye long enough to know who we are as people and what really matters and what doesn’t matter. We have kids and we respect each other. … We really live our lives in a way we can be proud of and our kids can be proud of you. We’re just operating from a place of love and respect for everyone in our lives and that is very important to us. We know what the truth is [and] we hold it sacred.”
Affleck most recently showed support for his wife-to-be, cheering her on with his son Samuel and her daughter Emme as Lopez accepted the Icon Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in March.