Reunited couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck gave a major surprise to Bennifer fans with a PDA-packed weekend in Malibu. Although the two haven’t confirmed their relationship yet, their actions have been subtly confirming romance rumors.
What happened over the weekend?
Jennifer Lopez and her 13-year-old twins, Max and Emme, celebrated her sister Linda’s 50th birthday at Nobu in Malibu on Sunday. That’s when the paps also caught Ben Affleck present for the occasion.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were caught on camera looking deep into each other’s eyes just when they shared a kiss.
The “Gone Girl” star was also be seen whispering into Lopez’s ear at one point during the meal.
While the said-to-be couple has been spotted together on numerous occasions in the past months, sources have also been confirming Affleck’s involvement with Lopez’s family.
A source told People that Guadalupe Rodríguez is “thrilled” about her daughter’s rekindled romance.
“In the past, Jennifer’s mom and Ben were very close,” the insider said. “Guadalupe loved Ben. She was sad when they couldn’t work things out years ago.”
On the other hand, per People, Ben is also slowly getting to know Jennifer’s kids. “Everything seems to be running smoothly,” a source told the publication. “It’s very obvious that Jennifer is serious about Ben. She hasn’t looked this happy for a long time.”
Another source said that Jen’s kids and Ben seemed very comfortable together during their family dinner. “The kids kept chatting with Ben. Ben seemed great. He was smiling and laughing. They ordered a lot of food to share.” See more pictures from their PDA-filled outing ahead.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez got engaged back in 2002 but never walked down the aisle. Their romance began just weeks after J.Lo’s breakup with fiancé Alex Rodriguez following rumors that A-Rod, 45, had stepped out on her.
In May, Bennifer took a trip to the exclusive Yellowstone Club in Montana and most recently rented a vacation home together in Miami. It is also reported that Jennifer is planning on relocating to Los Angeles full-time to be closer to Affleck.
Since their split, Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod haven’t opened about the reason for the break-up, but the recent Bennifer doesn’t seem to be going down well for A-Rod. The businessman took a jab at Affleck when he was asked about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez vacationing together after their breakup.
Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez also seems to be following the ‘ex-way’ like Lopez.
Over the weekend, Rodriguez took to Instagram story, posting pictures of himself working out with a group of people including ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.
Per E! News, one of the photos A-Rod shared to his Instagram story showed Scurtis wrapping his knee, with the caption, “Cynthia is a world class mommy to our girls … wrapping ice though?!?!?! LOL.” The two were together for six years — they divorced in 2008 — and share two daughters, Natasha, 16, and Ella, 13. Rodriguez also included a couple of pics of Scurtis from the gym session.