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Bennifer Breakup Explained: Why They Split 20 Years Ago, Revealed

TO UPDATE: According to a new report from Life & StyleThe second Bennifer’s split is official as Ben has now moved out of the home he and Jen once shared.

“The signs are on the wall – it’s over. You are facing a divorce – and for once [Ben’s] not to blame!” an insider tells the outlet.

“He’s now focused on his work and his kids,” the source continues, adding:

“Ben has already moved out and they will probably have to sell the dream home they have been looking for for two years.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of “Daredevil” at the Village Theater on February 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“They will never stop loving each other, but she can’t control him and he can’t change her. There’s no way it could have lasted.”

For fans of the couple, it’s déjà vu all over again. Twenty years ago the… Bennifer The separation stunned fans of the celebrity couple.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s whirlwind romance seemed to be over forever… until they rekindled things again in 2021.

Shortly thereafter, the two married, vacationed together, attended premieres together, and released a film about how their romance survived.

As time goes on, J. Lo is finally informed about this real The reason she and Ben separated two decades ago.

Jennifer Lopez stares into the camera while Ben Affleck turns his focus elsewhere in 2024.Jennifer Lopez stares into the camera while Ben Affleck turns his focus elsewhere in 2024.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend the Amazon premiere of “This is Me… Now: A Love Story” at the Dolby Theater on February 13, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Image credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

In 2004, Bennifer’s breakup shocked the couple’s fans

Just three days before their wedding in 2003, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck called off the wedding. They claimed that media hype was the cause.

Nobody really believed that. Especially if, for example, they didn’t immediately put new wedding plans into action (or just eloped).

Much, much more recently, Jennifer Lopez did an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music This is me… Now radio Series. Here she revealed the true cause of Bennifer 1.0’s demise.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in November 2023.Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in November 2023.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend the 2023 Eastern Congo Initiative Poker and Blackjack Tournament hosted by TAO Group Hospitality at LAVO Restaurant & Nightclub at Palazzo at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas on November 17, 2023. (Image credit: Mindy Small/Getty Images)

“We didn’t break up in that moment, it happened over the course of the next few months,” J. Lo recalled during the interview.

“Because what it did was what it did [cast] Doubts for me and for both of us about what our relationship looked like and where it would go, I think,” she reflected.

“And I knew in my heart that I wanted to be with him for the rest of my life, I knew that,” Lopez admitted. “But it didn’t feel like we were going to make it. And so it scared me.”

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were unable to make it work

“It was very hard, it was a very sad moment, letting go of someone you really love because you just can’t understand it,” J. Lo described.

“You just don’t have the capacity and ability to figure it out emotionally in that moment,” she then added.

Lopez attributed this to their relative immaturity at the time, adding that they were “not ready” to put in the work.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affect in June 2023.Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affect in June 2023.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend the Los Angeles premiere of Warner Bros. “The Flash” at Ovation Hollywood on June 12, 2023. (Image credit: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

“We weren’t willing to confront each other, look at each other and say, ‘What we have is real, we need to get our act together, we need to do some work,'” Lopez suggested. “We just weren’t there yet.”

She continued, “And so we say, ‘Oh, that’s what people do, they break up when things get tough and we’ll go our separate ways.'”

J. Lo admitted, “And we both went and tried, found other people, had beautiful children, started other families and even had other relationships after that.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at a premiere in May 2023.Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at a premiere in May 2023.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the Los Angeles premiere of “The Mother” at Westwood Village on May 10, 2023. (Image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)

Maybe both of them had to move on then

“And it wasn’t until we both, I know for me, got a lot of work done and got to a point where I was like, ‘You know what?’ I’m totally fine on my own,” Lopez noted.

She decided to describe herself: “I’m relaxed, I love my life, I have this great career that I’ve built for myself, I have these great kids… I have great friends, that’s where he showed up again.”

J. Lo shared, “Funnily enough, he said he had the same experience. And that’s kind of how it went.”

Jennifer Lopez looks up to Ben Affleck in February 2024.Jennifer Lopez looks up to Ben Affleck in February 2024.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attend the Amazon premiere of “This is Me… Now: A Love Story” at the Dolby Theater on February 13, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Image credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

We doubt Jennifer Lopez or Ben Affleck’s exes from long-term relationships and marriages would enjoy being characterized as such Learning opportunities. But J. Lo isn’t saying that’s all they were.

It doesn’t sound like the singer and actress have offered any advice when it comes to figuring out when you’ve reached the maturity threshold for a marriage that works.

But it seems like they’ve briefly achieved their happiness for Bennifer. Their rekindled relationship survived their first attempt.

But now it seems as if the couple has broken up again.

We will provide further updates on this developing story as new information becomes available.

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