After a brief separation, Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck recently reconnected in Los Angeles.
According to People magazine, Ben Affleck spent time bonding with Jennifer Lopez’s mother, Guadalupe Rodriguez, earlier this week while directing an unannounced project in Las Vegas that included Guadalupe Rodriguez on set. “Lupe was there to film a fun cameo,” a source previously told PEOPLE.
Now, according to a new source, “Jennifer’s mother and Ben used to be quite close. Ben was a favorite of Guadalupe’s. When they couldn’t work things out years ago, she was disappointed. She is overjoyed that they have reunited.”
According to the source, “Jennifer and her mother are really close. It’s crucial to her that everyone she’s with gets along with her mother. Jennifer adores the fact that Ben and Guadalupe spent time together in Vegas. They both enjoy gaming and had a good time at the Wynn.”
Jennifer had been busy filming a music video in Miami Beach prior to their reunion. She also recently signed a multi-year, first-look agreement with Netflix, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness both on and off-camera.
Jennifer and Ben first sparked dating rumors in late April when they were sighted outside her Los Angeles home following her breakup from Alex Rodriguez. On May 8, the two went on a road trip to Montana, where they were spotted driving together.
Since then, they’ve been seeing each other in Los Angeles, where Ben is based, and Miami, where Jennifer is based.
Despite living on opposite coasts, another insider told People magazine earlier this month that the two “are discussing summer plans,” adding that they “want to spend as much time together as possible.”
Jennifer is “very pleased” in her restored romance with Ben, according to the source, who also added, “They are both acting extremely comfortable in their relationship.”
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got engaged in 2002 and starred in the movies Jersey Girl and Gigli together. They postponed their wedding in 2003 just days before they were supposed to go down the aisle before divorcing in January 2004.
Jennifer and Alex announced the end of their engagement in a joint statement in April. Jennifer’s breakup with the sportsman was reported by multiple sources to People magazine before.
Ben has also been linked to actress Ana de Armas. After originally being romantically linked in early 2020, the ‘Deep Water’ co-stars parted in January.