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It has been reported that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are “each other’s lifelong loves” and feel lucky they got a “second chance”.
And in new photos revealed Thursday, it’s clear the reunited couple are completely in love with each other.
JLo’s friend Leah Remini posted pictures on social media from her 51st birthday party on June 15 and Jen and Ben are seen snuggled together in the blink of an eye.
He’s mine: Jennifer Lopez snuggled up to Ben Affleck, looking fiercely protective of her man in a photo shared by Leah Remini taken at the actress’ 51st birthday party in June
In the black and white photo, Jen leans her body against Ben’s with a hand on the actor and director’s chest.
She stares at the camera with a fierce gaze as if to say “touch yourself, he’s mine”.
Ben poses with one arm wrapped around his girlfriend pulling her against her and with his other arm casually draped around actress Leah.
BFFs: JLo has been a close friend of The King Of Queens star since he was introduced to Leah by her third husband Marc Anthony
The King Of Queens star and renowned former Scientologist wrote in her Instagram post: “I wanted to share a little video of my birthday with all of you because I received so much love from you on my birthday but also every day.
“I consider myself to have the best support system here on social media. Also, I cannot thank my family and friends enough for coming, for celebrating with me in a very special way for me.
Earlier this week, a source revealed to E! News that the celebrity couple were “fully committed to each other,” although they both agreed they were in no rush to remarry.
“They have mixed up their lives and their families and do not yet feel the need to get engaged or even to get married. They’ve both been there and don’t think it’s necessary, ”said a second insider at the outlet.
Lucky in love: Jennifer and Ben – who first dated from 2002 to 2004 – feel lucky they got a “second chance,” a source told People. Seen the weekend of July 4
“They want to do whatever they can to make it work,” the source added. “They are madly in love.
And it’s been pointed out that Ben, who’s been in rehab, thinks Jennifer – who doesn’t drink alcohol, works out regularly, and eats healthy – is a good influence on him.
“She’s wonderful to him,” the source said.
As for her twins Max and Emme, 13 – whose father is Latin crooner Marc Anthony – they get to know the former Batman star.
The early days: The actors met on the set of the 2003 movie Gigli (pictured) and got engaged
Star-crossed: The A-list couple called off their wedding just days before the ceremony scheduled for September 2003, citing too much media intrusion and separated in January 2004
“They are slowly getting to know him,” the source said, adding that “everything seems to be working out well.”
Lopez will now be living full time in Los Angeles to be close to Ben. She called Miami home when she was engaged to Alex Rodriguez.
“Emme and Max are in agreement to start fresh in LA,” the source said.
But the kids will return to Miami from time to time to see Anthony.
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Jennifer owns a house in Bel-Air, but she has been seen looking for a house closer to Ben’s mansion in the Brentwood area.
Ben has to stay in the Brentwood area to be close to the three children he has with Jennifer Garner: Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine.
Next step for the duo: their 52nd birthday which falls on Saturday. They will celebrate it together.
The Bronx-born beauty told Hoda on the Today show this week that she would keep the celebration “low-key”.
“They keep coming, these birthdays,” she joked. ‘[I’ll be celebrating] with friends, having fun, you know, raising a drink, raising a toast.
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Also on the Today show, Hoda Kotb asked her if she’s “happier” these days now that she’s back with Ben.
JLo dodged the question and said she was always happy when she saw Hoda.
Then Jennifer said that Hoda had her phone number and she could always call her and ask her.
On Tuesday, it was claimed the couple were not rushing into the engagement or marriage.
They had decided to tie the knot in 2003, but postponed their wedding due to “excessive media attention” before canceling their engagement the following year.
They were married for 10 years: Jenny From The Block was Marc Anthony’s wife from 2004 to 2014; seen in 2004
Their little “coconuts”: Jennifer and Marc share twins Max and Emme; seen in Miami
They have grown closer in recent months and are said to be on the same page about their future.
A source tells E! New: ‘[They] are fully committed to each other… They have intertwined their lives and their families and do not yet feel the need to get engaged or even to get married.
“They’ve both been there and don’t think it’s necessary. They are both very secure in their relationship and Ben worships her.
“It really is meant to be and everyone around them thinks they’re perfect. “
Ben was previously married to Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018, and J-Lo has been married to Ojani Noa, Chris Judd, and Anthony over the years.
Meanwhile, an insider recently revealed that the couple are now in an “incredible place.”
The insider said, “When Ben contacted J-Lo, she was really excited that they were rekindling their relationship. J-Lo has always had a love for Ben.
Goodbye Florida! She called Miami home when she was engaged to Alex Rodriguez. Seen in Florida in January 2020
“Back then, Ben broke up with J-Lo because he was overwhelmed by the constant media attention and fame the relationship brought, but now they’re in an amazing place and have really learned what works for it. them as a couple. “
Jennifer and Ben’s relationship is “not a big deal for both groups of kids.”
And while they’re not quite moving in together yet, the couple’s friends expect them to, too.
A source revealed: “Their friends wouldn’t be surprised if they move in together and end up getting together. They spend all their free time together and make each other a priority.
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