- Jennifer Lopez posted four photos on Instagram to celebrate her 52nd birthday.
- In the fourth photo, she and her boyfriend Ben Affleck kiss each other passionately.
- The couple have been seen together since May, but this is the first photo one of them has posted.
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Jennifer Lopez made things official on Instagram with Ben Affleck by posting a photo of the couple kissing at the end of a collection of photos celebrating their 52nd birthday.
“5 2… what’s it like…” Lopez wrote on Instagram with four photos from a bikini photoshoot on a yacht in the south of France. At the end, Affleck appears and the couple kiss each other passionately.
Celebrity fans and friends, including Jenna Dewan and Vanessa Hudgens, commented on posts of excitement and support for the post, including hundreds of heart and fire emojis.
Lopez and Affleck started dating in 2002 and got engaged that year. However, they postponed their marriage to 2003, then finally separated in 2004. In May of that year, 17 years after the split, the couple were pictured spending time together in Montana.
Over the next two months, Lopez and Affleck were seen together on several occasions accompanying each other to restaurants and the gym, often with their arms around each other. On June 14, photos of the couple kissing on a date were obtained by Page Six.
The first photo of the couple’s rekindled romance taken by someone other than the paparazzi or the press was posted by Lopez’s friend Leah Remini on July 23, who added a photo of the three to the frame of an Instagram slideshow documenting his 51st birthday.