Ben Affleck undoubtedly has a sample in the case of his love life. He falls exhausting for well-known actresses and their romances change into so excessive profile because of the nature of two A-listers coming collectively. However sadly his private demons have additionally bought in the best way of his relationships all through the years. Because the 49-year-old celebrates his marriage to Jennifer Lopez, 52, look again at his previous loves right here!
Ben and his bestie Matt Damon turned younger Hollywood royalty when the then-27-year-olds received an Oscar for Greatest Unique Screenplay in 1998 for Good Will Looking. It was their first effort in Hollywood and made the gifted younger actor-writers the most well liked commodity in Tinseltown. It additionally landed Ben a beautiful girlfriend in actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 48. The 2 have been darlings of Miramax Studios Chief Harvey Weinstein and met at one among his events in 1997, and started courting later that yr.
Ben and Gwyneth co-starred in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love whereas very a lot in love themselves. Sadly, they’d damaged up by the point she received the Oscar for Greatest Actress for the movie in 1999, although she thanked her “buddy” Ben in her acceptance speech. The pair rekindled their romance as they starred within the 2000 drama Bounce, however ended issues for good in late 2000. Through the years, the GOOP founder hinted he had points that brought about their breakup.
In 2003, Gwyneth instructed Diane Sawyer, “Ben makes life powerful for himself. He’s bought plenty of complication, and you understand, he actually is a good man. So I hope he kinds himself out.” She went even additional throughout a 2015 look on The Howard Stern Present, the place Gwyneth put their demise on Ben, saying, “He was not in place in his life to have a girlfriend,” although she added that he was “tremendous clever and actually, actually gifted.”
Ah the romance that began one identify combos. “Bennifer” turned a factor throughout the 2002 filming of their disastrous film bomb Gigli, whereas Jennifer was nonetheless married to backup dancer Cris Judd. However she and Ben couldn’t battle their ardour and fell head over heels in love. She divorced Cris, and Jen and Ben bought engaged in late 2002. He offered her with a 6.1 carat pink diamond ring value $2.5 million.
In 2002 Ben famously appeared in JLo’s “Jenny From the Block” music video, caressing her bikini-clad derriere whereas on a yacht. Between tacky moments like that, and the excessive profile bomb that Gigli was, their relationship took some hits within the press and amongst followers. The couple turned victims of overexposure, and their relationship drama got here to a head when the pair referred to as off their September 2003 wedding ceremony only a few days earlier than it was speculated to go down. Whereas they ended up staying collectively, their nuptials by no means occurred they usually referred to as off their engagement and break up for good in late Jan. 2004. 5 months later, Jennifer married singer Marc Anthony on June 5, 2004, dashing any Bennifer reunion hopes.
Like JLo, Ben didn’t keep single for lengthy after their breakup. He admitted in a 2017 Playboy interview that he fell in love with actress Jennifer Garner, whereas they have been filming the 2003 movie Daredevil…whereas he was nonetheless in a relationship with Lopez! Although he didn’t act on his emotions till he and JLo had break up. Ben and Garner made their relationship public on Oct. 23, 2004, kissing and cuddling within the stands at a Boston Pink Sox recreation.
Ben proposed to Alias star Jennifer on April, 17, 2005, her thirty third birthday. They wed two months in a while June 29, 2005 in a 4 particular person ceremony on the seaside within the Turks and Caicos, with simply the officiant and Jen’s Alias co-star and shut buddy Victor Garber serving as their witness. By then, Jennifer was already pregnant, and the couple welcomed daughter Violet on Dec. 1, 2005. Ben and Jen would go on to have two extra youngsters, daughter Seraphina in 2009 and son Samuel, in 2012.
Ben raised eyebrows when he left a household trip within the Bahamas to fly to a charity poker event in Las Vegas on June 26, 2015 with the household’s nanny Christine Ouzounian. Although his rep strongly denied he was dishonest, a number of days later Ben and Jen introduced, “After a lot thought and cautious consideration, now we have made the tough determination to divorce.” In a candid March 2016 interview with Vainness Truthful, Jennifer stated, “We had been separated for months earlier than I ever heard concerning the nanny. She had nothing to do with our determination to divorce. She was not part of the equation. Unhealthy judgment? Sure,” on Ben’s half, however added he was nonetheless the “love of her life.” The previous couple’s divorce was finalized in Oct. 2018. In a Feb. 2020 interview with the New York Times, Ben revealed, “The most important remorse of my life is that this divorce.”
Ben stepped out with Saturday Evening Reside producer Lindsay in April 2017, regardless that he was nonetheless legally married to Jennifer. They have been open about their courting as she accompanied him on a visit to London in early July 2017, and as soon as they returned to L.A. have been often photographed going to dinner, holding arms on outings and looking out very a lot in love. However Ben was caught within the firm of former Playboy mannequin Shauna Sexton, taking her to dinner at Nobu Malibu on August 16, 2018, and he or she was photographed over the subsequent few days coming and going from his home.
That was sufficient for Lindsay. On August 20, 2018, studies swirled that Lindsay had break up with Ben. Two days later, estranged spouse Jennifer staged an intervention and personally drove Ben to rehab in Malibu to take care of his alcoholism. Lindsay and a now-sober Ben bought again collectively briefly in Feb. 2019 to provide issues one other strive, however broke up a couple of months later in April 2019.
Ben was snapped with former Playboy mannequin Shauna grabbing quick foot at a Jack within the Field on Aug. 19, 2018. 4 days earlier, they’d dinner at Nobu Malibu, regardless that he and Lindsay hadn’t formally break up but (although she did delete her Instagram when the pictures of Ben and Shauna emerged). Apparently Ben had fallen off the wagon and was partying exhausting with Shauna, who was photographed arriving at his home with a number of bottles of alcohol.
Jennifer Garner noticed Ben spiraling and staged and intervention on Aug. 22, 2018, the place she personally drove a bleary eyed Ben to rehab. He spent 40 days getting clear and sober, and reunited with Shauna as soon as he bought out. The 2 took a romantic getaway to Montana in Oct. 2018, however they break up later that month so Ben may concentrate on his sobriety and reconnecting together with his youngsters.
Ana de Armas
Ben and Ana met in 2019 whereas whereas filming the thriller Deep Water, and started a relationship after capturing wrapped. They have been first noticed out as a pair, visiting Havana, Cuba collectively in early March 2020. Followers snapped pictures of them procuring and looking out lovable collectively on March 6. The jet setting couple then headed to a different trip in Costa Rica, photographed there on March 10 kissing whereas strolling down the seaside. Eight days later Ana shared pictures from their getaway to Instagram. The couple then returned to L.A. simply because it was getting into the COVID-19 lockdown, and spent quarantine together at his home.
The couple took an area getaway to Joshua Tree, CA for Ana’s thirty second birthday on April 30, 2020. She shared IG pictures of the couple cuddling, and he gave her a gorgeous diamond tennis bracelet as a birthday reward. By June, Ana had already met Ben’s three kids with Jen, in addition to his mom. The actress as gave the impression to be a gradual power in Ben’ life all through 2020. They even had a double date to the seaside in Malibu with Ben’s on-again BFF Matt and his spouse Luciana on Aug. 4, 2020. Ana purchased Ben a customized BMW bike for his forty eighth birthday that month, and the couple have been nonetheless on till the tip of the yr earlier than calling issues quits.
Jennifer Lopez 2.0
Following Jennifer and then-fiance Alex Rodriguez’s Apr. 15 2021 announcement that they have been splitting up for good and higher off as “associates,” Jennifer was photographed hanging out with Ben in Los Angeles on Apr. 30. Whereas he was photographed getting out of her white SUV, on the time studies claimed that the 2 have been simply catching up on their longtime friendship. However the pair appeared to substantiate that the extraordinary chemistry they’d in there preliminary go at romance 17 years prior was nonetheless alive and nicely, with a getaway to Montana collectively.
After J.Lo carried out and Ben participated within the taping of the Could 2 Vax Reside occasion in L.A., they reportedly hopped a airplane and headed to the unique Yellowstone Membership in Montana, the place they spent the week. Ben and Jen appeared very very like a “couple” a supply instructed TMZ, which first reported the getaway. They rode in the identical SUV with Ben driving and Jennifer driving shotgun in pictures revealed by the Daily Mail. displaying the pair cruising around Montana.
Issues continued to warmth up for Bennifer heading into the summer time, which included an epic PDA-filled yacht trip round Europe! The couple didn’t maintain again their love from the world as they toured round Italy, France and Monaco, even internet hosting a bash for her 52nd birthday. The couple rapidly started mixing their households, together with his three youngsters with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 12, and her twins Max and Emme, 14.
Ben and J.Lo took a significant step in April 2022 once they introduced, after a yr of being again collectively, that they have been engaged! Jennifer teased the “particular” information in a video by way of her Instagram, revealing the attractive inexperienced diamond engagement ring in a video shared along with her OnTheJLo publication subscribers. The very uncommon diamond is estimated to be about 5 – 6 carats, and value about $5 million.
In accordance with the license obtained by HollywoodLife, the enduring couple made it official in Clark County, NV on Saturday, July 16. The duo wedded in Las Vegas after receiving the wedding license — however left the family and friends celebration till August 20, the place they placed on a fabulous fete at Ben’s estate in Georgia. Jennifer glowed in a shocking white wedding ceremony gown with a feather skirt and dramatic veil, whereas Ben stored it dapper in a white tuxedo go well with. Their particular company included Matt Damon, Kevin Smith and a slew of relations like Ben’s mother and Jennifer’s sisters. Ben’s youngsters Violet, Seraphina and Sam have been additionally in attendance, in addition to Jennifer’s cute twins Emme and Max!