When the news came earlier this week that singer Jennifer Lopez (51) and actor Ben Affleck (48) could have revived their romance after 17 years, even their celebrity friends couldn’t help but tell the story.
Bennifer, as the couple was called in the early 2000s, was spotted on a romantic getaway at an exclusive ski chalet in Montana over the weekend.
The new single Lopez broke up with former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, aka A-Rod, last month. When they were a couple, J-Lo and A-Rod were called J-Rod.
Affleck, also newly single, separated from 33-year-old actress Ana de Armas in January.
Lopez and Affleck, who split in 2004, starred in the romantic comedy Gigli (2003), which was bombed at the box office. She also had a supporting role in Affleck film, Jersey Girl (2004), directed by Kevin Smith, 50.
He tweeted, “‘Bennifer’ is trending. It’s a name I first gave the kids during pre-production of Jersey Girl, before the world found out they were dating.
“I would later drop the name in an interview with @nytimes. Shortly thereafter, it appeared in the article and then entered slang.”
Comedian Michelle Collins, 39, reposted a photo of Lopez and Affleck in a car during their trip and wrote, “J-Lo has been with him for two weeks and he’s as hot as me again. I bet his Phoenix- Back tattoo is slowly disappearing like the photo in Back To The Future. “
The 63-year-old actress Sharon Stone commented on the post: “Yeah, I mean WTF A-Rod?”
75-year-old actress-singer Bette Middler said on Twitter, “#BenAffleck and #JenniferLopez could be together again? Aww. That’s nice, but I was hoping it would be mine if we could bring something back from the early 2000s . ” Pelvic floor muscles. “
Affleck’s good friend, 50-year-old actor Matt Damon, was asked about the ski trip on Tuesday (May 11) on the Today show but admitted to knowing nothing about it or the alleged romance.
“It’s a fascinating story. I hope it’s true. I love them both. That would be great,” he said.
56-year-old comedian Chris Rock also joked about it on Tuesday’s breakfast show Good Morning America: “I’m so happy that Jennifer and Ben are back, so happy. Gigli 2. Are you excited?”