Edmar Hendricks - 20 July, 2022
Love, it is said, is patient, kind, and beautiful. But sometimes, love can transcend the boundaries of time and bring back two people meant to be together.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first dated back in 2002 when they met on the movie sets of Gigli. Jennifer was no stranger to love. She first married Ojani Noa in 1997, but that marriage didn't work out. She then gave love another chance when she married Cris Judd, but that didn't last either.
When she met Ben, it was a meeting of two hearts bound to be together, even if not from the very beginning. Ben proposed marriage the same year they met, with a Harry Winston 6-carat pink diamond engagement ring crafted with smaller diamonds on the side. The Jennifer Lopez engagement ring was flaunted by its owner in the 'Jenny on the block' music video that also featured her beau. The JLo engagement ring was the talk of the town!
A marriage date was set, but since there was excessive media attention, the couple decided to postpone the wedding date as they wanted the ceremony to be a more personal affair. Then four months later came the shocker. Ben and Jen were no more! The couple had decided to part ways.
Ben went on to marry actress Jennifer Garner in 2005 before calling it split in 2015. He then dated television producer Lindsay Shookus and actress Ana de Armas, but both relationships didn't last long.
Jennifer also moved on with her stellar career and had her own relationships.
She married Marc Anthony in 2004, but the couple divorced ten years later. She then had a relationship with Casper Smart, a backup dancer, for five years before getting engaged to baseball legend Alex Rodriguez in 2019. Alex made his grand proposal with a 15-carat emerald cut diamond ring, and although the couple was engaged, they never married.
Ben and Jen may have drifted apart when it came to their relationship. But they were always vocal about their mutual respect for each other. In 2010, Jennifer spoke about how all the attention impacted the couple's relationship but also added that the love they shared was genuine.
In 2020, Ben praised Jennifer for her performance in the movie 'Hustlers' and even said she should have won an Oscar. By 2021, it was confirmed that the Ben and Jen relationship was back. They were spotted on vacation and at events together, and not before long, it was clear that the exes were probably always in love with each other, even though it took 20 years to rekindle their romance.
In April of this year, all fans rooting for the couple heard it straight from Jennifer via her JLo newsletter that she and Ben were formally engaged, and she had a new engagement ring to prove it.
In what was one of the most beautiful proposals recorded in Hollywood history, Ben got on one knee on a Saturday night while Jennifer relaxed in a bubble bath. It wasn't a fanciful proposal, but it certainly was romantic and rendered Jennifer speechless, moving her to tears.
In her newsletter, Jennifer spoke of how she considered Ben and herself lucky to get a second chance at true love.
The Jlo engagement ring Ben Affleck presented boasts of an 8.5-carat green diamond paired with two trapezoid-shaped white diamonds on the side.
Jennifer also revealed how the color green is her lucky color and how great things have happened to her when wearing green. She remembered a certain green dress she once wore and how she's been living a life where amazing things had happened when her favorite color was in play.
The ring has a classic vintage appeal and is valued at about $10 million, making it four times more expensive than the first J Lo engagement ring Ben Affleck gave her in 2002.
The cushion-modified brilliant cut center diamond is set in gold prongs that are part of a platinum band. Yes, that's what the JLo engagement ring is all about.
Ben and Jen officially tied the knot and became Mr. and Mrs. at an intimate affair in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple went to great lengths to have a private wedding that had only Jennifer's mother and two kids in attendance. They even had decoy brides and grooms dressed up and taken to various locations so they weren't disturbed by the paparazzi.
The next morning, Jennifer shared an image of her basking in bed under the bed sheets wearing a modest wedding band, the Jennifer Lopez ring.It is indeed beautiful to have this Hollywood dynamite couple share their vows and officially become husband and wife.
Wishing Ben & Jen, or as everybody is calling the union, Bennifer, a happily ever after!
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Karen Arbor-Hicks 20 Jul, 2022 at 11:50 am
True love already!