Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez found love again 17 years after breaking up, per Buzzfeed. In a December 2021 interview with Howard Stern, Affleck explained that the spotlight of his children’s celebrity parents adds pressure to their lives. This prompted Stern to point out that Lopez “brings even more attention” to both his and his kids’ lives, and the radio host asked if fatherhood caused him to hesitate to jump back into the relationship. “It crossed my mind for sure,” Affleck admitted, (via People). “My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility. I don’t want to do anything that is painful or destructive to them if I can help it. That being said, I know that my life affects them,” he added.
However, although Affleck had reservations at the beginning, the actor did pursue a relationship with Lopez and the two are still going strong at the time of writing. In fact, the couple’s friends reportedly think that wedding bells are on the way. “They are madly in love and Jen totally has Ben’s back,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Things between their children are pretty organic at this point. The families respect each other and also get along, so things are all good and fine on that front. Their friends think they will get engaged eventually and it’s only a matter of time,” the insider added.