Ben Affleck Married Life: How Many Times Has The Actor Been Married?

Looks like the most famous couple of 2000s Bennifer finally made it down the aisle. Ben Affleck married Jennifer Lopez on July 16, 2022, in Las Vegas. The news initially came as a huge surprise to the fans. But, now they are in a celebration mode. The actors met after 20 long years to rekindle their romance.


Ben Affleck previous marriage

Before Lopez, Affleck was married once to actress Jennifer Garner. They were married from 2005 to 2018. Affleck and Garner first met on the sets of the movie Pearl Harbor in 2001 and Daredevil in 2003. They became good friends and began dating in August 2004. On June 29, 2005, they married in the presence of just two guests, Victor Garber, and his partner, Rainer Andreesen. Affleck and Garner are parents to two daughters and a son.

They started living separately in June 2015 and filed for divorce in April 2017. The divorce was finalized in October 2018. Affleck and Garner applied for joint custody of their children.

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck(Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Why did the divorce happen?

In 2021, Ben said that the marriage didn’t work out despite their several attempts. He said that divorce was a very painful experience, it was the hardest thing he went through. However, it was the best choice. The duo didn’t want their kids to witness their strained relationship and see it as a model of marriage


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Ben Affleck other partners

Affleck dated actress Gwyneth Paltrow from October 1997 to 1999, and then in 2000.

Gwyneth Paltrow
Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow (Credit: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images and Ke.Mazur/WireImage)

Affleck dated Lindsay Shookus, the head of Saturday Night Live’s talent department, from mid-2017 to mid-2018; and again in early 2019.

Lindsay Shookus
Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus (Credit: Jackson Lee/WireImage)

Affleck dated Cuban actress Ana de Armas the actress from Deep Water from early 2020 to early 2021.

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Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas (Credit: MEGA/BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Ben Affleck relationship with Jennifer Lopez

Affleck first dated Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez had met each other several times in 1998, especially at the 70th Academy Awards and at the premiere of Armageddon. They had their first significant meeting on the sets of Gigli in December 2001.
In 2002, Jennifer parted ways with her second husband, Cris Judd. Ben and Lopez started their relationship in 2002.
Their relationship received huge publicity in news, tabloids, and articles. The fans called the couple Bennifer. They performed together in her music video for the song “Jenny from the Block.” Lopez has written an entire album inspired by Ben, “This Is Me… Then“, and also dedicated it to him.

They got engaged in November 2002 and had also planned their wedding for September 14, 2003. They delayed their wedding because of enormous media attention. And finally, they canceled their engagement

in January 2004.
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (Credit: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

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The reason for their separation

Lopez mentioned that the media attention used to affect Ben adversely. This was the major reason for their breakup. She said that it was her “first real heartbreak”. Ben Affleck also admitted his shortcomings which may have been a reason for the separation. He said that the press interference in their relationship used to overwhelm them at times. The paparazzi scrutinized their every move.

The rekindled Romance

But true love never sizzles as Affleck and Lopez remained in touch even after their breakup. They respected each other a lot and never spoke in any negative way about the other one in public. They rekindled their romance in April 2021. Lopez publicly confirmed the news in July. They got engaged for the second time in April 2022. And now we hope for a happily ever after!


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