Jennifer Lopez’ Relationship Journey Before Marriage with Ben Affleck

We hear the news of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s marriage doing the rounds, let’s take a look at Jennifer Lopez’s love history that has always done the rounds. Lopez recently announced her marriage with Ben Affleck on Sunday in her newsletter “On the J lo” for fans. Lopez had also made her engagement public in April in the same newsletter, where she could be seen embracing her huge green-colored engagement ring.

Throughout her career, Lopez has always been in the headlines when it comes to her dating history. she has been involved in high-profile romances. Lopez got a little vulnerable about her dating history and stated in a Harper’s Bazaar interview “For me, the relationship journey has been very up and down. But it didn’t have to do with anybody else but me—it was about me figuring out me, Until you learn to love yourself, you can’t completely love [someone else] in a way that is pure and true.”

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A look back at the relationship history of Jennifer Lopez

Ojani Noa

Jennifer Lopez’s first husband was Ojani No. He was an aspiring actor and worked as a waiter at Gloria Estefan’s restaurant. They met early in Lopez’s acting career. They got married in 1997 but 11 months into the wedding, they were divorced.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa (Credit: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)

Sean Combs

From 1999 to 2001, Jennifer Lopez was in a relationship with Puffy Daddy. They were in the news for getting arrested and Comb had committed infidelity on his part. But the two have maintained a friendly relationship since then.

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Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

Cris Judd

After her split with Combs, Lopez married Cris Judd. He was one of her former backup dancers. They met on the sets of J-Lo’s music video ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’. They got married in September 2001 and got divorced after 9 months of marriage in 2002.

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Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd(Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)

Ben Affleck

J.Lo and actor Ben Affleck started dating on the sets of Gigli in 2002, and the pair became engaged less than a year later. The couple was called “Bennifer” by their fans. But they, unfortunately, called off the wedding in 2004, a day before the wedding was supposed to happen. 

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Marc Anthony

Both the actors had met each other in 1998 but got married in June 2004. They have two twins together, Max and Emme. They decided to split in 2011. In an interview, Lopez said that she “knew very quickly that [their marriage] wasn’t the right thing, When my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness.”

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony(Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Casper Smart

Casper Smart was working as a backup dancer on her tour. They met and started dating on the All I Have tour. They dated on and off for almost five years but officially ended it in 2016. Smart was 18 years Lopez’s junior. 

Casper Smart
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart (Credit: Walter McBride/WireImage)

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

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and Jennifer started dating in February 2017 after attending the Met Gala together. The two had fostered a strong bond together and met and blended each other with their families. They also got engaged. But after four years together, the couple called it quit saying that they are better off as friends.
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Finally, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck again!

In May 2021, Affleck and Lopez reunited and were spotted together on multiple occasions. They went for a getaway in Montana and a romantic getaway to Miami. And a year later, J Lo took to her newsletter and made it official.

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In an interview with The New York Times, Lopez spoke about how Ben and her relationship seems to be working this time. “I would say we learned our lesson the first time, To hold it sacred,” she said.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (Credit: MEGA/GC Images)

It doesn’t matter how many failed relationships and bad breakups she’s faced. Lopez refuses to give up on love and she doesn’t beat herself up over it.

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