Just a few days after Jennifer Lopez announced her engagement to Ben Affleck — almost 20 years after they broke off their last engagement — a source close to Ben’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner told E! News that she was in the loop. The actress, who shares kids Violet, Seraphina and Samuel with Ben is happy for him.
“Ben told Jen and the kids, so they knew about it,” the insider shared. As for how she feels about J-Lo re-emerging in Ben’s life, she “knows that J-Lo has been a positive influence in certain ways.” As for the moment Ben popped the question, an insider described the engagement as “a very intimate moment, just them two.”
Though Bennifer 2.0 are gearing up for their next chapter, the source shared, “They had hoped to keep it private a little bit longer.” Lopez, 52, announced in a video message to her fans on Instagram earlier this week a “really exciting and special story to share” on her On The JLo newsletter.
“The proposal was low-key but very meaningful,” the source added. “Ben wanted the ring to be sentimental and put a lot of thought into it.”
After Bennifer’s first split in 2004, the former couple remained friends, with Ben marrying Garner (the two divorced in 2018), while J-Lo went on to have twins Emme and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony (the pair split in 2014).