Their whirlwind romance 20 years in the past has come full circle. It was in 2002 when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez first started relationship and by that November, the pair have been engaged. They have been all set to change vows the next 12 months however simply days forward of the ceremony, the couple known as off the marriage. By 2004, Lopez and Affleck known as it quits.

Each superstars would go on to marry and have youngsters with different individuals, however once they each discovered themselves single, it did not take lengthy for his or her romance to rekindle. Instantly after Lopez ended her engagement to Alex Rodriguez, she hopped right into a relationship with Affleck they usually have been fortunately in love ever since.

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This week, there was hypothesis that the couple is received engaged after Lopez was noticed with a giant, sparkly ring on her finger. Now, Lopez and Affleck have formally introduced that they’re to be married. 

“It is a fantastic end result that this has occurred on this means right now in our lives the place we are able to actually admire and have a good time one another and respect one another,” Lopez informed PEOPLE of her romance with the actor. “We at all times did, however we’ve much more of an appreciation as a result of we all know that life can take you in numerous instructions.”

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez
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“Now we have been within the recreation within the public eye lengthy sufficient to know who we’re as individuals and what actually issues and what does not matter. Now we have youngsters and we respect one another. … We actually reside our lives in a means we will be happy with and our youngsters will be happy with you. We’re simply working from a place of affection and respect for everybody in our lives and that is essential to us. We all know what the reality is [and] we maintain it sacred.”

Congrats to the glad couple!