Date: April 30, 2021

A source told TMZ that Lopez and Affleck started emailing each other in early February 2021 while she was in the Dominican Republic filming Shotgun Wedding, then two months later in late April, they sparked rumors that they were back together. Insiders told People that the pair were “in contact” before she ended things with A-Rod but they said “she didn’t see Ben until it was over with Alex,” and that, “they didn’t make a plan behind Alex’s back that they would date.”

The public got its first look at Bennifer together since 2004, when the actor was spotted visiting her Los Angeles mansion on April 30. “They are friends. They have always been friends and they have seen each other through the years,” a source told People. “They have a great time hanging out. It’s been years since they caught up properly. They have lots to talk about. They plan on hanging out again.” The pair then went on their first vacation together since their reunion. The Oscar winner and the Grammy nominee spent a week together in Montana. E! News reported that after they attended the VAX LIVE event in Los Angeles on May 2 separately, they left together for the Yellowstone Club in Montana. “It’s natural between them, and the chemistry is unreal,” a source told E! a week later, adding that he reached out to her first. “They picked up where they last left off and are enjoying each other’s company right now.” 

They then headed to Miami together. On May 26, he was spotted smoking a cigarette on the balcony at the same waterfront mansion where she was staying. The pair were spotted going to the gym together and were reportedly kissing during their workout. He was also seen wearing a watch that Lopez reportedly gifted him when they were together years ago. Page Six shared photos of the couple out to dinner in West Hollywood, California, on May 31 with her longtime friend and manager, Benny Medina. A source told E! News on June 8 that after she was reportedly looking for schools in California for her twins, the singer “is packing up her Miami rental” and moving to Los Angeles, where the Justice League actor resides.

So far, it looks Bennifer 2.0 is here to stay.