Jennifer Lopez Reveals Heartwarming Message Ben Affleck Engraved In Her Engagement Ring

When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck started dating again nearly 20 years after calling off their wedding, their friends were overjoyed. And although their elopement showed "Bennifer 2.0" was here to stay, it was further supported by the three words Affleck had Lopez's ring engraved with.


“One of the songs that I wrote for the album, which is on the inside of this ring right here, my engagement ring that he gave me, it says, ‘Not. Going. Anywhere,’” Lopez told Zane Lowe in an Apple Music interview released Monday to promote her new album, “This Is Me…Now.”


“That’s how he would sign his emails when we started talking again,” Lopez continued. “Like, ‘Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.’


In a later interview, Lopez called her initial breakup with Affleck "the deepest heartbreak of my life." The couple became together in 2001 while working on the set of their famous box office dud "Gigli," got engaged the following year, postponed their wedding in 2003, and declared their separation in 2004.


According to Lowe, their relationship, which the media called "Bennifer," received constant media attention unlike any other in modern Hollywood at the time. Before "you two came along," he said, "there wasn't a case study," and Lopez completely agreed.


“No, it was a new thing,” Lopez told Lowe. “It destroyed us. That was part of what destroyed us, the outside energy that was coming at us. And we loved each other. It was hard. It felt at times unfair, but neither one of us is that person, to be like, ‘Woe is me.’”


It appears that the public attention that allegedly caused their breakup hasn't been a problem this time. In July, Affleck and Lopez, who had split from Alex Rodriguez the previous year, were married in Las Vegas.


The couple got married at Affleck's residence in Savannah, Georgia. The wedding was attended by the couple's children from previous marriages as well as director Kevin Smith, "Good Will Hunting" co-star Matt Damon, and Affleck's childhood buddy.


“We weren’t only marrying one another; we were marrying these children into a new family,” Lopez wrote in her newsletter at the time, per Page Six. “They were the only people we asked to stand up for us in our wedding party. To our great honor and joy, each one did.”



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