Bennifer is back!

Yay! Ben and J. Lo re­united

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Are the Hol­ly­wood A-lis­ters con­sid­er­ing giv­ing their red-hot ro­mance an­other go?

Jen­nifer Lopez and Ben Af­fleck were the hottest celeb cou­ple on the planet, and their ex­plo­sive chem­istry drew com­par­isons with El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor and Richard Bur­ton. And now – with talk that the re­la­tion­ship be­tween J.LO, 49, and Alex Ro­driguez, 43, is hang­ing by a thread – it looks as if the for­mer cou­ple could be giv­ing their ro­mance an­other shot!

Yep, you read that right. NW can ex­clu­sively re­veal that, 15 years af­ter the duo called off their fairy­tale en­gage­ment, Bennifer 2.0 is ac­tu­ally hap­pen­ing. We’re told the pair have been in “con­stant con­tact” ” in re­cent weeks, meet­ing up in se­cret and burn­ing up the phone lines. “There’s al­ways been a sense of un­fin­ished busi­ness for both of them, and there’s no deny­ing there’s a big at­trac­tion that’s never gone away,” re­veals an in­sider.

“Jen­nifer reached out to Ben some time ago for a ‘busi­ness chat’, and things just pro­gressed from there,” adds the spy. “They got along fa­mously when they met up, and have en­joyed hang­ing out in pri­vate houses and dis­creet five-star restau­rants [in­clud­ing celeb hide­out Gior­gio Baldi in Santa Mon­ica] for lunch and din­ner dates a few times since.” As NW re­cently re­ported, the singer is on the verge of call­ing time on her two-year ro­mance with A-rod. And the base­ball star bet­ter watch out, as J.LO has a plan B (for Bennifer) al­ready lined up! Jen­nifer does have a track record of jump­ing from one re­la­tion­ship to an­other – hav­ing re­cov­ered from her 2004 split with Ben by mar­ry­ing Marc An­thony just five months later. Mean­while, Ben is sin­gle af­ter his most re­cent fling with model mode Shauna Sex­tone Sex­ton, ended 23, a ahead of h his re­cent re re­hab sti stint. “It’s app ap­peal­ing to J Jen to have an­other high high-pro­file roma ro­mance with some some­one who is her equal, and a re­union with B Ben would check e ev­ery box,” muses the source. “They’re both huge at the box of­fice, and peo­ple loved them to­gether back in the day. I’m sure Jen­nifer would want to fol­low her ro­mance with A-rod with some­thing sim­i­larly high pro­file, since she loves the lime­light and the sta­tus boost. “It would be a huge morale and ego boost for Ben, too, since [ex-wife] Jen Garner has moved on with her own boyfriend [John Miller],” con­tin­ues NW’S in­sider. “He doesn’t want to come across like a lonely loser in love.”

Ben and J.LO have talked openly about their af­fec­tion for each other since the split in Jan­uary 2004, with the singer ad­mit­ting in 2017 that she was in a dif­fi­cult place at the time.

“I lost my sense of self,” she re­vealed. “And my re­la­tion­ship [with Ben] self-de­struc­ted in front of the en­tire world. It was a two-year thing for me un­til I picked my­self up again.”

Mean­while, Ben has also opened up about his re­grets, say­ing, “I think Jen and I made a mis­take in that we fell in love, we were ex­cited and maybe too ac­ces­si­ble... I don’t


think ei­ther of us an­tic­i­pated the de­gree to which it would take on a [life] of its own.”

Our own source’s take is that “the pri­or­ity is for them to find A PROJECT they CAN star in, so they can spend plenty of time to­gether, then take things from there. Jen­nifer loves the idea of get­ting Ben back into a big movie role and show­ing the world they’ve got more col­lec­tive tal­ent than peo­ple saw IN [THEIR 2003 flop] Gigli.

“That’ll be ex­cit­ing for Ben, too,” con­tin­ues our spy. “He’s al­ways wanted to get that MON­KEY Off HIS BACK, and is ready to sink his teeth into some­thing ex­cit­ing.”

Looks like he’s found the per­fect muse! n

The pair have been en­joy­ing se­cret meet-up’s at Gior­gio Baldi in Santa Mon­ica

Ben is said to be keen to make a come­back af­ter his most re­cent stint in re­hab J.lo’s re­la­tion­ship with A-rod has re­port­edly been on the rocks for a while

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