Ex-Fiance, Alex Rodriguez Shocked And Upset As J.Lo Rekindles Relationship With Former Lover Ben Affleck

 Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were recently seen on a romantic getaway trip to a luxury ski resort in Montana in exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com.

And J.Lo's ex-fiance Alex Rodriguez seems to be just as shocked by the reunion 17 years in the making.

The 45-year-old former New York Yankees player is said to be flabbergasted that the former couple - once dubbed 'Bennifer' - have been spending time together in recent weeks just a month after he and the 51-year-old triple threat had called off their engagement.

 A source close to Rodriguez told E! News on Monday: 'A-Rod is shocked that J.Lo has moved on.he and the 51-year-old triple threat called off their engagement

'He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect. He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him.'

According to the insider for the publication, Rodriguez is 'saddened' about Lopez's reunion with The Way Back actor and even reached out to let her know that he's 'upset.' 

The source explained: 'She's not interested in rekindling anything with A-Rod and is done.'

Lopez and Rodriguez confirmed their split last month just weeks after fighting off break-up rumors.

The two began dating in February 2017 before announcing their engagement in March 2019. 

This comes after it was revealed that Ben, 48, whisked his former flame Jennifer away on a private jet this past weekend for a romantic getaway trip to a luxury ski resort in Montana, where the actor is understood to own a chalet. 

In exclusive pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, Ben and Jennifer appeared relaxed and at ease around one another as they sat side-by-side in an SUV, with the Good Will Hunting star in the driver's seat, amid rumours he's been spending time at the singer's LA mansion on multiple occasions. 

In pictures of the pair arriving back to LA, both Ben and Jennifer looked dressed for comfort as they stood close together while exiting the private plane following the short trip, where they had packed a considerable amount of luggage.  

The actor is said to own a ski chalet at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana - where he's believed to have stayed with Lopez - having taken family vacations there with ex-wife Jennifer Garner and their three children, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9. 

The Yellowstone Club is a private residential club, ski resort, and golf resort located in Madison County, just west of Big Sky, and attracts megastars like Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

Sources have claimed to E! that the pair spent 'about a week' together at the club, and they 'were alone' during their stay. They arrived back in LA on Saturday. 

It is the second time Ben and Jennifer have been spotted together in just over a week.

The former celebrity couple – who were engaged in 2002 but postponed their 2003 wedding and officially split in 2004 – have been seen reuniting with one another following J.Lo's split with ex-fiancé Rodriguez, and the revelation that Ben has been an active user on the celebrity dating app Raya. 

Both stars took part in the Vax Live concert in LA that was filmed on May 2, with Jennifer putting on a show-stopping performance in one of her trademark skimpy outfits, while Ben took to the stage with Jimmy Kimmel.  

On Sunday, Jennifer posted a Mother's Day snap of herself with her 13-year-old twins Max and Emme and her mother Guadalupe Rodríguez, though it is not clear exactly when and where the photo was taken.

Talking about their getaway, a source told PEOPLE on Monday: '[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town. They have a strong connection. It's all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy.' 

Known as 'Bennifer' at the time of their romance, recent reports have suggested that the pair are now 'just friends,' though it certainly appears that they have grown much closer over the past few weeks.

Last month, Ben was seen arriving at Jennifer's home in a white Escalade SUV that is said to belong to the Hustlers star. He was later seen being dropped off by the singer's security.s they are now back together, and are seen sitting side-by-side in DailyMail.com's exclusive pictures 

It was reported that the pair had seen each other on three separate occasions during that time, with the Gone Girl actor leaving his car at the Hotel Bel-Air and being picked up in Jennifer's vehicle hours later.

Lopez and Affleck started dating in 2002 and announced their engagement that November. In September 2003, just days before the couple was to say 'I do,' they called off their wedding. Months later the couple broke up for good in January 2004.

It has previously been reported that Montana is somewhere Affleck likes to go when he needs to ‘clear his head’ and once took one-time girlfriend there, Playboy model Shauna Sexton, after finalizing his divorce from Garner, 49, in 2018, after their ten-year marriage.

Last week, the actor was caught up in an embarrassing revelation that he had been using celebrity dating app Raya, after his potential date Nivine Jay leaked a video from the actor where he asked her why she had 'unmatched' him on the service.

Weeks before, Jennifer confirmed she had split from Alex, 45, after four years, saying in a statement that they were 'better off as friends' amid claims of infidelity.

In a joint statement, they said of their decision: 'We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so...’

'We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. we wish the best for each other and each other’s children.'

At the time of the initial split reports, it was revealed Lopez and Rodriguez were focusing on their children - Jennifer's 13-year-old twins Emme and Max and Alex's daughters, Natasha, 16, and Ella, 12.

Meanwhile, Affleck split from girlfriend Ana de Armas, 33, earlier this year after one year of dating.

In April, the Gone Baby Gone actor heaped praise on his ex Lopez in a gushing interview, calling her the 'hardest-working person' in Hollywood.

Affleck also lauded Lopez's youthfulness, saying: ‘Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I'm in my 40s… at best?’

He went on: ‘She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I've come across in this business.’

Affleck also told The New York Times he believed Lopez should have been Oscar-nominated for her role in Hustlers.

'She should have been nominated. She's the real thing,' he said. 'I keep in touch periodically with her and have a lot of respect for her. How awesome is it that she had her biggest hit movie at 50? That's f****** baller.'

They were originally set to marry in Santa Barbara in September 2003, but they dramatically postponed their nuptials just one day before the event was scheduled.

In a statement about their decision, which they put down to spotlight they were under as a celebrity couple, they said, in part: 'We began to feel that the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives could be compromised.'

Adding: 'We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families and our friends.'

Then, in January 2004, a rep for Lopez said: "Jennifer Lopez has ended her engagement to Ben Affleck. At this difficult time, we ask that you respect her privacy.’

Single again: Meanwhile Ben split from girlfriend Ana de Armas, 33, earlier this year after one year of dating

While Affleck's rep reportedly said: 'I am not going to confirm anything about his personal life. We don't want to get dragged into quicksand. Everybody wants a war. It's not happening from our side.'

Public interest in the couple surged after they costarred together in the films Jersey Girl and Gigli, and even in her pop music video Jenny from the Block. 

Lopez later said in 2016 that there was 'genuine love' between herself and Affleck, telling People Magazine in an interview: ‘I think different time different thing, who knows what could've happened, but there was a genuine love there.’

Both parties moved on after the split, with Lopez marrying Marc Anthony in 2004 and having twins Max and Emme in 2008, while Affleck married Garner in 2005, and welcomed three children together.

Lopez divorced Anthony in 2014, while Affleck and Garner divorced in 2018.

Post a Comment