Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

See what Ben Affleck had to say to ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez on her upcoming wedding– in Spanish!

Jennifer and Ben dated from 2002 to 2004 and were engaged before they split

When The Way Back star Ben Affleck appeared on TV’s popular El Gordo y la Flaca, he talked about not just his professional plans but also some pretty personal topics – including not just his painful split from Jennifer Garner, but also his famous relationship with Jennifer Lopez. Fans from the early ‘00s remember the original “Bennifer” who were engaged and ready for an A-list wedding when they suddenly split in 2004.

Speaking in Spanish on the Univision show, Ben remarked of his famous ex: “I like Jennifer Lopez a lot and it’s great to see her getting the respect that she deserves.”

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Ben and Jen – known as ‘Bennifer’ – split in 2004 just before they were set to wed

When asked about JLo’s upcoming wedding with former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, he commented: She is a great woman, and it seems that she is very happy with her boyfriend. I wish them the best with their new marriage.”

But is he planning on attending his ex’s wedding? Alex has revealed that both he and Jennifer are open to inviting their former loves to the nuptials. But Gone Girl star Ben didn’t reveal whether he’s on the guest list, simply saying: “Good luck!”

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On El Gordo y la Flaca, Ben said of his ex-love JLo: 'She's a great woman... I wish [her and Alex Rodriguez] the best with their new marriage’

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s romance began in 2002, quickly making them Hollywood’s A-list power couple. The pair starred in her famed music video for Jenny from the Block and tried their hand as a big screen pair in 2003’s Gigli.


The pair called it quits at the end of 2004 and eventually moved on with some more famous romances. Jennifer married Marc Anthony, while Ben married Jennifer Garner a year later.