It may have been Jennifer Lopez’s birthday on Saturday, but she was kind enough to give all of us a gift: official Instagram confirmation of her renewed romance with one Ben Affleck. Brilliantly captioned, “5 2 … what it do,” the Instagram post consists of precisely three photos of Lopez in a bikini and one photo of herself kissing Affleck. The photo marks the first time either Ben or Jen has posted anything about their rekindled relationship on social media. This new Bennifer development comes just days after the pair was pictured in an Instagram montage of Leah Remini’s birthday party earlier this week. Lopez and Affleck originally began dating in 2002 after meeting on the set of Gigli, and nearly got married before calling it quits in 2004. They were then spotted back together earlier this summer, following Lopez’s split with Alex Rodriguez and Affleck’s breakup with Ana de Armas. What it do indeed.
Updated July 26: In light of certain butt pictures that are just so on the
nose cheek, we are beginning to question the fabric of reality itself. On Sunday, pictures circulated of Bennifer on a boatifer, Affleck’s hand resting on Lopez’s tush.
These look remarkably similar to scenes from the 2002 “Jenny From the Block” video, making the cynics among us think maybe all of this is just a ruse and not a relationship at all and just filming fodder for — perish the thought — throwback content. Still, we want to believe in Bennifer. Praying for the romantic sanctity of the butt touch.
Updated July 26 at 5:15 p.m.: Alert! Alert! Jennifer Lopez was spotted in Monaco on Monday wearing a necklace that says “B-E-N.” “Page Six” reported it and everything. But we live by a higher code of absolute proof. That necklace could mean anything. Maybe the necklace said “B-E-A-N” and the A charm fell off.