A Tale Of Three Jennifers

Written by Andrew Linn on May 17, 2021

The Bennifer saga (what the media has termed Ben Affleck’s relationship with Jennifer Lopez as well as his subsequent marriage to Jennifer Garner) has been going on for almost twenty years. It all started when Ben Affleck began dating Jennifer Lopez (a.k.a. J. Lo) in 2002. They got engaged that same year, but the engagement was called off in 2004.

Prior to dating Affleck, J. Lo was married to Ojani Noa from February 1997 to January 1998, dated Sean Combs (a.k.a. Puff Daddy, a.k.a. P. Diddy) from August 1999 to February 2001, and was married to Cris Judd from September 2001 to January 2003. After ending her engagement to Affleck, she married Marc Anthony, with whom she had twins (named Max and Emma). J. Lo and Anthony separated in July 2011, and divorced in June 2014. From October 2011 to August 2016, she had an on-again, off-again relationship with Casper Smart. From February 2017 to April 2021, J. Lo dated (and was even engaged to) Alex Rodriguez.

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck (who had an on-again, off-again relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow from October 1997 to October 2000) went on to marry Jennifer Garner, a marriage that resulted in three children before they became separated in June 2015 before getting divorced in October 2018. He also dated Lindsay Shookus from mid-2017 to mid-2018, and dated Ana de Armas from early 2020 to early 2021.

As for Jennifer Garner, she married Scott Foley in October 2000. The couple separated in May 2003 and divorced in March 2004. She dated Michael Vartan from August 2003 to mid-2004 and dated John C. Miller from mid-2018 to early 2020.

Last month, Affleck got back together with J. Lo, thus continuing the Bennifer saga. And Jennifer Lawrence (a.k.a. J. Law) has recently stated that she is excited about the reunion.

So this is a tale of three Jennifers (in which two of them have connections to Ben Affleck, as well as other marriages and relationships).

It should be noted that Jennifer Lawrence dated Nicholas Hault from 2011 to 2014, dated Chris Martin from June to October 2014, and dated Darren Aronofsky from September 2016 to November 2017. In 2018, she began dating Cooke Maroney. They got married in October 2019.

So will the reunion between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez last? Time will tell. I wouldn’t be surprised if Saturday Night Live or any late-night talk show host does a segment on this scenario (if they haven’t already).

Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.