Jennifer Lopez recently promised to be a better partner to Ben Affleck after he said that he was hesitant to reconcile 17 years after their breakup.

In a recent interview, Ben pondered on their “meaningful connection.” Jennifer’s vow came as Ben reflected on their “meaningful relationship.” After dating in the early 2000s, the couple renewed their romance last year.

In the spring of 2021, pop culture fans all over the world celebrated when it was reported that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had rekindled their romance, some 20 years after they had split up.

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Bennifer were a popular power couple in the early 2000s, dated for two years and even being engaged before calling it quits.

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The couple went their own ways over the following 17 years, starting kids and finding love with other companions.

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Jennifer married Marc Anthony, a musician, in June 2004 — barely five months after her divorce from Ben — and the couple had twins before parting up in 2011.

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She went on to date Casper Smart, a dancer, and Alex Rodriguez, a pitcher for the New York Yankees.

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Meanwhile, Ben has three children with Jennifer Garner, his ex-wife who he married from 2005 until 2018. He dated actress Ana de Armas after they broke up.

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The former pair reconnected in 2021, initially romantically linked in April before Jennifer formally confirmed their romance in July, proving that true love always finds a way.

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The couple had kept their reunion under wraps, although they did make their red carpet debut in September at the Venice Film Festival in favor of Ben’s film The Last Duel, before attending the Met Gala together only days later.

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In December, Ben opened out about his choice to reconcile with Jennifer, stating that he was originally hesitant to do so because of the potential negative impact on his children from public attention.

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During an interview with Howard Stern, Ben was asked: “Was there hesitation on your part, because now you’re a dad? Was there hesitation on your part to say, you know, ‘I can’t go through this again’?”

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Ben replied: “It crossed my mind for sure. My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility, I don’t want to do anything that is painful or destructive to them if I can help it.”

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But, just a few weeks later, it looks that Bennifer 2.0 is still on the rise, with Ben even topping Jennifer’s list of 2022 resolutions.

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On Tuesday, the singer opened up about her goals for the year on her Instagram page, saying, “I’m just thinking about being very aware about what I want my life to be, and understanding that my thoughts form my life, so keeping them extremely positive.”

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“So I can grow and be my best, this year better than ever — mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally,” she added.

Jennifer went on: “To be the best mother I can be, the best partner I can be, the best friend I can be, the best daughter, sister, boss, person that I can be.”

The vows were exchanged as Ben revealed new details about his and Jennifer’s relationship in a new interview released on Tuesday, in which he discussed the romance’s beginnings in 2001.

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The two met on the set of the film Gigli, which was released in 2003 but was shot two years prior. The film was a box office flop and earned mostly poor reviews.

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Despite Gigli’s lack of critical praise, Ben remembers it fondly, owing to the fact that it was through it that he met Jennifer.

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“If the reaction to Gigli hadn’t happened, I probably wouldn’t have eventually realized, ‘I don’t really have any other route but to direct movies,’ which has turned out to be the genuine joy of my professional life,” Ben said in a recent interview with Matt Damon for Entertainment Weekly. So it’s a blessing in some respects.”

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He added: “And I did get to meet Jennifer, the relationship with whom has been really meaningful to me in my life.”

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“I’ve got second chances throughout my career,” Ben told WSJ magazine for its December/January cover story. As a human being, I’ve been given second chances.”

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“Life is difficult, and we are always failing and hopefully learning from those failures,” Ben continued. “The one thing you really need to avail yourself of the opportunities provided from that growth is the second chance.”

Fortunately, he and Jennifer appear to be making the most of their second shot at romance.

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