If anyone understands the ups and downs of a great love story, it’s Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.

After falling in love on the set of the universally panned film Gigli back in 2001, Bennifer officially called off their first attempt at a happily ever after in 2004. About two decades later, however, the couple rekindled their epic Hollywood romance and eventually made it down the altar in Vegas on July 16, 2022. Lopez changed her name and everything.

Clearly, this was a second-chance love story for the ages, culminating in a follow-up to J.Lo’s 2002 album This Is Me…Then, aptly titled This Is Me…Now. Affleck even went out of his comfort zone to take part in the album’s companion film project, This Is Me: A Love Story, and the accompanying documentary, The Greatest Love Story Never Told.

“It’s been such a journey. The thing that I think I’ve been wondering about my whole life is, like, Is love real? Does true love exist?” Lopez told Today of the album back in January 2023. “It’s two people kind of coming together and saying, you know, ‘I’m gonna be here no matter what. And we’re gonna get through it together.’”

Unfortunately, just a few months after the film’s release in February 2024, rumors began swirling that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are “headed towards divorce.” But is this really the end or just a third act reconciliation waiting to happen? Or, you know, a total non-story Lopez and Affleck will eventually shut down? Here’s a complete timeline of all those Bennifer divorce rumors with the most recent updates up top.

May 18, 2024: A source tells Us Weekly that Affleck moved out of their shared Beverly Hills home “several weeks ago.”

May 17, 2024: Lopez and Affleck are photographed together for the first time in 47 days. While a source told People that the pair arrived at the school play separately, the pair left the event together and were both reportedly spotted wearing their wedding rings.

May 16, 2024: Ben Affleck is photographed leaving the Brentwood home he has reportedly been staying in “over the past week or so.” He does appear to be wearing his wedding ring in the photo, which was published by TMZ.

That same day, relationship coach Lenna Marsak claims on Instagram Stories that Lopez had “liked” a particularly interesting post about relationships. “You can’t build a relationship with someone who is disconnected from themselves,” Marsak had captioned the post on March 19, which details why it’s difficult to foster a “healthy relationship” with “someone who lacks integrity & emotional safety.”

Per E! News, Marsak shared a screenshot of Lopez’s apparent double-tap, writing, “Just logged on to IG and noticed @jlo liked my post. Jlo or her PR team, I’ll take it.”

Meanwhile, a source tells Us Weekly that the pair are not splitting up, but are “having issues in their marriage.” According to the source, “They started having issues a few months ago as Jen had started ramping up work commitments and prepping for her [This Is Me…Live] tour.”

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