Ben Affleck ‘stayed in touch’ with ex Jennifer Lopez in months leading up to Jennifer Garner split: report
BY Rachel Maresca
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Enlarge John Shearer/Invision/AP Enlarge Exes Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were seen playfully chatting during the February Oscars broadcast.
Could the original Bennifer be headed toward a reconciliation?
Days after Ben Affleck and wife of 10 years Jennifer Garner announced their split, reports surfaced claiming that the 42-year-old Oscar winner has allegedly been in contact with his ex Jennifer Lopez.
"Everyone is talking about J.Lo and Ben and saying it's inevitable they will get together again at some point," an insider told the UK's Sun.
"They were pretty flirty at the Oscars and have stayed in touch over email. Jennifer Garner never liked it."
CHRIS POLK/AP Lopez and Affleck at the 'Gigli' premiere in July 2003.
Despite the claims, sources tell the Daily News Lopez and Affleck "haven't spoken."
The former Hollywood it couple made headlines at this year's Academy Awards when they were reportedly spotted chatting during a commercial break in the broadcast.
Affleck approached his ex-fiancée and "whispered something" in her ear before she "playfully" swatted his arm, the AP reported at the time.
While the two seemed to be on friendly terms then, the songstress described her 2003 break up with Affleck as her "first real heartbreak" in her 2014 memoir "True Love."
Fans shouldn't expect a "Gigli" sequel anytime soon as Lopez, 45, was just seen cozying up to her on-again, off-again boyfriend Casper Smart in New York City a mere 24 hours after Affleck and Garner's divorce announcement.
Pascal Le Segretain Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they were splitting up after 10 years of marriage Tuesday.
Enlarge Felipe Ramales / Splash News Lopez and Casper Smart are seen cozying up in Madison Square Park in New York City Wednesday.
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the parents of three said in a joint statement Tuesday, just one day after their wedding anniversary.
"We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time."