After Jennifer walked the red carpet alone, actor Ben Affleck and singer Jennifer Lopez were spotted together inside the 2021 Met Gala kissing through their face mask, at least they thought of keeping safe.
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The 49-year-old Ben Affleck was dressed conservatively in a tuxedo, apparently opting not to mimic Jennifer Lopez’s 52-year-old Wild West-inspired Ralph Lauren look for the evening.
The couple strolled into the event, both be-masked in accordance with the event’s guidelines, and paused for photos as Jennifer was seen in one shot holding Ben, including another one that showed the pair kissing through their masks.
The couple’s presence at the event was not surprising, as a report revealed that Jennifer Lopez received an early invite to this year’s Met Gala, where she has been a fixture since her first appearance in 2004.
Following Ben and Jennifer’s official red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival, the “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” hitmaker flew alone to New York for a surprise appearance at the VMAs to present Olivia Rodrigo with the Song of the Year award.
Following the singer’s split from former Yankee Alex Rodriguez, Ben and Jennifer rekindled their Aughts-era romance earlier this year. Since then, they’ve been nearly inseparable, taking not only romantic vacations in Italy but also blended-family outings to musicals and theme parks.
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It’s unclear whether Ben Affleck intends to put a ring on it, but the actor was photographed last month browsing engagement rings at a Tiffany’s in Century City, California, as part of the couple’s ongoing reunion.
We can’t help but hope they get further in their engagement than they did the first time when they famously called it quits after the thought of hiring “three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three different locations” proved an epiphany for them.