Ben Affleck and J.Lo are getting serious, and Jennifer Lopez is starting to hang out with Ben’s best friends again!
The three celebrities were spotted taking a beach stroll in Malibu over the weekend near Paradise Cove. J.Lo and Ben held hands while Matt strolled alongside them. In a T-shirt and shorts, Matt made a pretty handsome third wheel!
Matt and Ben have been friends since childhood. They grew up together in Hollywood and co-wrote the classic movie Good Will Hunting, which won them an Oscar back in 1998. The fact that J.Lo is hanging out with Matt has fans hoping that the couple is moving its relationship into “serious” territory.
When asked about his best friend’s new relationship, Matt was in full support of the couple. During an interview with Extra, he said that he’s very happy for Ben, and that “he’s the best. He deserves every happiness in the world. I’m glad for both of them.”
Fans can’t get enough of Bennifer! Most recently, the adorable couple was seen wearing matching outfits on a date night in Beverly Hills. They both wore tan outfits with Jennifer’s top and skirt matching Ben’s suit perfectly. They were also spotted linking arms. Awww.
Their intense romance was taken to the next level on their recent yacht vacation on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. The couple took a vacation around Europe to celebrate the singer’s 52nd birthday. They were spotted kissing in Naples and Nerano.
J.Lo made their relationship Instagram official during their yacht excursion. She posted a picture of the pair caught passionately locking lips on her Instagram feed. The photos were captioned “5 2…what it do…” and it had fans gushing over the news.
The pair have been spending a lot of time together the last couple of months. They were even spotted looking at houses together! While sources close to the couple say the house is just for J.Lo and her kids, shippers are still hoping this could be a good sign for the couple. Entertainment Weekly reported that “friends wouldn’t be surprised if they move in together and ultimately end up together.”
In the fall, J.Lo will be filming in Canada while Ben films in Texas. Friends and family are wondering how things will play out when they’re not in the same city.
But for now everything’s good. Last Friday, J.Lo and Ben were seen hanging with two of their kids – J.Lo’s daughter Emme and Ben’s son Samuel – during an outing at Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles. Sources close to the couple say that the relationship is not weird for the kids, and that they’re taking it well.
Jennifer shares 13-year-old twins, Emme and Max, with her ex-husband Marc Anthony. Ben co-parents his three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. They share Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9.
According to sources, J.Lo is very happy that Ben reached out to her in April to rekindle their romance. Insiders say the pair is “madly in love.”