Fans think Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are recreating scenes from the ‘Jenny from the Block’ music video

On the left: Ben Affleck posing on at the red carpet premiere of “Justice League” in November 2017. On the right: Jennifer Lopez posing on the red carpet of the IFP Gotham Awards in December 2019.
On the left: Ben Affleck in November 2017. On the right: Jennifer Lopez in December 2019. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP; Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
  • Rumors have been circulating Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (“Bennifer”) rekindling their romance.
  • Lopez posted a photo of the pair kissing in an Instagram post on her birthday.
  • Shots captured of the pair also harken back to her 2002 music video for “Jenny from the Block.”
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“Bennifer” is back in its heyday after months of speculation that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were getting back together. On Sunday, Lopez made the relationship Instagram official with a photo of the two kissing.

Beyond the excitement over the early aughts celebrity couple’s comeback, photos circulating online of Lopez and Affleck also generated buzz for their striking resemblance to Lopez’s 2002 music video for “Jenny from the Block.”

Rumors about the return of “Bennifer” have been swirling since the end of April of this year, after Lopez confirmed she and Alex Rodriguez had split and Affleck and Ana de Armas reportedly ended their relationship in January.

As critic Iana Murray wrote for Insider in May, the “Bennifer” news cycle is pure nostalgia: the pair famously dated from 2002 until 2004, when they called off their engagement. When they were first spotted together again in May of this year in Montana, it reignited decades of public interest in their relationship. And so when Lopez posted a photo of the pair kissing, the people rejoiced.

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Amid the “Bennifer 2.0” euphoria, there’s also a theory circulating around that Lopez and Affleck are recreating scenes from “Jenny from the Block” for its upcoming 20th anniversary next year.

Affleck co-starred in the original “Jenny from the Block” music video, in which paparazzi photographs show Lopez and Affleck dining out, kissing, and in one particularly memorable moment, on a boat, where Affleck has his hand on Lopez’s butt.

When photos surfaced over the weekend of the pair in an extremely similar position, people online couldn’t help but remark on the similarities.

Writer Caissie St. Onge posited the theory on an episode of the “Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best” podcast and later on Instagram, highlighting moments that harkened back to the original “Jenny from the Block” video.

GQ reported that Affleck was seen wearing a watch that appears to match one that made its first appearance in the “Jenny from the Block” music video.

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It’s unclear exactly whether or not the signs are pointing to a 20th-anniversary remake of the music video, but one thing is for certain – “Bennifer,” in one shape or form, is back.

Representatives for Lopez and Affleck did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

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