“Bennifer” is the name fans and the media have agreed to give the romance between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. The pair first had a widely publicized relationship from 2002 to 2004 and even collaborated on two movies, Gigli and Jersey Girl. When their romance ended in early 2004, no one expected it to resume in May 2021, and yet, almost two decades later, the couple is back together.
Bennifer Walked the Red Carpet for the Premiere of Ben Affleck’s New Movie The Last Duel
Reuniting after 18 years, Bennifer was made even more official when the couple walked the red carpet for the first time after the 2003 premiere of Gigli. Now, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck appeared together for the Venice International Film Festival, where the premiere of Affleck’s new movie The Last Duel would take place. The two had obviously coordinated their attire as J.Lo wore a white dress, and Ben was dressed in a classic tuxedo.
Bennifer Held Hands During Their Red Carpet Walk and Kissed In Front of the Cameras
This is the first time Bennifer has walked the red carpet since the premiere of the movie that brought them together, so it really felt important. After walking the carpet holding hands, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez also kissed in front of the cameras. While their rekindled romance was not expected, fans are certainly happy to see the two start together again.
In April 2021, after Lopez split from baseball player Alex Rodriguez, it was reported that she and Affleck had seen each other a couple of times. Soon after that, they were photographed together for the first time since their breakup. Twelve days later, Bennifer was spotted at Lopez’s rental home in Miami. There, Affleck was spotted wearing the watch J.Lo had given him from her 2002 Jenny From The Block music video. It did not take long after that for photos and videos of Lopez and Affleck holding hands and kissing to be released to the media. This confirmed that their romance was officially back on, and now after the Venice International Film Festival, it is also red-carpet official. Hopefully, the couple will continue to thrill their fans with their glamorous relationship.
A new phenomenon of courtship has been on the uprise in the dating world and it’s been given the well-deserved name of roaching. Much like the insect that it shares a name with, the act is becoming unfortunately common. This describes a situation where a person hides the fact that they are dating multiple other people from their new romantic partner.
What Roaching Is In Essence
Matchmaking experts and dating coaches explain that this new trend represents a situation in which a person hides that they are dating other people at the same time from a new romantic partner. Where one roach is found, many more are sure to be in the vicinity, as is the case with this dating trend and the possible number of hidden partners one is concealing. Whether to roach is to cheat usually depends on the seriousness of the relationship one is in while seeking out and meeting other partners.
Noticing Red Flags
Anyone currently in the dating game should be aware of this unfortunate trend and keep an eye out for some of the red flags. A person who roaches is likely to be very protective of their phone or any other device that has access to their social media or dating apps. The person won’t often be available to you when it comes to meeting up frequently and spending quality time together. They might also be careful about disclosing details of how they spend their time and will try to make every date start or end up at someone’s home, as physical intimacy is the main thing they’re searching for.
A Reminder of the Value of Openness and Honesty
Although many people on the dating scene are looking to have a good time, meet interesting people, and share physical connections, which is perfectly fine, not everyone dates with the same mindset. That’s why one should keep an eye out for roaching and try to always establish open and honest communication with new romantic partners so that everyone knows where they stand.