The timeline of the epic Bennifer reunion has just got a little more complicated.
That would mean on-again couple Jennifer, 51, and Ben, 48, were together around at least mid-April, just days after she and Alex Rodriguez officially announced their split and said they were ‘better as friends’ on April 15.
PageSix reports a source claiming that by this time, Jennifer had even hoped to announce the news herself on Instagram, before pictures surfaced of Ben being at her home.
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‘He stayed at her house [in April], and she was planning to make an announcement that they are back together on Instagram. It’s all about timing with her,’ a source told the outlet on Wednesday.
However, it is worth noting that since news of the reunion, both parties have remained silent on their rekindled romance.
Another insider told the outlet: ‘These are people who don’t like to be alone, and she really likes him. They have a long history there.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for both Jen and Ben who have so far been unavailable for comment.
Earlier this week, Jen appeared to hint that her rekindled romance with the actor is hotting up after she ‘liked’ an Instagram post about ‘being loved by the right person’.
Giddy: JLo was pictured earlier this week with a huge grin as she left a private residence with on-again beau Ben
The Hustlers actress and Good Will Hunting star split in 2004 after postponing their wedding, however they have grown close again with sources saying she is ‘happy and excited about the future’ after calling it quits on her engagement to Alex Rodriguez last month.
Jennifer is said to have ‘liked’ an inspirational post on Instagram, shared by life coach Jay Shetty, which read: ‘Nothing is as beautiful as seeing someone who has been unlucky in relationships finally being loved effortlessly by the right person.’
The couple are currently staying together in a luxury rental in Miami, and were reportedly spotted ‘kissing’ each other in a local gym between workouts.
Last week, eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice that Ben’s appears to be wearing the same watch from his cameo on Lopez’s 2002 hit music video for her song Jenny from the Block.
Bennifer is back: The actress, 51, and actor, 48, split in 2004, however they have grown close again in recent weeks after enjoying a trip to Montana and LA (pictured together in 2003)
Jennifer confirmed the end of her relationship with former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez just one month ago after the pair dated for four years and were engaged for two years.
A source told PEOPLE last week that Jennifer had returned to LA to spend more time with Ben, reuniting once again earlier this week.
‘Jennifer was just in Los Angeles for a couple of days,’ a source told the publication. ‘She spent time with Ben. They have kept in touch every day since their Montana trip.’
The source went on to claim the pair are navigating a long-distance relationship, saying: ‘It’s a tricky situation since they live so far from each other, but they both seem committed to making things work.’
All over: The singer was previously engaged to Alex Rodriguez, 45, but the pair officially announced their split on April 15 (pictured 2019)
However, the Waiting For Tonight singer is said to be happy about the reunion, with the source adding: ‘Jennifer is doing well. She seems very happy and excited about her future.’
‘Right now they’re going with the flow and making plans to meet up as often as possible, but there’s still some discussing to do before they officially go public,’ an insider told Us Weekly.
Ben and Jen first started dating in 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli. They soon became engaged and were set to get married in September 2003, but postponed their wedding and eventually broke up in January 2004.
‘It’s very clear they’ve fallen for each other again in a very intense way, but they don’t want to jinx anything by attaching labels or putting themselves under too much pressure,’ the source added.
The way they were: Ben and Jen first started dating in 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli however they broke up in 2004 after postponing their wedding (pictured in 2003)
‘When the time is right and assuming things continue to evolve romantically between them, likely a month or two, they’ll probably go Instagram official or step out hand in hand at a restaurant somewhere.’
Ben is said to have initiated contact with his ex-fiancée back in February, while the singer was filming Shotgun Wedding.
According to TMZ, the actor reached out to J.Lo via email while she was in the Dominican Republic, with the pair continuing communications over the coming month.
TMZ claim Ben penned an email to Jen about ‘how beautiful she looked’ while filming the movie, after pictures emerged of her shooting wedding scenes with her co-star Josh Duhamel.
He is also reported to have said he wished he could have been in the Dominican Republic too, but was filming The Tender Bar in Boston with George Clooney.
The pair are said to have continued communicating until Jennifer wrapped up filming in late April. The publication claim Ben wrote in one of him emails about being able to ‘own J-Lo’s heart’ with his pen after she gushed about his writing.
There is no suggestion the pair were romantically linked at this time. Jennifer was engaged to Alex Rodriguez but the pair officially announced their split on April 15.