In scenes reminiscent of her famous ‘Jenny From the Block’ video, which featured the actor in a series of PDA moments, the pair lived it up at celebrity hotspot L’Opera in St Tropez, France. As a treat for partygoers, Lopez even sang along to the 2002 hit song when DJ Hugo M played the track for the crowd.
In multiple videos shared online by fashion blogger Rebel Neda and artist Hugo M. Milochevitch, Lopez and Affleck, 48, could be seen surrounded by fans and table dancers as the birthday girl was presented with giant bottles of Champagne.
According to E! News, the couple arrived at the party around 11pm, holding hands and surrounded by a small entourage.
“They truly looked in love,” eyewitness Dr. Daniel Campos told the outlet. “So their entire crew came out dancing and singing holding a sign that said ‘Happy Birthday J.Lo’ and we all sang along around J.Lo and Ben.”
The event was arguably a full-circle moment. The couple originally began dating in July 2002 before getting engaged that November. But just days before their September 2003 wedding, they agreed to postpone the big day due to the intensive media coverage. They eventually called off their engagement and relationship altogether in January 2004.
However, over the years Lopez and Affleck remained in touch, and when they both found themselves single in April following their respective breakups with former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and actress Ana de Armas, they gave their relationship another shot.
“Even though their split many years ago was devastating for Jennifer, she has never had a bad word to say about Ben. They want to do everything they can to make this work,” a source told People magazine of the reconnected pair, adding they “are madly in love” and “the loves of each other’s lives”.
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