As Bennifer Gets Rebooted, We Look Back At Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement Ring From Ben Affleck

It was a 6.1-carat stunner from Harry Winston.

Jennifer Lopez wearing her engagement ring from Ben Affleck

by Natalie Hammond |

Hands up if you have a peculiar fascination with seeing a) the inside of people's fridges and b) the engagement rings of celebrities? We can't help you with the first, but the latter is something that we've also been pondering since the news that a reunion might be on the cards between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. That's right, Bennifer 2.0.

Jennifer Lopez wearing her pink diamond engagement ring from Ben Affleck
JLo at a press conference for Gigli ©Getty

The ring in question was from Harry Winston - the fine jeweller that she also wore to 2003's Oscars, a Bennifer moment if ever there was one - and is reported to have cost $2.5 million. Its stone is what really made it the Rolls-Royce of engagement rings, a 6.1-carat pink diamond. According to a video interview with Apple Music, Lopez was incredibly fond of the ring and, strangely, Affleck proposing led to an encounter with the legendary Barbra Streisand.

Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of Gigli
JLo at the premiere of Gigli ©Getty

'I met her at an Oscar party, years ago, and I was at the time engaged to Ben Affleck, and she’s really into diamonds, which I didn’t know. He had given me a pink diamond, which got a lot of press and was whatever, the things that become news, sometimes you're like...I loved getting it, don’t get me wrong. So, she came up to me, and was like, she’s heard of it. I’m like, ‘Oh My God.’ And she’s like, ‘Can I see your ring?’'

Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of Daredevil
JLo at the premiere of Daredevil ©Getty

Affleck popped the question with the pink diamond engagement ring in November 2002, two months after they had started filming their second film together, Jersey Girl, but of course, they never actually walked down the aisle. Lopez went on to marry Marc Anthony, while Affleck married and had three children with Jennifer Garner, but they always spoke highly of one another and their former relationship in interviews. Lopez, who until recently was engaged to Alex Rodriguez, once told People, 'Ok, this is it', about how she felt when she felt met Affleck, and said there was 'genuine love' between them.

Who knows, if the mini breaks continue, might she get another diamond from Harry Winston?

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SEE: JLo's Best Style Moments Through The Decades

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In saucy white ruffles and knee-high boots for 2005's NRJ Music Awards in Cannes.

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Shimmering in a backless creation by Marchesa, and matching the statuettes no less, at 2009's Golden Globes.

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Making fishing net fashion fair game on the red carpet, well this was Versace, at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

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That Versace dress at 2000's Grammy Awards - see-through and slashed to the naval - is arguably JLo's most iconic look of all time.

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JLo dressed like a disco ball, in mirrored Emilio Pucci, at the 53rd Grammy Awards.

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Giving Ralph & Russo even more attitude with the widest of wide-brimmed hats at 2019's Grammy Awards.

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The singer-actor wore embellished Badgley Mischka for the 69th Annual Academy Awards.

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This Valentino number at 2003's Academy Awards, plus diamonds from Harry Winston, was peak Bennifer.

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The singer sported a fringed poncho that was actually from her own label, Sweetface, at an album signing in NYC.

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The 17th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Has a beret ever looked better?

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At The Back-Up Plan screening in Miami, JLo proved she'll always be a snake-print woman at heart.

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Super long locks, and a cut-out minidress by David Koma, for the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

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Borrowing Paris Hilton's signature - a velour tracksuit - at MTV's TRL.

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Going for all-out glam at the 2013's Met Gala wearing a backless gown and gravity-defying quiff.

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JLo was resplendent this silver-fringed frock by her favourite label, Versace, at 2019's Met Gala.

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Prime '90s territory in backless (and spaghetti-strapped) Tom Ford at a fashion benefit for APLA.

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About to be anointed as a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, JLo had a full-skirted moment in Dior.

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To collect her Fashion Icon Award at 2019's CFDA Awards, JLo showed a slice of skin in tomato red (and extravagantly-trained) Ralph Lauren.

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Did JLo start the current headband trend? Probably. Here she is sporting one with a micro rugby shirt circa 2001.

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All eyes were on JLo at her birthday party at 1OAK Southampton wearing peekaboo Bao Tranchi.

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Only JLo could pull off these slouchy denim trouser boots from Versace.

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A floppy hat completed her look at 2004's MTV Music Video Awards.

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A denim jumpsuit, and a slick of red lipstick, for Jennifer Klein's Annual Day of Indulgence.

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For the Hustlers premiere, JLo arrived surprisingly unbedazzled, instead choosing a sleek burgundy ensemble by Zimmermann.

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At MTV's VMAs in an ab-tastic crop top and bandana headscarf.

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In a shredded mini and thigh-high boots for NYFW.

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She proved she's still got it - and then some - at Versace's anniversary show in 2019, sporting a reissue of the famous jungle-print dress from 2000. Internet-breaking stuff.

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Pairing a chunky metallic belt with a plunging playsuit at the Vogue Fashion Awards.

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In leopard-print Valentino for 2014's Variety Power of Women event.

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In a houndstooth coat and thick-rimmed opticals at the Rock the Kasbah NYC Premiere.

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In a chain-embellished top and cargo pants at TRL.

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Arriving to The Late Show with David Letterman wearing Paule Ka wide-leg trousers and a criss-cross crop top from Milly.

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More cut-outs for the 2015 American Music Awards in a dress by Charbel Zoe.

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Top of the crops in a bejewelled co-ord and calf-length boots for the Britannia Record of the Year Awards.

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Regal in white and moviestar shades for NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Miles of hot pink Giambattista Valli tulle for the Second Act premiere.

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Looking pin-sharp in three-piece Sally Lapoint at Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Tour.

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In spangled, and full-skirted, Valentino for 2020's Independent Spirit Awards.

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