Jennifer Garner Reportedly Reacted To Ben And J.Lo's Engagement News Differently Than You'd Expect

Aside from #SlapGate at the 2022 Oscars, there's been another (much happier) storyline that has been sweeping Hollywood, and it centers around a white wedding. Yes, we're talking about Jennifer Lopez's engagement to Ben Affleck, making Bennifer 2.0 great again. The couple was one of the hottest pairs in the early 2000s, and according to Us Weekly, they first met on the set of their film "Gigli" in 2002. While the movie was a flop, their romance certainly wasn't. Things moved fast, and Affleck popped the question in November 2002. However, they called things off just days before their wedding, thus breaking the hearts of Bennifer fans across the globe.

During an appearance on "Howard Stern" in December 2021, Affleck revealed why he and Lopez called it quits, stating that "50%" of the reason was due to the negative press about them. In the interim, both parties moved on, and Affleck wed and split with Jennifer Garner while Lopez married and divorced Marc Anthony. Lopez also famously was engaged to New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, but things didn't work out between the pair. 

Affleck and Lopez rekindled their romance in 2021, and they have been hot and heavy ever since. In April, Lopez shared with fans that she had a "major announcement" to share, directing fans to her website, OnTheJLo. A video on the website confirmed the engagement, and thus, the fairytale romance continues. Fans have been weighing in on the engagement, and so has Jennifer Garner.

Jennifer Garner is reportedly 'happy' for Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have a long history together, but things seem cordial. Everyone is talking about the engagement of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, including Garner. A source shared with Hollywood Life that Garner is actually happy for the pair. "Jennifer and Ben have been broken up for a very long time, and there is no reason whatsoever that she would be upset about this," the insider shared. "She is happy if he is sober and he is doing well, both of which he is and both of which are of utmost importance to JLo."

The same source revealed that Garner and Lopez "have respect for each other as mothers and as individuals." Perhaps it helps that they also share the same first name? "They are on speaking terms and have had numerous talks. They know that they are going to be a part of each other's families for life through this marriage," the source added. The three adults want to put on a united front for the children, and the insider revealed that Garner will also score an invite to the wedding. Of course, she can choose to accept or decline, but who doesn't love to get the invite?

Since their divorce, Garner and Affleck are civil. In 2018, Affleck's ex-wife held an intervention and urged him to seek help at a rehab facility. The photos of the famous exes driving in an SUV will forever be etched in our minds.

Jennifer Garner had complicated feelings about Ben Affleck post divorce

Jennifer Garner may be happy for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, but their relationship hasn't always been so positive. When the news broke of their split in 2015, it had been reported that Affleck cheated on her with his children's nanny. Affleck denied the rumors, according to Insider, saying that the report was "complete garbage and full of lies." 

However, Garner did touch upon the nanny rumors in a subsequent interview following their divorce in 2018. "We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce," Garner told Vanity Fair. She did, however, question Affleck's judgment, and noted how the entire situation impacted her and her children's lives.

Though Garner was resentful of how their breakup played out in the public eye, she did call Affleck the "love of [her] life" and seemingly had complicated feelings toward him. "He's the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He's just a complicated guy," Garner said, adding that "he can cast quite a shadow," when in a negative headspace. However, Garner still has respect for Affleck and his abilities as a parent.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck make great co-parents

Since their split, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have remained on friendly and cordial terms, often spotted by paparazzi going on walks in their neighborhood and picking up their kids to and from school. In fact, Garner still has a close relationship with her former in-laws, spending Father's Day with them and Affleck last year. Reportedly, Affleck bonded with his children — Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel — while Garner caught up with his mother, Chris. "Jen gave Chris Affleck a hug and kiss," a source told E! News. "They all seemed very cordial and happy to see each other." The source added that Garner wasn't bothered by all the publicity surrounding her ex and Jennifer Lopez's romance, saying she "won't get involved" with his personal life as long as he continues to be a good father to their kids.

The same sentiment could also be heard from Lopez, with a source telling Us Weekly, that she too thinks Affleck is a responsible and loving father. "Ben is great with kids and that is what really rekindled J. Lo's attraction to him," the source said. Lopez also thinks that Garner "is a kind and wonderful person and an amazing mother." It seems like the wedding will be an all-out love affair for both families.