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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had a natural attraction to each other

 Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had a natural attraction to each other

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck met, they had a natural attraction to each other — along with plenty of chemistry
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This time, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's relationship is very different. Despite the fact that many people felt their previous relationship was staged to promote the film Gigli, where they met, they swiftly proved they were the real deal. Sadly, the pair never made it all the way down the aisle.

People didn't think a reunion between Jennifer and Ben was conceivable after they split up. After all, they both married and had children with other people shortly after their divorce. However, the two were able to rekindle their relationship, and things now appear to be better than ever. Jennifer has been seen wearing Ben's clothing, and Jennifer Garner, Ben's ex, seemed to be thrilled that the father of her children is happy after many years of personal turmoil.

The couple has yet to confirm the relationship themselves
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Although the couple has yet to acknowledge their relationship, they have made it clear that the fires have been fanned. They appear to be stronger than ever before, defying all obstacles.

Entertainment Tonight spoke with a source who explained why they believe the connection will work this time. Simply put, because they're both celebrities, they knew their paths will eventually cross again.

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For the past 17 years, Ben and Jen have been planning for this. They figured they'd run into one other at some point because of their respective occupations.

That suggests they probably worked through whatever unpleasant feelings they had throughout their breakup, which Jennifer has described as her first adult heartbreak.

Another reason this works, according to the insider, is that they don't let the media get to them. "We're not putting any strain on it," they say, "and just living in the moment and enjoying each other's company."

Watch the video to learn more about how they've grown since the end of their engagement.