According to some new reports, weeks before they first hung out for the first time recently, am Affleck reached out to his ex-fiancé, Jennifer Lopez . Apparently the actor just wanted to let her know he’d been thinking about her, but that wasn’t all!
A source tells TMZ that Ben started flirting with Jen via email, telling her how beautiful she is and more!
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This apparently happened while she was still in the Dominican Republic filming for her upcoming movie entitled Shotgun Wedding.
Around that time, her relationship with Alex Rodriguez also started experiencing serious problems.
The outlet mentions that Jennifer responded to Ben and the two began emailing each other back and forth, the flirty correspondence continuing throughout her filming period.
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While the emails remain private, sources tell TMZ Ben would gush about Jen’s beauty and how much he wished he were there, in the Dominican Republic with her!
Meanwhile, the triple threat flirted right away, praising Ben’s writing and telling him he could “ own her heart ” with just his fine words.
During that time Ben was also working on shooting The Tender Bar in Boston and the insider stressed that the celebrities didn’t meet once, but just chatted online and bonded again.
At one point, Alex Rodriguez actually traveled to the Dominican Republic amid their relationship troubles to try and save it.
In the end, he was unsuccessful and their engagement was officially broken not long after.
Two weeks later, Jennifer was seen hanging out with Ben in Los Angeles, and they would still be seen spending time together.
During the Mother’s Day weekend they even went on holiday as a couple!
Another source previously told HollywoodLife that “ things between Ben and Jennifer are casual right now, but it’s happening. She’s always said in interviews that he’s the one who got out and she really means it … Everyone thought this was just for the press, but it’s not. ‘