Inside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship as the former couple reunite with romantic Montana getaway

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What is really going on between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez?

According to reports, the exes have recently enjoyed a romantic getaway at a luxury ski resort.

In exclusive pictures obtained by the Daily Mail, Affleck, 48, and Lopez, 51, appeared relaxed and at ease around one another as they sat side-by-side in an SUV, with the Good Will Hunting star in the driver's seat, amid rumours he's been spending time at the singer's LA mansion on multiple occasions.

In pictures of the pair arriving back to LA, both looked dressed for comfort as they stood close together while exiting the private plane following the short trip, where they had packed a considerable amount of luggage.

The actor is said to own a ski chalet at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana – where he's believed to have stayed with Lopez – having taken family vacations there with ex-wife Jennifer Garner and their three children, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine.

The Yellowstone Club is a private residential club, ski resort, and golf resort located in Madison County, just west of Big Sky, and attracts megastars like Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

Sources have claimed to E! that the pair spent "about a week" together at the club, and they "were alone" during their stay. They arrived back in LA on Saturday.

It is the second time Ben and Jennifer have been spotted together in just over a week.

The former celebrity couple – then known as 'Bennifer' – were engaged in 2002 but postponed their 2003 wedding and officially split in 2004.

On April 15, Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announced their split after four years of dating and a two-year-long engagement, issuing a joint statement.

Affleck, meanwhile, reportedly split from girlfriend of one year, actor Ana de Armas in January.

Although the timing does seem auspicious for a Bennifer re-coupling, a source is alleged to have confirmed to American gossip site Page Six that the two have remained longtime good friends following their 2004 breakup.

"They are friends – they've never not been," the insider revealed.

Matchmaker and CEO of Exclusive Matchmaking Susan Trombetti says Lopez and Affleck hanging out having just split from their respective partners is a natural thing for old couples to do.

"People have a tendency to seek out old loves when their relationships hit the bricks," Trombetti explained, comparing it to people looking up their high school sweetheart on Facebook after a divorce.

But although many speculate that Lopez and Affleck are merely friends, Trombetti asserted that the pair's friendship could likely wind up as "more than they realise".

She pointed to the matched timing of their respective breakups and also noted Affleck's glowing contribution to a Lopez feature in May 2021's issue of InStyle.

Affleck heaped praise on his ex's work ethic to the magazine, saying: "I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out."

The actor even complimented his ex's ageless good looks, quipping: "Where are you keeping the fountain of youth?"

But Trombetti is not sure the couple's newfound connection will stand the test of time.

Public interest in the couple surged after they costarred together in the films Jersey Girl and Gigli, and even in her pop music video Jenny from the Block.

Lopez later said in 2016 that there was 'genuine love' between herself and Affleck, saying: "I think different time different thing, who knows what could've happened, but there was a genuine love there.’

Both parties moved on after the split, with Lopez marrying Marc Anthony in 2004 and having twins Max and Emme in 2008, while Affleck married Garner in 2005, and welcomed three children together.

Lopez divorced Anthony in 2014, while Affleck and Garner divorced in 2018.

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