LOVE AND LATTES: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez pack on the PDA as they enjoy romantic Starbucks date
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez looked more in love than ever as they stepped out for a date at a Starbucks in Santa Monica, California. New pictures of the actor and the pop sensation show them cuddling together in their cozy and casual looks. The couple couldn't keep their hands off one another and hugged each other as they walked with the coffee cups in their hands.
JLo and Affleck were photographed at Starbucks following their weekend Christmas tree shopping in Los Angeles. The couple, along with their blended family, including the 'On The Floor' singers' twins Emme and Max, both 14, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony, 54, and the 'Justice League' actor's three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 50 —Samuel, 10, Seraphina, 13, and Violet, 16 — were seen getting ready for the lavish holiday party.
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In the pictures released by Daily Mail, the beautiful couple's winter-inspired outfits exuded charm. JLo wore a Valentino knit sweater worth $1000 with embroidery paired with cozy beige shoes and black trousers. Affleck, on the other hand, who was carrying a Frappuccino, wore black pants and a blue flannel shirt.
However, Starbucks is not Affleck's usual choice for a cup of coffee. In 2020, the 'Good Will Hunting' actor gained notoriety after a meme-worthy photo of him balancing a plate of Dunkin' Donuts coffees went viral. In a 2019 interview with Collider, he gushed about the coffee business, describing its long-awaited arrival into southern California as "amazing."
“I have Dunkin’ Donuts every day. It’s very weird, I have it every day and people are always like, ‘Where is that? Is that near here?’ So, I feel like I’m spreading the word.”
Dunkin' Donuts, now known simply as Dunkin, was established in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1950. Los Angeles County residents didn't have the luxury of the brand until 2014 when stores started to reopen in California after being shut down in the 1990s, even though it has long been a fixture in the Northeast.
Meanwhile, Lopez is getting ready to release 'This Is Me... Now', her ninth studio album which draws inspiration from her rekindled relationship with Affleck. The album will consist of 13 songs, including a few songs titled ‘Dear Ben Pt II’, ‘Midnight Trip to Vegas’, and ‘Greatest Love Story Never Told’, that primarily focus on her relationship with the actor and her husband. 'This is Me...Then', the singer's third album which comprised of songs that were also inspired by Ben Affleck, came out two decades ago.
The couple rekindled their romance after breaking off their engagement 17 years ago. They got married four months ago in a small ceremony in Las Vegas over the summer and then tied the knot again in an opulent wedding with all their friends and family present at Affleck's Georgia home.