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THEN AND NOW: 14 photos of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on red carpets over the last 19 years

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On the left: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in July 2003. On the right: Lopez and Affleck in September 2021.
On the left: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in July 2003. On the right: Lopez and Affleck in September 2021. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Lopez and Affleck made their red-carpet debut as a couple at the world premiere of her rom-com "Maid in Manhattan" on December 8, 2002.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the premiere of "Maid in Manhattan" in 2002.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the "Maid In Manhattan" world premiere at The Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 8, 2002. Evan Agostini/Getty Images

The film starred Lopez and Ralph Fiennes as love interests. The movie premiere took place at The Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 8, 2002.

They were photographed later that night arriving at the after-party at The Rainbow Room.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the 2002 premiere of "Maid in Manhattan."
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck arriving at the "Maid in Manhattan" world premiere after-party at The Rainbow Room in New York City on December 8, 2002. Evan Agostini/Getty Images

Weeks prior to the appearance, the stars had confirmed their engagement.

Lopez accompanied Affleck to the LA premiere of his movie "Daredevil" on February 9, 2003.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the "Daredevil" premiere.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of "Daredevil" at the Village Theatre on February 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Affleck starred as the titular Marvel character, Matt Murdock/Daredevil. His love interest in the film was now ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

They smiled and waved for the cameras upon their arrival.

Ben Affleck waving and Jennifer Lopez holding his hand at the premiere of "Daredevil."
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of "Daredevil" at the Village Theatre on February 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The premiere took place at the Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

The following month, they dazzled at the 75th Academy Awards.

Jennifer Lopez wearing a green dress and Ben Affleck wearing a black tuxedo at the 2003 Oscars.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the 75th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California on March 23, 2003. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The event was held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California on March 23, 2003.

They shared a kiss on the red carpet.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck kissing on the red carpet of the 2003 Oscars.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the 2003 Oscars. Dan MacMedan/WireImage

Lopez wore a mint green vintage Valentino dress that was inspired by an outfit worn decades prior by Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Affleck opted for a classic black suit and tie.

On July 27, 2003, they attended the premiere of their film "Gigli."

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck posing together at the premiere of "Gigli."
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the premiere of "Gigli" at the Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California on July 27, 2003. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

The premiere took place at the Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California.

They eagerly interacted with adoring fans.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez greeting fans at the premiere of "Gigli."
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of "Gigli" at the Mann National Theatre in Westwood, California on July 27, 2003. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Despite the media attention, their movie ultimately flopped at the box office and was critically panned.

Eighteen years later, Bennifer made their red carpet return at the Venice Film Festival.

The couple had postponed their wedding back in September 2003. By January 2004, Lopez and Affleck had called it quits.

But in 2021, they got back together.

The stars held hands as they made their way to the red carpet.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck holding hands at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck arriving at the premiere of the film The Last Duel" on September 10, 2021. Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

The event took place in Italy on September 10, 2021.

They kissed at the premiere of Affleck's new film, "The Last Duel."

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez kissing at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez kissing at the premiere of the film "The Last Duel." Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

The movie also stars Affleck's longtime best friend and collaborator, Matt Damon.

They also gazed into each other's eyes.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Affleck wore a classic tuxedo and Lopez opted for a white gown with a plunging neckline.

You can read more about Affleck and Lopez's romance, from how they met to everything they said about their relationship, here.

The couple attended the Met Gala together on September 13, 2021.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the 2021 Met Gala. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

The theme was "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" and Lopez wore a brown outfit by Ralph Lauren. Affleck didn't walk the red carpet with the singer, but he did pose for photos with her that evening.

Affleck and Lopez kissed through their masks as paparazzi snapped photos.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attends the The 2021 Met Gala.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the 2021 Met Gala. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

You can read more about Affleck and Lopez's romance, from how they met to everything they said about their relationship, here.

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