Entertainment Movies Ben Affleck Flew to N.Y.C. to Watch Jennifer Lopez Perform at Global Citizen Live: Source "They are always supportive of each other's careers," a source tells PEOPLE of the couple By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 26, 2021 01:46 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Robert Kamau/GC Images Ben Affleck is Jennifer Lopez's No. 1 fan! A source tells PEOPLE that the 49-year-old actor flew to New York City to meet up with Lopez, 52, ahead of her performance at Global Citizen Live on Saturday. "Jennifer and Ben were apart for a few days earlier this week. They met up in N.Y.C. yesterday," the insider says. "Ben wanted to be by her side and attended the event. He watched her perform." "They are always supportive of each other's careers," the source adds. "Ben has to be in Texas to film this coming week." Jennifer Lopez Dazzles During Global Citizen Live Performance: 'This Is an Important Event for Her' Affleck had been in Austin for production on his latest project, but made a stop in Los Angeles to visit his kids before reaching his final destination in New York. On Saturday night, Lopez dazzled at the event, which took place across seven cities and six continents as a fundraising event for Global Citizen and Global Citizen's Recovery Plan for the World, a campaign to end COVID-19. Ben Affleck (L); Jennifer Lopez. getty (2) Performing live from New York City's Central Park, Lopez opened with an energetic performance of "Cambia el Paso." She was then joined onstage by LL Cool J for "All I Have," followed by Ja Rule for their hits "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny." Lopez's spectacular set also included fan-favorite "Jenny from the Block" and the unreleased song "On My Way" from her upcoming movie Marry Me, in theaters on Feb. 11. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Gotham/GC Images "It's always such an honor to be here with so many people, so many loving people, trying to do so many amazing things together," she said as the crowd chanted her name. "And because of that, tonight I want to do something special." "Do you guys mind if I do a song that no one has heard?" Lopez asked the audience. "Because it's a special occasion, and I thought, 'What special thing can I do?' This song is about pushing through old mistakes and finding your destiny ... But this is just for you guys here tonight. I want to share this with you because I feel, I feel, what I know is that we are on our way." RELATED VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Passionately Kiss Through Their Masks at the 2021 Met Gala Earlier this month, a source told PEOPLE the couple is looking forward to seeing each other more, noting that while the two "have months of work coming up," they "plan on spending the holidays together." "They will both get a break. For Jennifer, Christmas is all about the kids," the source told PEOPLE. "She makes it very special for them. She loves Christmas." See Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Most Loved-Up Photos Together The insider added, "This year, it will take some more planning since Ben wants to be with his kids too. They haven't made any specific holiday decisions yet and are still working it all out." Lopez and Affleck first got engaged in 2002 before they postponed their 2003 wedding days before they were set to walk down the aisle. The duo then officially split by January 2004. They rekindled their love earlier this year and have been inseparable since, making their official red carpet return at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month.