Entertainment Movies Gwyneth Paltrow Adores Ex Ben Affleck's Rekindled Romance with Jennifer Lopez: 'This Is Cute' After Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez made their red carpet return at the Venice Film Festival, his ex Gwyneth Paltrow showed her love for the couple on Instagram By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 11, 2021 04:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Daniele Venturelli/WireImage; Inset: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Gwyneth Paltrow proved once again that she's the queen of getting along with her exes. The Academy Award winner, 48, has joined the social media masses in adoration over Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, commenting on the rekindled couple's red carpet return at the Venice Film Festival. Affleck, 49, and Lopez, 52, arrived together Friday for the premiere of Ridley Scott's The Last Duel, which Affleck co-wrote and stars in with longtime pal Matt Damon. "Okay, this is cute," Paltrow wrote under a photo posted by Lopez's stylist Mariel Haenn, showing the couple gazing fondly into each other's eyes. '[He] Makes Life Tough for Himself': Everything Gwyneth Paltrow Has Said About Ex Ben Affleck Paltrow and Affleck dated off-and-on from 1997 to 2000, during which they starred together in Shakespeare in Love (1998), which earned her an Oscar for Best Actress, and again in Bounce (2000). The Goop founder, who popularized the term "conscious uncoupling" with her split from ex-husband Chris Martin, 44, has also remained friends with Affleck over the years. Mariel Haenn/Instagram She mused on their split during a 2015 appearance on The Howard Stern Show. "He's super intelligent and really, really talented and he's funny," she said of Affleck. "But he wasn't in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend." Affleck and Lopez originally began dating in July 2002 after meeting on the set of their movie Gigli. They got engaged that November before postponing their September 2003 wedding just days before the original date, and ultimately called off their engagement in January 2004. RELATED VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Make Their Red Carpet Return in Venice Following their respective splits from Alex Rodriguez and Ana de Armas earlier this year, Lopez and Affleck rekindled their romance in late April. A source told PEOPLE in July that they "are madly in love" and "the loves of each other's lives," adding that their relationship is different this time around. "They want to do everything they can to make this work," the insider said.