People.com Entertainment Movies Jennifer Lopez Is 'Still Very Excited About How Things Are Going' with Ben Affleck: Source "They connected right away," a source tells PEOPLE of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's reunion in this week's issue, on newsstands Friday By Brianne Tracy Brianne Tracy Instagram Twitter Brianne Tracy is a staff writer on the PEOPLE music team. She has been with the brand since starting as an intern nearly six years ago, covering all things entertainment across print and digital platforms. She earned her Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California and has been seen on Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines and Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 19, 2021 08:45 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Lopez (L); Ben Affleck. Photo: Getty (2) Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are still going strong with their reunion. A source close to Lopez tells PEOPLE in this week's issue that the duo have kept "in touch every day" since their several-days-long getaway in Montana earlier this month, which came just over a week after the exes were spotted at her Los Angeles home in late April. And while the two are currently on opposite coasts (Lopez, 51, in Miami, and Affleck, 48, in Los Angeles), "they are making plans to see each other." "Jennifer is still very excited about how things are going," the insider says. 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. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in 2002. Jim Spellman/WireImage Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck "Are Each in a Different Place" Since Dating 17 Years Ago: Source Lopez and Affleck were engaged in 2002 and costarred in the films Jersey Girl and Gigli. They postponed their 2003 wedding days before they were set to walk down the aisle, then officially split by January 2004. The stars were photographed at Lopez's L.A. home on April 30, 15 days after she and ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez released a joint statement announcing the end of their engagement. Multiple sources previously confirmed to PEOPLE that Lopez ultimately broke up with the retired MLB player. "Ben reached out to Jennifer as a friend," the source tells PEOPLE in this week's issue, of the time before the singer's split from Rodriguez, 45. "He was single and thought she might be single, too." Jennifer Lopez (L); Ben Affleck. Getty (2) RELATED VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez "Had a Great Time" with Ben Affleck in Montana: "She Is Happy with Him" The Lopez source says that she and the Oscar winner "connected right away" after her split from Rodriguez, adding, "It made them both feel happy." Affleck previously dated actress Ana de Armas. The Deep Water costars split in January after first being romantically linked in early 2020. He was also married to Jennifer Garner (with whom he shares three kids: son Samuel, 9, plus daughters Seraphina, 12, and Violet, 15) from 2005 to 2018. Lopez is mom to 13-year-old twins Max and Emme, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony. The two were married from 2004 to 2014. For more about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's reunion, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.