The year was 2002. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were two of the biggest stars in the world, and their engagement in November of that year only catapulted them further into the stratosphere of fame as the couple cloyingly labeled “Bennifer.”
Now, the year is 2021. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are still two of the biggest stars in the world, and their recent rumored get-together — reported Friday (April 30) by Page Six — has Twitter thinking it’s the early 2000s all over again.
Of course, there’s no actual confirmation that this relationship — which ended in January 2004 — is being rekindled. But the mere thought of a Bennifer reunion, in the wake of reported breakups for both stars (a broken engagement with Alex Rodriguez for her, a split from actress Ana De Armas for him) is almost too much for Twitter to handle.
Below, find some of the best online reaction to this potential Hollywood “reboot.”
Diddy is somewhere singing Shawty Swing My Waaaaaay.
— Sly Around the World (@slyarounddworld) April 30, 2021
Is she going to bless him with another glowup? I hope so!
— Nikki LeGrand (@thenikkilegrand) April 30, 2021
Stop making reboots of everything from my childhood. It’s making me feel old.
— LeahAnn (@LeahAnnGRob) April 30, 2021
Me searching for old Bennifer memes pic.twitter.com/HNRrBzzT7H
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) May 1, 2021
Who in the hell added Bennifer to the 2021 bingo card? pic.twitter.com/5w4kcxcFeB
— Carlos Harris (@carlosjharris) April 30, 2021
As long as they’re not making another Gigli. pic.twitter.com/MQMwncypiS
— Flack On Prime (@FlackonPrime) April 30, 2021
Ben Affleck’s commitment to not learning new names in middle age is something
The mother of his kids AND his girlfriend will be Jennifer pic.twitter.com/4weHQw0lh8
— Qondi (@QondiNtini) May 1, 2021