Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are engaged!
A rep for Lopez confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple, who rekindled their romance last year, is engaged. Lopez also shared the news in her On the JLo newsletter shortly after she was photographed wearing an engagement ring earlier this week.
Lopez first revealed the news in a Friday email to her email newsletter. In the message, Lopez included a clip of herself admiring a green stone on a silver band on her ring finger. The image was also shared on social media by her sister Lynda.
The singer opened up in a previous newsletter about how green is her favorite color. “I’ve realized there are many moments in my life where amazing things happened when I was wearing green,” she shared. “Maybe you can remember a certain green dress.”
Lopez recently opened up to PEOPLE about how her connection with Affleck is different now compared to 18 years ago. “We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things.”
“It’s a beautiful outcome that this has happened in this way at this time in our lives where we can really appreciate and celebrate each other and respect each other,” Lopez told PEOPLE. “We always did, but we have even more of an appreciation because we know that life can take you in different directions.”