Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck enjoy romantic dinner date in West Hollywood  

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have left the public wondering about the status of their relationship since reuniting in late April after Lopez’s split from Alex Rodriguez.

But the duo appeared to confirm their rekindled romance as they were seen putting on a very cozy display in West Hollywood on the evening of Monday, May 31.

Jennifer and Ben had their arms wrapped around one another while waiting to be seated at Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant located at the swanky Pendry hotel.

Bennifer forever: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck appeared to confirm their rekindled romance as they were seen putting on a very cozy display in West Hollywood on the evening of Monday, May 31

Bennifer forever: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck appeared to confirm their rekindled romance as they were seen putting on a very cozy display in West Hollywood on the evening of Monday, May 31

It must be love: Jennifer and Ben had their arms wrapped around one another while waiting to be seated at Wolfgang Puck's new restaurant located at the swanky Pendry hotel

The pair were nearly inseparable as they made a public display of affection on Monday evening

It must be love: Jennifer and Ben had their arms wrapped around one another while waiting to be seated at Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant located at the swanky Pendry hotel 

Just the two of us: Almost as soon as they stepped out of the car, their arms were intertwined together

Just the two of us: Almost as soon as they stepped out of the car, their arms were intertwined together

The 51-year-old On The Floor singer had her head nestled into the 48-year-old Academy Award-winner’s neck as he held her closely with one arm.

As the walked in and around the hotel, Jennifer and Ben sported noticeable grins on their faces. 

Lopez looked chic for her dinner date with Affleck in a bright pink turtleneck layered under a tan leather coat.

She wore her highlighted strands in a stylish messy bun and accentuated her naturally beautiful features with a strategic amount of makeup.

Lady of the night: Lopez looked chic for her dinner date with Affleck in a bright pink turtleneck layered under a tan leather coat

Lady of the night: Lopez looked chic for her dinner date with Affleck in a bright pink turtleneck layered under a tan leather coat

True romance: The 51-year-old On The Floor singer had her head nestled into the 48-year-old Academy Award-winner's neck as he held her closely with one arm

Flirty: As the walked in and around the hotel, Jennifer and Ben sported noticeable grins on their faces

True romance: The 51-year-old On The Floor singer had her head nestled into the 48-year-old Academy Award-winner’s neck as he held her closely with one arm

Classic: She wore her highlighted strands in a stylish messy bun and accentuated her naturally beautiful features with a strategic amount of makeup

Classic: She wore her highlighted strands in a stylish messy bun and accentuated her naturally beautiful features with a strategic amount of makeup

Just a drag: Ben stopped outside for a smoke while waiting for his car at the valet

Just a drag: Ben stopped outside for a smoke while waiting for his car at the valet

This way! He checked his reflection in the mirror before heading off for the night

This way! He checked his reflection in the mirror before heading off for the night

Jennifer added an extra bit of glamour to her ensemble with some glistening hoop earrings.

'They were very affectionate, very cuddly,' the insider said. 'He had his arm around her the whole time'

‘They were very affectionate, very cuddly,’ the insider said. ‘He had his arm around her the whole time’

Ben, who originally met Jennifer on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli in 2001, kept casual in a black tee shirt and a matching moto jacket.

He completed the look with some dark denim jeans. 

The Gone Girl actor was photographed enjoying a cigarette as he and Lopez waited for their car at the hotel’s valet.

Sources told Page Six the pair were very hands-on throughout their romantic night out.

‘They were very affectionate, very cuddly,’ the insider said. ‘He had his arm around her the whole time.’ 

And they certainly weren’t alone as they reportedly wined and dined with Lopez’s longtime manager, Benny Medina, and her producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. 

Their big night out lasted ‘a couple of hours,’ and the insider said they ‘chowed down on dishes like crab fried rice, Wagyu steak, snapper, various appetizers, and a “spikey lemon” dessert.’ 

Bling: Jennifer added an extra bit of glamour to her ensemble with some glistening hoop earrings

Bling: Jennifer added an extra bit of glamour to her ensemble with some glistening hoop earrings

Dressed up: Ben, who originally met Jennifer on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli in 2001, kept casual in a black tee shirt and a matching moto jacket.

Dressed up: Ben, who originally met Jennifer on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli in 2001, kept casual in a black tee shirt and a matching moto jacket.

Reunited and it feels so good: Sources told Page Six the pair were very hands-on throughout their romantic night out

Fashionista: JLo walked into the restaurant wearing a pair of Loubitouns

Reunited and it feels so good: Sources told Page Six the pair were very hands-on throughout their romantic night out

Off we go! Affleck jumped behind the wheel and drove away into the night

Off we go! Affleck jumped behind the wheel and drove away into the night

Beautiful: Her classic JLo glow was on display as she showed off a perfect pout

Beautiful: Her classic JLo glow was on display as she showed off a perfect pout

Jennifer and Ben’s reunion came as quite a shock to pop culture aficionados, being that the pair have not been romantically linked since calling off their engagement in 2004.

A source told People on Tuesday that the pair are ‘slowly starting to talk about the future,’ while continuing to ‘travel back and forth between Los Angeles and Miami’ to spend time with one another.

‘They are very happy together,’ the insider continued, stressing that the romance between and Ben and Jennifer ‘is not a casual relationship.’ 

Reminisce: Jennifer and Ben's reunion came as quite a shock to pop culture aficionados, being that the pair have not been romantically linked since calling off their engagement in 2004

Reminisce: Jennifer and Ben’s reunion came as quite a shock to pop culture aficionados, being that the pair have not been romantically linked since calling off their engagement in 2004

Looking ahead: A source told People on Tuesday that the pair are 'slowly starting to talk about the future,' while continuing to 'travel back and forth between Los Angeles and Miami' to spend time with one another

Looking ahead: A source told People on Tuesday that the pair are ‘slowly starting to talk about the future,’ while continuing to ‘travel back and forth between Los Angeles and Miami’ to spend time with one another

Reunited: Jennifer and Ben's reunion came as quite a shock to pop culture aficionados, being that the pair have not been romantically linked since calling off their engagement in 2004; Jennifer and Ben pictured on May 8

Reunited: Jennifer and Ben’s reunion came as quite a shock to pop culture aficionados, being that the pair have not been romantically linked since calling off their engagement in 2004; Jennifer and Ben pictured on May 8

Getaway: Most recently, Ben joined Jennifer at her rental home in Miami, Florida where they were seen hanging out on the balcony and hitting up the gym together; Ben and Jennifer pictured on May 23

Getaway: Most recently, Ben joined Jennifer at her rental home in Miami, Florida where they were seen hanging out on the balcony and hitting up the gym together; Ben and Jennifer pictured on May 23

‘They are taking it seriously and want it to be long-lasting.’

Jennifer’s renewed connection with Ben appears to have begun even before she broke off her engagement with fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April, as the couple started sending emails back-and-forth even earlier.

Affleck was later seen getting picked up in Lopez’s SUV and shuttled to her LA home several times, before they were photographed enjoying a getaway to Affleck’s property in Montana.

Costars: Lopez and Affleck first met in 2001 on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli, and they made their relationship official the following year, shortly after Jennifer divorced her second husband

Costars: Lopez and Affleck first met in 2001 on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli, and they made their relationship official the following year, shortly after Jennifer divorced her second husband

Video vixen: Ben famously appeared as Jennifer's love interest - reenacting their own relationship on screen - in the music video for the singer's 2002 hit Jenny from the Block

Video vixen: Ben famously appeared as Jennifer’s love interest – reenacting their own relationship on screen – in the music video for the singer’s 2002 hit Jenny from the Block

Most recently, Ben joined Jennifer at her rental home in Miami, Florida where they were seen hanging out on the balcony and hitting up the gym together.

A source told People at the time that the on-again lovebirds were seen ‘holding hands, hugging, kissing,’ during their time together in coastal Florida city. 

‘They are very much into each other and being together’ and ‘weren’t trying to hide the fact that they were together.’

Another source told the publication that Ben and Jennifer ‘are both excited about their relationship’ and that they ‘don’t want to hide anymore.’

Lopez and Affleck first met in 2001 on the set of their box-office bomb Gigli, and they made their relationship official the following year, shortly after Jennifer divorced her second husband.

Complications? They got engaged later in 2002 and scheduled their wedding for September 2003 but called it off with only a few days notice; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003

Complications? They got engaged later in 2002 and scheduled their wedding for September 2003 but called it off with only a few days notice; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2003

Done! Ben and Jennifer then split in early 2004, but reportedly remained friends afterward, which may have helped them get close again; Jennifer and Ben pictured in 2003

Done! Ben and Jennifer then split in early 2004, but reportedly remained friends afterward, which may have helped them get close again; Jennifer and Ben pictured in 2003

Ben famously appeared as Jennifer’s love interest – reenacting their own relationship on screen – in the music video for the singer’s 2002 hit Jenny from the Block. 

They got engaged later in 2002 and scheduled their wedding for September 2003 but called it off with only a few days notice.

Ben and Jennifer then split in early 2004, but reportedly remained friends afterward, which may have helped them get close again.

After ending their relationship, Jennifer went on to marry Marc Anthony in June of 2004. After 10 years together, Lopez and Anthony split in 2014.

The former couple, who have remained close friends despite their divorce, share 13-year-old twins Emme and Max.

Split: Jennifer's renewed connection with Ben appears to have begun even before she broke off her engagement with fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April, as the couple started sending emails back-and-forth even earlier; Jennifer and Alex pictured in 2018

Split: Jennifer’s renewed connection with Ben appears to have begun even before she broke off her engagement with fiancé Alex Rodriguez in April, as the couple started sending emails back-and-forth even earlier; Jennifer and Alex pictured in 2018

Just last week, Jennifer and Marc met up for a relaxing catch-up lunch in Miami, where they were spotted dining outdoors together after her gym session.

As for Ben, the Argo star became romantically linked with actress Jennifer Garner, whom he would go onto wed in 2005.

He and the 49-year-old, who split in 2018, share three children, daughter Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, nine.

After divorcing Garner, Affleck enjoyed several brief relationships with the likes of 40-year-old television producer Lindsay Shookus and Playboy model Shauna Sexton, who was just 22 at the time.

Just months before rekindling his romance with Lopez, Affleck had been broken up with by his Deep Water costar Ana de Armas, 33, after nine months together. 

Former flame: As for Ben, the Argo star became romantically linked with actress Jennifer Garner, whom he would go onto wed in 2005; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2014

Former flame: As for Ben, the Argo star became romantically linked with actress Jennifer Garner, whom he would go onto wed in 2005; Ben and Jennifer pictured in 2014

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