They’ve spent time together in LA and Montana over recent weeks.
And Jennifer Lopez has now hinted that her rekindled romance with Ben Affleck is hotting up after she ‘liked’ an Instagram post about ‘being loved by the right person’.
The actress, 51, and actor, 48, split in 2004 after postponing their wedding, however they have grown close again with sources saying she is ‘happy and excited about the future’ after calling it quits on her engagement to Alex Rodriguez last month.
Interesting: Jennifer Lopez has hinted that her rekindled romance with Ben Affleck is hotting up after she ‘liked’ an Instagram post about ‘being loved by the right person’
It has now been reported that Jennifer liked a cryptic Instagram post, suggesting that things are getting serious between her and the Gone Girl star.
The US Sun reports that Jennifer ‘liked’ the quote post, shared by life coach Jay Shetty, which read: ‘Nothing is as beautiful as seeing someone who has been unlucky in relationships finally being loved effortlessly by the right person.’
Jennifer has appeared on Jay’s podcast several times and is one of his many celebrity followers on the social media platform.
However, pop culture Instagram account Deux Moi later reported that Jennifer swiftly removed her like from the sweet post which seemed to hint at her feelings.
Bennifer is back: The actress, 51, and actor, 48, split in 2004, however they have grown close again in recent weeks after enjoying a trip to Montana and LA (pictured together in 2003)
It comes as a source claimed that Ben, who has been sported wearing what appears to be a watch gifted to him by the stunning star, has ‘held a torch’ for J.Lo for years.
They told The Sun: ‘They were always in contact over the years and he never missed a chance to praise her publicly.
‘She’s sober – she never drinks – and now Ben is too, it’s working really well for them.
‘It’s like he always held a torch for her – and she’s come back into his life at the perfect moment.’
Gushing: Jennifer is thought to have liked a post shared by life coach Jay Shetty (pictured) but swiftly backtracked and removed her heart on the image
Last week, eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice that Ben’s appears to be wearing the same watch from his cameo on Lopez’s 2002 hit music video for her song Jenny from the Block.
Jennifer confirmed the end of her relationship with former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez just one month ago after the pair dated for four years and were engaged for two years.
A source told PEOPLE last week that Jennifer had returned to LA to spend more time with Ben, reuniting once again earlier this week.
‘Jennifer was just in Los Angeles for a couple of days,’ a source told the publication. ‘She spent time with Ben. They have kept in touch every day since their Montana trip.’
All over: The singer was previously engaged to Alex Rodriguez, 45, but the pair officially announced their split on April 15 (pictured 2019)
The source went on to claim the pair are navigating a long-distance relationship, saying: ‘It’s a tricky situation since they live so far from each other, but they both seem committed to making things work.’
However, the Waiting For Tonight singer is said to be happy about the reunion, with the source adding: ‘Jennifer is doing well. She seems very happy and excited about her future.’
‘Right now they’re going with the flow and making plans to meet up as often as possible, but there’s still some discussing to do before they officially go public,’ an insider told Us Weekly.
Ben and Jen first started dating in 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli. They soon became engaged and were set to get married in September 2003, but postponed their wedding and eventually broke up in January 2004.
The way they were: Ben and Jen first started dating in 2002 after meeting on set of Gigli however they broke up in 2004 after postponing their wedding (pictured in 2003)
‘It’s very clear they’ve fallen for each other again in a very intense way, but they don’t want to jinx anything by attaching labels or putting themselves under too much pressure,’ the source added.
‘When the time is right and assuming things continue to evolve romantically between them, likely a month or two, they’ll probably go Instagram official or step out hand in hand at a restaurant somewhere.’
Ben is said to have initiated contact with his ex-fiancée back in February, while the singer was filming Shotgun Wedding.
According to TMZ, the actor reached out to J.Lo via email while she was in the Dominican Republic, with the pair continuing communications over the coming month.
TMZ claim Ben penned an email to Jen about ‘how beautiful she looked’ while filming the movie, after pictures emerged of her shooting wedding scenes with her co-star Josh Duhamel.
He is also reported to have said he wished he could have been in the Dominican Republic too, but was filming The Tender Bar in Boston with George Clooney.
The pair are said to have continued communicating until Jennifer wrapped up filming in late April.
The publication claim Ben wrote in one of him emails about being able to ‘own J-Lo’s heart’ with his pen after she gushed about his writing.
There is no suggestion the pair were romantically linked at this time. Jennifer was engaged to Alex Rodriguez but the pair officially announced their split on April 15.
MailOnline contacted Ben and Jennifer’s representatives for comment at the time.
Charming: Ben reportedly reached out to J-Lo via email while she was shooting her latest film in the Dominican Republic