On Friday, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez enjoyed a casual trip to Starbucks in Santa Monica, where they seemed to be enjoying each other’s company and a frothy Frappuccino in equal measure. The Batman star was carrying a whipped cream-topped drink in one hand with his other arm wrapped around his new wife as they left the coffee shop chain.
They smiled and laughed as they walked, each wearing cozy sweaters. J.Lo was wearing hers with black sweatpants and beige shoes, her Valentino Foulard Archive sweater matching in a diamond pattern of tan, black, and white. She had her hair up in a ponytail, and was wearing small silver earrings, carrying her phone in her left hand which was adorned by her wedding rings. Affleck wore dark denim jeans and a blue and black flannel shirt over a smokey blue t-shirt. He had a scruffy beard and was wearing blue sneakers.
The couple recently spent a sweet Thanksgiving together, blending their children and families. Lopez shares two children with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, 14-year-old twins Emme and Max. Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner: Samuel, 10, Seraphina, 13, and Violet, 16. The singer shared a reel of their holiday fun, which even included a rare glimpse of Affleck on her Instagram timeline.
Then in late November, she actually shared a reel of herself and her husband embracing and talking to the camera together.
Last month, the star announced she is releasing a new album, This is Me… Now, which parallels her album from nearly two decades ago, This Is Me… Then. The original album came out in the same era as her first engagement to Affleck in the early 2000s. The new album already includes several references to Affleck in the track titles, so it seems like a clear revisit to their earlier time together and where they have grown to as newlyweds.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.