When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck announced that they were back together again in May last year, it was the early Noughties nostalgia we all desperately needed. Locked up, in a period of political divisiveness, economic uncertainty and public health calamities, it gave us something to smile back on. It reminded us of a time when the world was a simpler place, charging ahead with pop culture and progress as we turned the Millennium.
Bennifer 2.0 (yep, that’s what we’re calling it) also promised us a bountiful supply of killer looks with their famous recoupling too. From their red carpet ensembles to their more off-duty looks, the pop diva and Affleck have rarely put a stylish foot wrong over the course of their on-and-off relationship. And even if the actor has always served as a quiet style foil to his glamorous and impeccably-dressed partner, the look they have crafted as a couple is always complimentary and considered.
There were the early years, shortly after they met in 2002, when Affleck starred in J LO’s “Jenny From The Block” music video wearing that matching Y2K set (him in a white vest and cargo pants, her in a neon pink bikini), right through to their matching Missoni knits while out and about in New York this year.
Here, to celebrate their recent wedding (if you didn’t know, where the hell have you been?), and one of our favourite couples in pop-culture, we take a look at 10 times they stylishly mastered the look of love.