Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are enjoying life as an engaged couple.
Days after the “Jenny from the Block” singer announced the engagement in her On the JLo newsletter, an insider told People that the couple is taking it slow and “not talking about a wedding” just yet.
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The source added that the multi-hyphenate loves her 8.5-carat green diamond engagement ring and “can’t stop looking at it.” The star first revealed the ring in an exclusive newsletter video, in which she said, “You’re perfect,” as she showed off the piece.
“It’s very cute to see how excited she is,” the source told the outlet. “Ben makes her incredibly happy.”
The insider also said that the couple wanted to keep the engagement “quiet for a few days” before going public with the news. Lopez was spotted wearing what appeared to be the ring last Tuesday, while out in Los Angeles with her daughter, Emme Muñiz. During the outing, the star also wore Zimmerman’s ocean vista-print Juliette dress, camel-colored platform heels, and tinted circular sunglasses.
The engagement comes months after Lopez and her family moved to Los Angeles to be closer to Affleck, and a few weeks after the couple reportedly purchased a mansion together in Bel Air.
In an interview with WSJ. Magazine last December, Affleck opened up about his desire to keep his romantic relationship mostly private.
“You can write conjecture about it, but one of the harder lessons that I have learned is that it’s not wise to share everything with the world,” he told the outlet. “I know that I feel more comfortable having those healthy boundaries in my life around which, in a friendly and straightforward way, I tell you, I just don’t want to be talking about my personal relationship in the newspaper. I’m going to exercise a little restraint.”
“I could just say that I feel great about being very healthy. And it is a good story. It’s a great story,” he added. “And, you know, maybe one day I’ll tell it. I’ll write it all out. [Pauses] And then I’ll light it on fire. [Laughs].”