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Sweet Meaning Behind J.Lo And Ben Affleck's 'Engagement Song'

Gregory Robinson

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Sweet Meaning Behind J.Lo And Ben Affleck's 'Engagement Song'

Featured Image Credit: PA/OnTheJlo.com

Jennifer Lopez announced that she is once again engaged to Ben Affleck in a sweet video - and fans instantly recognised the background music.

Watch the engagement video below:

The 52-year-old pop star and actress confirmed the happy news in an intimate video posted on her official website on Friday evening.

The short clip sees J.Lo tearfully admiring her green engagement ring given to her by the 49-year-old actor.

Fans quickly identified the romantic song playing in the background of the video was not a random choice. In fact, it has a very special meaning to both Jennifer and Ben.

Let us take you back in time to the year 2002 when Bennifer were engaged for the first time. Jennifer released an album that year, This Is Me... Then. Years before Ariana Grande released a song named after her fiancé at the time, comedian Pete Davidson, J.Lo include a not-so subtle nod to her beau on the song, Dear Ben.

Jennifer and Ben met on the set of their film Gigli. (Credit: Alamy)
Jennifer and Ben met on the set of their film Gigli. (Credit: Alamy)

The ballad reveals just how in love with Jennifer really was, with lyrics such as: "You're perfect/ I just can't control myself/ I can't be with no one else/ Seems I'm addicted to the way you like to touch me/ I don't think they understand/ Why I love at your command".

Later in the song she sings: "I love you, you're perfect/ A manifestation of my dreams/ You make my body feel/ About a million different things/ I think God made you for me".

J.Lo's new engagement ring is green. (Credit: OnTheJlo.com)
J.Lo's new engagement ring is green. (Credit: OnTheJlo.com)

The music video for the album's first single, Jenny From The Block, features an infamous cameo of Ben and the loved-up pair canoodle on a yacht.

Fans were overwhelmed with excitement when they recognised the song in J.Lo's announcement video, with several supporters asking for a sequel.

Jennifer's first engagement ring from Ben was pink. (Credit: Alamy)
Jennifer's first engagement ring from Ben was pink. (Credit: Alamy)

One fan tweeted: "She used the 'Dear Ben' song to announce her engagement #thejloeffect @JLo Congratulations JLo and Ben!"

Another JLo supporter wrote: "@JLo So when are you releasing Dear Ben part 2?"

While one Twitter user shared: "@JLo Dear Ben playing in the background. A full circle moment congrats!"

Ben and Jen were the ultimate power couple of the 2000s, and they famously got engaged not long after they met on the set of the film Gigli. Ben proposed to J.Lo with a 6.1 carat pink diamond.

They postponed their nuptials just one day before their big day in 2003, citing the media attention as their downfall, and in 2004 they confirmed their relationship was over.

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Wedding

Gregory Robinson
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