The on-again couple enjoyed a steamy makeout session in new photos obtained by Page Six on Monday, June 14. Ben, 48, and J. Lo, 51, grabbed a bite to eat at Nobu in Malibu, California, on Sunday, June 13, and the lovebirds were joined by some of her family members for her sister Linda Lopez’s 50th birthday bash. Jennifer’s kids, 13-year-old Max and Emme, were also present for the meal.
Jennifer and the Way Back actor looked completely enamored in the PDA snaps, gazing adoringly into each other’s eyes as they dined in style with her loved ones for the special occasion. He also whispered into her ear at one point and Max even went over to show the couple something on his smartphone.
The new photos of Bennifer confirm they are back on track 17 years after ending their engagement in 2004. Fortunately, Jennifer “wasn’t worried” about how her kids shared with ex Marc Anthony would react to her budding romance. “They knew mommy was dating him, she told them,” an insider exclusively told In Touch about her kids’ reaction. “Jen was being very careful with introducing Emme and Max to Ben, but they have met. They know he’s an actor, Max knew him from Batman, so he was impressed. Emme didn’t really know he was until she did some Googling.”
“Her kids are smart so Jen doesn’t try to hide anything from them that they could easily look up [online],” the source added.
It appears Ben has already won over J. Lo’s family again as he was recently spotted with her mom, Guadalupe Rodríguez, in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a film project.
Jennifer’s relationship with Ben comes on the heels of her split from ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez. The “I’m Real” songstress and former MLB player, 45, announced they were parting ways in April, putting an end to their two-year engagement.
Looking ahead, the Shotgun Wedding actress wants to move to Los Angeles to be closer to Ben and away from any “reminders” of her past relationship with Alex, another source exclusively told In Touch in June. “She’s all about starting fresh, with a clean slate. Now that she and Ben are together, they’re definitely moving towards building a solid partnership. A new home is a must for her.”
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