A day before the wedding in September 2003, the couple announced that "due to the excessive media attention" they had postponed.
Bennifer died on January 22, 2004, months later. They announced their engagement cancellation again.
After marrying and having children, the stars have stayed cordial, praising each other in interviews.
After filing for divorce in summer 2003, she and Affleck went public. Years later, Lopez told People in 2016, that meeting Affleck made her feel like "OK, this is it."
While filming Gigli, the actor and the multi-hyphenate entertainer met. JLo was married to Cris Judd, her second spouse.
Knowing how close the celebrities were, tabloid media hyped the first couple to receive their own portmanteau: "Bennifer."
Fans lapped up every detail about the renowned couple, from Lopez's custom-made Harry Winston 6.1 carat pink diamond engagement ring to their Santa Barbara wedding preparations, even if Gigli was a failure.