JLo gushes over pink diamond engagement ring from ex-fiance Ben Affleck after wedding to ARod postponed – The Sun

JENNIFER Lopez loved getting her much talked about pink diamond ring from ex-fiancé Ben Affleck.

J-Lo, 50, gushed about the $2.5mil ring she got from Ben when they got engaged and how it caught the unlikely eye of one of her idols.

Appearing on the At Home With Apple Music show with hosts Zane Lowe and Rebecca Judd, the Hustlers star revealed none other than Barbra Streisand herself wanted to check out the ring.

Speaking about her engagement to the Oscar winner for the first time in years in a group chat with Dua Lip and Charli XCX, Jennifer dropped the bombshell that she met Barbra at an Oscar's party in the early 2000s.

She said: “I met her [Barbra] at an Oscar party, years ago, and I was at the time engaged to Ben Affleck, and — she’s really into diamonds, which I didn’t know."

Waving her hands non-chalantly she continued: “He had given me a pink diamond, which got a lot of press and was [waves hands] whatever."



Zane quickly pulled her up for the ambivalence about her ring, saying it was a very big deal to get such stunning bling.

Jennifer quickly added: "I loved getting it, don’t get me wrong."

Moving on quickly, Jennifer recalled how she was so starstruck by the Funny Girl actress.

"So, she came up to me, and like, she’s heard of it," she remembered.

“[I'm] dying because it’s Barbra Streisand and I’m like, ‘Oh My God.’ And she’s like, ‘Can I see your ring?’ And she asked me about the ring, but then she asked me – and I thought it was so strange – about being famous, and how I handle it.”

JLo admitted that she “totally fumbled the whole moment” and had told Barbra, “I don’t really think about it.”

The Oscar winning actress came up in conversation after Zane asked her what kind of musicals she's introduced her kids to.

The Love Don't Cost A Thing singer had played Funny Girl for her twins Esme and Maximilian, 12, while in lockdown.

She's currently in lockdown in the Miami home she shares with her current fiancé, retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez and his two daughters, Natasha, 15, and Ella, 12.

ARod and JLo have been dating since 2017 and got engaged last year while on a romantic trip to the Bahamas.

They had planned to get married this year but needed to delay their nuptials because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alex revealed the couple had "three or four variations" on what their wedding plans may be depending on what happens with the pandemic.

He told Entertainment Tonight: "It's such a fluid world. Usually when you underwrite a year – whether [in terms of] scheduling or financially – you never think that it's going to just stop like this.

Jennifer and Ben were a major Hollywood couple when they were together from 2002 to 2004, with media dubbing them 'Bennifer'.

They split not long after their engagement, with Jennifer going on to get engaged to friend and singer Marc Anthony, while Ben went on to marry his Daredevil co-star, Jennifer Garner.

They divorced from their spouses in 2014 and 2018, respectively with Ben now dating Cuban actress Ana de Armas.

Even though they don't speak much about their former relationship publicly, Ben admitted the two still speak "periodically".

Ben called her the "real thing" after her film Hustlers about con-artists strippers came out and lamented she did not get an Academy Award nomination for her acting.

He first talked to the NYT about her Oscar's 2020 snub: "She should have been nominated. She's the real thing.".

"How awesome is it that she had her biggest hit movie at 50? That's f**king baller."

Reflecting on their relationship, Jennifer told E! News in an interview: "I think different time different thing, who knows what could've happened, but there was a genuine love there."

She also talked to PEOPLE about the pressure they felt: "We didn't try to have a public relationship. We just happened to be together at the birth of the tabloids, and it was like, 'Oh my God.' It was just a lot of pressure."

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