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Roisin Gorman's Open Ltter. . . on Bennifer

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are back on and steamier than ever.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are back on and steamier than ever.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are back on and steamier than ever.

Bennifer are back with just a few subtle hints and almost hidden clues.

Only the most eagle-eyed could have spotted the recent reunion of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck with the odd kissing picture here, the affectionate embrace there, and the casual hand on her bikini-bottomed butt on the big yacht for those with a nuance allergy.

If you hadn't got the front and centre message that the previously engaged pair are back together, the singer celebrated her 52nd birthday with a full-on lip smacker with Ben, accompanied by footage of her twirling in a bikini.

She's aged better, is worth twice as much and has the abs of a 20-year-old. He looks like someone's dad, but a dad with an Oscar.

And the PDAs are already getting a bit tired. Sometimes it's a public display of affection and sometimes it's people desperate for attention.

The theories about the endless diet of clearly set-up pap pics of Bennifer 2.0 is that they're playfully recreating images from her 2002 Jenny from the Block video, when he was all ripping muscles and she looked exactly the same as she does now, it's a PR stunt, or they're controlling the narrative of their rebooted romance.

Nothing says love like controlling the narrative.

It was slightly less controlled the first time round when he was famously pictured in a passionate snog with the woman of his dreams with his eyes wide open looking over her shoulder.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck seen cuddling up in a picture from their friend Leah Remini’s birthday party (Ian West/PA)

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck seen cuddling up in a picture from their friend Leah Remini’s birthday party (Ian West/PA)

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck seen cuddling up in a picture from their friend Leah Remini’s birthday party (Ian West/PA)

Either he was trying to remember if he'd left the gas on or he was looking for the next Affleck conquest. It turned out to be another Jennifer, and a long battle with the bottle.

Their rekindled love has kindled a feast of nostalgia for those innocent times in 2002 when waistbands were low-rise, thongs were visible and Christina Aguilera's fake tan looked like she needed a good bath, but she meant Dirrty in a different sense.

A velour tracksuit was a wardrobe necessity, Miss World caused riots in Nigeria, the Euro was introduced, and Jennifer's ass got the kind of adulation now courted by Kim K. It was once rumoured to be insured for $17m which just shows you how much we valued Lopez for her singing talents.

Bennifer were a celebrity power couple in a crowded noughties field which included Britney and Justin rockin' their double denim and pledgin' their virginity - was that only 20 years ago or in the Bible? - Jennifer and Brad Pitt, Gisele and Leonardo, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.

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Ben Affleck (PA)

Ben Affleck (PA)

Ben Affleck (PA)

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It's now a list of doomed romances and it took J-Lo's heart down with it.

Before moving on to a husband, two kids, a divorce, and a long and recently-ended engagement, she admitted the split from Ben was her first taste of heartbreak.

His audiences tasted heartbreak with Daredevil, Pearl Harbor, and Batman v Superman.

The omens were there from the start when they met on the set of rom-com Gigli. One of the kinder reviews noted they 'lack chemistry' which was slightly unfortunate when they had just fallen for each other.

My favourite assessment of the movie was that it was 'every bit as atrocious as you may have heard'.

Now that he's sober and she's single, the pair have slotted back together like a pair of comfy shoes. Hers are Gucci heels and his are sensible slip-ons and only time will tell if their summer of love will become an autumn of acrimony.

But they'll be sure to share the pictures.

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