Money can't buy love, but it can help impress.
Ben Affleck opened up his wallet in a big way last week for Jennifer Lopez's birthday. According to new report, the Oscar winner partnered with two luxury jewelry designers to make a custom piece for Jen that was both thoughtful and pricey. The cost? Just under $45,000.
Beth Bugdaycay, who helped design the piece with Murat Bugdaycay and Ben, told The Adventurine, "Ben wanted to get something really special for her birthday. He wanted to put together a meaningful story. He didn't just get her the biggest diamond he could find, he wanted to say something about their relationship."
Eventually, Ben decided on a hodgepodge of jewelry, that included chains, charms, pendants and a key.
J. Lo wore the birthday gift in a series of Instagram photos on her 52nd birthday. The last picture of the slideshow shows her kissing Ben, which is the first time either of them have shared an intimate photo from the rekindled romance.
"The way Ben put the necklace together is really meaningful," Beth said.
Ben and Jen haven't exactly been shy about their relationship, as they've been seen kissing and globetrotting. The pair was most recently photographed in the Mediterranean.
The couple famously dated in the early aughts and got engaged in 2002. They later split in 2004 and called off their engagement. In April 2021, after Jen and Alex Rodriguez broke up, Jennifer and Ben rekindled their romance and even vacationed together in Montana, where he owns a home. The reconciliation reportedly occurred after Ben began writing love letters to Jen.
In early July, Jen indirectly addressed the relationship, telling Apple Music's Zane Lowe, "I'm super happy. I know people are always wondering, 'How are you? What's going on? Are you okay?' This is it. I've never been better." A few weeks later, she ducked a question about Ben when she was on "Today."