Report: J.Lo, Affleck Break Off Engagement
Couple Put Off Wedding Plans In September
POSTED: 4:23 p.m. EST January 22, 2004
Could it finally be over for star couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez?
According to "Access Hollywood," US magazine is reporting that the couple has officially broken off their engagement
The magazine says the break-up took place on Jan. 20, three days after Affleck returned to Los Angeles from the Sundance Film Festival.
A Lopez spokesperson confirmed the break-up
"I am confirming the report that Jennifer Lopez has ended her engagement to Ben Affleck," a spokesperson told US. "At this difficult time, we ask that you respect her privacy."
Affleck's representation declined comment.
The couple has been under an intense media watch since their courtship began 18 months ago.
The couple was set to be married last September, but called it off fearing the overbearing media presence would compromise the "happiest day" of their lives.