Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck ‘have a lot of love for each other’ after spending time in Los Angeles

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have maintained a close bond, 17 years after splitting.

Affleck, 48, and Lopez, 51, were recently seen spending time together at the popstar’s California home.

“They have spent time together in L.A. over the past week,” a source confirmed to People. “They have a lot of love for each other. They have always admired each other.”

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez
But the pair have remained on good terms after splitting in 2004. (Getty)

Affleck and Lopez were in a relationship between 2002 and 2004.

The new photos obtained by multiple outlets, saw Affleck getting out of a white Escalade SUV that reportedly belonged to Lopez. In another snap, she was seen sitting in the front seat of the car.

“They are friends,” another insider told People. “They have always been friends and they have seen each other through the years.”

Affleck’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner is reportedly not concerned about him reconnecting with Lopez.

“Jen isn’t bothered by Ben hanging out with J.Lo or anyone else. She wants what is best for Ben,” a source told ET of Garner, who shares Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine, with the actor.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner separated in 2015. (WireImage)

“What matters most to her is Ben being a great dad. They’ve been in a good groove when it comes to co-parenting for a while and their kids’ happiness is Jen’s main priority.”

Lopez has been recently single as of April 15 when she and fiancé Alex Rodriguez announced they called off their engagement.

“We have realised we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said in a joint statement to Today. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.”

READ MORE: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s complete relationship timeline

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, selfie, split rumours
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez recently called off engagement. (Instagram)

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In January, Affleck opened up about the attention his relationship with Lopez received on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast.

“People were so f—ing mean about her — sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious s— was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said,” he said.

“Now it’s like, she’s lionized and respected for the work she did, where she came from, what she accomplished — as well she f—ing should be!”

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