JLo & Ben Affleck 'plan to wed by the end of the year' because he 'doesn't want to lose her again' 18 years after split

JENNIFER Lopez and Ben Affleck are "planning to wed by the end of the year" as he is desperate not "to lose her" a second time.

The former couple, who are both newly single, recently rekindled their romance back 18 years after the tragic Bennifer split happened.

In 2004, Jennifer, 51, and Ben, 48, broke off their relationship just days before their planned wedding and within a year, were married to other people.

But Ben is keen not to let history repeat itself, and is said to be planning to get down on one knee "before the end of the year".

A source told OK! magazine that Ben wouldn't "let Jen get away" a second time as he "doesn't want to lose her again".

"The new relationship might technically only be a few weeks old, but in reality they are picking up where they left off," the source added.

"Jen and Ben both know everything about each other — the good, the bad and the ugly. They are not starting at square one.”

Bennifer reignited their old flame back in April, and were seen soon after in May at the Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World.

Days later, the pair were spotted hanging out in Los Angeles together as Ben left her home, before they headed to Montana, according to PEOPLE.

"They are meant to be together and will make it official before the end of the year," the insider added of their rekindled relationship.

"Neither Ben nor Jen are messing about here. It isn’t a question of if they will get married but rather when," a friend agreed.

The sources added that Ben had been spending time with "her kids,mom and sister", as well as meeting up with Jen regularly.

Another insider close to Bennifer told Closer magazine that Ben is keen to get down on one knee on Jennifer's 52nd birthday next month.

"Ben wants to give long-lasting love another shot and is planning a romantic proposal on the singer's 52nd birthday on 24 July,” the source said.

The Hollywood couple, who met on the set of romantic comedy Gigli in 2001, originally got together in 2002 and were soon engaged.

Plagued by an onslaught of media coverage about their relationship, they delayed their wedding in September 2003 and called it quits in 2004.

Last week, JLo and Ben were spotted locking lips and packing on the PDA at her sister Linda's 50th birthday party.

In photos obtained by Page Six, the famous couple embraced one another while at Nobu in Malibu, California, to celebrate her sister's birthday.

At one point during their love fest, the hitmaker caresses the actor's face, while he then proceeds to nuzzle JLo's neck.

It's been nothing but sparks again for the newly reunited couple, as even JLo's mom, Guadalupe, is all about the relationship.

Even Ben's baby mama Jennifer Garner is happy her ex has found love again, with the singer having the "seal of approval".

The reunion comes after the Hustlers actress parted ways from her fiancé Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez.

The Sun exclusively revealed that JLo was moving to Los Angeles to be closer to Ben and further away from Miami, which painfully reminds her of the former ballplayer.

JLo ended her engagement to A-Rod, 45, back in April, with a statement that read: "We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so."

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