Before things started to heat up again between the two during a recent getaway in Montana, a source revealed that Affleck reached out to Lopez "as a friend" amid her split from former New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez.
The Latin superstar was apparently so excited to hear from her Gigli costar that they "connected right away," explained the insider, adding: "It made them both feel happy."
As OK! previously reported, the Gigli stars spent time at Affleck's home in Big Sky Montana for a weekend of R&R, and the actor has been spotted visiting Lopez's home. A source close to the "On The Floor" singer revealed, “Jennifer is still very excited about how things are going.”
Affleck and Lopez sparked reconciliation rumors when the Batman actor took a trip in a white escalade, which apparently belongs to J.Lo, headed straight to Lopez’s mansion.
“They have a great time hanging out,” a source added. “It’s been years since they caught up properly. They have lots to talk about.”
OK! was the first to exclusively report that Lopez and her ex — who called off their 2003 wedding — were in private communication as things began to fizzle out with the baseball pro.
For her part, J.Lo was most recently engaged to the New York Yankees star for two years before they called it quits. "We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so," they said on the TODAY show.
PEOPLE was the first to report that Lopez and Affleck connected "right away" after he reached out.