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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez didn't just rekindle their romance within the last 2 weeks, instead, it's been building since February ... when he started flooding her with emails while she was filming in the Dominican Republic.


Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Ben and J Lo were in very regular contact by email starting in early February when she flew to the Caribbean to begin filming "Shotgun Wedding." We're told the tone of the emails wasn't just friendly ... but more loving and longing for Jen.


For instance, after seeing pics of Jennifer in the D.R., he wrote to tell her how beautiful she looked, and how much he wished he could be down there with her. Of course, he was busy at the time in Boston, shooting "The Tender Bar" with George Clooney -- and she was still engaged to Alex Rodriguez.


Our sources say the emails also referenced J Lo's love for Ben's writing, and included a line about him being able to "own her heart" with his pen.


We're told they continued emailing each other, back and forth, for the duration of J Lo's shoot ... which wrapped in late April.


As far as our sources know, there was no physical contact or rendezvous between them during this time, but the emails do add context to how they seemingly got together so quickly.


Remember, they were together in L.A. -- very publicly -- on the first weekend in May ... just 2 weeks after Jen and A-Rod called off their engagement.


Folks in Ben and Jennifer's world said they had always maintained a friendship since splitting up in 2004. However, as we first told you, they were together again in Montana this past weekend.


One more clue the exes have been in close contact for some time came with InStyle Magazine's recent J Lo cover story. It included a quote from Ben gushing about his ex-fiancee, saying in part ... "She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves."


That story did not include a quote from Jen's then-fiance, A-Rod.

While it looked like Bennifer II went from 0 to 100 in record time, the emails show they were doing at least 55 by the time they started hanging out again.


Meanwhile, Jennifer Garner has rekindled her romance with John Miller.

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@Jordan2 wrote:

Maybe they have each gone through everyone in Hollywood, it's time to circle back around.



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"It included a quote from Ben gushing about his ex-fiancee, saying in part ... "She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves."


Perhaps needy Ben could send an email explaining just what needy Jennifer's mammoth talent is... I've somehow failed to recognize it... She's no actor, her singing is marginal and her dancing talents seem mainly to consist of shaking her prodigious backside... Personally, I don't care what this duo does with or without each other... 

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It seems like J-Leo is a big rebounder. She has a history with Ben Affleck, they were engaged, he cheated on her, and they broke up. Fast forward to A-Rod, same story. Now she's back to Ben. Maybe she needs some insightful therapy, instead of rebounding from man-to-man.

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Run, Ben, run.......

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It looks as if Jennifer can’t be without a man for more than 10 minutes. How about spending time with your kids who are probably upset about the ARod breakup. Maybe she is in the “recycle tour” out Marc Anthony!

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I think both of them need to take a pause.


Unfortunately, Ben has many relapses back and forth with alcoholism.  I also seem to remember that he was banned from a casino for card counting which makes me wonder if he also has a gambling addition.  Then there was this massive back tattoo that he got that had people scratching their heads - there are just way too many red flags with him.


Recently, there is a video of him joining some celebritiy dating site where he sends a somewhat creepy video to a much younger woman asking her why she "unmatched" him as he is afterr all Ben Affleck:  Ben Affleck Goes Viral on TikTok After Influencer Shares Video He Allegedly Sent Her - YouTube


Jennifer Garner must be some kind of a saint to always be there for him.  


JLo also has issues with her inability to sustain a relationship.  I think reuniting with Ben Affleck would be a major mistake for both individuals.  

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I always thought Jennifer Garner got Ben on the rebound. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Jennifer Garner, she seems sweet, very nice, and must be a saint to have stuck with Ben as long as she did. Jennifer Lopez also seems very nice, but she is glamorous where Jennifer Garner is more wholesome girl next door, I think Jennifer Lopez is a lot to put up with.

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Certainly gave the panel on The Talk something to discuss today. 

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@candyagain wrote:

Run, Ben, run.......




LOL ... I saw a photo of them on some news thing, and I thought, gee, Ben could do so much better .... and then I remembered that he already had .... Jennifer Garner.   


Well, at least she got rid of A-rod.