Jennifer Lopez has recalled how Barbra Streisand once complimented her engagement ring from Ben Affleck.
Back in 2002, the Good Will Hunting actor popped the question to the singer/actress with a huge 6.1-carat pink diamond ring that was rumored to be worth $2.5 million (£2 million).
The couple, dubbed Bennifer, announced they had cancelled their wedding just one day before the planned nuptials in September 2003, and split for good just a few months later.
During a recent interview with Apple Music host Zane Lowe, Lopez revealed that iconic musician and actress Streisand had asked about the sparkler at an Oscars party.
“I met her at an Oscar party, years ago, and I was at the time engaged to Ben Affleck, and – she’s really into diamonds, which I didn’t know,” the Hustlers actress explained. “He had given me a pink diamond, which got a lot of press and was… whatever.”
“So, she came up to me, and like, she’s heard of it,” Lopez added. “And she’s like, ‘Can I see your ring?’ And she asked me about the ring, but then she asked me – and I thought it was so strange – about being famous, and how I handle it.”
Despite previously calling the split with Affleck “heartbreaking”, she still loved the show-stopping ring.
“I loved getting it, don’t get me wrong,” Lopez teased.
Back in 2012, Affleck told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his ex “occasionally touch base”, and the Love Don’t Cost a Thing hitmaker congratulated him on his Golden Globe win for Argo in 2013.
“I respect her,” Affleck gushed. “I like her.”
– Cover Media0