KEY POINTS

  • Jennifer Lopez is very happy that Ben Affleck "truly loves her for her"
  • Affleck "wants to protect what they have," a source told
  • Lopez's kids “are on board with starting fresh in L.A.” as per a source

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are serious about making their relationship work. Affleck and Lopez are “madly in love” and are stronger than ever as a couple.

The couple even spends time together with each other’s children, insiders have revealed in this week’s issue of People.

A source close to Lopez told the outlet that the couple is doing everything they can to make sure their relationship is for the long haul this time.

“They want to do everything they can to make this work,” said the source. “Even though their split many years ago was devastating for Jennifer, she has never had a bad word to say about Ben.”

Lopez “feels like they’ve been given a second chance” and is very happy to have found in Affleck “someone who truly loves her for her,” the source further told the publication.

Meanwhile, Affleck reportedly feels just as protective when it comes to his relationship with Lopez. One source told People that “Ben wants to protect what they have” and that he is very happy with his girlfriend. “She’s wonderful for him.”

Sources also revealed that Lopez and Affleck have been spending more quality time with their children. One source told the outlet that Lopez’s 13-year-old twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony, Emme and Max Muniz, have been warming to their mom’s new beau and “are on board with starting fresh in L.A.” Lopez has also been spending time with Affleck’s daughters with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, Seraphina and Violet Affleck.

Affleck first met Lopez on the set of “Gigli” in 2001. They started dating in 2002 and got engaged later that year. However, they postponed their wedding just days before the big day due to last-minute qualms. In January 2004, they called off their engagement.

Rumors of their rekindled relationship started to swirl around in April, when photos of Lopez and Affleck being intimate and going on romantic getaways together surfaced online. Affleck was also spotted house hunting with Lopez recently in Los Angeles, sparking rumors of them planning to move in to their new home together.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 9: Actor Ben Affleck (L) and his fiance actress/singer Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of "Daredevil" at the Village Theatre on February 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images