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Ben Affleck is preparing to propose to Jennifer Lopez on her 52nd birthday next month, according to a new report.

The Hollywood A-listers rekindled their relationship in May, 17 years after they famously broke off their engagement just one day before their wedding in 2003.

And now a source close to the couple has claimed the pair has continued where they left off all those years ago and are looking to a future together.

An insider told Closer magazine that "Ben wants to give long-lasting love another shot and is planning a romantic proposal on the singer's 52nd birthday on 24 July".

Ben Affleck is preparing to propose to Jennifer Lopez on her 52 nd birthday next month, according to a new report
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Previously, Ben had proposed to the star with a gorgeous 6.1 carat pink diamond engagement ring in 2002 after two months of dating.

However, the couple called time on their engagement a year later citing "excessive media attention" as the reason for their split.

And according to the publication’s source, Ben isn’t only planning to pop the question but move Jen into his £28million LA mansion from her Miami base with her kids, Max and Emme.

The insider added: "They're both adamant about avoiding a long-distance relationship and Jen's already spoken to Marc, who's agreed to the plan as long as it doesn't interfere with their custody situation.

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"Jen's looking to move into Ben's Pacific Palisades compound as she loves the area and being so close to the beach, they can't wait to start their lives together."

The source also claimed that Ben was "planning a beach day" to introduce his children from his marriage to Jennifer Garner to Jen’s kids with ex Marc Anthony.

Jennifer and Ben were the ultimate A-list item back in the 2000s after they met on the set of the film Gigli in 2001. However, just one day before their wedding in 2003 the couple announced that they were going to postpone their nuptials.

In January 2004 is was reported that J-Lo had ended their engagement and just five months later she had wed Marc Anthony.

The actor rekindled his romance with J-Lo nearly two decades after they famously called off their engagement a day before their nuptials
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Despite almost a two-decade hiatus, it has been reported that the new couple have been planning several romantic trips together as they look forward to making even more memories in the future.

In what can no doubt be seen as further confirmation of the exciting reunion, it was also claimed that Jennifer, who broke off her engagement to Alex Rodriguez in April, has been researching schools for her children to attend in Los Angeles.

Last week, the couple couldn't keep their hands off each other as they put on a passionate display during a recent family dinner.

In the snaps taken of the lovebirds, the 51-year-old songstress and her 48-year-old beau packed on the PDA as they smooched at the dinner table despite being surrounded by loved ones.

Ben and J-Lo pictured at the Californian Premiere of Gigli at Mann National in 2002

Heading to Nobu in Malibu on Sunday evening (June 15), the glamorous couple looked ever so smitten as they lovingly gazed into each others' eyes and passionately embraced.

At one point, Ben and Jennifer shared a prolonged smooch before smiling and cuddling each other as they enjoyed a slap-up meal with their loved ones.

It appears that Jennifer's twins Emme and Max – who she shares with ex Marc Anthony – also joined the couple for the fancy dinner. Ben was spotted sharing several smiles as he chatted to the youngsters alongside J-Lo.

The musician's sister, Lynda Lopez, also reportedly joined the cohort and it certainly pointed to things getting very serious between Ben and J-Lo.

J-Lo announced she had ended her engagement to Alex Rodriguez in April

An insider who spotted the couple also told People magazine that the A-listers were certainly very comfortable with each other.

"Jen and Ben sat next to each other and were very affectionate. They held hands under the table," an onlooker at Nobu told People.

The insider added: "The kids kept chatting with Ben. Ben seemed great. He was smiling and laughing. They ordered a lot of food to share. Ben had a Diet Coke."

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