A meet-cute is the scene in a movie where two soon-to-be lovebirds meet for the first time. But for these two A-listers, their meet-cute actually happened while on the set of the comedy film Gigli, which came out in 2003.
At the time, J. Lo was married to her second husband and backup dancer Cris Judd, but they split up in June 2002.
"The harder they resist it ... the stronger it becomes," the official Gigli trailer narrates. But maybe it's been a foreshadowing of how these two co-stars would fare in real life.
"I felt like … 'OK, this is it,'" Lopez told People in 2016 about when she first met Affleck, adding how entering into a high-profile relationship during the rise of tabloids added "a lot of pressure." But she told HuffPost Live in 2015 that working on Gigli was her "lowest point."
"It was a very badly reviewed film. I was in a high-profile relationship at the time that fell apart in a really bad way, and so the kind of mix of those two things -- the tabloid press had just come into existence at the time, so I was like a poster child for that moment," she recalled.
But would she have done it all over again? "No regrets. I would do it all over again I think. I really would. Even the relationship part," Lopez admitted.