Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their divorce a smooth 24 hours ago, but already the Internet is ready for them to cry a river, build a bridge, and GET OVER IT.
Onward and up, the Internet says. Or, more accurately: Go backwards! To an ex!
Twitter was sad for maybe one entire second before they realized this means Ben can get back together with Jennifer Lopez, his girlfriend-then-fiancée of two years back in 2002. Basically, #BenniferLives #BenniferUnbroken #OnceYouGoBenniferYouNeverGoBackiffer
me -WHISPERS LOUDLY IN YOUR EAR- ARE U READY FOR THE RISE OF BENNIFER 1.0— Stephanie (@lowerstephside) June 30, 2015
Bennifer 1.0 will get back together. Just watch.— Nicole M (@its__nicole) July 1, 2015
I'm still rooting for Ben Affleck and J.Lo lbr— Brooke (@BrookeB15) July 1, 2015
I'm trash for wanting Bennifer 1.0 to happen again— brianna. (@notevenloaded) June 30, 2015
In her memoir True Love, J.Lo *did* call Ben her "first real heartbreak." And in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2012, Affleck *did* say Bennifer 1.0 still keeps in touch: “There will be an e-mail saying, 'Oh, your movie looks great,'” he explained. “I respect her. I like her. She's put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I'm really pleased to see her successful."
Surprisingly, there seems to be one clear motive for wanting the reconciliation:
Anyone else hoping this Ben Affleck/Jen Garner split leads to a reunion long enough for a Gigli sequel? The people deserve it!!— Steve Guy (@TheSteveGuy) July 1, 2015
Gigli 2: Still Gigliing After All These Years— Brian Boone (@brianadamsboone) June 30, 2015
Now Gigli 2 is one step closer to reality.— Tey (@Tey1123) July 1, 2015
This is all just some publicity stunt for Gigli 2.— Michael B. (@fanaticalscribe) June 30, 2015
we deserve Gigli 2 tbh— elle (@ellekdone) June 30, 2015
TBH, for better or for worse, we probably do deserve a Gigli 2.
As for Jennifer, the Internet wanted to clue her in on one thing:
Dear Jennifer Garner, did you hear that Michael Vartan got divorced last summer? xoxo, Regina— Regina Small (@ReginaSmall) July 1, 2015
Michael Vartan and ex-wife, Lauren Skaar, who he met at a Whole Foods, just FYI, split last year after three years of marriage. And like evil!Francie and basically every other character on Alias who died but not really, the Internet’s love for Sydney and Vaughn lives on:
it's shitty of me to think this, but damn, Jennifer Garner, you shoulda married Michael Vartan in the first place.— Sarah (@art_ticulate) June 30, 2015
Please tell me Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing so she can get back together with Michael Vartan and revive Alias.— OS X Chel Capitan (@akachela) July 1, 2015
We would watch an Alias reboot. We don’t care if it’s on Netflix or IRL. #
Anyway, let’s end on a flashback to happier times: Back before Ben and Jen got together and were just playfully flirting. RIP true love.