Globe-Trotting Glam Meets 70's Moroccan Home Decor Inside This Cozy LA House

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When Union of Art designer Tamarra Younis moved into a small 1940s bungalow in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles, she didn’t want the square footage to hold her back. “I wanted to open up the space, let in the light and embrace the LA indoor/outdoor living,” she says. Her first project was to turn three dark little rooms that served as the living, kitchen, and dining rooms and gut them into one bright and happy space. She lifted the ceiling, added in some beam details, and added three sets of french doors to showcase the canyon views, creating a magical oasis and escape from the hustle and bustle of LA.

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For inspiration, Tamarra traveled back to Marrakech, where she visited with family as a kid from the UK. “I inherited my love for antiques and unique objects from my fabulous British mother and my fascination with the intricate architecture and design of the Middle East from my father,” she says.

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“I was completely captivated by their outdoor spaces that looked like fabulous living rooms. So when I got to create my own oasis in Mount Washington, I brought a little Marrakech magic to the mix.”

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Nicknamed by friends as "Little Marrakech," Tamarra’s home is full of treasures and art from around the world, layers of textiles and pillows, pops of brass and gold accents, including authentic Moroccan pendants and wall sconces. No space was left untouched, a refreshing departure from the popularity of minimal homes in the U.S.

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Tamarra’s overall vibe of “globe-trotting glam with a 70's flair” was achieved.

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To maximize the small floor plan without having to expand the foundation, Tamarra created multiple outdoor social spaces to entertain depending on where the sun shined throughout the day.

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“I wanted to keep the 1940's bungalow design but give it an unexpected modern twist,” she says. She didn’t rush into fully designing the space. Instead, she took her time with the labor of love.

"I kept wood floors throughout and the soft white color on the walls throughout the house to give the sense that one room flows into the next and gives the illusion of one large space."

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Tamarra said, "There were so many options and details along the way but ultimately I feel very happy with how my vision came to life!”

Here Are Some Of Tamarra’s Favorite Highlights In Her Space!

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My pendant "earrings" custom made in Morocco are my favorite unexpected detail above the island in the kitchen. When I found my vintage Charles Hollis lucite frame dining chairs, I knew they would look perfect reupholstered in a dusty pink velvet to correspond with the large Abstract painting in my dining nook. They really celebrate my love of 70's glam and mixing pieces from all eras!

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Light up my life! The house is full of vintage lighting in all different shapes and sizes from all over the world. I look at lamps like forms of sculpture. Over the years, I've collected more lamps than I know what to do with, so of course, there are stunning vintage lamps almost everywhere you look in my house!

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The dining area seating nook with my oversized abstract painting by local artist Courtney Arwin. I'm always so excited to come across a beautiful painting and when I saw this one it reminded me of the stunning California sunsets.

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I purchased the antique Syrian wedding chest dresser in the guest room many years ago and it has moved all around the world with me from the UK to my small flat in NYC. I never had a proper place to really showcase it before so when I built the house I decided to demo out the linen closet in the guest room to create the perfect nook for her to really come to life. When the sun shines through the windows in the morning her mother of pearl shimmers so beautifully and the craftsmanship is truly incredible, you see a new detail every time you look at it!

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We love this urban oasis, thanks Tamarra!

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The Barcelona-based fashion brand Mango always has unique styles at affordable prices. We love them for summer dresses and good basics. They're home decor line also offers the same on-trend looks, in natural fibers like linen and cotton, that are not wildly expensive. Bonus: they're all 30 percent off as of this publication. Here are 20 of our favorite Mango home decor basics for summer, from bedding to bath to accessories you'll adore.

Floral and Striped Reversible Duvet

Get two looks in one with this reversible cotton duvet, perfect for your home decor mood changes. Florals are for when you're feeling fancy, and stripes for when you're angling for a classic summer look.

Check Cotton Duvet Cover

Summer is all about checks. Get your greens with this cotton duvet with matching pillowcases.

Embroidered Flounce Cotton Duvet Cover

This 100% cotton duvet and pillowcase set is the perfect canvas for your summer bedding. The embroidered flounce has just a hint of coquette charm.

Striped Cotton Duvet Cover

Go for a bolder look with these large peach cabana stripes, a hot summer trend.

Rectangular Basket With Handles

Put these baskets in the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom for all the little trinkets that need a place to store.

Boulcé Wool Pillow Cushion Case

Neutrals stand out when there's a range of textures. This bouclé pillow gives your chair or sofa some cushion with some visual interest thrown in.

Floral Print Tablecloth

This tablecloth says outdoor summer party all over it. Romanticize your summer with it!

Aluminum Candle Holder

Add elegant candles to your summer soirées, indoors or out.

Linen Curtain

Linen curtains offer just the right amount of window covering in the summer and are versatile for any room.

Striped Cotton Blanket

This cotton throw is light enough for breezy summer days or nights. Toss a couple in a basket on your outdoor patio!

Wool Striped Fringe Rug

This wool rug will stand the test of time wherever it lands. Classic and comfy.

Rectangular Wooden Tray

Whether serving breakfast in bed, drinks to guests, or using to consolidate your dresser decor, this beautiful tray offers many uses.

Striped Apron

If you like to cook, this simple apron keeps you protected from splashes and spills.

Cotton Striped Beach Towel

These large cotton beach towels (also available in green and orange) are perfect for packing for the pool or beach.

Cotton Bath Towels

This soft and absorbent towel set comes in a range of colors.

Cotton Checkered Tablecloth

Get that summer cafe vibe with this darling checkered tablecloth.

Magnolia Scented Candle

This veggie wax candle burns its magnolia scent for 45 hours. Use it indoors or out!

Striped Beach Sarong Towel

Lounge on it as a towel or wrap it around like a sarong, this striped towels works both ways.

Striped Robe

When you're feeling the lazy days of summer, plan to relax or just cover up in this striped cotton spa-like robe.

Striped Face Towel

Black and white stripes never go out of style. Made in Portugal, they are soft, absorbent and inspired by Mediterranean decor.

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Create your very own culinary getaway right at home with our collection of Mediterranean dietappetizers! These pre-dinner bites set the scene for a lively, healthy, and sun-drenched meal like you’d find along the breezy Mediterranean coast.

Bursting with fresh ingredients and bold flavors, these starters are perfect for any occasion, from casual gatherings to elegant dinner parties. Whether you're craving creamy hummus, tangy tzatziki, or savory stuffed grape leaves, these easy-to-make Mediterranean dietappetizers will transport your taste buds.

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Tomato Basil Orzo

This easy orzo dish could work wonderfully as an appetizer or main dish. It's got all the best crave-able components you'd want: veggies, cheese, and even a sprinkling of crispy prosciutto get added to the mix for a truly well-rounded bite. (via Brit + Co)

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Blueberry Caprese Salad

This caprese salad presents a healthy mix of veggies and fruit for starting out any meal. It'd even be great for a 4th of July party! You wouldn't expect the blueberry + tomato combo to be as good as it is, but dang, is it good! (via Brit + Co)

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Easy Tomato Confit

This 5-ingredient tomato confit is a great contender for meal prep, since you can mix it all together and let it sit in a sealed jar until you've used it all up! It tastes like pure heaven spread on slices of crusty bread, which your dinner guests will gobble up. (via Brit + Co)

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Hummus Recipe

Turns out, making your own hummus at home isn't all that hard. Follow this easy recipe, and you've got yourself a flavorful, foolproof dip to set on the table with some fresh veg and crackers. The best part is you can customize its flavor to taste by adding more (or less) lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and paprika. (via Brit + Co)

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Greek Stuffed Mushrooms

Think of this easy Mediterranean diet appetizer as mushrooms filled with only the best ingredients of a classic Greek dip. You've got tomatoes, feta, olives, pepperoncinis, salami, and red onion piled inside some deliciously tender 'shrooms that just so happen to be conveniently bite-sized! (via Brit + Co)

The Real Food Dietitians

Greek Cucumber Salad

This light and refreshing cucumber salad is the perfect starter for a warmer, heavier main course. It's so easy to make, too. Just chop everything up and toss it all together in a big ol' bowl with an olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing! (via The Real Food Dietitians)

Feel Good Foodie

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

These stuffed grape leaves (also called dolmas) take quite a bit of focus to roll up, but once you've got the process down, it's not challenging at all. After they're fully assembled, you'll boil these bites with some olive oil and spices to make them all super tender. (via Feel Good Foodie)

The Fast Recipe

Cottage Cheese Toast

Need a quick appetizer trick to impress? Toss some cottage cheese in your food processor to whip it into a smooth consistency, then serve a dollop on some small bruschettas with avocado and tomato slices. Boom. No cooking involved in this easy recipe! (via The Fast Recipe)

Barley & Sage

Zucchini Galette

Zucchini is the star of the summer, so why not start your meals out with this savory galette that features thin slices of the tender squash alongside a herbed ricotta cheese spread and parmesan-infused crust? We're drooling, too. (via Barley & Sage)

Culinary Hill

Mezze Platter

This snack board is simply a cousin to the ever-famous charcuterie, opting for more Mediterranean diet-approved elements like hummus, eggplant dip, tzatziki, olives, pita chips, figs, and the like. Arrange your spread just the way you like it, snap a pic, and get ready to dig in. (via Culinary Hill)

Fancy Peasant

Patatosalata (Greek Potato Salad)

This potato salad is a lot lighter than your average take. Its flavor comes from a bunch of dill and a hearty squeeze of lemon juice, which work wonders together! (via Fancy Peasant)

The Endless Meal

Smoked Salmon Appetizers

Your guests are gonna want to demolish all of these tiny bites in minutes! They are truly so addicting. Little cucumber slices get topped with fresh lox and a dollop of zesty cream cheese. They're expertly balanced in terms of flavor and texture. (via The Endless Meal)

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Easy Marinated Olives

You can easily spruce up some store-bought olives by enlisting the help of fresh garlic, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, fennel, lemon, and olive oil! You'll slowly simmer this mix in a saucepan before drenching the olives (ideally, a ix of black and green) and serving it alongside pieces of fresh bread or crackers. (via Live Eat Learn)

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Feta Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are as easy as roasted them in the oven, mixing up the 5-ingredient filling, and adding it to the pepps. They make an excellent starter since the filling is based in light Greek yogurt! (via Give Recipe)


Fried Halloumi Mediterranean Salad

This fresh salad has a good mix of everything, but the fried halloumi makes it all the better. It's a great alternative to meat, especially if you don't feel like eating much dense protein before the main course. (via Vikalinka)

The Girl on Bloor

Quinoa & Turkey Stuffed Mini Peppers

Whole grains, lean protein, and fresh vegetables? These stuffed peppers have it all. (via The Girl on Bloor)

Completely Delicious

Fried Zucchini Chips

Having a dippable appetizer on the table before dinner is always a good idea. These zucchini chips provide a nice balance between veg and fried breading, plus, when you add a fresh aioli to the mix, each bite gets even better. (via Completely Delicious)

Kathryn's Kitchen

Easy Mediterranean Dip

This easy dip highlights fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and onions on top a bed of whipped cream cheese that's flavored generously with lemon juice, garlic, and other seasonings. It tastes just as good alone as it does with pita chips! (via Kathryn's Kitchen)

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The all-white kitchen has become a dated decor trend as more earthy kitchens with a little more soul are falling in favor. In designing award-winning authentic Italian restaurant Nardó in West Hollywood, celeb designer Francesca Grace created a stunning space that she describes as a love letter to Italy, her family, and her passion for design. And it totally shows.

Francesca used a mix of earthy and warm tones, velvets, fringe and stripes to create a space that feels less like a typical restaurant and more like you’re having dinner at your chic friend's cozy home, making it the perfect inspiration for your at-home kitchen and dining areas.

Here are 10 home decor ideas we’re stealing from this lovely and inviting LA hotspot.

Banquette Seating

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Banquette seating is just cozier, and the perfect perch for enjoying a wonderful meal with friends. Francesca uses banquette seating in all areas inside the restaurant, from this gorgeous front room to the Old Chapel-inspired room with extra-tall ceilings to the upstairs, which is inspired by a casual Italian cafe.


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I'm just smitten with her use of fringe throughout the space. From these charming chandeliers to the bottom of the banquette seating to the outdoor umbrellas, fringe adds a touch of bohemian and vintage vibe to a glamorous space.

Vienna Chairs

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I've always loved the look of the classic bentwood chair originally designed by German-Austrian cabinet maker Michael Thonet to represent a practical "consumer" chair. Its often used in European restaurants and such a great classic choice here!

Vintage Stripes

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The upstairs balcony dining area is reminiscent of the bustling Italian cafés that Francesca has spent so much time in throughout her life and travels. The bold red stripes are so fun for a festive space to celebrate or just catch up friends. The ruffled floral sconce also hints to the European coquette trend, where romance reigns.

Hand-drawn Mural

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Each space in the restaurant instantly transports you into a different region in Italy. Here's what Francesca calls the Chapel room, where her sister Dede painted a Rome-inspired mural. Francesca talks more about her inspiration behind this design in this Reel.

Classic Prints + Patterns

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Francesca used eclectic prints and infused the space with her signature maximalist style to create a vibe that is intimate and cozy. The checkerboard tile around the wood-fired oven, paired with the toile upholstery of the bar stools and banquette in the front room, is such a refreshing departure from the modern, minimal aesthetic that has dominated kitchen decor over the last decade.

A Pop of Pink

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I'm in love with this pink patio outside. It's the perfect compliment to the earthy, eclectic mood indoors. The checkered pattern on the seating echos the checkerboard tile inside too. Olive trees are ideal for Italian decor in LA climate!

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The fringe on the outdoor umbrellas are a nice touch too. I can't decide if I want dine al fresco or indoors, both are a feast for the eyes!

Dried Flowers

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This dried flower installation is chef's kiss! Incorporating an earthy element like this natural wall hanging brings the outdoors in and feels like a throwback to old-school Italian eateries.

Black + White Tile

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The rustic black and white tile is classic and totally on trend. It's the perfect neutral to the space and ties in all of the elements while allowing them to shine.

Quirky Messages

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Shut up and eat! Love this simple phrase on the outdoor patio. Good design always has a sense of humor;)

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With the continued rise of BookTok, Holly Jackson seems to grow in popularity more and more every year. Her Good Girl's Guide to Murder mystery series took off, and it's now set to debut as a TV show slated to come out in the UK this July with a Netflix drop to follow. The storyline follows Pip, a young high schooler as she starts to investigate a murder that happened in her town 5 years ago. She starts to uncover that things aren't always what they seem, and to always look for the truth; even when some people don't want you to.

In preparation for this iconic murder-mystery series making it to the small screen, we thought we'd break down Holly Jackson's whole catalogue for you, book by book! There's still time left, so get to reading now!


A Good Girl's Guide To Murder

Everyone in the town of Fairview knows how Sal killed his girlfriend in cold blood, then killed himself. It's all anyone can talk about. But even 5 years later, Pip can't seem to ignore the feeling that maybe this murder-suicide isn't what it seems... And the more Pip looks into it, the more it seems like she's right. Except, there's someone who doesn't want her snooping around. Who could it be? And more importantly, was Sal innocent? Follow Pip in this action-packed mystery that is sure to have you hooked from the first page!


Good Girl, Bad Blood

This sequel to the Holly Jackson series that we saw in our first bout of BookTok love last year. It follows Pip after deciding to not be a detective anymore. However, after getting close with a true-crime podcaster, Ravi, and a disappearance occurring that the police aren't doing anything about... Pip might have to step in and save the day once more.


Kill Joy: Novella

In this Good Girl's Guide to Murder novella, Pip is back at it once again with her detective work. Although this time, it's at her friend's 1920's themed murder mystery party! This may seem fun at first, but Pip is distracted with other murders on her mind. This continuation of the hit series is just as good as the last 2!


As Good As Dead

Pip is almost off to college, but she's troubled by her last case and the tragic way it ended. Now, the death threats and remarks are starting to get to her more than usual; especially considering she thinks that someone's following her. She starts to notice eery similarities between her stalker and a suspect in one of her investigations years ago. And now she has to face the terrifying question: did she put the wrong person in jail? This finale to the series is one to won't want to miss!


Five Survive

6 friends all go on an 8 hour road trip together. Except the big twist... only 5 of them will survive. When they get lost in the middle of nowhere without cell service, they have to face the truth: That a killer might be among them. Who will they trust? How do they figure out who the killer actually is. Find out who will survive and who the killer is in this murder-mystery full of twists.


The Reappearance of Rachel

In Jackson's newest novel, she writes the story of Bel whose Mom disappeared when she was young. It's always cast a shadow over her life, and been the one thing to stick with her and haunt her. When a documentary crew brings up the past, thus also bringing her mom out of hiding too, what will become of Bel? And does she believe her mom's elaborate story of her disappearance? Find out in this murder mystery that will keep you up all night waiting to finish it!

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There are few celebrity breakups as infamous as those of the 2000s — just looks at Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck! But when Ben and Jen (or Bennifer, as fans like to call them) got back together in 2021, it felt like a literal movie. In Jennifer Lopez' new documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told, the couple finally reveals why they actually broke up in the first place: "the massive amount of scrutiny around our private life." Here's everything you need to know about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, in the 2000s and now.

Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck's Relationship Timeline

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Winter 2002 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Meet On The Set Of Gigli

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first met while filming their 2003 movie Gigli. "The first time meeting him on that film was at the read-through," Jennifer tells Variety. "I remember kind of just walking in and I think he was outside, smoking a cigarette...I don't remember a whole bunch more about it, but I remember being on the set with him every day and loving it."

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November 2002 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Announce Their Engagement

During an interview with Diane Sawyer at the end of 2002, Jennifer Lopez showed off the engagement ring from Ben Affleck. The platinum band + pink diamond combo is absolutely beautiful, just like the proposal itself. "[It was] traditional, but also in a very spectacular way, as of course Ben would do it," Jennifer says, via ABC News.

"He is brilliantly smart, loving, charming, affectionate," she continues. "And I just admire him in every way. I respect him. I feel like he teaches me things."

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Early 2003 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Experience The Tabloids Firsthand

Before the age of iPhones and TikTok, celebs constantly dealt with the tabloids — even more than they do now. And as one of the hottest couples in the world, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez constantly faced paparazzi and tabloids. “We didn’t try to have a public relationship,” Jennifer Lopez tells PEOPLE in 2016. “We just happened to be together at the birth of the tabloids, and it was like ‘Oh my God.’ It was just a lot of pressure.”

"People were so f*cking mean about her," Ben Affleck says on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcastin 2021. "Sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious sh*t was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said...Now it's like, she's lionized and respected for the work she did, where she came from, what she accomplished — as well she f*cking should be!"

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September 10, 2003 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Call Off Their Wedding

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were supposed to be married on September 14, 2003, but four days before their wedding, they postponed the ceremony. "Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date," the couple says in their official statement, via PEOPLE. "When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate 'decoy brides' at three different locations, we realized that something was awry."

"It was so painful after we broke up," Jennifer tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe in 2024. "Once we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I honestly felt like I was going to die. It sent me on a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn't get it right. But now, 20 years later, it does have a happy ending. It has the most would-never-happen-in-Hollywood ending."

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February 18, 2020 — Ben Affleck Supports Jennifer Lopez In Hustlers

At the beginning of 2020, in an interview with The New York Times, Ben Affleck voiced his support for Jennifer Lopez. "She should have been nominated [for Hustlers]," he says. "She's the real thing. I keep in touch periodically with her and have a lot of respect for her. How awesome is it that she had her biggest hit movie at 50? That's f*cking baller."

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May 10, 2021 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Take A Trip Together

After Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez broke up in the spring of 2021, J.Lo was seen hanging out with Ben Affleck around Los Angeles. "[Jennifer] spent several days with Ben out of town," a source tells PEOPLE. "They have a strong connection. It's all been quick and intense, but Jennifer is happy."

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July 24, 2021 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Make Their Relationship Instagram Official

Hidden at the end of an Instagram carousel, Jennifer Lopez posted a photo of her kissing Ben Affleck. "5 2 … what it do …" the caption reads.

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September 10, 2021 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Walk The Red Carpet

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attended the premiere of his film The Last Duel at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. They both looked amazing in old school glam!

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April 8, 2022 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Announce Their Second Engagement

PEOPLE confirmed that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were engaged again in the spring of 2022. Jennifer also revealed the news via email and on social media. "So I have a really exciting and special story to share," she said on Twitter.

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July 16, 2022 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Finally Get Married!

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck finally tied the knot in July of 2022. Jennifer shared the details about the "best night ever" via On The JLo newsletter (via PEOPLE) the next day. The couple later had a larger ceremony in Georgia.

"It's a beautiful outcome that this has happened in this way at this time in our lives where we can really appreciate and celebrate each other and respect each other," she says. "We always did, but we have even more of an appreciation because we know that life can take you in different directions."

"[Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck] were attentive only to each other, didn't have eyes for anything else," a PEOPLE source said after spotting the couple on their honeymoon in Lake Como, Italy.

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February 14, 2023 — Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her Tattoo With Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck showed off their coordinating tattoos on J.Lo's Instagram. The tattoos (hers of an arrow through an infinity sign on her ribcage and his of two arrows tied to one another) are super cute together!

"Commitment," Jennifer says in her Instagram post. "Happy Valentine’s Day my love."

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May 3, 2023 — Jennifer Lopez Calls Ben Affleck A "Wonderful Father"

When she was on the Today Show (via Twitter) at the beginning of May 2023, Jennifer Lopez had high praise for Ben Affleck's relationship with all their kids. Jennifer has twins, Max and Emme, with Marc Anthony, while Ben Affleck shares three kids, Samuel, Seraphina, and Violet, with Jennifer Garner.

"He's a wonderful, wonderful father," J.Lo says in the interview. "And a father figure to [Max and Emme] as well, because he has his own three beautiful children, and then there's us...They love him. And they appreciate him, and so do I."

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August 21, 2023 — Jennifer Lopez Celebrates Her One Year Anniversary With Ben Affleck

In honor of their first wedding anniversary, Jennifer Lopez shared some photos, and some lyrics from "Dear Ben, Pt II", to Instagram. "One year ago today," she says in the caption. "Dear Ben, Sitting here alone / Looking at my ring ring / Feeling overwhelmed / It makes me wanna sing sing / How did we end up here / Without a rewind / Oh my / This is my life...Jennifer"

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February 11, 2024 — Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez Star In A Super Bowl Commercial

Following Ben Affleck's iconic, viral photos with his Dunkin' coffee, the couple starred in Dunkin' Donuts' 2024 Super Bowl ad — in addition to Matt Damon, Jack Harlow, and Tom Brady. The commercial features Ben and his friends coming into the studio while Jennifer records her newest album This Is Me Now... — a move that is not well received.

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February 26, 2024 — Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Reveal Why They Originally Split Up

"Ben and I, we broke up three days before our wedding," J.Lo recalled in her new documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told. "We had a big wedding planned—14 ushers and bridesmaids—and three days before, we just crumbled under the pressure."

"For all those years, it was really hard because I didn't just feel like I lost the love of my life, I felt like I lost the best friend that I ever had," Jennifer continues. "I've made it through. I've made something good of my life. I'm proud of that."

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May 15, 2024 — Rumors Swirl About Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Alleged Divorce

Though Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have reconnected, there have rumors that their marriage may be in trouble. A source alerted InTouch Weekly that there have been obvious signs that something is wrong for a while.

"The writing is on the wall – it’s over," the source claims before saying, "They’re headed for a divorce – and for once, [Ben’s] not to blame!" The source believes the two have a lot of love for each other, but that they're jus too different to be together.

TMZ has also reported that Ben seems like he hasn't been living at home — yikes! He was photographed leaving going to and coming from a L.A. home without Jennifer. It's also being reported that he's been allegedly spending the night there.

But, TMZ also pointed out that the pair are still wearing their wedding rings so it's hard to say if there's any merit to the breakup rumors. Until Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck actually give a statement, I'm going to cross my fingers and hope for the best! And we're not the only ones — 13 Going on 30's Jennifer Garner (who was married to Ben Affleck from 2005-2015) “is encouraging Ben to work on his marriage to Jen,” according to an Us Weeklysource. “She fully supports their relationship and wants nothing more than for him to be happy.”

Also, Jennifer Lopez wants us to really mind our business. People reported than an actress was not feeling a pushy reporter's question about her marriage and didn't have a problem letting them know. She was promoting Atlas with her co-stars when said reporter asked, "Is your divorce with Ben Affleck real? These rumors?"

Though her co-star Simu Liu expressed his disdain for the questions first, Jennifer quickly said," You know better than that." This lets us know that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are well aware that people are talking about their marriage.

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Still, this hasn't stopped insiders from talking about what's going on behind closed doors. One even reached out to People to say, "They’re still living separately," and "She’s back in L.A. for tour rehearsals. She seems okay. She’s very focused on work." The outlet even reported that the couple are in fact living apart and have been seen on several occasions without each other.

While I know some people could care less, I remember when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first started dating so to see them struggling again feels a little painful. I'm trying to keep hope alive, but they ultimately know what's going on in their relationship. If they do choose to separate, that's a choice we'll all have to respect.

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May 31, 2024 — Jennifer Lopez Cancels Her "This Is Me" Tour

At the end of May, Jennifer Lopez revealed she was cancelling her summer tour to spend time with family. Her newsletter (via Variety) reveals that “Jennifer is taking time off to be with her children, family and close friends." (Refunds will be distributed through Ticketmaster automatically; third party purchase sites need to be contacted).

“I am completely heartsick and devastated about letting you down," Jennifer continues in the newsletter. “Please know that I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t feel that it was absolutely necessary. I promise I will make it up to you and we will all be together again. I love you all so much. Until next time…”

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June 21, 2024 — Ben Affleck Discusses Family Life With Jennifer Lopez

In a newly released interview with Kevin Hart, Ben Affleck showed a rare vulnerability that we don't often see. The two chatted about several things during the Season 4 premiere of Hart to Heart, but it was Ben's admission that he has "resting hard face" (via Entertainment Tonight) that caught our attention.

Though there have been theories about why Ben often looks like he'd rather be somewhere else than dealing with paparazzi, he made it clear why he's not always smiling when the cameras are on him. "I also don't like a lot of attention...people see me [and] they're like, ‘Well, this dude always mad…’ Because somebody has their camera and sticking to my face.”

Ben even mentioned a time when he, Jennifer, and their kids were trying to make it to a play while walking through Times Square. Though he knows fans are going to be excited to see them, it's obvious he's not thrilled when their kids are subject to that kind of pandemonium.

"We get out with her, all the kids, through Times Square, and the s--- was like f---in’ feels like hundreds of people and now screaming," Ben explained (via People).

What's your favorite Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck moment? Check out The Latest On Taylor Swift And Travis Kelce's Relationship and The Latest News On Blake Lively And Ryan Reynold's Kids for more of your favorite celebrity couples!

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