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Celebrities tend to spend more time breaking up than actually staying together, but it’s always a thing of beauty when a former “It” couple finds a way back into each other’s arms. The greatest example of that was the recent reconciliation of superstars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.

Famously deemed “Bennifer,” the chart-topping diva and A-list actor had one of the most highly-publicized relationships between 2002 and 2004 before going their separate ways. However, rumors began swirling back in April of last year that Ben and Jen were rekindling just a few weeks after her official split with baseball icon Alex Rodriguez. By summer 2021, Bennifer was back on and making with the PDA from red carpet to red carpet.

In July of this year, Jennifer Lopez officially became Mrs. Affleck when she and Ben tied the knot in Las Vegas before having a bigger ceremony with family and friends the following month.


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It appears that another set of famous exes might be going down the Bennifer path as well. R&B veteran Ashanti has been sparking much talk about a possible reunion with ex-boyfriend and fellow hip-hop entertainer Nelly after a few flirty live performances together and an interesting appearance on Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live. When asked directly by host Andy Cohen if they were or weren’t getting back together, the “Happy” singer coyly stuttered over her words while uttering, “I mean…”

…you mean what, Shany-Shan?!



Since their split in 2014, after dating semi-privately for a whole decade beginning in 2003, Ashanti and Nelly haven’t had anything bad to say about one another. Based on their stage energy, and the singer’s openness to see what that old thing is hitting for, we can only hope these two end up officially spinning the block. We also can think of a few other ex-celebrity couples that would be a nice sight to see get back together!

Keep scrolling to see 7 famous exes who we think could make some magic spark again on the second time around:

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1. Ashanti & Nelly

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Just get back together already!

2. Chilli & Usher

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Although Usher just had his fourth child last year, he and Chilli definitely made for one of the finest couples we’ve ever seen. It’s too bad infidelity ruined this match made in R&B heaven. We did get Confessions out of it, though!

3. Janet Jackson & Jermaine Dupri

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Throw these two in the studio together and let’s see if they can get back to their “Call On Me” era of love. 

4. Erykah Badu & Common

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After seeing the energy these two displayed at the 2019 Black Girls Rock! ceremony while performing a medley of “The Light” and “Love Of My Life” — go figure! — there’s no denying the chemistry still brewing between them on some level.

5. Lisa Bonet & Jason Momoa

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Their divorce announcement back in January was truly heartbreaking as they seemed to be each other’s perfect match. We can only pray that almost a year apart of absence has only made the heart grow fonder. 

6. Lala & Carmelo Anthony

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Many saw LaLa and Carmelo looking extra friendly while co-parenting at their son’s school basketball game this past Monday (Dec 12), reminding the world of all those years they were perceived as the premiere power couple in the sports world. Who knows what age and maturity will bring.

7. Tammy Rivera & Waka Flocka Flame

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Even though it’s applaudable to know their divorce was amicable, there’s something that seems off about these two not being together for what feels like no reason. We pray for the best nonetheless.