Bennifer

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of Ben and Jennifer.

Proper noun[edit]

Bennifer

  1. (slang) The couple consisting of celebrities Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, together from 2002 to 2004.
    • 2003, Gary Susman, "Jenny From the Block", Entertainment Weekly, 28 October 2003:
      Although her Gigli costar stood off to the side and said nothing, Bennifer observers noted that Lopez was once again wearing the $1.2 million pink diamond engagement ring Affleck gave her.
    • 2004, Beth Jones, "'Jersey Girl' is so lame, you even miss J.Lo", Roanoke Times, 27 March 2004:
      Ben Affleck [] plays Ollie Trinkle. His wife is played by Jennifer Lopez, whose bit part was made even smaller when Smith scrapped a wedding scene with the couple after Bennifer became no more.
    • 2005, Amy Cooper, "Love in a goldfish bowl", Sydney Morning Herald, 5 December 2005:
      The public couldn't get enough of Bennifer - possible wedding dates, the Harry Winston engagement rock, various tiffs and reunions.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.