Jennifer Lopez Talked About The Time Barbra Streisand Asked To See Her Pink Diamond Engagement Ring From Ben Affleck
Remember that gigantic pink diamond engagement ring that was the modest crown jewel of the Bennifer 1.0 kingdom? Well, Jennifer Lopez talked about it. Sure, now she’s got an even bigger 16-carat engagement ring from her new piece, Alex Rodriguez, but the pink diamond that Ben Affleck bought her in the early-aughts set the stage for rich bitches everywhere getting colored-diamond engagement rings. Trendsetter of the uber-elite? I can’t think of anything to be less proud of!
Here’s the ring in case you forgot:
Jennifer Lopez says she 'loved' receiving that $1.2M pink diamond engagement ring from Ben Affleck in 2002 https://t.co/14qoVCT267
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Page Six says that Jennifer recently recalled a moment from her past involving that little 6-carat Harry Winston engagement ring worth $2.5 million, and Barbra Streisand. JLo did a video hangout with Dua Lipa, Charli XCX and Apple Music host Zane Lowe on Monday. They talked about her time in quarantine and how she watched Funny Girl with her family. (JLo did a cover of People for the One World: Together At Home concert.) That led to JLo talking about her moment with Babs at an Oscar party.
Jennifer and Ben got engaged back in 2002, and while the two were together she found herself at an Oscar party with Queen Babs. Barbra is really into diamonds, and so when she got the chance to inspect Jennifer’s famous pink diamond, she had to take it:
“I met [Streisand] at an Oscar party, years ago, and I was at the time engaged to Ben Affleck, and–she’s really into diamonds, which I didn’t know. He had given me a pink diamond, which got a lot of press and was… whatever. I loved getting it, don’t get me wrong… So, she came up to me, and like, she’s heard of it. And she’s like, “Can I see your ring?” And she asked me about the ring, but then she asked me–and I thought it was so strange–about being famous, and how I handle it.”
Can you imagine Barbra Streisand asking Jennifer Lopez what fame is like? That’s like Adele asking Lindsay Lohan what it’s like to be a good singer. Also, gotta love Jennifer pretending she got too much press for a pink engagement ring. The struggles of being an ageless superstar sought out by rich men!!!!
And I’m going to tell myself that little did Jennifer know that Barbra is actually a jewel thief and stole that ring right off her finger at that moment, replacing it with a fake and nobody has ever caught on. Hollywood, please give us Ocean’s Nine starring Barbra Streisand!
Here’s some of the hangout: