Hold up… Could J-Lo be the cause of Ben Affleck’s divorce?

The world was left devastated earlier this week when Hollywood's golden couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they were divorcing after ten years of marriage.

Ben and Jen have three kids together and although they seem to be making every effort to keep their divorce proceedings as amicable as possible, there have been a number of rumours that things came to a messier end than the couple have been letting on.

A new report suggests Ben's increased interaction with a his ex J-Lo was one of the main reasons behind his marriage breakdown, after the former couple hit it off again at the Academy Awards back in February.

Ben and J-Lo (the original "Bennifer") had a long-term relationship in the early 00s and were even engaged, before calling the whole thing off in early 2004. Apparently though, they have been in contact on the regular over the last five months, something we doubt Jennifer Garner was too happy with.

"Everyone is talking about J.Lo and Ben and saying it's inevitable they will get together again at some point," a source told The Sun's Dan Wootton. "'They were pretty flirty sat the Oscars and have stayed in touch via email. Jennifer Garner never liked it."

While Ben is a single man once again and could potentially rekindle the old flame if he wanted too, the fact that J-Lo is currently thought to be back together with her boyfriend Casper Smart might put a spanner in the works. The singer was spotted out walking her dog with Casper earlier this week, looking like Ben's announcement was the furthest thing from her mind.

To be honest, we're not sure the world could handle it if Bennifer did reunite… we left that relationship back in 2004 with hair mascara, body glitter, parachute pants and other things we'd rather forget.