Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's rekindled romance is now full throttle ahead after they made their relationship Instagram official.

The loved-up pair had been snapped in each other's arms while walking in the street but they have now taken the next big step.

J-Lo's close friend, Leah Remini, shared a pic of them both as part of a video slide show on Instagram, in which dozens of photos from Leah's 51st birthday last month.

Among the snaps was a black-and-white photo booth pic in which Ben is seen in the middle of Jennifer and Leah, with his arms around the pair of them.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez go Instagram official with their relationship
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez go Instagram official with their relationship

Leah captioned the post: "tbt to not that long ago… Wanted to share a little video from my birthday with you all because I got so much love from you on my birthday but also everyday.

"I consider myself to have the best support system here on social media. Also, I can’t thank my family & friends enough for coming, for celebrating with me in a way that was very special to me.

"It’s been an interesting year, so this birthday meant a lot for many reasons. I love you family, I love you friends that have become family…"

Jennifer has spoken about her relationship with Ben after the pair were originally engaged in 2003 before splitting in January 2004.

She joined Hoda Kotb on the Today Show on Tuesday and was asked about her rekindled romance.

Hoda said: "I need to have a little girl talk with my girl."

She then added: "You look happy. I've known you for years."

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck hugging while walking by the beach
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck hugging while walking by the beach

Jennifer replied: "I am happy!"

Jen then added: "I'm always happy when you see me Hoda."

Hoda replied: "You look happier! I have to tell you, every time I see a picture of you and Ben I'm like she looks happier. Are we happier?"

Jennifer tried to deflect the question by returning to details of her new single release: "The song has been out for five years.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck showing their love while walking arm in arm in the Hamptons
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck showing their love while walking arm in arm in the Hamptons

"Five years since we've done it and I believe that that message of loving one another and coming together and love is never more relevant than it is now."

Hoda asked further: "It's me you're talking to you know that?"

Jen hit back: "I know, you can call me. You have my number."

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