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The 51-year-old megastar and the 48-year-old actor were seen touring a few more plots of pricey real estate, this time in the Santa Monica neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday.
And as the pair continue to be involved in both sets of their kids’ lives, J.Lo brought along her twins Max and Emme, 13, to scope out a potential new West Coast home, just days after the couple looked at places in Holmby Hills.
House hunting: Jennifer Lopez, 51, and Ben Affleck, 48, continued to house hunt together in Santa Monica along with her two kids Max and Emme, 13
The new-old couple were seen arriving to a property in Affleck’s Mercedes as she continued to look at ease in the actor’s passenger seat while he scanned his phone for navigation.
Her caramel tresses were tied up in a loose updo and she sported a large pair of diamond studs, while Ben kept it casual in a flannel shirt.
They drove past a slew of neighboring mansions with expensive cars in the driveway as they continue their search for their first home together, which will need to be able to accommodate their combined five children.
And keeping in close proximity to Ben’s already settled life in LA, Santa Monica is just a short drive away from Ben’s current property in the Pacific Palisades.
Cruising: Days ago the pair were seen touring properties in Holmby Hills but they have now also expanded their horizons to include the westside of LA
A bit small? One house they seemed to briefly glimpse was more modest than usual
His ex Jennifer Garner — the mother to his three children Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, nine — lives nearby in Brentwood, as well.
Max and Emme were seen picking up the rear of the tour as they strolled through a wooden gate, just a few weeks after it was reported that Jen and Ben were set to move in together ‘very soon.’
However, a TMZ insider reported on July 15 that the pair aren’t ready to move in together just yet, and that Affleck has merely been accompanying the J.Lo Beauty founder to find her own mega mansion — despite having a house in Bel Air already.
Days ago the pair were photographed looking at a $65M property dubbed ‘Il Magione’ just a short drive away from the famed Playboy Mansion.
The property they looked at with the kids wasn’t quite as grand or expensive and was described as ‘modest’ compared to the earlier mansion, according to TMZ.
New home! After leaving their life in Miami for sunny LA Max and Emme were seen giving their stamp of approval on the place
They also checked out a sprawling mansion in the celebrity favorite gated community of Beverly Park which boasts lots of security for its A-list residents.
Recently Lopez has also been seen touring ritzy private schools on the westside for both of her kids as she continues to plan a life in California near her ‘true love’ Ben.
After splitting from Alex Rodriguez following a two-year engagement, she and the Good Will Hunting actor rekindled their romance and she has ditched her Miami life seemingly all together.
Though Jen and Ben tried to keep the relationship relatively clandestine — arriving to the same location in differing SUVs in early days — it was only a matter of time before things progressed to a point where they became inseparable.
Passenger side: The JLo Beauty founder looked at ease to be chauffeured by her ‘true love’ Ben
Stomping grounds: Ben boasts a residence in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood while Jennifer already has a house in Bel Air
They continued to bring their love on a world tour that featured romantic escapes to Big Sky, Montana, Miami, and most recently The Hamptons where the Hustlers actress has a home.
Us Weekly had previously reported that the pair felt they weren’t ‘rushing things’ and that they were spending ‘almost every night together,’ when work permitted it.
The insider also spoke to the expectations with regards to each other kids. ‘[Jennifer] intends to be an involved stepmom who’s there for Ben in that area, plus she’ll want him to make the same effort with her and Marc’s kids.’
Their first blended family outing came just last week as the pair grabbed lunch at the Brentwood Country Mart with Lopez’s daughter Emme and Affleck’s son Samuel.
And the step-parenting duties seemed to burn strong as just days later he took their kids to Universal City Walk where he loaded up on Wetzel’s Pretzels snacks at the famed tourist attraction.
Loved up: Us Weekly had previously reported that the pair felt they weren’t ‘rushing things’ and that they were spending ‘almost every night together,’ when work permitted it; pictured July 9