Affleck Heads to Georgia House: PEOPLE
Despite reported rumors that Ben Affleck is in Miami -- possibly to patch things up with Jennifer Lopez after their dramatic break last week -- PEOPLE confirms that on Tuesday Affleck boarded a Savannah, Ga.-bound private jet at Burbank, Calif., Airport.
His destination: The $7.1 million estate on the Georgia coast he bought in April. (Affleck's trip comes in spite of the mid-Atlantic's bracing for the possible arrival of Hurricane Isabel.)
The magazine, in its issue due to hit newsstands Friday, reports that Affleck (accompanied by his two dogs and brother Casey) made the cross-country journey in an attempt to escape the media frenzy surrounding his dramatic breakup last week with Lopez. The trip also may set up a face-to-face meeting with J.Lo, who decamped to her home in Miami Beach after the couple announced the postponement of their wedding.
"They're going to sit down and talk," a Lopez pal tells PEOPLE. "They've spoken on the phone, but it's different in person. They need to do it away from the glare of New York and Los Angeles."
The pal goes on to say: "Only the two of them know how it might turn out. Either way, she's one to confront her problems. I'm sure they're going to scream, cry and laugh and maybe figure this out."
As PEOPLE first reported Sept. 13, sources close to the couple, who were engaged last November, say that Affleck, 31, and Lopez, 33, have gone their separate ways -- though a reconciliation would surprise no one.
"I don't think Jennifer and Ben have actually sat down and said the words, 'It's over,'" a source close to Lopez reveals to PEOPLE.
Even Affleck's dad, Tim, 60, was puzzled by the sudden turn of events: "I couldn't possibly tell you one way or the other what's going through Jennifer's mind or Ben's mind."
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