Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck - famously nicknamed Bennifer - have made their official return to the red carpet while attending the screening of The Last Duel at the 78th Venice Film Festival.

At 52-years of age, it appears that Lopez has found a way to defy both time and gravity as she strutted the red carpet in a jaw-dropping white gown from Georges Hobeika.

The body-hugging gown featured a plunging neckline with sparkling detailing, a thigh-high split, and beautiful waterfall hemline.

Under the guidance of stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, the singer accessorised the look with a dazzling silver clutch from Judith Leiber and sky-high heels from Jimmy Choo.

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Photographed by Ana Carballosa, the singer can be seen posing in an Instagram post [see above] wearing the gown as well as some show-stopping jewellery from Cartier - the official jewelry sponsor of the festival. Most notably, the bracelet, ring and earrings all featured yellow diamonds.

According to hair artist Chris Appleton, the glam break down for the Selena star's hair included a blow out with a large round brush, a double hair set clip in color Blondette, and a 1.5 inch iron and pin curl to set. To finish, the stylist brushed her locks out and set with some extra shine spray.

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As for make-up, MUA Mary Phillips delivered a gold toned smokey eye and glittering gold lip. Using Pat McGrath products, Phillips used various shades of warm pinks and golds to glowing results.

To create the entrancing smokey eye, she used eyeshadow shades Copper Toned, Dark, Xtreme BlackShimmer: Bronze 005. For the lips, Phillips applied a PermaGel Ultra lip pencil in shade Structure, Matte Trance lipstick in Flesh 1 and Lust Gloss in Gold Allure.

To tie the gold and beige tones in throughout the outfit, Tom Bachik delivered a beautiful nude manicure.

Aside from the dress, J.Lo caused quite the stir at the Venice Film Festival alongside her date, Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck.

After 18 years, the couple - lovingly nicknamed Bennifer - finally returned to the red carpet. And they did not disappoint.

From the moment they stepped foot in Venice, photographers and fans alike raced to flood images of the two across social media, rejoicing at the return of one of Hollywood's biggest it couples.

Affleck and Lopez first made headlines as a duo when they began dating in the early aughties.

Having met on the set of Gigli while Jennifer was still married to her second husband, dancer Cris Judd, the tabloids were in a frenzy when it came to the pair's every move.

Between 2002 and 2003, they became a tabloid sensation with highlights of the high-profile relationship including Affleck's appearance in the Jenny from the Block music video, and J.Lo's now iconic 6.1 carat pink diamond engagement ring.

Unsurprisingly, with so much media attention, the relationship burned out bright and fast.

In 2003, just days before the two were due to say their vows, they released a joint statement announcing the ceremony's postponement. They blamed the intense scrutiny of the press for taking away from "the spirit of what should have been the happiest day of our lives".

A few months later, a spokesperson for J.Lo confirmed that the couple had split.

Cut to 2021, and Bennifer are back.

In January of this year, Ben separated from his girlfriend, actress Ana de Armas. A few months later, Jennifer and her partner, former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, released a joint statement saying that they were "better as friends".

A few weeks later, Bennifer 2.0 rumours begin spreading like wildfire as the couple are seen spending time with one another through grainy paparazzi photos.

After heavy speculation, while celebrating her 52nd birthday, the singing sensation put fans out of their misery when she posted a series of celebratory snaps to Instagram. And while the first three photos highlighted the power of J.Lo's diet and fitness regime, it is the fourth that broke the internet.

An official, real life snap of the two sharing a kiss.

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Between strategised Instagram posts and impeccable red carpet appearances, it seems that the two are taking control of their narrative this time around.

We can't wait to see what they do next.