LATEST: Superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ split with fiance Ben Affleck because of his hard-partying lifestyle and love of gambling, according to reports.

The Hollywood golden couple have grown further apart since they called off their wedding last September (03) blaming "excessive media intrusion".

Photographs of Ben and friend Matt Damon partying with a bevy of beauties in a German nightclub on 10 January (04) are believed to have caused the final split on Tuesday (20JAN04), reports London newspaper the EVENING STANDARD.

J.Lo allegedly wanted to settle down and have children as soon as possible, but Ben's decadent behaviour is said to be at odds with her clean-living lifestyle.

An insider says, "She was tired of waiting for him to come around."

23/01/2004 17:38