Jennifer Lopez has finally spoken out about her relationship with Ben Affleck, claiming she’s glad they got a second chance to make things work. Speaking in a recent interview, the singer and actress confirmed they’re now more protective over their personal lives than they were before, particularly as they have children.
After keeping quiet about reuniting with Ben Affleck, Jennifer has finally spoken out about their romance.
Jennifer acknowledged that she and Affleck “had a little bit of fear” over revealing their relationship because they’d been naïve in the past but explained how they’d learned their lesson. “We both were like, ‘Wow, we’re so happy, and we don’t want any of that to come into play,” she said of the media scrutiny they had lived under in the 2000s.
The singer in a recent interview said feels “so lucky and happy and proud to be with him [Ben Affleck].”
But revealed they both “had a little bit of fear” about letting their relationship get distracted again.
She then told the People: “We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things. We’re so protective because it is such a beautiful time for all of us. I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him.”
“We’re older, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things.”
J.Lo said she loves the growth she’s seen in Affleck over the years and had been watching from him afar.
“I just feel very happy and lucky to be in a relationship that’s happy and loving. I want to do everything I can to protect that and keep it safe. It deserves that; it really does. We hold it sacred.” Jennifer compared both of their relationships, saying there was “more of an appreciation and celebration for it this time.”
“It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.”
“To see the person, the human being, the man that he’s today, the father that he’s today, the partner that he’s, he is so everything I always knew he was and wanted to be.”
She continued: “It’s beautiful the way it feels, very different than it was years ago. When you find somebody and you really, really love them, and you get a second chance at that? That is a really rare, precious, beautiful thing, and we don’t take it for granted.” Speaking of Affleck, J.Lo said she was so proud of him and scared she’d been watching from afar as he became the man he’s today.
The actress also revealed there’s more of an appreciation and celebration for their relationship this time around.
As for what the future holds, Jennifer reveals she just wants “love and happiness” all around.
“I am so proud of the man he’s become that I’ve watched from afar. Being honest with each other, being loving, that’s just the basis of everything. I feel like he’s at a place in his life where – just like how I feel about myself, it’s been a journey of learning yourself and figuring yourself out, getting to a place where you feel really good on your own and who you are so you can be happy in a happy, happy relationship.”
She said: “Being honest with each other, being loving, that’s just the basis of everything.”
However, the couple had famously been known as “Bennifer” having dated for two years and got engaged.
As with what the future holds, Jennifer reveals she just wants love and happiness all around. However, the pair were at the center of pop culture’s biggest stories in 2021 when they rekindled their romance. They had first got together in 2002, which led to an engagement in the same year, but then they called off their engagement and had officially announced separation in 2004.