Jennifer Lopez has revealed that her breakup with Ben Affleck 20 years ago was so painful she thought she’d die as the couple started a renewed relationship last year followed by the resultant marriage in July, 2022.
In an interview with Apple Music, she said, “Twenty years ago, I fell in love with the love of my life.”
“Now, the most amazing, incredible, unbelievable thing has happened… the reason we’re here is because I want to capture this moment in time because it is even better than the first time.”
According to Lopez, it was so painful. “Once we called off that wedding 20 years ago, I was — it was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I honestly felt like I was going to die.”
She recalled. “It sent me on a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn’t get it right. Couldn’t get it right. But now, 20 years later, it does have a happy ending. It has the most would-never-happen-in-Hollywood ending. ‘That would never happen. We’re not going to write that because nobody would believe it’ ending.”
Lopez, 53, said the media frenzy surrounding their relationship “destroyed us” all those years ago.
“That was part of what destroyed us was the outside energy that was coming at us. And we loved each other, it was hard. It felt, at times, unfair, but neither one of us is that person to be like, woe is me. So we were like, ‘Well, we just got to dust it off and keep it moving.’ And I think, in the weirdest way, that it motivated both of us to then become and do the things that we wound up doing, which is kind of go into hyper-gear,” she said, noting they had “to do it separately.” He went into hyper-gear and I went into hyper-gear. But not together. We had to do it separately… It fueled us in a weird way that we felt we had to prove ourselves again.”
All is not well
However, there are rumours that the things haven’t going on as plan as National Inquirer reported that Lopez and Affleck are experiencing problems in their marital life.
It says the love birds are not able to bond because of their mothers, who do not get along well.
According to the newspaper, the two stars are dealing with a lot of issues. “There’s a real worry among friends that they may not make it in the long term.”
The reason is stated to be are their mothers but they are being kept well apart because the couple know it would likely be World War III if they got put at the same dinner table.
It is rumoured that Lopez’s mother Guadalupe Rodriguez still kicks up a fuss about how Affleck’s family treats her daughter.
This Is Me
Earlier, Lopez announced that she would announce her new album “This Is Me” which chronicles the emotional, spiritual and psychological journey that she has taken over the past two decades.