Jennifer Lopez surprises fans with rare statement about Ben Affleck
Jennifer and Ben are affectionately known as ‘Bennifer’
J-Lo has shared a rare insight into her romance with Ben Affleck. She is acknowledging the “beautiful” second chance they have been given.
“I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him,” the singer and actress revealed, adding: “It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.”
Jen and Ben affectionately known as ‘Bennifer,’ first started dating in 2002. They met on the set of their film Gigli and became engaged soon after.
Set to get married in September 2003, but cancelled the wedding due to excessive media attention. Eventually breaking up in January 2004.
Sparking rumours of a reconciliation soon after Jen’s engagement to Alex Rodriguez broke down. Then went Instagram official with their relationship in July while on a European holiday in honour of her 52nd birthday.
‘Jenny from the block’ has now shared that they “had a little bit of fear” deciding to give love a second try. Discussions on being “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.”-People magazine
“We’re so protective because it is such a beautiful time for all of us,” she added.
Ben and Jen were pictured at Leah Remini’s birthday party
“It’s beautiful the way it feels very different than it was years ago.” Admitting that “there’s more of an appreciation and a celebration for it, which is nice.” she shared.
“That is a really rare, precious, beautiful thing and we don’t take it for granted,” said Jennifer. A rare statement about Ben Affleck is enough to keep them in the spotlight.
Jennifer is mom to 13-year-old twins Max and Emme from her marriage to Marc Anthony. Ben has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.