Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Rekindling Her Relationship With Ben Affleck

‘It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.’

Jennifer Lopez has revealed her major takeaways from rekindling her relationship with Ben Affleck.

Last year, longtime Bennifer fans rejoiced when the couple announced that they had reconnected as a couple, 17 years after breaking off their 2004 engagement.

Jennifer Lopez now says she’s “so lucky” to have received a “second chance” with Ben Affleck, explaining that the heavy public attention they faced in the early 2000s primarily contributed to their relationship’s dissolution.

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“I’ve never been better,” she told People. “It’s just that we’re all in a very beautiful moment. I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him. It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.”

Jennifer Lopez went on to say that she and Ben Affleck, who was married to Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018, have decided to keep their relationship quiet this time around.

She continued, “Before we kind of put [our relationship] out there and we were naïve and it got a little trampled. We both were like, ‘Wow, we’re so happy and we don’t want any of that to come into play again.'”

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The singer – who has twins Emme and Maximilian, 13, from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony, while Ben has Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 9, with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner – added that having children has made them “protective” of how they depict their relationship in the media.

“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,” she said. “I just feel very happy and lucky to be in a relationship that’s happy and loving, and 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 even compared the two of their relationships, noting that this time there was “more of an appreciation and a celebration.”

She said, “It’s beautiful the way it feels very different than it was years ago. There’s more of an appreciation and a celebration for it, which is nice.”

“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,” she added.

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