J Lo Reveals What ‘Destroyed’ Her Previous Relationship With Ben Affleck
"it really destroyed our relationship from the inside out,"
View this post on Instagram
We all know how Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck broke off their engagement back in 2004, before rekindling their romance in 2021. But now, J Lo has revealed what actually brought their time to an end in the noughties, revealing what ‘destroyed’ their relationship at the time.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, J Lo opened up about the criticism they received as a couple, and the hate they received from the general public, the media and even in tv shows such as South Park.
Saying that the hate they received was ‘brutal’, she revealed: “It’s one of those things that you bury very deeply so you can move on and get about your business.”
Continuing, J Lo added that although they were happy together as a couple, it was the constant scrutiny that actually got to them.
She said: “It’s funny because Ben and I were together, and we were so in love. It was one of the happiest times of my life, adding: “But also, there was this other thing happening where we were being criticised, and it really destroyed our relationship from the inside out, because we were just too young to understand at that time what were really the most important things in life.”
View this post on Instagram
As well as that, just recently, J Lo also opened up about their second chance of love and explained why their relationship is different to what it once was.
Speaking to People, Jennifer shared: “I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him. It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance. 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.’
Continuing, she shared: “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 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.
Speaking about what’s different about their relationship now, J Lo added: “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.”
Read more on that here.
Have your say