Jennifer Lopez, the American singer and actress, calls calling off her initial engagement to Ben Affleck the “greatest heartbreak” of her life, according to Page six. In a new interview with Apple Music 1, the “Marry Me” singer reflected on her newfound romance with the “Deep Water” actor and recalled the pain she felt after they ended their first engagement in 2004.
“It was so painful after we broke up,” Lopez, 53, told host Zane Lowe. “When we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I really felt like I was dying.”
“It sent me into a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn’t get it right. But now, 20 years later, it has a happy ending. It has the most ‘should never happen in Hollywood’ ending,” the singer quoted.
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Gigi’s co-stars were engaged in 2002. However, two years later it ended in a split. After establishing a new bond in April 2021, Jennifer and Ben started dating again and got married in July of this year in Las Vegas.
“We captured me in this moment where I was reunited with the love of my life and we decided that we would be together forever,” the “Let’s Get Loud” singer explained. “The whole message of the album is, ‘This love exists. This is a real love.'”
“Now I think what the message is [the album] is: if, like me sometimes, you’ve lost hope, almost given up, don’t do it,” Lopez told Lowe. “True love exists, and some things last forever, and that’s real. I want to send that message to the world, and that requires a lot of vulnerability.”