‘We have a second chance in love’: Jennifer Lopez says she’s ‘lucky’ to have Ben Affleck and is ‘so proud of the man he’s become’ as she gushes about their renewed romance
They shocked fans when they rekindled their romance in May, nearly two decades after they called off their engagement.
Known as “Bennifer”, Ben and Jane dated back to 2004 and 2004, but they went on to marry different partners and had children in the 17 years that passed – but ended up being attracted to each other.
‘We Have a Second Chance in Love’: Jennifer Lopez Says She’s ‘Lucky’ To Have Ben Affleck And She’s ‘So Proud Of The Man He Has Become’ As They Gush On Their Renewed Romance
In an interview with People “I feel lucky, happy and proud to be with him,” Jennifer said in the magazine. It’s a beautiful love story we got from a second chance.
The Get Right hit maker also insisted things are different between the couple the second time around, because they “don’t take each other for granted,” explaining, “there’s more appreciation and celebration.”
Jennifer went on to touch on the difficulties Ben overcame, saying, ‘I’m so proud of him, and so proud of the man I’ve come to watch from afar. Being honest with each other, being loving, that’s just the basis of everything.
Ben’s character issues have been extensively documented – the actor has completed several rehab periods for alcoholism – and battles anxiety and depression.
Jennifer said: ‘I feel lucky, happy and proud to be with him. It’s a beautiful love story we had a second chance’
Cute Couple: They’re called “Bennifer” and Ben and Jane dated 2004 and 2004 (pictured 2003)
In December, Ben caused an uproar when he claimed he’d still drink if he stayed married to Jennifer Garner, whom he met shortly after his affair with J.Lo.
Speaking out: Jennifer spoke to People about her new romance
Speaking of his marriage, he said on The Howard Stern Show: ‘We’d probably end up shaving each other. I might still be drinking.
Ben went into rehab for alcoholism in 2018. He officially separated from his ex-wife in June 2015, a day after their 10th anniversary.
The couple took care of the parents three children: daughters Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and son Samuel, nine.
Elsewhere in the chat, Ben also admitted that he thought twice about rekindling his J Lo romance because of the impact it could have on his children.
‘It sure came to my mind,’ said Ben to Hurd. My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility. I wouldn’t want to do anything painful or destructive to them if I could help it.
He added: My life affects them. My mom and I are celebrities. That’s hard. “This is a cross that must be endured,” he told the radio host.
Exes: In December, Ben caused a stir when he claimed he’d still drink if he stayed married to Jennifer Garner, whom he met shortly after his affair with J Lo (pictured in 2013)
Meanwhile, Jennifer is engaged to twins Amy and Max, 13, with her third husband Marc Anthony, whom she separated in 2014 after 10 years of marriage.
Prior to that she was married to Chris Judd for two years from 2001 and Ojani Noa for one year in 1997.
Last year, the singer called off her two-year engagement to baseball star Alex Rodriguez after just weeks of ignoring “inaccurate” rumors and allegations of infidelity.
Former Flame: Meanwhile, Jennifer’s twins Amy and Max, 13, are engaged to third husband Marc Anthony, whom they separated in 2014 after 10 years of marriage (pictured in 2005)