Jennifer Lopez feels “very lucky and proud” to have a second chance with boyfriend Ben Affleck.
The ‘Hustlers’ star has rushed out about her reunion with her ex-fiancé in a new episode cover story for peopledescribing their work as a blessing.
“I feel lucky, happy and proud to be with him,” she told the magazine, noting that the room in Lopez’s home where they did the interview now serves as Affleck’s office when he visits.
“It’s a beautiful love story we got a second chance.”
Lopez, 52, admitted that going through the media circus that was their first relationship — and subsequent breakup — made them more prepared for how to approach life in the public eye this time around.
“We were both like, ‘Wow, we’re so happy we don’t want any of it who – which to play again. “We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience,” she explained. “We are in different places in our lives, we have children now, and we have to be very conscious of these things. We are very protective because it’s like Nice time for all of us. “
The “Marry Me” star said she wanted “to do everything in my power to protect her ‘happy and loving’ relationship with Affleck, 49, because they both consider her ‘sacramental’.”
“It’s worth it, it really is,” she said.
Although re-igniting an old romance may sound familiar, the “Play” singer said Bennifer 2.0 is an entirely different chapter.
“It’s beautiful the way she feels so differently than she did years ago. … There is more appreciation and celebration for that, which is nice,” she said. “When you find someone and you really, really love them and get a second chance at it? That’s such a rare, precious, and really beautiful thing, and we don’t take it for granted.”
Lopez, who met Affleck last year afterwards Split from ex-fiancé Alex RodriguezShe admitted that merging families — she has twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony and Affleck who share three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner — might be difficult, though she said their “love” made it easy.
“I honestly believe that love rules everything. Love always conquers everything – relationships, children, work, business relationships.” “It’s all about how loving, open and accepting you can be. Not having a vanity of things and just embracing all the good, always looking at the positive.
“When you’re in a good, healthy relationship, everyone benefits from it. Everyone.”
The “Selina” star also praised Affleck for his sobriety and transformation into A man she always knew he could be.
“To see the person, the human being, the man he is today, the father he is today, the partner he is — it’s all I’ve always known he was and wanted to be,” she said.