Jennifer Lopez is opening up about her “second chance” with Ben Affleck in a People cover story released on Tuesday (February 1st).
“I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him,” Lopez said of Affleck. “It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.”
The high profile couple, dubbed “Bennifer,” were together from 2002 to 2004, and she admitted to “a little bit of fear” regarding the media frenzy that surrounded them the first time around.
“We both were like, ‘Wow, we’re so happy and we don’t want any of that to come into play again.’ 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 continued, “I’m so proud of the man he’s become that I’ve watched from afar. Being honest with each other, being loving, that’s just the basis of everything,”
Lopez’s new movie Marry Me is set to debut on February 11th.
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