Jennifer Lopez reveals why it took her 18 years to reunite with husband Ben Affleck, admitting it’s “never something we planned.”


By Monique Friedlander for Daily Mail Australia

23:53 February 14, 2024, updated 00:26 February 15, 2024

Jennifer Lopez has lifted the lid on her rekindled romance with Ben Affleck, revealing why it took so long for the couple to reunite.

Jennifer, 54, and Ben, 51, once the ‘it’ couple of the early 2000s, split in 2004 after a failed engagement.

The couple reunited in July 2021 and married in Las Vegas in July 2022.

Appearing on The Kyle And Jackie O Show on Thursday, Jennifer explained that it took her almost two decades to “figure herself out” before the “universe opened up” and allowed her to reunite with her ex-lover.

“I fell in love with the love of my life (early on in my life) and for whatever reason we needed to grow up and do other things,” she began.

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Jennifer Lopez has lifted the lid on her rekindled romance with Ben Affleck, revealing why it took so long for the couple to reunite

“We both went on and had kids with other people and other relationships, but you know, in my mind I was like, ‘Oh, that was the one,’ and that’s how we got back together.

“I couldn’t believe it and I don’t think he could either. It’s not something we ever planned for. We had really moved on with our lives, but when we reconnected, it was almost instantaneous and we knew.”

Jennifer went on to describe her personal journey between her relationships with Ben and how having children made her a better person.

Jennifer, 54, and Ben, 51, once the ‘it’ couple of the early 2000s, split in 2004 after a failed engagement. (Pictured in 2003)
Appearing on The Kyle And Jackie O Show on Thursday, Jennifer explained that it took her almost two decades to “figure herself out” before the “universe opened up” and allowed her to reunite with her ex-lover.

“I’ve been on a real journey since my kids were born,” said the pop star, who shares twins Max and Emme, 16, with her ex Marc Anthony.

Ben is also father to two teenage daughters, Violet, 18, and Seraphina, aka Fin, 15, from his decade-long marriage to Jennifer Garner, which ended in 2018.

The I’m Real hitmaker said she spent time during her marriage to Marc developing her sense of self, explaining: “(I was trying) to be better and discover myself and be the best person I can be so I can be a great person.” mom, and a great example for them.”

“Then when I got divorced, another phase started where I was trying to understand myself and my relationships and things like that,” she continued.

Jennifer went on to describe her personal journey between her relationships with Ben and how having children made her a better person.

After her divorce, Jennifer endured a series of failed relationships and ultimately decided to remain single.

It was at that time that the singer finally rekindled her romance with Ben.

“I thought, ‘I’m fine on my own, I’m fine, I love my life.’ And when you get to that place, I think that’s when the universe opened up to me and said, ‘Okay.’ Now you’re ready,” said.

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