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The 53-year-old actress spoke about how she and Affleck found each other again for what she called their fairy-tale ending after she went through three marriages and two broken engagements, according to Vogue.
According to Lopez, after she and former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez called off their engagement, she got an email from Affleck, for whom she said she always felt “real love.” The two continued talking, then started seeing each other privately.
“Obviously we weren’t trying to go out in public,” the singer explained. “But I never shied away from the fact that for me, I always felt like there was a real love there, a true love there. People in my life know that he was a very, very special person in my life. When we reconnected, those feelings for me were still very real.”
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“I don’t know that I recommend this for everybody,” she added. “Sometimes you outgrow each other, or you just grow differently. The two of us, we lost each other and found each other. Not to discredit anything in between that happened, because all those things were real, too. All we’ve ever wanted was to kind of come to a place of peace in our lives where we really felt that type of love that you feel when you’re very young and wonder if you can have that again.”
“Does it exist? Is it real?” Lopez continued. “All those questions that I think everyone has. You go through all these relationships, and you’re searching and you’re connecting and you’re disconnecting with people, and you’re like, God, is this just what life is? Like a carousel, roller coaster, carnival ride? And then it settles. But the journey to that is the mystery for everybody.”
The “Jenny From The Block” hitmaker and the “Good Will Hunting” star were first engaged in 2003 before breaking things off in 2004, as previously reported. In 2021, the two started dating again, and eighteen years after their initial break, they finally walked down the aisle.