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‘I felt like I was dying’: Jennifer Lopez recalls the pain of breaking off first engagement to Ben Affleck

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Lopez, who rekindled her romance with Affleck 17 years after their initial split, announced Friday that she will be releasing a new album, This Is Me…Now.

Los Angeles, California: Jennifer Lopez described breaking up her engagement to Ben Affleck as the “biggest heartbreak” of her life. The New York native, 53, sat down for a candid conversation with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on Friday, November 25 after she unveiled her ninth studio album, This Is Me…Now, which is an updated version of her release from 2002 is. ‘That’s me…then.’ Lopez opened up about her rekindled romance with the ‘Deep Water’ actor as she recalled the grief she suffered after her first engagement ended in 2004.

The road to marriage for Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck wasn’t easy. J Lo told host Zane Lowe: “It was so painful after we broke up. When we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I honestly felt like I was going to die, according to reports on page six.

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She continued, “It sent me into a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn’t get it right. But now, 20 years later, it has a happy ending. It has the most likely ending to happen in Hollywood.” “We captured myself in that moment as I was reunited with the love of my life and we decided to be together forever,” explained the “Let’s Get Loud “-Singer. “The whole message of the album is, ‘This love exists. That’s real love.'”

The actress and the Argo filmmaker, 50, were engaged from 2002 to 2004 but called off their wedding in 2003 due to increased media scrutiny. That’s me… The album was released in 2002 and featured a song called “Dear Ben” dedicated to Affleck, but the songs had a different impact on Lopez after the two breakups. “Dude, I wouldn’t even perform these records,” she told Lowe. “It was so painful after we broke up. When we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life. I honestly felt like I was going to die. It sent me down a spiral where I just couldn’t get it right for the next 18 years,” Aol said.

“Now I think what the message of [the album] is — if, like me at times, you’ve lost hope, almost given up, don’t do it,” Lopez told Lowe. “True love exists and some things last forever and that’s real. I want to get that message out into the world, and that takes a lot of vulnerability.”

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