On November 29, 2022, Jennifer Lopez revealed that she spent 18 years spiraling after she and Ben Affleck broke up in 2004. The couple, who were dubbed “Bennifer” by the media, had a whirlwind romance that began in 2002 and ended in 2004.
Lopez made the revelation during an interview with InStyle magazine. She said that she felt like she was “on a roller coaster” for 18 years after the breakup. She also admitted that she had to “go through a lot of pain and suffering” to get to the place she is today.
The couple first met on the set of the movie “Gigli” in 2002. They quickly became one of Hollywood’s most talked-about couples, and their relationship was heavily documented by the media. In 2003, they got engaged and planned to get married in September of that year. However, the wedding was called off just days before it was set to take place.
The couple officially split in 2004, and Lopez said that she felt like she was “in a fog” for the next 18 years. She said that she was “just trying to survive” and “trying to make it through the day.” She also admitted that she had to “rebuild” her life and her sense of self after the breakup.
Lopez is now happily married to Alex Rodriguez, and she said that she is in a much better place than she was 18 years ago. She said that she has learned to “love and accept” herself and that she is “finally living her best life.”
It is clear that Lopez has come a long way since her split with Affleck. While it may have taken her 18 years to get to this point, she is now in a much better place and is living her best life.