Jennifer Lopez gushes about her ‘deep love’ for fiance Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez has been candid about her romance with fiancé Ben Affleck and their plans to start a family together, in an emotional interview in which she gushed about the couple’s deep love.
The 52-year-old singer couldn’t get the smile off her face when she spoke about her relationship with the actor during an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday, six weeks after she confirmed they were engaged for the second time.
J.Lo, who first began dating Affleck, 49, in 2002, admitted she’s had “the best time of her life” since reuniting with the on-screen star in May 2021 — 17 years after they broke up and ended their relationship. first engagement.
“This is the best time of my life,” the pop star said when asked about her fiancé. “I love my career, but nothing gives me more satisfaction than being able to start a family with someone I love very much and who is as committed to family and to each other as we can be.”
Jennifer Lopez made an emotional appearance on Good Morning America on Thursday as she launched a new $14 billion business loan initiative for Latina women.
The 52-year-old burst into tears as he discussed the “importance” of the program, which will provide $14 billion in loans to 600,000 low-income Latina entrepreneurs by 2030.
On the show, Lopez also opened up about her romance with fiancé Ben Affleck, gushing about their “deep love” and their “dedication” to “raising a family” together.
Lopez – who has two children with ex-husband Marc Anthony and will become stepmother to the three children Affleck shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – added that she “loves the idea of the future and what [she and Affleck] can create,” but noted that she “wants to “really enjoy the moment and stay real in it as much as possible.”
But while the singer seemed only too happy to share some insight into her romance with Affleck, she also got emotional during her interview when she announced a new $14 billion business loan initiative targeting Latina entrepreneurs.
The pop star will lead the new program, which was co-developed with Goldman Sachs and the nonprofit Grameen America, and will provide financial support to low-income Latina women trying to start new businesses.
Lopez, born and raised in the Bronx by Puerto Rican immigrants, burst into tears as she discussed the initiative’s “importance” and the “positive” impact she hopes it will have on those who have faced so much “injustice.” .
“It’s important to me,” she said of the loan program, bursting into tears. “As you get older, you understand the meaning behind things and you’ve seen enough… you’ve had your own struggles, you’ve seen enough injustice.
“I just feel like this country needs more love and positivity and people who want to do good things and not fight each other and just shake hands. That’s important to me.’
She added, “Honestly, I hope to change the fabric of America a little bit, especially for Latina women.”
When asked why she thinks Latina women are “important” to the country, J.Lo said, “They’re just tough. They are made of a certain type of fabric. They are enterprising, they are inventive, they are creative.’
Lopez shares two children with ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Affleck, 49, has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Lopez and Affleck are seen this week with their offspring of five
When asked about her relationship with Affleck, the chart-topper, pictured ahead of her GMA interview, said she’s having “the best time of her life.”
In an additional statement shared through her spokesperson, J.Lo added: “Being Latino in this country has always been a matter of pride for me.
“I am humbled and extremely grateful to be working with Grameen America. We build roads to employment and leadership opportunities. There is so much power in this community and we are harnessing it.
“This partnership will create equality, inclusiveness and opportunity for Latina women in business. This will change the fabric of America!’
Lopez’s appearance on GMA came just hours after she premiered her new Netflix documentary, Halftime, at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Wednesday night.
While attending the red carpet premiere for the new movie, which was filmed in 2020 as Lopez prepared to perform in the Super Bowl, the singer reopened about her hopes for the future, sharing entertainment tonight that she “feels like there’s still a lot left for her” to achieve and enjoy in the years to come.
‘It’s half-time! I keep saying that,” she told the outlet. “It’s so funny, we were talking about it today: champions are made in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Then you win!
“I feel like there’s still a lot left for me. So I’m really looking forward to it… I think it’s time to relax.’
Although Lopez kept her mother silent about any plans for her wedding to Affleck, a source told ET the couple “wants to get married soon” and “is talking about a destination or a tropical wedding.”
“They can’t wait to spend the rest of their lives together forever, happily in love,” the insider added.
Lopez announced the news of her second engagement to Affleck in April, sharing a video of her crying while looking at her gorgeous ring
Affleck, who first proposed to Lopez in 2003, posed the question a second time with a huge green diamond
Lopez and Affleck confirmed their engagement news to the world in April this year, after the singer sparked furious speculation that the actor had popped the question when she was seen wearing a large green ring on her ring finger.
The pop star announced the happy news on her website, where she posted a short video of herself crying and looking down on her dazzling ring with a large green diamond flanked by four smaller white diamonds.
Days later, she revealed that Affleck posed the question while naked in the bathtub, describing the moment as “the most romantic thing she could have imagined.”
“Did you ever think your biggest dream would come true?” she wrote in her newsletter. “Saturday night, while I was in my favorite place on earth (in the hot tub), my beautiful love got down on one knee and proposed to her.
“I was totally taken aback and just looked at him smiling and crying as I tried my best to understand that this was happening again after 20 years, I was literally speechless and he said, ‘Is that a yes?’ I said YES, of course that’s a YES.’
“I smiled so big and the tears streamed down my cheeks, I felt so incredibly happy and whole.
“It wasn’t anything special, but it was the most romantic thing I could have ever imagined… just a quiet Saturday night at home, two people who promised to always be there for each other. Two very happy people. Who got a second chance at true love.
“Green has always been my lucky color and it certainly always will be.”