Jennifer Lopez on Taking Ben Affleck’s Final Title

Jennifer Lopez tied the knot with Ben Affleck in a stunning ceremony in Riceboro, GA, again in August, and now the 53-year-old is opening up about married life. In her December Vogue cowl story, Lopez reacted to the frustration some individuals felt once they discovered she was taking her husband’s final identify. “Persons are nonetheless going to name me Jennifer Lopez. However my authorized identify shall be Mrs. Affleck as a result of we’re joined collectively,” she defined. “We’re husband and spouse. I am pleased with that. I do not assume that is an issue.”

When requested if she ever thought-about having Affleck undertake her final identify as a substitute, she responded, “No! It is not conventional. It would not have any romance to it. It feels prefer it’s an influence transfer, you understand what I imply? I am very a lot answerable for my very own life and future and really feel empowered as a lady and as an individual. I can perceive that individuals have their emotions about it, and that is okay, too. However if you wish to know the way I really feel about it, I simply really feel prefer it’s romantic. It nonetheless carries custom and romance to me, and perhaps I am simply that form of woman.”

Lopez’s marriage to Affleck is her fourth. Previous to the actor, she was married thrice earlier than to Ojani Noa (1997-1998), Chris Judd (2001-2002), and Marc Anthony (2004-2014), whom she shares 14-year-old twins Max and Emme with. Lopez and Affleck’s love story started a long time in the past once they met in 2001 on the set of the rom-com “Gigli” and received engaged the next yr. Nonetheless, simply days earlier than their deliberate 2003 marriage ceremony, the 2 known as it quits on their nuptials and relationship because of extreme media consideration. They ultimately discovered their approach again to one another, although, and rekindled their relationship in July 2021.

“Clearly we weren’t attempting to exit in public,” Lopez stated of the start of her rekindled romance with Affleck. “However I by no means shied away from the truth that for me, I at all times felt like there was an actual love there, a real love there. Folks in my life know that he was a really, very particular individual in my life. After we reconnected, these emotions for me had been nonetheless very actual.”

She continued: “Generally you outgrow one another, otherwise you simply develop in a different way. The 2 of us, we misplaced one another and located one another. To not discredit something in between that occurred, as a result of all these issues had been actual too. All we have ever wished was to form of come to a spot of peace in our lives the place we actually felt that kind of affection that you just really feel once you’re very younger and surprise in case you can have that once more. Does it exist? Is it actual? All these questions that I believe everybody has. You undergo all these relationships, and also you’re looking out and also you’re connecting and also you’re disconnecting with individuals, and you are like, God, is that this simply what life is? Like a carousel, curler coaster, carnival journey? After which it settles. However the journey to that’s the thriller for everyone.”

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