Jennifer Lopez recently sat down with People Magazine and opened up about her new movie "Marry Me" and her relationship with Ben Affleck.
When asked how she and her kids were doing she responded by saying
"I've never been better," - "It's just that we're all in a very beautiful moment."
Then she goes into her relationship with Ben
"I feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him," She continued and said "It's a beautiful love story that we got a second chance."
Jennifer also mentioned that the first time they dated they were naive about their relationship and they got trampled by the media!
"We both were like, 'Wow, we're so happy and we don't want any of that to come into play again.' We're older now, we're smarter, we have more experience, we're at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things. We're so protective because it is such a beautiful time for all of us."
"I just feel very happy and lucky to be in a relationship that's happy and loving, and I want to do everything I can to protect that and keep it safe. It deserves that, it really does. ... We hold it sacred."
"It's beautiful the way it feels very different than it was years ago. ... There's more of an appreciation and a celebration for it, which is nice," says Lopez, who treasures their second chance at love. "When you find somebody and you really, really love them and you get a second chance at that? That is a really rare, precious, beautiful thing and we don't take it for granted."
She also talked about the work that Ben has done on himself
"I'm so proud of the him, I'm so proud of the man he's become that I've watched from afar. Being honest with each other, being loving, that's just the basis of everything," - "I feel like he's at a place in his life where — just like how I feel about myself — it's been a journey of learning yourself and figuring yourself out, getting to a place where you feel really good on your own and who you are so you can be in a happy, healthy relationship." then she said
"To see the person, the human being, the man that he is today, the father that he is today, the partner that he is — he is so everything I always knew he was and wanted to be."
So what does the future hold for Jen and Ben?
"I just want my future to be full of love and happiness, with my children and my partner. I think everybody just wants to be happy, with somebody to go on the journey with and grow old with, and I feel good about that right now."