Jennifer Lopez opened up about her romance with fiance Ben Affleck and her plans to ‘build a family’ together in an emotional interview that saw her talking about the couple’s ‘deep love’.
The 52-year-old singer couldn’t keep the smile off her face as she spoke about her relationship with the actor during an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday, six weeks after confirming they are engaged for a second time.
J.Lo, who started dating Affleck, 49, in 2002, has admitted he’s been having ‘the time of his life’ since reuniting with the on-screen star in May 2021 – 17 years after they split and broke up. the relationship. first engagement.
‘This is the best time of my life,’ the popstar said when asked about her fiancé. ‘I love my career, but nothing is more fulfilling to me than being able to build a family with someone I love deeply and who is as dedicated to family and 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 broke down in tears as she discussed the ‘importance’ of the program, which will provide $14 billion in loans to 600,000 low-income Latino entrepreneurs by 2030.
During the show, Lopez also opened up about her romance with fiancé Ben Affleck, talking about her ‘deep love’ and her ‘dedication’ to ‘building a family’ together.
Lopez – who has two children with her ex-husband Marc Anthony and will become a 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 ‘really wants to savor the moment and be really present in it as much as she can’.
But while the singer seemed more than happy to share some information about her romance with Affleck, she also got emotional during her interview as she announced a new $14 billion business loan initiative aimed at Latino entrepreneurs.
The pop star is spearheading the new program, which was created in partnership with Goldman Sachs and the nonprofit Grameen America, and which will offer financial assistance to low-income Latina women who are trying to launch new businesses.
Lopez, who was born and raised in the Bronx by Puerto Rican immigrants, wept as she discussed the ‘importance’ of the initiative and the ‘positive’ impact she hopes to have on those who have faced so many ‘injustices’.
‘It’s important to me,’ she said of the loan program as she burst into tears. ‘When you get a little older, you understand the meaning behind things and you’ve seen enough… you’ve had your own struggle, you’ve seen enough injustices.
“I feel like this country needs more love and positivity and people who want to do good things and are not fighting each other and are just holding hands with each other. This is important to me.
She added: ‘Honestly, I hope to change the fabric of America, especially for Latina women.’
When asked why she feels that Latina women are ‘important’ to the country, J.Lo said: ‘They’re just tough. They are made from a certain type of fabric. They are enterprising, they are inventive, they are creative.’
Lopez has two children with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Affleck, 49, has three children with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Lopez and Affleck are seen with their litter of five this week
When asked about her relationship with Affleck, the chart topper, pictured before her GMA interview, said she is having “the time of her life”.
In an additional statement shared through her spokesperson, J.Lo added: “Being Latino in this country has always been a source of pride for me.
“I am honored and very grateful to partner with Grameen America. We are building pathways to employment and leadership opportunities. There is so much strength in this community and we are building on it.
‘This partnership will create equality, inclusion and opportunities for Latina women in business. It will change the fabric of America!’
Lopez’s GMA appearance came just hours after she premiered her new Netflix documentary Halftime at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night.
While attending the red carpet premiere of the new film, which was filmed in 2020 as Lopez prepared to perform at the Super Bowl, the singer once again opened up about her hopes for the future, telling Entertainment Tonight that she “feels like there’s a lot left for her to achieve and enjoy in the years to come.
‘It’s part time! I keep saying that,’ she told the channel. ‘It’s so funny, we were talking about it today: champions are made in the 3rd and 4th quarter. That’s when you win!
‘I feel there is still a lot for me. So I’m really excited about it… I think it’s just part time.’
Though Lopez remained silent about any plans for her marriage to Affleck, a source told ET that the couple ‘want to get married soon’ and are ‘talking about having a tropical destination or wedding’.
“They can’t wait to spend the rest of their lives together forever, happily in love,” the source added.
Lopez announced the news of her second engagement to Affleck in April, sharing a video of herself crying while looking at her stunning ring.
Affleck, who first proposed to Lopez in 2003, proposed a second time with a huge green diamond.
Lopez and Affleck confirmed their engagement news to the world in April of this year after the singer sparked furious speculation that the actor had asked the question when she was seen wearing a large green ring on her ring finger.
The popstar announced the joyful news on her website, where she posted a short video of herself crying and looking at her stunning ring, which features a large green diamond flanked by four smaller white diamonds.
Days later, she revealed that Affleck asked the question while she was naked in the bathtub, describing the moment as “the most romantic thing she could have imagined”.
‘Have you ever imagined that your biggest dream could come true?’ she wrote in her newsletter. ‘Saturday night, while I was at my favorite place on earth (in the bubble bath) my beautiful love got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
“I was totally caught off guard and just looked into his eyes smiling and crying at the same time trying to understand the fact that after 20 years this was happening again, I was literally speechless and he said, ‘Is that a yes?’ I said YES, of course it’s a YES.’
“I was smiling so big and tears were streaming down my face, feeling incredibly happy and whole.
‘It wasn’t anything fancy, but it was the most romantic thing I could imagine… just a quiet Saturday night at home, two people promising to always be there for each other. Two very lucky people. Who got a second chance at true love.
‘Green has always been my lucky color and now, for sure, it always will be.’