Jennifer Lopez's mum says she 'always knew' her daughter would get back together with Ben Affleck
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Jennifer Lopez's mum has spoken about always knowing her daughter would eventually get back together with Ben Affleck.
The 'Jenny from the Block' singer's mum envisaged the long-standing rekindling of their relationship, jumping in during a new TODAY interview with her daughter.
The couple called off their wedding back in 2004, and JLo recently opened up about the high-profile breakup 20 years on, saying 'it was the biggest heartbreak of my life, and I honestly felt like I was going to die'.
However, all is well in paradise now, and the love birds are back in the game - having got back together in 2021 before finally tying the knot last year.
Quipping to hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, Rodríguez said: "I knew that you would always get back together because I prayed for 20 years."
In response, JLo jokingly nodded before saying "OK". Yeah, she's definitely heard it all before.
Having called Affleck the 'love of her life', JLo went on to speak about her new album This Is Me ... Now and gasped at how it speaks about their love story and captures the 'moment in time when (they) first got together'.
"I went on an incredible journey through my life for the past 20 years, and I think I’ve grown a lot. The album is really about capturing those moments in time. Falling in love and having that moment, then 20 years later trying to capture what this moment was, which was a very different thing," she said.
On being questioned if the love between the duo is much better the second time around, the singer was quick enough to put it on their 'life experiences'.
“I think when you have life experience behind you, you realize what’s really important. I love what I do. I have always said that, but since I had kids, that changed for me. Now, having a family in this way and being married, you start rejiggering everything. What is really important? How much do I want to work?," she explained.
"You start realizing what I want to do with my life."
She also acknowledged the fact her 15-year-old twins Max and Emma 'love' Affleck, explaining: “He’s a wonderful, wonderful father and father figure to them.
"He has his own three beautiful children and then there’s us and he’s fantastic. He really steps up to the challenge of what that is and what that means and they love him. They love him. They appreciate him and so do I."