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Jennifer Lopez’s Ex-Husband Says Marriage To Ben Affleck Won’t Last

Jennifer Lopez’s Ex-Husband Says Marriage To Ben Affleck Won’t Last

J.Lo was married to Ojani Noa - her first husband - for a year, after they first met in 1996.

Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband has made his feelings known about her marriage to Ben Affleck, explaining in an interview that he doesn't think 'it will last'.

J.Lo was married to Ojani Noa – her first husband – for a year, after they first met in 1996. They tied the knot in 1997 but were divorced in 1998.

Ojani Noa says he isn't sure the marriage will last.
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Speaking about Jen's most recent marriage to Ben, Ojani told the Daily Mail: “I wish her and Ben the best, but I’m not convinced it will last. Jen loves being in love, but she’s been engaged six times. Ben is husband number four.

“I was husband number one, and she told me I was the love of her life. When we lay in bed on our wedding night, she said we would be together forever.’”

“We fell in love when she was already famous. But during our marriage, she became a megastar. For years, it was too painful to talk about. I wanted to lie low and live my life. But when I saw she got married to Ben, who is a good guy, the feelings came flooding back.”

Ojani did go on to wish Jen and Ben well, however, adding: "For many years I felt burned, bruised. I think if she hadn’t had all those people around her then we might still be together. But I have my life and I am happy. I still believe in love and I hope Jen has finally found the love she has been looking for."

The pair were married in 1997.
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After splitting from Ojani, Jen went on to marry Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003 and Marc Anthony from 2004 to 2014, who she had two children with, twins Esme and Maximilian.

J.Lo and Ben meanwhile, first started dating back in July 2002 and were engaged by November. Although their wedding had been planned for the following September, it was cancelled days before, with the pair citing the media attention as their downfall. Jennifer and Ben officially split in January 2004 before reconciling in 2021.

J.Lo and Ben started dating in 2002.
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J.Lo announced the pair had married in a newsletter sent out on Sunday, 17 July.

"Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient," she wrote, signing off with Jennifer Lynn Affleck.

“They were right when they said, ‘all you need is love’. We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children, and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to," she added.

"Stick around long enough and maybe you'll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through with your kids and the one you'll spend forever with."

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Topics: Celebrity