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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reveal the reason for their split in 2003

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck reveal the reason for their split in 2003

J.Lo struggled for years before rekindling her romance with Ben Affleck, to whom she was engaged in the early days before their split in 2003.

So what went wrong in their relationship the first time?

"Me and Ben, we broke up three days before our wedding," Lopez tells a crowd. "We had a big wedding planned — 14 groomsmen and bridesmaids, and three days before it just crumbled under the pressure."

Ben echoed the sentiment, sharing in the Amazon Prime document that the reason behind the breakup was "a lot of attention around our private lives."

However, the couple agreed that the annulment of their first marriage led them on a journey of self-discovery, a journey that eventually helped them cross paths again when they reunited in 2021. They married in a ceremony in Las Vegas in July 2022, before saying "I do" in a wedding in Georgia next month.
"For all those years, it was really hard because I didn't feel like I lost the love of my life, but I felt like I lost the best friend I ever had," Jennifer recalled of their time apart. "And I couldn't talk for so many years, and that was the hardest part."
Admitting she was "angry" at Ben for a while, the Grammy winner continued: "But this heartbreak set us both on a path to understanding ourselves to be better people."
During that time, Jennifer gave birth to her 16-year-old twins Max and Emme with ex-husband Marc Anthony. Meanwhile, Ben welcomed children Violet, 18, Seraphina, 15, and Samuel, 11, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
For J.Lo, she found peace after forgiving Ben and herself for their past issues.
"I feel like I came out the other side," she said in the documentary. "I have succeeded. I have done something good in my life. I'm proud of that."

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