Jennifer Lopez explains why she took Ben Affleck’s surname

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After six engagements and four marriages, Jennifer Lopez she is still an incurable romantic, and this is one of the reasons why she decided to take her new husband’s surname Ben Affleck after the wedding in Georgia this summer.

In the cover interview on Vogue, the pop star responded to the criticism of her choice to officially become Mrs. Affleck, dismissing it as ridiculous: «What? Really? ”She replied,“ People will continue to call me Jennifer Lopez. But my legal name will be Mrs. Affleck because we are united. We are husband and wife. I am proud of this ». She added that she never wanted Affleck to become Mr. Lopez, exclaiming, “No! It is not traditional. There is no romance. Sounds like a power move, do you know what I mean? I am in control of my life and my destiny and I feel strong as a woman and as a person. I can understand that people have feelings about it, and that’s okay. But if you want to know how I feel, I feel it’s romantic. For me it’s still tradition and romance, and maybe I’m just that kind of girl. “

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The singer also recounted how she and her current husband restarted their romance 20 years after their first failed engagement. Lopez explained that shortly after the breakup of her engagement with her ex-boyfriend Alex Rodriguez which occurred in early 2021, she received an email from Affleck, who had just ended her relationship with Ana de Armas.

The actor had asked a magazine for a feature on him for a quote from Lopez to accompany the cover story, and he had contacted her to let her know he only had kind things to say. From there, the two continued to talk and began dating in their respective homes: “Obviously we weren’t going out in public,” Lopez said, “but I never shied away from the fact that for me there has always been true love. The people in my life know that he was a very special person in my life. When we got closer, those feelings were still very real to me. ‘

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The Grammy winner immediately warned: “I don’t know if I recommend it to everyone,” and continued: “Sometimes we outdo each other, or we grow up differently. The two of us got lost and found. Not to discredit everything that happened in between, because those things were real too. All we ever wanted was to reach a place of peace in our lives, where we really felt the kind of love you feel when you are very young and wonder if you can try again. Exists? It’s real? These are all questions that I think everyone is asking. You go through all these relationships, you look for each other, you connect and disconnect with people, and you ask yourself: “God, is life really like that? Like a carousel, a roller coaster, an amusement park? And then it stabilizes. But the journey to get there is a mystery for everyone ».

As for Affleck, he told the magazine that “there is something innate, magical, kind and good and full of love” in his wife’s heart. And he added: «He is exactly the person I remember from 20 years ago. Maybe she sees all the changes she has made, whereas when I see her, I mostly see only one person who has kept, against the odds, the thing that has always made her more incredible to me: a heart that seems boundless from the odds. ‘love. She is my idea of ​​the kind of person I would like to be“.

Source: Vanity Fair

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