Why Jennifer Lopez Says Blending Families With Ben Affleck Has Been an “Emotional Transition”

Jennifer Lopez reflected on blending families with Ben Affleck following their July wedding, explaining how 2022 was her "best year" since becoming a mom to twins Max and Emme.

By Alexandra Bellusci Jan 17, 2023 9:29 PMTags
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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's second act is better than ever.

The Shotgun Wedding star recently got candid about life as a newlywed, revealing how her 14-year-old twins Max and Emme—whom she shares with ex Marc Anthony—and Ben's three kids with ex Jennifer Garner, Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 10—have adjusted to their blended family following the couple's July 2022 nuptials.

"We moved in together," Jennifer told Today Jan. 16 while speaking about her new romantic comedy with co-star Josh Duhamel. "The kids moved in together. It's been, like, a really kind of emotional transition, but at the same time all your dreams coming true."

As for how the 53-year-old would describe her year in review?

"And it's just been a phenomenal year," Jennifer continued. "Like, my best year I think since my kids were born."

The Hustlers star wasn't the only Ben Affleck fan in the room as Josh chimed in adding his take on the "Get On The Floor" singer's hubby, calling him a "dreamboat" who is also "talented."

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck's 2022 Thanksgiving With Family

"He's dreamy," Jennifer agreed. "He's a sweetheart."

And in addition to embarking on a new chapter with the Argo director—to whom she was engaged in the early aughts before splitting in 2004—she's also reflecting on her past. Later this year, Jennifer is releasing her ninth studio album This Is Me… Now, a followup to her 2002 album This Is Me… Then, which she told Today reflects on her journey over the last two decades and ultimately her and Ben finding their way back to one another.

"The last time Ben and I were together, to this album, it's been such a journey," she continued. "The thing that I think I've been wondering about my whole life is, is love real? Does true love exist? It's two people kind of coming together and saying, you know, ‘I'm going to be here, no matter what. And we're going to get through it together.'"


Meanwhile, the two recently have taken their love on the road—to Ben's home state, no less. The two were recently spotted filming a Dunkin Donuts commercial in Medford, Mass., Jan. 10. Today host Jason Kennedy asked the superstar to blink once if it was his new job or twice if the commercial was for the Super Bowl. But Jennifer wasn't giving anything away.

"I didn't blink," she responded. "I didn't mean to blink. Stop it! Stop trying to zoom in on my blinks!"



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