Jennifer Lopez opened up about her romance with fiancé Ben Affleck and their plans to “build a family” together in a moving interview that saw her gushing about the couple’s “deep love”.
The 52-year-old singer couldn’t get the smile off her face as she opened up about her relationship with the actor during an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday, six weeks after confirming they were engaged to the second time.
J.Lo, who started dating Affleck, 49, in 2002, admitted she had “the best time of her life” since reuniting with the on-screen star in May 2021 – 17 years after their breakup and the end of their first engagement.
“It’s the best time of my life,” the popstar said when asked about her fiancé. “I love my career, but nothing is more fulfilling for me than being able to start a family with someone I love deeply and who is just as dedicated to family and each other as we can be. ‘be.”
Jennifer Lopez made an emotional appearance on Good Morning America on Thursday when she launched a new $14 billion business lending initiative for Latina women
The 52-year-old broke down in tears as he discussed the ‘significance’ of the program, which will provide $14 billion in loans to 600,000 low-income Latino entrepreneurs by 2030
During the show, Lopez also opened up about her romance with fiancé Ben Affleck, gushing about their “deep love” and “dedication” to “building a family” together.
Lopez – who has two children with ex-husband Marc Anthony and will become stepmother to the three children Affleck shares with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner – added that she “likes the idea of the future and what that [she and Affleck] can create,” but noted that she “really wants to savor the moment and really stay in it as much as she can.”
But while the singer seemed more than happy to share a glimpse of her romance with Affleck, she also got emotional during her interview as she announced a new $14 billion business loan initiative for Latin entrepreneurs.
The popstar is spearheading the new program, which was created in partnership with Goldman Sachs and the nonprofit Grameen America, and will provide financial assistance to low-income Latina women trying to start new businesses .
Lopez, who was born and raised in the Bronx by Puerto Rican immigrants, wept as she discussed the initiative’s ‘significance’ and the ‘positive’ impact she hopes it will have on those who have been confronted with so many “injustices”.
“It’s important to me,” she said of the loan scheme, breaking down in tears. “When you get a bit older, you understand the meaning of things and you’ve seen enough… you’ve had your own struggle, you’ve seen enough injustice.
“I just feel like this country needs more love and positivity and people who want to do good things and not fight each other and just help each other out. Its important to me.
She added, “Honestly, I hope to kind of change the fabric of America, especially for Latina women.”
When asked why she thinks Latina women are “important” to the country, J.Lo replied, “They’re just tough. They are made from a certain type of fabric. They are enterprising, they are inventive, they are creative.
Lopez shares two children with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Affleck, 49, has three children with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Lopez and Affleck are seen with their brood of five this week
Asked about her relationship with Affleck, the chart star, pictured ahead of her GMA interview, said she was having “the best time of her life”.
In an additional statement shared via her spokesperson, J.Lo added, “Being Latino in this country has always been a matter of pride for me.”
“I am humbled and beyond grateful to partner with Grameen America. We build pathways to employment and leadership opportunities. There is so much strength in this community and we are harnessing it.
“This partnership will create equality, inclusivity and opportunity for Latina businesswomen. It will change the fabric of America!
Lopez’s GMA appearance came just hours after her new Netflix documentary, Halftime, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Wednesday night.
While attending the red carpet premiere for the new film, which was filmed in 2020 as Lopez prepared to perform at the Super Bowl, the singer spoke again about her hopes for the future, telling Entertainment Tonight that she “feels like there’s a lot left for her to achieve and enjoy in the years to come.
‘It’s half time! I keep saying that,’ she told the outlet. “It’s so funny, we were talking about it today: champions are made in the 3rd and 4th quarter. That’s when you win!
“I feel like I have a lot left. So I’m very excited about it… I think it’s only half time.
Although Lopez has remained tight-lipped on any wedding plans with Affleck, a source told ET that the couple “wants to get married soon” and “talks about having a tropical destination or wedding.”
“They look forward to spending the rest of their lives together forever, happily in love,” the insider added.
Lopez broke the news of her second engagement to Affleck in April, sharing a video of herself crying while staring at her stunning ring
Affleck, who first proposed to Lopez in 2003, popped the question for the second time with a huge green diamond
Lopez and Affleck confirmed the news of their engagement to the world in April this year, after the singer sparked furious speculation the actor popped the question when she was seen wearing a large ring green on the ring finger.
The popstar announced the joyful news on her website, where she posted a short video of herself crying and staring at her dazzling ring, which features a large green diamond flanked by four smaller white diamonds.
Days later, she revealed Affleck popped the question while naked in the tub, describing the moment as “the most romantic thing she could have imagined.”
‘Have you ever imagined that your biggest dream could come true?’ she writes in her newsletter. “Saturday night, while I was in my favorite place on earth (in the bubble bath), my beautiful love got down on her knees and proposed.
‘I was caught totally off guard and just looked him in the eye smiling and crying at the same time trying to come to terms with the fact that after 20 years this was happening again I was literally speechless and he said, ‘is that a yes?’ I said YES of course it’s a YES.’
“I was smiling so big and tears were streaming down my face, feeling so incredibly happy and whole.
“It was nothing out of the ordinary, but it was the most romantic thing I could have imagined… just a quiet Saturday night at home, two people promising each other to always be there for each other. other. Two very lucky people. Who got a second chance at true love.
“Green has always been my lucky color and now for sure it always will be.”