Jennifer Lopez reflects on ’emotional process’ of blending families with Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez says reuniting her family with Ben Affleck has been nothing short of an “emotional process”.

appearing on today While promoting her new film “Shotgun Wedding” with co-star Josh Duhamel, 50, on Monday, the “Let’s Get Loud” hitmaker opened up about what it’s like living with her 14-year-old twins Max and Emme. Affleck’s three children: Violet, 17, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 10.

Lopez shares her children with ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Affleck shares his three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

“We moved in together. The kids moved in together,” she said. “It’s really kind of an emotional transition, but at the same time all your dreams are coming true.”

The “Marry Me” actress tied the knot with Affleck in Las Vegas in July 2022 before reuniting in August.

They held a three-day celebration at Affleck’s Georgia estate in front of friends and family — minus Casey Affleck.

“And it’s been an extraordinary year,” Lopez said. “Like, my best years I think have been since my kids were born.”

Violet Affleck, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are seen leaving their hotel on July 23, 2022 in Paris, France.
Violet Affleck, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are seen leaving their hotel on July 23, 2022 in Paris, France.
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Ben Affleck and his son Samuel Garner Affleck attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics at Crypto.com Arena on December 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
Ben Affleck and his son Samuel Garner Affleck attend the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics game at Crypto.com Arena on December 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
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“I love Ben too,” Duhamel joked, “I’ve probably loved him more than you.”

“I bet you have,” she quipped. “He’s dreamy, I get it.”

in that november vogue In the cover story, the “Jenny From The Block” singer, 53, said Affleck, 50, emailed her after his split from Ana de Armas to tell her she had said too much about him in an interview. The pair has never stopped talking since then.

Lopez with children Emme Maribel Muniz and Maximilian David Muniz at the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series at David Grutman's LIV Stretch Village on January 25, 2020 in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
Lopez with children Emme and Max at the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series at David Grutman’s LIV Stretch Villages on January 25, 2020 in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
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“Obviously we weren’t trying to go out in public. But I’ve never shied away from the fact that for me, I always felt like there’s a true love out there, a true love,” she told the publication.

“The people in my life know that he was a very special person in my life. When we reconnected, those feelings were still very real to me.”

Seraphina Affleck and Emme Anthony are seen at a Sephora store on July 25, 2022 in Paris, France.
Seraphina Affleck and Emme Anthony are seen at a Sephora store on July 25, 2022 in Paris, France.
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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck take a cruise on the Seine River with some of their children, Seraphina Affleck and Emme Muniz, on July 23, 2022 in Paris, France.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck take a cruise on the Seine River with some of their children, Seraphina Affleck and Emme Muniz, on July 23, 2022 in Paris, France.
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Affleck asked the all-important question for the second time last April. The pair, known as “Bennifer”, initially started dating in 2002 before ending things in 2004 after a brief engagement.

Shortly after their separation, Lopez married Marc Anthony in June of that year. Meanwhile, Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005.

Lopez then moved in with Rodriguez, while Affleck briefly dated de Armas. But that’s when things came to an end for Lopez and the former MLB pro in 2021 when Affleck swiftly swooned.

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