'Dear Ben': Jennifer Lopez praises 'selfless Daddy' Ben Affleck in special Father's Day video
'Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever, it was my first real heartbreak,' wrote Jennifer Lopez
Father's Day is spreading cheer all around the world and Jennifer Lopez decided to honor Ben Affleck on the occasion praising him and calling him a dedicated family man. The loving tribute comes almost after two months of their engagement where one can see just how head over heels both the superstars are for each other. Fans are still in awe of the fact that they came back twice as hard after kindling their romance more than 20 years later. Moreover, after winning the Best Song for 'On My Way (Marry Me)' at the MTV Awards 2022, she ended her heartfelt speech by saying, "Ben and everybody at home, wait for me to have dinner. I will be home by 7!"
JLo took to her Instagram to celebrate Affleck. She posted a video with her 2002 song 'Dear Ben' in the background, with a voiceover of her recent interview, and included several videos and pictures of the couple kissing and PDA at its finest. The post was captioned, "Happy Father’s Day to the most caring, loving, affectionate, consistent and selfless Daddy ever. #HappyFathersDay my love. For my full Father’s Day post go to OnTheJLo.com 🤍💚"
JLo said in the voiceover clip, "This is the best time of my life,” she said. “I love my career, but nothing is more fulfilling to me than being able to build a family with someone who I love deeply and who is just as dedicated to family and to each other as we can be. And I’m feeling incredibly blessed." Though Lopez and Affleck do not have children together, the famous duo does have a blended family. Lopez shares twins Emme and Max with her ex-husband Marc Anthony. And Affleck, shares daughters Violet and Seraphina as well as his son, Samuel, with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
Back when JLo and Affleck ended their engagement on January 22, 2004, and moved on with their life, fans had little hope of them coming back together.
JLo's 'True Love' Ben Affleck
The duo moved on after splitting up in 2004 and married different people, JLo married Marc and 2004, and Affleck married Garner in 2005 respectively. After splitting up with Marc in 2014, JLo revealed some heartbreaking details in her book 'True Love' where called Affleck to be her "first true heartbreak." In the book, she said, "Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever, it was my first real heartbreak, it felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest. I sought out comfort in another person and tried to find someone who could make me feel loved and wanted in my loneliest hour. Marc came back into my life three days after I should have been at the altar saying ‘I do’ to another man."
Fast forward to 2018, Affleck divorced Garner. Both JLo and Affleck got out of a long-term marriage and started dating Alex Rodriguez and Ana de Armas respectively. Jlo was even engaged to A-Rod but broke it off. Her heart still yearned for Affleck and some insiders told E! News that "They really care for each other and they picked up right where they left off." The duo seems to be doing extremely well and their fans only hope for things to take off even further from here.