NEW JERSEY: SHE may have been married twice before they split up but Jennifer Lopez has revealed that Ben Affleck was her first major heartbreak.
Lopez, 45, says she was left gutted after she split with her one-time fiance Affleck.
“It was probably my first big heartbreak,” she told the US Today Show, despite having previously married to waiter Ojani Noa and back-up dancer Cris Judd.
Lopez and Affleck met while filming the box office diaster Gigli in 2002 and they became engaged four months later. The couple were tabloid fodder for their entire relationship and became known as “Bennifer”.
They postponed their wedding four days out from the big day due to excessive media attention
But Affleck and Lopez remain on good terms. He said last year that they email each other occasionally and that he respects and likes her still.
Lopez said that the split from Affleck saw her bounce into the arms of husband number three — Marc Anthony.
After Affleck and Lopez broke up in January 2004, the Jenny from the Block singer married Anthony just five months later. She said she needed someone to help her through her split.
“To have one of my best friends who I’d known for years, who I actually love and did have chemistry with, come into my life and say, “I’m here.”’ she said of Anthony. “What you need to know is, nobody can save you or heal you. Only you can do that for you.”
The couple did have twins Max and Emme, who are now six.
Lopez is promoting her memoir True Love.