Why Ben Affleck “hesitated” to reconnect with Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck opened up about his relationship with Jennifer Lopez in a new interview.

On a promotional tour for his film “The Tender Bar”, in which George Clooney directs him, Ben Affleck gave a new interview this week on the Howard Stern radio show. The opportunity for him to talk about his former marriage with Jennifer Garner and his alcoholism problems, but also to talk about his relationship with Jennifer Lopez – with which he started a new romance last spring.

“My life affects them”

In his interview, the 49-year-old actor explained that he had briefly “hesitated” to reconnect with the 52-year-old singer, seventeen years after their last relationship. The reasons ? The media pressure, which was one of the causes of their breakup in 2004, but especially the impact that her relationship could potentially have on her children. “It went through my mind for sure. My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility. I don’t want to do anything painful or destructive to them if I can stop it. My life affects them. Me and their mom are celebrities. It’s hard. It is a cross to carry, ”he said.

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Ben Affleck is the father of three children born from his union with Jennifer Garner, Violet (16), Seraphina (12) and Samuel (9). The latter have been officially presented to Jennifer Lopez in recent months, spending time with her but also with her twins Max and Emme (13 years old, whose dad is Marc Anthony).

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