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Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck Are Battling 'PTSD' From First Relationship Stint

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By Favour Adegoke on December 21, 2023 at 12:10 PM EST

Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she and her husband, Ben Affleck, continue to grapple with the lingering effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from their first high-profile relationship.

The couple first dated and got engaged in the early 2000s but called off their wedding as their relationship was heavily scrutinized by the media.

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Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Still Suffer From PTSD

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck strolling in the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles

In a recent interview with Variety, the "Ain't Your Mama" crooner opened up about the emotional embargo that resulted from her first relationship with Affleck.

During their initial romance in the early 2000s, the power couple faced intense media scrutiny and public interest that ultimately led to the demise of their relationship. They were even supposed to get married in 2003 but called off the plans due to the media craziness.

Lopez and Affleck got back together in 2021 in a whirlwind romance and married the following year. She has now revealed that they still suffer "PTSD" from their initial relationship stint.

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They're Now Bigger And Better

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez - Married

The interview, which was held with the news outlet to promote her new album and film by the same name, "This Is Me ... Now," also had Lopez weigh in on their love life and how they deal with constantly being in the public eye.

The Latino beauty shared that she and the "Deep Water" actor are experienced in matters like that and can better handle the media scrutiny that comes with fame as they are now "older" and "wiser."

"We also know what's important, what's really important in life, and it's not so much what other people think. It's about being true to who you are," she added.

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Lopez went on to divulge that not all her team members were in support of her showcasing her love life with Affleck in the upcoming documentary, but she seemingly couldn't care less about their worries.

"As artists, we have to follow our heart, and this is me following my heart and doing something that maybe everybody didn't think was the best idea, but I had to do it," she shared.

On whether the film is a scripted feature or doc, Lopez explained, "You have to see it, and you'll have to experience it to understand it. That's why I call it a 'musical experience.' Because there's music, you can see it, you can hear it and then you'll get to live it."

"This Is Me… Now" documentary will be released on February 16, 2024.

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Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Host Star-Studded Christmas Party

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Premiere of 'The Last Duel' during the 78th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido in Venice, Italy,

The A-list couple recently hosted a star-studded Christmas party where Lopez wowed with her singing prowess.

The songstress stole the show in a strapless dress as she sang out "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Jingle Bells," and more Christmas carols, encouraging guests to sing along.

According to the news outlet, sources reported that she and her husband were in "good spirits" as they played hosts to several stars at their Beverly Hills home.

"They threw a really fun party," a source shared, claiming that stars like Margot Robbie, Michael B. Jordan, Casey Affleck, and Lily Rabe were in attendance.

In their first Christmas together as a couple, the pair wowed many for singing a duet of John Legend's "By Christmas Eve."

Jennifer Lopez Takes Fans On A Tour Of Her Home

Jennifer Lopez and husband Ben Affleck arrive at the World Premiere Of Amazon Studios' 'Air'

According to the Daily Mail, the "Let's Get Loud" singer recently took her Instagram followers on a tour of her and Affleck's $60 million Bel-Air mansion, showing off her all-gold Christmas decorations.

She wore a white blouse that had a small pony collar and puffed long sleeves as she posed in front of the tree. Lopez paired the top with a shimmering gold and cream brocade skirt with a butterfly pattern and a belt. She styled her hair in a simple ponytail and wore natural-looking makeup.

The outside of her home also showed a great amount of Christmas makeover with wraparound wreath porch decorations on the entrance.

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