Jennifer Lopez Says ‘There Was a Genuine Love’ with Ex-Fiancé Ben Affleck

J Lo has some more things to say about ex-fiancé Ben Affleck, and their high-profile, much buzzed-about relationship back in 2003.

The Shades of Blue star said of Bennifer to People and Entertainment Weekly:

We didn’t try to have a public relationship. We just happened to be together at the birth of the tabloids, and it was like ‘Oh my God.’ It was just a lot of pressure.

Of course, Lopez admitted that maybe her perception of the actor may have also been influenced by his celebrity status when she first met him.

I felt like … ‘Okay, this is it.’ [But] sometimes I feel like what you think people are and how you see them when you love them is different than when they reveal later.

Reflecting on what could have happened if it were a different time, Lopez added:

I think different time different thing, who knows what could’ve happened, but there was a genuine love there.

Bennifer ultimately called off their wedding a day before the ceremony was set to take place. Lopez married (then divorced) Marc Anthony, while Affleck married (then recently split) with his Daredevil co-star Jennifer Garner.