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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck On Their Relationship: "We Hold It Sacred"

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck On Their Relationship: "we Hold It Sacred"

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, now known as Bennifer 2.0, have been going strong for almost a year.

The singer and actress revealed how she feels to be back with her ex, with whom she was dating in the early 2000s.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck On Their Relationship: "we Hold It Sacred"

Talking to People, Jennifer said she "feel so lucky and happy and proud to be with him."

Describing their relationship, J.Lo said:

"It's a beautiful love story that we got a second chance."

Lopez, 52, explained that the first time around the media circus during and after the breakup was awful, but it prepared them for their future careers and partners.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck On Their Relationship: "we Hold It Sacred"

After reuniting, the couple knew that this time they had a better chance:

"We both were like, 'Wow, we're so happy, and we don't want any of that to come into play again.' We're older now, we're smarter, we have more experience."

"We're at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things. We're so protective because it is such a beautiful time for all of us."

Jennifer 52 claims she wants to protect her "happy and loving" relationship with Ben, 49 because they hold it "sacred."

Jennifer added that Bennifer 2.0 is different than the original version, especially since they are older and have children from their previous marriages:

"I honestly believe that love rules all. Love always conquers everything — relationships, kids, work, work relationships. It's all about how loving, open, and accepting you can be. Not having an ego about things and just embracing all the good, always looking at the positive."

She is proud of Affleck:

"When you're in a good, healthy relationship, everybody benefits from that. Everybody."

Jennifer concluded:

"To see the person, the human being, the man that he is today, the father that he is today, the partner that he is — he is so everything I always knew he was and wanted to be."