Ben Affleck is feeling ‘very lucky’ on his second chance with Jennifer Lopez


The duo's comeback as couple was apparently confirmed to the public last June, after paparazzi photos of them kissing. Photo: AP

Ben Affleck shared his take on second chances and “healthy boundaries” as he rekindles his relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

“I am very lucky in my life in that I have benefited from second chances, and I am aware that other people don’t even get first chances,” as per an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal via Elle magazine on Dec 1. “I’ve had second chances in my career, I’ve had second chances as a human being. Life is difficult, and we are always failing and hopefully learning from those failures.”

Though his statements on his romance with Lopez were “restrained,” Affleck regarded the renewed romance as a “beautiful” thing. He noted how he learned that some things are better kept off from the public.

“You can write conjecture about it, but one of the harder lessons that I have learned is that it’s not wise to share everything with the world,” he was quoted as saying. “I know that I feel more comfortable having those healthy boundaries in my life around which, in a friendly and straightforward way, I tell you, I just don’t want to be talking about my personal relationship in the newspaper.”

The American actor and filmmaker also spoke about his realizations on the things that he learned to value the most in his life for the past few years, saying, “Only in the last four years have I been able to not be so terrified, because I recognise I won’t die without work.”

“The most important thing is being a good father. The second most important thing is to be a good man and a good person. And, ostensibly, you know, a good husband. Hopefully,” he added.

Affleck and Lopez’s relationship started way back in 2002, when they met and got engaged. Lopez confirmed that the engagement is off by January 2004. Their comeback as couple was apparently confirmed to the public last June, after paparazzi photos of them kissing were published by the New York Post. – Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

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