Jennifer Lopez broke down in tears as she discussed what her husband Ben Affleck ‘saw’ in her in her new documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told. 

The new documentary charts the singer during the making of her latest album This Is Me… Now as well as her twenty-year journey to ‘self-love’.

Jennifer, 54, and Ben, 51, were famously engaged in the early 2000s before breaking up, only to reunite – and later marry – in July 2022.

The hitmaker became emotional in the documentary as she spoke about her husband and how he has helped improve her self-confidence.

She said: ‘What he said and what he saw in me, and what he made me believe about myself, only comes from love.

Jennifer Lopez broke down in tears as she discussed what her husband Ben Affleck 'saw' in her in her new documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told
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Jennifer Lopez broke down in tears as she discussed what her husband Ben Affleck ‘saw’ in her in her new documentary The Greatest Love Story Never Told

The hitmaker became emotional in the documentary as she spoke about her husband and how he has helped improve her self-confidence
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The hitmaker became emotional in the documentary as she spoke about her husband and how he has helped improve her self-confidence

‘Because nobody else could have made me see that about myself. It’s very moving.

‘Because I didn’t think much about myself and so the world didn’t think much of me. That lined up.’

Jennifer also spoke about how Ben served as her muse for her new album and she had her team read handwritten love letters from Ben that inspired the record.

She said: ‘We’re totally different people now and we’re the same and we have the same love 100 percent. Like I’d never fallen out of love with you. I had to just put it over here.’

Her crew member then responded: ‘It seems like it’s liberating in a sense because he loves every part of you but it’s not dependent on what this album is or anything.’

The couple’s love story started in 2002 when they dated while filming the movie Jersey Girl. They became engaged the following year but broke up in 2004.

Yet it was meant to be for the couple, known collectively as Bennifer, who found their way back to one another in July 2021, marrying just one year later.

They detailed the highs and lows of their rekindled romance in Jennifer’s new documentary, with Ben revealed he initially asked his wife to keep their relationship offline when they decided to give things another ago.

She said: 'What he said and what he saw in me, and what he made me believe about myself, only comes from love'

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She said: ‘What he said and what he saw in me, and what he made me believe about myself, only comes from love’

The couple's love story started in 2002 (pictured) when they dated while filming the movie Jersey Girl. They became engaged the following year but broke up in 2004
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The couple’s love story started in 2002 (pictured) when they dated while filming the movie Jersey Girl. They became engaged the following year but broke up in 2004

While navigating their reconciliation, two decades following their first engagement, the two-time Oscar winner admitted he had zero interest in becoming a fixture on his wife’s social media accounts.

‘Getting back together, I said, ‘Listen, one of the things I don’t want is a relationship on social media,’ the actor recalled.

‘Then I sort of realized it’s not a fair thing to ask. It’s sort of like, you’re gonna marry a boat captain and you go, “Well, I don’t like the water.”‘

He continued: ‘We’re just two people with different kinds of approaches trying to learn to compromise.’

Ultimately, Jennifer respected his wishes, and has only posted a small handful of snaps featuring him, including a raunchy shirtless photo last Father’s Day and a sweet video of them singing Sam Cooke’s (What A) Wonderful World in the car on his birthday.

During the documentary, the mother-of-two acknowledged Ben’s discomfort with stepping in the spotlight as a couple after facing intense media scrutiny when they first dated between 2002 and 2004.

‘I don’t think [Ben] is very comfortable with me doing all of this,’ she said. ‘But he loves me, he knows I’m an artist, and he’s gonna support me in every way he can because he knows you can’t stop me from making the music I made… he doesn’t want to stop me. But that doesn’t mean he’s comfortable being the muse.’

Elsewhere in the documentary, Jennifer burst into tears as she confessed what her husband made her see in herself was ‘moving’.

She shared that 'we both have PTSD' from their initial dating experience, but explained that in their present life as a married couple they're 'older' and 'wiser' (pictured in 2003)
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She shared that ‘we both have PTSD’ from their initial dating experience, but explained that in their present life as a married couple they’re ‘older’ and ‘wiser’ (pictured in 2003)

Welling up, she revealed: ‘What he said and what he saw in me, and what he made me believe about myself, only comes from love.

‘Because nobody else could have made me see that about myself. It’s very moving.

‘Because I didn’t think much about myself and so the world didn’t think much of me. That lined up.’

She said of their reunion: ‘We’re totally different people now and we’re the same and we have the same love 100 percent. Like I’d never fallen out of love with you. I had to just put it over here.’

The couple got engaged near the end of 2002 but broke the engagement in late 2003 before ending their relationship entirely in 2004.

In the intervening years, Jennifer married and divorced her third ex-husband Marc Anthony, with whom she welcomed her 15-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Meanwhile, Ben married and divorced Jennifer Garner, with whom he amicably co-parents three children – Violet, 18, Seraphina, 14, and Samuel, 11.