Jennifer Lopez has a couple high-profile relationships under her belt. But she shed the Jenny from the Block moniker once her relationship with Diddy ended in hand cuffs, or “a bang” as she described it in a recent interview.
J Lo spoke candidly with CBS Sunday Mornings about her dating “eras” with Puff and Ben Affleck. “It was a crazy,” she said about her relationship with the Bad Boy CEO. “The Puffy era was sort of like a crazy heightened time in my life. Puffy and I both grew up in the Bronx. He had been in the music business and had all this success. I was just starting and making my first album when I met him. He became kind of a mentor to me in that moment. We had this kinda crazy, tumultuous relationship that ended in a bang, let’s say. It was definitely a moment, but I felt like it was necessary. Like, he was meant to be in my life at that moment to teach me what I needed to know about this music business, about what kind of artist I wanted to be in the music industry.”
“When you talk about the ‘Bennifer’ era—this is so weird [that] I’m talking about this in that way,” before explaining she provided a disclaimer about the term she used. “I’m just using those words ’cause you use ’em. I was just…I don’t look at them as eras in that way, I look at them as like, these were people in my life who I really cared about and fell in love with. We had very special, very unique relationships with both those people and that’s what captured the public’s attention, in a sense. Because there was realness to them. There was an authenticity to those relationships.”
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