Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck during The 75th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

The 54-year-old pop star was engaged to Ben Affleck, 51, in the early 2000s but broke up and went their separate ways, only to reunite in 2021 and marry the following year.  Jennifer Lopez claims that her “second chance at real, true love” inspired her upcoming ninth studio album, “This Is Me…Now,” which is due out soon.

“I wrote ‘This Is Me… Then’ when Ben and I fell in love 20-something years ago,”

Jennifer told Metro Newspaper. “As fate would have it, we came back into each other’s lives. And on the 20th anniversary of ‘This Is Me’… Then, I announced that I would do ‘This Is Me… Now’. It was inspired by the surreal miracle that had happened. Him coming back into my life and the two of us reuniting in a way that we never expected that was the inspiration for even going in the studio. The album just poured out of me.” Lopez’s album will be released on February 16th. She will appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend (February 3).