The shadow of everything! Jennifer Lopezthe first husband Ojani Noaexpressed his doubts about the Grammy winner’s recent marriage Ben Affleck – and he held nothing back.
“I wish her and Ben all the best,” said Noa, 48, who was married to the 53-year-old “Let’s Get Loud” singer for 11 months in the late ’90s Daily Mail in an interview published on Saturday July 30, before adding that he “is not convinced it will last”.
The former chef expanded his argument by pointing out his ex-wife’s numerous engagements and marriages. “Jen loves to be in love, but she’s been engaged six times. Ben is husband #4,” he told the outlet. “I was husband #1 and she told me I was the love of her life. As we lay in bed on our wedding night, she said we’d be together forever.”
The Cuban native went on to confess his heartbreak over their divorce.
“We fell in love when she was already famous. But during our marriage she became a megastar,” he recalls. “For years it was too painful to talk about. I wanted to retire and live my life. But when I saw that she married Ben, who’s a good guy, the feelings came back.”
For all of Noa’s devastation, Lopez, who was married to the producer from February 1997 to January 1998, previously opened up today in 2019 that their marriage “didn’t really matter” in their minds.
“I’ve been married three times. And once was nine months and once eleven months,” revealed the “Jenny From the Block” singer at the time, recalling her marriages Cris Judd and Noah. That Enough Star and her backup dancer, now 52, married in September 2001. In July 2002, she filed for divorce.
“The first two times I tried to get married I was very young. I would say To attempt to get married,” Lopez added, noting that she was “so young” at the time. “I felt like if I got married I would always have someone, but that’s not how life works.”
That Maids in Manhattan However, the actress “counted” her 10-year marriage into it MarcAnthonywith whom she shares 14-year-old twins Max and Emme.
During her career in the spotlight, the “On the Floor” artist was twice engaged to Affleck, 49, as well as Noa, Judd, Anthony and co Alex Rodriguez — who she split from in April 2021, a month before reconnecting with her new husband.
For its part, the goodwill hunt Star – whose past high-profile romances include Gwyneth Paltrow and Ana de Armas – was married Jennifer Garner for 13 years. Affleck and the Juno star, 50, share daughters Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and son Samuel, 10.
After proposing to Lopez twice — first in November 2002 and almost two decades later, in April — Affleck finally wed the “I’m Real” singer.
“We made it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” Lopez wrote in her official “July 17, the day after their Las Vegas wedding.” On the JLo” newsletter.