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Jennifer Lopez warns that Ben Affleck is off limits – “Don’t flirt with him”

During a recent appearance on “Today with Hoda & Jenna,” Jennifer Lopez engaged in a playful game called “This Is Me… Now or Then.” The game involved prompts that prompted Lopez to reflect on whether they applied to her present self or her past. One particular prompt focused on her reaction to someone hitting on her significant other, and Lopez made it clear that the response was a resounding “now.”

A Lover, Not a Fighter

With a paddle held up and a determined look, Lopez declared, “Don’t play with me. Do not play with me.” The global icon emphasized her role as a lover, but also hinted at her ability to handle such situations with elegance and grace. It showcased Lopez’s assertiveness while maintaining her sophistication.

First of all, I’m a lover, not a fighter, but I will let them know in a very elegant and lady-like way to step all the way off

“This Is Me… Now” Movie and Album: A Personal Journey

The purpose of Jennifer Lopez’s appearance on the show was to promote her new movie, “This Is Me… Now,” a musical that tells a fictional version of real-life events leading her to write the album of the same name. The movie explores her character’s journey as a hopeless romantic experiencing heartbreak in various relationships. Lopez revealed that her real-life experiences, particularly with Ben Affleck, inspired both the film and the album.

Affleck played a pivotal role in encouraging Lopez to embrace her multifaceted talents. Lopez shared, “He was like, ‘You do, you write, you direct, you produce, you choreograph, you do all the things. Start stepping into that, start owning a little bit of who you are.’” This encouragement marked a turning point for Lopez, leading to the creation of the movie and album as a response to her 2002 release, “This Is Me… Then.”

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