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Jennifer Lopez Explains Why She & Ben Affleck Broke Up The First Time

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Jlo told the mag why she and Ben Affleck broke up the first time around.

"It was brutal. It was brutal. It's one of those things that you bury very deeply so you can move on and get about your business," she said. "It's funny because Ben and I were together, and we were so in love. It was one of the happiest times of my life."

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"But also, there was this other thing happening where we were being criticized, and it really destroyed our relationship from the inside out," she added, "because we were just too young to understand at that time what were really the most important things in life."

She think they are now more mature.

"I won't talk about it a lot. We've both grown. We're the same, and we're different. And that's what's nice," she added. "Having a second chance at real love … yeah. Like I said, we learned a lot. We know what's real, what's not real. So it's just — the game has changed. Again, I'm trying not to say too much."