Jennifer Lopez politely dodges Ben Affleck questions, pokes enjoyable at Hoda Kotb for public relationship troubles

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Jennifer Lopez needed to dodge a number of questions on her renewed relationship with Ben Affleck from an unlikely supply on the “Today” present Thursday.  

Lopez was one of many first in-studio friends to grace the stage shortly because of the coronavirus pandemic. She sat down for an interview with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie to debate her new film “Marry Me.” 

The story follows a music celebrity who learns moments earlier than her very public marriage ceremony to a fellow movie star that he has been untrue. So, she embarks on a brand new relationship underneath the general public eye.

Throughout her interview, JLo acknowledged how “meta” the plotline is on condition that she has been relationship within the public eye for a few years. Most just lately, she known as off a high-profile engagement to former MLB star Alex Rodriguez. Not lengthy after, she reconnected with Affleck, who she was beforehand engaged to in 2002. 

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez reconnected after her split with Alex Rodriguez.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez reconnected after her cut up with Alex Rodriguez.
(Photograph by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Photographs for twentieth Century Studios)

Guthrie couldn’t assist however ask concerning the similarities between Lopez’s character and her real-life state of affairs. Nevertheless, the singer didn’t appear serious about opening up about her relationship on such a public stage. 

“I think, you know, we can talk about that backstage if you really want to know,” Lopez defined, politely dodging the query. “I think what we learned from the last time is that love, when you’re lucky enough to find it, is so sacred and special and you have to hold a little bit of that privately. And that’s what we’ve learned.

She added: “However we’re very completely satisfied, if that’s what you’re asking.”

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Soon after, Kotb complimented Lopez on her latest cover photo in People Magazine. She held up the cover but said that she was going to “block out” the corner of the print, which teased a story about her recently announced split from fiancé Joel Schiffman

Jennifer Lopez playfully dodged questions about her relationship on the

Jennifer Lopez playfully dodged questions on her relationship on the “Today” present.
(Photograph by Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin/GC Photographs through Getty Photographs)

“Why are you trying to block out the corner?” JLo shouted playfully. “You trying not to talk about your personal stuff, Hoda?!”  

“Touche, touche,” the host replied.  

Kotb, 57, introduced the tip of her engagement earlier this week.

“I wanted to address something that, I think a few of you maybe noticed,” she mentioned. “People have written in and asked why I wasn’t wearing my engagement ring. Joel and I have had a lot of prayerful and meaningful conversations over the holiday and we decided that we’re better as friends and parents than we are as an engaged couple.”

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Hoda Kotb announced the end of her engagement to Joel Schiffman.

Hoda Kotb introduced the tip of her engagement to Joel Schiffman.
(Photograph by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Photographs for SiriusXM)

Kotb and Schiffman, 63, started relationship in 2013 and acquired engaged in 2019.

Kotb clarified that there wasn’t something particular that led to the couple’s breakup.

“It’s not like something happened,” Kotb defined. “They say sometimes relationships are meant to be there for a reason, for a season or for a lifetime and I feel like ours was meant to be there for a season.”

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