After relationship within the early 2000s and getting engaged, the pair went their separate methods in 2004.
It took nearly 20 years, however Jennifer and Ben discovered their approach again to one another and tied the knot earlier this 12 months.
Looking again on their first cut up, Jennifer admits it was one of the painful instances of her life and affected her profession for the subsequent 18 years.
“It was so painful after we broke up,” she stated throughout a dialog with Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1.
She continued, “Once we called off that wedding 20 years ago, it was the biggest heartbreak of my life, and I honestly felt like I was going to die.”
Jennifer defined that following the cut up, she felt as if she could not make music the best way she used to, and it set her on a “spiral” for years.
“So I didn’t make music in that way that I did in 2002 until now … it set me on a spiral for the next 18 years where I just couldn’t get it right,” Jennifer shared.
She added, “But now, 20 years later, it does have a happy ending. It has the most would-never-happen-in-Hollywood ending.”
After rekindling her romance with Ben, she says, she “felt so inspired and so overtaken with emotion that [the music] was just pouring out of me.”
As for her new album, This Is Me…Now, Jennifer says it is going to cowl her journey to discovering love once more — and hopefully encourage others not to surrender.
“I think what the message of [This Is Me…Now] is — if you have, like me at times, lost hope, almost given up, don’t,” Jennifer stated.
She added, “True love does exist, and some things do last forever, and that’s real. I want to put that message out into the world, and that does take a lot of vulnerability.”