In a passionate blend of music and storytelling, Jennifer Lopez, 54, and husband Ben Affleck, 51, have collaborated on a deeply personal project - an album and corresponding documentary titled 'This Is Me Now.' The project is due to release on February 16, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the couple's journey together. The announcement was made at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards, where Lopez expressed her excitement and trepidation about the forthcoming release.
A Personal Journey
The project wasn't initially planned but evolved into a narrative reflecting Lopez's broader journey beyond just a love story. Affleck, who co-wrote the documentary, played a crucial role in helping Lopez delve into her story in a way she believes no other writer could. The album, which she describes as her 'most honest work', brings forth feelings of both exhilaration and anxiety for Lopez.
Countering Public Misconceptions
The aim of the album and film is to reveal the actual story of Lopez's life journey, pushing back against public misconceptions. The couple, who were previously engaged two decades ago, called off their initial engagement but reconciled in April 2021. They tied the knot in Las Vegas in 2022. Their love story has been a focal point in the media, but 'This Is Me Now' promises to provide a more profound and personal perspective.
A Glimpse into the Past
A teaser for the album, released on November 27, includes a love letter Affleck wrote to Lopez in 2002. This touching piece of history offers fans a glimpse into the early stages of their relationship, setting the tone for the deeply personal nature of the upcoming album and documentary.
With 'This Is Me Now,' Lopez and Affleck invite their fans to join them on their journey, offering an intimate look into their lives. The album serves as a sequel to Lopez's 2002 album 'This Is Me... Then,' signifying the completion of a 20-year journey. It will be Lopez's ninth studio album and her first in nearly a decade, marking a significant milestone in her career.