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Jennifer Lopez says she and Ben Affleck were just wrong timing

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Jennifer Lopez reminisces about the good and the bad of her relationship with Ben Affleck

Celebrities, they're just like us: their relationships can fall apart due to cases of bad timing and intense tabloid pressure. In a new interview with People, Lopez points out that her romance with Ben Affleck coincided with the birth of the tabloids. The public pressure may have been too much for them, she says. (Sound familiar, Garner-Affleck fans?)

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"We didn’t try to have a public relationship," she tells People and EW editorial director Jess Cagle. “We just happened to be together at the birth of the tabloids, and it was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was just a lot of pressure."

Lopez, who's currently dating Casper Smart, isn't shy about how deep her feelings were at the time for Affleck.

"I felt like… ‘OK, this is it. [But] sometimes I feel like what you think people are and how you see them when you love them is different than when they reveal later," she says of Affleck.

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She writes the whole relationship off to a very common problem — bad timing. "I think different time different thing, who knows what could’ve happened, but there was a genuine love there," she says. Now that Affleck is technically back on the market and sans phoenix tattoo, should we be hoping for a Bennifer reunion?

Would you ever want to see JLo and Ben Affleck together again? Let us know in the comments.

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