“I feel [the media scrutiny can hurt] if it is not an actual factor,” Lopez had told MTV News days earlier than the video premiered Nov. 5, 2002. “I have been in relationships the place they have been sort of unstable, and so the media messed with it quite a bit. When it is not essential to the connection in any means—as a result of what’s essential is simply the 2 of you—then it may possibly’t mess with it. Nothing can. So in that sense, no, it does not have an impact if it is one thing that is actually actual for each of you. In my expertise, anyway.”
So she and Affleck proceeded to do their greatest to behave like a daily couple, even when that was largely inconceivable.
“We strive [to keep things private], we strive. Some instances it is simpler than others; it simply relies upon if we will slip in after which slip out,” Lopez mentioned. We exit to dinner, we exit with pals, we attempt to reside as regular an existence as we will and nonetheless take pleasure in all the different components of being within the public eye as properly.”
“We attempt to make the perfect of it,” she continued. “I am not saying there’s not instances that we want [we] might simply be going to the flicks and are available out and there is not a crowd there ready. You simply wish to spend your Sunday afternoon not working, however on the similar time we each love what we do. If that is one thing that is a part of it, then that is wonderful. We really feel the love and we’re very joyful about it.”
BTW, Lopez was additionally sporting a hoop, however would solely say that she and Affleck had talked about marriage.