Jennifer Lopez became emotional as she disclosed being “manhandled” while reflecting on her “unsavory” past relationships.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Lopez delves into her past romances in her latest documentary, “The Greatest Love Story Never Told,” which chronicles the creation of “This Is Me… Now: A Love Story.”


In her new Amazon Prime Video documentary, “The Greatest Love Story Never Told,” which documents the making of her original musical film, “This Is Me … Now: A Love Story,” Jennifer Lopez reflects on her romantic history and personal growth.

During discussions about filming scenes for her song “Rebound,” featured on her latest album, “This Is Me … Now,” Lopez addresses past experiences she had to overcome. In one scene, Lopez and a love interest in the film engage in a choreographed dance routine, hinting at domestic violence in a toxic relationship.

“I’m glad that one’s behind us,” Lopez remarks later, seen walking from the set to her trailer, indicating a sense of relief as she moves forward from those challenging experiences.

Later, she becomes emotional during a car ride when questioned about filming that specific storyline.

“Being tossed around and handled roughly like that isn’t enjoyable,” Lopez expresses. “I’ve never experienced abuse in a relationship, thankfully, but I have certainly encountered rough and disrespectful treatment.”

In the subsequent scene, Lopez is at home, conversing with her longtime friend and producing partner, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, revealing the emotional strain the project has placed on her.

“Most of all, it’s a deeply vulnerable position to be in day after day. There are moments when I question why I continue with this,” Lopez shares.

Goldsmith-Thomas empathizes, stating to Lopez, “It’s a personal journey…one that will resonate with countless women who have faced abuse… You’re addressing how we settle for less than we deserve.”


Lopez doesn’t specify the individuals who “handled” her roughly. However, throughout the documentary, she indicates that the film represents a blend of her romantic experiences and serves as a portrayal of her journey towards self-acceptance.

“I’ve had people in my life who claimed to love me but didn’t demonstrate actions consistent with love,” Lopez mentions earlier in the documentary. “You sometimes need to reach rock bottom, where you find yourself in situations so painful and uncomfortable that you finally say, ‘Enough.’ A therapist once asked me, ‘What if this were your daughter? How would you react?’ And it became crystal clear. I would advise her to leave and never look back. Yet, for me, it was clouded by my past, my own pain, and dysfunction, making it hard to see clearly. It was like navigating through fog.”

Presently, Lopez is happier than ever with her husband, Ben Affleck, who features in both the original musical film and the documentary. He served as a significant inspiration for much of This Is Me … Now, the album.


The high-profile couple initially started dating in 2002 and became engaged in the same year. However, they postponed their wedding in 2003 and ultimately ended their relationship in January 2004. Lopez and Affleck eventually reunited in April 2021 and exchanged vows in July 2022.

“I believe I held onto anger towards you for a long time,” she shares with him in the documentary. “But that heartbreak propelled both of us towards self-discovery and becoming better individuals. I feel like I’ve forgiven you completely. Now, I think I need to extend that forgiveness to myself for certain things.”

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