So impressed! Jennifer Lopez introduced her ninth studio album, This Is Me … Now, precisely twenty years after the discharge of This Is Me … Then.
The Hustlers actress, 53, revealed the project via Instagram on Friday, November 25, after elevating eyebrows by wiping all posts from her feed. Lopez shared a video of herself recreating the album paintings from her 2002 document and debuted the record of recent songs — a number of which seem like impressed by her rekindled romance with Ben Affleck.
The brand new album options tracks titled “Rebound,” “This Time Round” and “Midnight Journey to Vegas” — however eagle-eyed followers seen a telling callback to This Is Me … Then. Lopez’s upcoming launch contains ” Expensive Ben pt. II,” taking after her 2002 hit “Expensive Ben.”
In response to a press launch, the New York native’s ninth document “chronicles the emotional, religious and psychological journey that she has taken over the previous twenty years” and contains “confessional songs, reflections on the trials of her previous [and] upbeat celebrations of affection whereas sharing a few of her most weak truths.”
This Is Me … Now is described as an album “not like any [Lopez] has produced earlier than” and comes on the heels of her marriage to Affleck, 50, who was additionally the inspiration for the 2002 document.
The Gigli costars had been engaged within the early ’00s, calling it quits in 2004 after pulling the plug on their wedding ceremony as a consequence of heightened media frenzy. Us Weekly confirmed in Might 2021 that the couple had been “full-on relationship” following Lopez’s break up from fiancé Alex Rodriguez. The Argo director proposed practically one yr later.
“I used to be smiling so huge and tears had been coming down my face, feeling so extremely completely satisfied and complete,” the Grammy nominee recalled of the romantic second in an April version of her “On the JLo” publication. “It was nothing fancy in any respect, but it surely was essentially the most romantic factor I may’ve ever imagined … only a quiet Saturday night time at residence, two folks promising to at all times be there for one another. Two very fortunate folks. Who bought a second likelihood at real love.”
Three months later, the pair quietly tied the knot in Las Vegas. Us confirmed in August that Lopez and the Gone Lady star deliberate to rejoice their love once more with household and buddies. The three-day bash passed off in August at Affleck’s Georgia property.
Since exchanging vows, the “On the Flooring” singer and the Oscar winner have given uncommon glimpses of their lives as newlyweds. “Ben and Jen are nonetheless of their honeymoon section,” a supply completely revealed in October. “They’re very head over heels for one another.”
Earlier this month, Lopez shed extra gentle on how she and Affleck reconnected — and mirrored on what went mistaken throughout their preliminary romance. “We had been so younger and so in love at the moment, actually very carefree, with no children, no attachments,” she advised Vogue in her December 2022 cowl story. “And we had been simply dwelling our lives, being completely satisfied and on the market. It didn’t really feel like we would have liked to cover from anyone or be actual discreet. We had been simply dwelling out loud, and it turned out to actually chew us.”