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Jennifer Lopez thanks those who lied to me at the MTV Movie & TV Awards – NBC Chicago

Jennifer Lopez received the Generation Award at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards and on stage the superstar revealed her low-key celebration plans with Ben Affleck, who was not in attendance.

“Ben and everyone home, hello!” she exclaimed during her acceptance speech on June 5 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. “Wait for me for dinner, I’ll be home at 7:00!”

Before the sweet shoutout to her fiancé, J. Lo reflected on her on-screen legacy, saying she shares a deep connection with all the characters she’s faced.

“I’m not any of the women I’ve played, but there’s a part of what’s deeply true to me in each of these characters,” she shared. “And you can only create truth if you have truly lived it.”

Lopez – who remains the only artist to have a No. 1 album and a No. 1 movie simultaneously – went on to thank many people in her life, including those who challenged her along the way.

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“I want to thank the people who gave me joy and the people who broke my heart,” she said in tears. “Those who were true and those who lied to me. I want to thank true love and I want to thank the way I lied to myself because that’s how I knew I had to grow up. I want to thank disappointment and failure for me teaches me to be strong.”

As the 52-year-old thanked her children – 14-year-old twins Max and Emme – for “teaching me to love”, she cried with emotion.

Lopez continued, “I want to thank everyone who told me to my face or when I wasn’t in the room that I couldn’t do this. I really don’t think I could have done this without you. And I know I couldn’t have done it without the fans. You’re the reason I’m here. I couldn’t have done this without you.

She also gave a rare shoutout to her longtime manager Benny Medina, which she called “the true meaning of ride or die.”

“If there’s a person who believed in me from the start, from the first time I played him a little tattered demo of a song I wrote that day, and he didn’t never let it stop believing in me, it was him,” she praised. . “You know when someone is by your side, you know when they are there for you at your lowest and most desperate points, that you will never forget them, you never want to let them down. And there had such low moments that I think I can’t go more for you than for me.”

She added, “It hasn’t been easy, but I wouldn’t change a thing in the world.”

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Earlier in the night, Lopez also won Best Song for her hit “On My Way” from her movie Marry Me, which set record ratings on Peacock, where it premiered in February.

“It was a really personal song,” she said in her acceptance speech. “It’s about faith and belief and every step of your journey, even what seems like mistakes, the step of your yellow brick road. It makes me so happy that it touched your heart.”

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