Onstage at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Jennifer Lopez gives a sweet…

Onstage at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Jennifer Lopez gives a sweet shoutout to Ben Affleck.

Jennifer Lopez got the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2022. While she was on stage, she talked about how she and Ben Affleck, who was not there, were going to celebrate in a low-key way.

“Hello, Ben and everyone at home!” she screamed during her acceptance speech at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on June 5. “Wait until I finish dinner; I’ll be home by 7!”

J. Lo mused on her onscreen heritage before giving a lovely nod to her fiancé, stating she shares a profound connection with all of the roles she’s played.

“I’m not any of the women I’ve played, but there’s a piece of me in each of them,” she explained. “And because you can’t produce truth unless you’ve lived it first.”

Jennifer, who is still the only artist to have a No. 1 album and a No. 1 film at the same time, went on to thank a number of people in her life, including those who have pushed her to grow.

She stated, “I want to express my gratitude to those who have brought me joy as well as those who have broken my heart.” “Those who were honest with me and those who lied to me.” I want to appreciate true love and the way I lied to myself, because it was through this that I realized I needed to evolve. I’d like to appreciate disappointment and failure for instilling in me the ability to persevere.”


She teared up with passion as she praised her daughters, 14-year-old twins Max and Emme, for “teaching me to love.”

She went on to say, “I’d like to thank everyone who informed me I couldn’t do it to my face or when I wasn’t in the room.” I’m not sure I could have done it without your help. And I’m certain I couldn’t have done it without the help of the fans. You, you, you, you, you, you, you, you’ve come to see you because you’re the reason I’m here. Without you, I would not have been able to do this task. “

Jennifer also thanked her longtime manager, Benny Medina, whom she referred to as “the genuine definition of ride or die.”

“If there’s one person who believed in me from the start, from the first time I played him a raggedy little tape of a song I’d written that day, and he never let me stop believing in myself, it was him,” she said. “You never forget when someone is by your side, when they are there for you at your lowest and most hopeless moments, and you never want to let them down. And there have been times when I’ve felt like I can’t go any further for you than I can for myself. “

“It hasn’t been easy,” she acknowledged, “but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

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Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Cruise, and others have won the Generation Award, which MTV says goes to “famous movie and TV stars whose work has made them household names.”

Jennifer had previously won the Best Song award for her hit “On My Way” from her film Marry Me, which had a record-breaking viewership on Peacock when it premiered in February.

In her winning speech, she noted, “It was a really personal song.” It’s all about trust and belief, as well as every step of your trip, even the ones that appear to be blunders, on your yellow brick path. It makes me so glad that it made an impression on you. “