During an interview with Howard Stern, Ben was asked: “Was there hesitation on your part, because now you’re a dad? Was there hesitation on your part to say, you know, 'I can’t go through this again'?”
Ben replied: “It crossed my mind for sure. My responsibility to my children is the highest responsibility, I don’t want to do anything that is painful or destructive to them if I can help it.”
But just weeks later, it appears that Bennifer 2.0 is still going from strength to strength, with Ben even at the forefront of Jennifer’s resolutions for 2022.
Taking to her Instagram page on Tuesday, the singer spoke openly about her plans for the year, sharing: “I’m just thinking about being really mindful about what I want my life to be, and knowing my thoughts create my life, so keeping those really positive.”
Jennifer went on: “To be the best mother I can be, the best partner I can be, the best friend I can be, the best daughter, sister, boss, person that I can be.”
The pair first met on the set of the movie Gigli, which was released in 2003 but began filming two years earlier. The movie bombed at the box office and received widely negative reviews.
Despite Gigli’s lack of acclaim, Ben has fond memories of it — largely because it introduced him to Jennifer.
In a new interview with Matt Damon for Entertainment Weekly, Ben shared: “If the reaction to Gigli hadn't happened, I probably wouldn't have ultimately decided, 'I don't really have any other avenue but to direct movies,' which has turned out to be the real love of my professional life. So in those ways, it's a gift.”
He added: “And I did get to meet Jennifer, the relationship with whom has been really meaningful to me in my life."
Ben previously acknowledged how “lucky” he is to have "benefitted from second chances" throughout his life, telling WSJ magazine for its December/January cover story: “I've had second chances in my career. I've had second chances as a human being."
Thankfully, he and Jennifer both seem to be making the most of their second chance at their relationship.