In its first week, Jennifer Lopez’s new album, This Is Me … Now, debuted on the Billboard 200 at the No. 38 spot before dropping off the chart altogether. “J. Lo’s devastated the album, her first in nearly a decade, did so poorly. She’s never experienced this kind of failure. It’s humiliating,” a source exclusively tells In Touch. “She poured her heart and soul into this project. It was a huge undertaking.”

Now, the singer, 54 — who spent $20 million of her own money financing the album and its accompanying documentary and musical film — has had to cancel several shows on her upcoming summer tour due to poor ticket sales, says the source. “She can’t perform to a stadium with tons of empty seats?


Jennifer released the album in February as a sequel to her 2002 record This Is Me… Then, which was written amid her and Ben Affleck’s first engagement. Although the two eventually split in January 2004 and went on to marry other people, they reconciled nearly 20 years later in 2021. Ben proposed in March 2022 and the couple tied the knot that summer.

While Ben is a much more private person than his wife, he has embraced her decision to share their story on this new record and its accompanying documentary. “It’s important to Jennifer and he loves and supports her,” a source previously told In Touch. “As they’ve grown older, they actually accept each other more and are less frustrated by their differences.”

In Jen’s documentary, the pair opened up about why they called off their wedding the first time around in 2003. “We had a big wedding planned – 14 ushers and bridesmaids – and three days before, we just crumbled under the pressure,” the “Get Right” singer admitted.

She also said it was “really hard” to be without Ben for the years they were apart. “I didn’t just feel like I lost the love of my life, I felt like I lost the best friend that I ever had,” she shared. “And I couldn’t talk [to him] for so many years and that was the hardest part. But that heartbreak set both of us on a course to figuring ourselves out, to being better people.”

Ben had three children with Jennifer Garner before their split in 2015, while Jen shares her twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony. She was also engaged to Alex Rodriguez before they called it quits in 2021.

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