‘Heartsick’ Jennifer Lopez makes major announcement

Jennifer Lopez is canceling her planned 30-date North American tour just weeks before it was due to kick off, in a decision the star says left her “heartbroken”.

Lopez’s reason for canceling the tour, which was set to begin on June 26, is to spend more time with her family — but it comes amid near-constant reports that she and husband Ben Affleck are having marital problems and that the tour itself has problems. for ticket sales.

Lopez broke the news directly to fans via her “On the JLo” newsletter today, letting them know she’s canceled the tour: “I’m absolutely saddened and devastated to let you down.”

“Please know that I would not have done this if I did not feel it was absolutely necessary,” she wrote.

“I promise I’ll make it up to you and we’ll all be together again. I love you all very much. Till next time …”

Live Nation representatives told Page Six that the “This Is Me … Live” tour has been canceled, saying in a statement, “Jennifer is taking time to be with her children, family and close friends.”

Sources said the cancellation was not due to poor ticket sales, but due to personal reasons and her desire to be with her children.

But this comes after the much-hyped return of Lopez’s music, which underperformed earlier this year. Her ninth studio album This is me… now was released in February, an album of long odes to her rekindled romance with Affleck, which arrived with its accompanying world-building music film and feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary about its making.

The album debuted at number 38 in the US; here in Australia it ranked 82nd.

J Lo’s North American tour was originally planned to focus on the album, but after the record’s failure, the tour was quickly renamed to include all of her biggest hits.

This seemed to help: ticket sales seemed to be more successful in recent weeks, with over 90% of seats sold in some cities.

J Lo’s other recent career venture, the recently released Netflix sci-fi movie Atlaswas a hit with audiences – despite dire reviews.

Decider called the film, which stars J Lo as a space explorer struggling with artificial intelligence technology, “a bad, bloated mess.”

It’s been a difficult year for Lopez, both professionally and personally, after Affleck reportedly moved out of the couple’s mansion last month.

Lopez and Affleck famously dated in the early nineties, but broke up while engaged, in part due to intense media and public interest in their relationship.

Both later remarried — Affleck to actress Jennifer Garner, while Lopez had 16-year-old twins with fellow singer Marc Anthony — before rekindling their romance and finally tying the knot in 2022.

That “happy ending” was the basis for Lopez’s latest musical project, the follow-up to her 2002 album. This is me… Then, released during the couple’s first relationship.

But in recent weeks, the loved-up pair appear to have split, with speculation about their relationship sparked when Lopez attended the Met Gala alone last month.

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