Veteran American singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez, read an emotional speech at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards after winning the Generation Award on Sunday night.
JLo accepted the honor by first thanking her fans.
“Thank you. Thank you. I love you so much,” Lopez said.
“You know, I look at those movies and I see all the wonderful people that I’ve been blessed to know and to work with. You’re only as good as the people that you work with and if you’re lucky, they make you better. And I have been very lucky in that regard.”
She continued, “As an actor, I am not any of the women that I played but there is a part that is deeply true to me and each one of the characters, and since you cannot create truth unless you really lived it, I have a different kind of list of thank-yous tonight.”
Lopez had a long list of people to thank.
“I want to thank all the people who gave me this life. I want to thank the people who gave me joy and the ones who broke my heart, the ones who were true and the ones who lied to me,” Lopez said.
“I want to thank true love and I want to thank the way that I lied to myself, because that’s how I knew I that had to grow.”
“I want to think disappointment and failure for teaching need to be strong, and my children for teaching me to love,” she added while holding back tears.
The 52-year-old also gave a special thanks to her fiancé, Ben Affleck, who was not at the event center.
“And Ben, and everybody at home: wait for me to have dinner, I’ll be home by seven,” Lopez said before exiting the stage.