Jennifer Lopez expresses gratitude to both the honest and dishonest in heartfelt MTV Generation Award acceptance speech, tearfully thanking supporters while playfully teasing fiancé Ben Affleck with curfew announcement.

Jennifer Lopez was deeply moved when she was honored with the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica over the weekend. Tears welled up in her eyes as she expressed gratitude to her two children for showing her the true meaning of love, and she thanked both the genuine and deceitful individuals in her life. Towards the end of her speech, she sweetly mentioned her fiancé Ben Affleck, playfully saying, “Ben and everyone at home, don’t start dinner without me. I’ll be back by 7!”

Emotional: Jennifer Lopez, 52, shed a few tears when she accepted the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica on Sunday

Tearful and touched, Jennifer Lopez, at 52 years old, became emotional as she received the Generation Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica over the weekend. Expressing genuine gratitude, the talented entertainer acknowledged both her supporters and those who may have doubted her along the way in a unique and heartfelt speech. After a warm applause from the audience, Lopez reflected on the many individuals she has collaborated with throughout her film career, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in achieving success. She credited her success to the people she has worked with, stating that they have helped her grow and improve. Originally from the Bronx, New York, she concluded her speech by highlighting the necessity of living truthfully in order to create authentic art.

Love don't cost a thing: By the time JLo started to thank 'true love' she started to visibly get emotional and said she  wanted to thank those who had 'lied to her and those who had been true'

Love is priceless: When JLo expressed gratitude for ‘true love’, she became emotional and expressed her thanks to those who had deceived her as well as those who had been loyal.

More tears: 'I want to thank all the people who told me, to my face — or, when I wasn't in the room — that I couldn't do this,' Lopez said, through more tears, adding, 'I really don't think I could've done it without you'

Lopez expressed gratitude for those who doubted him, saying, “I want to express my thanks to everyone who said I couldn’t do it, whether it was to my face or behind my back. I truly believe your doubts pushed me to achieve this.”

Real moment: The actress, singer and dancer went on to thank 'disappointment and failure for teaching me to be strong,' and her 14-year-old twins Max and Emme, 'for teaching me to love,' which set off the tears

True story: The performer, vocalist, and dancer expressed gratitude towards setbacks and setbacks for showing her resilience. She also thanked her 14-year-old twins Max and Emme for teaching her how to love, causing tears to flow.

Fan appreciation: 'I know I couldn't have done it without the fans who saw the movies'

Fan gratitude: ‘I am truly grateful for the fans who supported the movies, I couldn’t have done it without their unwavering support.’

Singled out: Lopez went on to give an extra special thank her manager, Benny Medina, who she said was “the one persona who believed in me from the beginning'

Highlighted: Lopez took a moment to express her gratitude towards her manager, Benny Medina, who she credited as the one person who had faith in her from the start.
“I am thankful for everyone who has contributed to my journey,” she started, acknowledging those who brought happiness into her life as well as those who caused heartbreak.
Pausing briefly, she added, “I am grateful for those who remained genuine, and even for those who deceived me.”
As she delved into thanking those who showed her true love, Lopez’s emotions began to surface visibly.

Going strong: Lopez gave a shout out during her acceptance speech to fiance Ben, shown together last February in Los Angeles

Still together: Lopez expressed her appreciation towards her fiancé Ben in her acceptance speech, referencing their public appearance together in Los Angeles last February.

I am grateful for the moments when I deceived myself, as they pushed me to strive for growth. I also want to express gratitude towards disappointment and failure for shaping my strength. My heartfelt thanks go out to my 14-year-old twins, Max and Emme, for showing me the true meaning of love.

As I spoke about my children, tears welled up in my eyes. The room filled with cheers and applause, as the crowd showed their unwavering support.

Roar: The triple threat entertainer received a rousing ovation from the audience

Cheer: The versatile performer was met with enthusiastic applause from the crowd.

Humbled: 'You're only as good as the people you work with,' Lopez shared, in a reference to the incredible success she has achieved since breaking in to Hollywood in the 1980s

Grateful: Lopez expressed her gratitude by saying, “My success is a reflection of the amazing team I work with.” This statement reflects the journey she has taken from her debut in Hollywood in the 1980s to the present day.

Unique list: The Bronx, New York native then told the audience she has a 'different king of list of thank-yous', which began with her recognizing 'people who gave me this life... people who gave me joy... and the ones who broke my heart'

The Bronx, New York native then shared a unique list of thank-yous with the audience, starting with people who gave her life, brought her joy, and even those who broke her heart. Through tears, Lopez expressed gratitude to those who doubted her, as their skepticism fueled her determination. She also credited her fans for their unwavering support, pointing at them in the room with love. Lopez made sure to give a special shout-out to her manager, Benny Medina, who believed in her from the start. The MTV Generation Award honors actors who have made significant contributions to both film and television, making them household names. Previous winners include Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Reese Witherspoon, and many others.

Giving thanks: at the end of the speech Lopez started pointing at all the fans in the room while saying, 'You, you, you, you and you — you are the reason that I am here, and that I have been here, and I love you!'

Expressing gratitude: Towards the completion of his speech, Lopez gestured towards the audience members, acknowledging each of them individually by stating, ‘You, yes you, and you too – it is because of all of you that I am standing here today. Your support means everything to me, and I cannot thank you enough!’

Backstage: Jennifer Lopez holds her award for Best Song backstage at the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards

Behind the scenes: Jennifer Lopez is seen clutching her trophy for Best Song behind the curtains at the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards.

Dual winner: Jennifer Lopez holds her MTV Movie and TV Awards for Best Song and the Generation Award backstage at Barker Hangar

Jennifer Lopez clinched two victories at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, taking home the Best Song and Generation Award. She was spotted backstage at Barker Hangar celebrating her double win.

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