BEN AFFLECK has opened up about his high-profile engagement to JENNIFER LOPEZ - insisting the pair was "too accessible" to the media.
Be and Jen - aka BENNIFER - both now remarried with children - began dating in 2002 after meeting on set of their film Gigli.
The former couple split shortly before they were due to wed in September 2004
- marking the end of a media circus that surrounded their relationship.
He says, "I think Jen and I made a mistake in that we fell in love, we were excited and maybe too accessible. I don' think either of us anticipated the degree to which it would take on a world of its own."
The actor is expecting his second child with actress JENNIFER GARNER - whom he married in 2005 - later this year.
La Lopez married latin singer MARC ANTHONY in 2004 and gave birth to twins in February.