She continued, "The ones who were true, and the ones who lied to me. I want to thank true love, and I want to thank the way that I lied to myself, because that's how I knew that I had to grow. I want to thank disappointment and failure for teaching me to be strong,” she added of 14-year-old twins Max and Emme, “and my children for teaching me to love.”
Lopez told the crowd, "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. I really don't think I could've done it without you. And I know I couldn't have done it without the fans who saw the movies.”
The 52-year-old exclaimed, “You are the reason that I am here and that I have been here, and I love you!"
After thanking her manager Benny Medina and MTV, Lopez ended with a little shout-out to fiancé Ben Affleck, saying, “Ben and everybody at home, wait for me to have dinner. I will be home by 7!”
The Generation Award wasn’t Lopez’s only golden popcorn of the night — she also took home Best Song for “On My Way (Marry Me).” See the full list of MTV Movie & TV Awards winners here.