Question of honesty

Life can be complicating, as this story will show.

One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his iron axe fell into the river. When he began crying, Water GOD appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?" The woodcutter told that his axe has fallen into water.
GOD went down into the water and came up with a golden axe. " Is this your axe?", GOD asked. The woodcutter said "No". GOD again went down and came up with a silver axe. "Is this your axe?", GOD asked. The wood cutter said "No". GOD went down again and came up with the iron axe. "Is this your axe?", GOD asked. The wood cutter said "Yes". GOD was pleased with the woodcutter's honesty and gave him all the Three axes. The woodcutter lived happily ever after.
Similar thing happened to our friend recently. One day, while he was walking with his wife near a river, his wife fell into the river. When he began crying, Water GOD appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?" He told that his wife has fallen into water.
GOD went down into the water and came up with Jennifer Lopez. " Is this your wife?", GOD asked. Suddenly our friend said, "Yes". GOD was furious. "You cheat!!! ", GOD scolded. "Honesty has lost today. I will curse you . . ."


Did our friend tell a lie? Not really, if you understand the reason for his answer. Read on.
Immediately our friend said," Forgive me my lord. It was your mistake. If suppose I say "No" to Jennifer Lopez, you will come up with Julia Roberts. If I say "No" to Julia Roberts also, you will finally come up with my wife. If then I say "Yes", you will give all the three to me. I am a very poor man. I will not be able to look after all the three. So I said "Yes".