Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck wanted a “casual” wedding in Las Vegas … after canceling the ceremony in 2003
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot in a deliberately low-key ceremony over the weekend.
It comes almost 20 years after the couple broke off their engagement due to “excessive media attention”.
This time the couple, 52 and 49, slipped away Las Vegas with their children for an intimate exchange of vows.
For the second time: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot in a deliberately low-key ceremony over the weekend
A source tells Us weekly‘They both thought it was a fun and casual way to tie the knot.’
After meeting on the set of the 2002 film Gigli, Jen and Ben began a romance and adopted the common name “Bennifer,” which was bestowed upon them by fans.
After proposing with a six-carat pink diamond ring, the two planned a lavish Santa Barbara wedding in September 2003.
However, just days before the date, the duo announced that they intend to postpone the event.
Take two: The vows come almost 20 years after the couple called off their engagement due to “excessive media attention”.
“When we seriously considered hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ in three different locations, we realized something was wrong,” they said in a joint statement.
But months later, they ended their romance entirely and married other people shortly after.
Lopez reunited with Marc Anthony and Affleck married Jennifer Garner, both relationships having children.
Twins Emme and Max, 14, are shared by Jennifer and Marc, while Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Sam, 10, are owned by Affleck and Garner.
It is official! The multihyphenate entertainer shared news about her marriage via her On the JLo newsletter on Sunday
The multihyphenate entertainer shared news about her marriage via her On the JLo newsletter on Sunday.
She teased the life update with a photo of her in bed, which was shared to Instagram, where she has 218million followers.
In the caption, she wrote “Sadie!” and then added the hashtag “#iykyk,” an acronym for “if you know you know.”
The mother-of-two continued, “Head over to OnTheJLo for all the details. #linkinbio.’
You did it! Bennifer is now officially Mr. and Mrs. Affleck after their Las Vegas wedding; Seen Sep 2021
In a lengthy note, the music sensation said: “We did it. Love is beautiful. love is kind And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient.’
The message continued: “Exactly what we wanted. Last night we flew into Vegas, queued for a license with four other couples who all made the same trip to the wedding capital of the world.’
Jennifer, who hails from the Bronx, romanticized the waxing anecdote: “Behind us, two men were holding hands and holding each other tight. In front of us a young couple who made the three-hour drive from Victorville on their daughter’s birthday – we all want the same thing – for the world to recognize us as partners and declare our love to the world through antiquity and almost every universal symbol of the Before.’
Explaining that they “barely made it to the small wedding chapel by midnight,” the actress added, “They graciously stayed open for a few minutes, let’s take photos in a pink Cadillac convertible that’s obviously once owned by the king.” itself was used.”
Social media engagement: JLo teased the life update with a photo of her in bed, which was shared to Instagram, where she has 218million followers
The entertainment industry vet continued, “So with the best witnesses imaginable, a dress from an old movie and a jacket from Ben’s closet, we read our own vows in the little chapel and gave each other the rings, that we will wear for the rest of our lives.’
Giving fans even more details, she said: “They even had a bluetooth for a (short) march down the aisle. But in the end it was the best possible wedding we could imagine. One that we dreamed of a long time ago, and one that (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible and each other) became a reality a very, very long time ago.’
Hitmaker Jenny From the Block called the evening the “best night of our lives”.
In a final paragraph, she wrote, “They were right when they said, ‘All you need is love.’ We are so thankful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family with five amazing children and a life we could never look forward to more.
“Stay here long enough and you might find the best moment of your life driving through Las Vegas at half past midnight in the tunnel of love with your children and the one you will spend eternity with.” Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things – and it’s worth waiting for.”
She signed out with her new name – “Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.’