Jennifer Lopez has confirmed her marriage to Ben Affleck in the July 17 edition of her “On The JLo” newsletter.
“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” the “Marry Me” actress began as she gushed over her nuptials.
Calling the Vegas ceremony “Exactly what we wanted,” the star detailed their trip down the aisle.
“Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world. Behind us two men held hands and held each other."
"In front of us, a young couple who made the three hour drive from Victorville on their daughter’s second birthday—all of us wanting the same thing— for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage.
“We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight,” she revealed. “They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, evidently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra and he was in bed).”
Lopez added that she wore “a dress from an old movie” as they exchanged vows in the “little chapel” and “gave one another the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives.”
The couple met in 2001 on the set of their movie “Gigli” while Lopez was still married to her second husband Cris Judd. Following their June 2002 separation, “Bennifer” was born, with Affleck initially proposing in 2002. Unfortunately, they would never make it down the aisle.
Following failed marriages for both stars, the pair reunited in 2021.
“But in the end it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined. One we dreamed of long ago and one made real (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible and one another) at very, very long last.”
The “Let’s Get Loud” singer also added photos from the ceremony, including shots of Affleck in a white tux jacket and black slacks. There’s even a clip of the groom getting ready in a small bathroom with pink walls and scratched mirrors.
A snap of Lopez’s daughter, Emme, was also included, as the teen sat in the backseat of their marital convertible.
“They were right when they said, ‘all you need is love.'” Lopez continued. We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to."
"Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive-through in Las Vegas at twelve-thirty in the morning in the tunnel of love drive-through, with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with. Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things-and worth waiting for.”
She then signed off by her married name, writing, “With love, Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.”
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