Good luck the second time around. According to the American media TMZ, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married last Saturday and their representatives confirmed it to People magazine. The couple are said to have married in Las Vegas, according to media that have made their way to court records. Among the guests would be the children and the mother of the actress. The reconciliation of Jennifer López, 52, and Ben Affleck, 49, became a new social chronicle last summer. The return of Bennifer, an acronym given to them by the Anglo-Saxon press, was greeted with joy by the fans. His return filled the pages of magazines and social networks with nostalgia. Now the relationship has gone further and celebrated a wedding, which was postponed in 2004. The idea was to postpone it for a few months. In the end, it’s 18 years old.
López and Affleck were in a relationship between 2002 and 2004, they even announced wedding plans. Only four days before the positive period, the couple decided to postpone it. “When we seriously considered hiring three decoys for three different venues, we realized that not much was wrong,” they admitted in a statement announcing they were postponing their wedding. A few months later, the couple broke off their relationship.
The couple at the Venice Film Festival 2021. YARA NARDI (REUTERS)
This time, Lopez and Affleck were more discreet with Link, although it wasn’t even a complete surprise. Since resuming their relationship, the two seem very close and last April, López herself confirmed in her personal On the JLO newsletter that Affleck had given her an engagement ring. He did so in a video in which he showed the piece of jewelry to the camera while music from his 2002 song, “Dear Ben,” dedicated to the actor, played.
The couple’s references to their past relationship have been constant, which makes sense on a personal level, but, having moved into the spotlight, often means repeating moments that are part of pop civilization. In recent months, the paparazzi have resumed snapping photos of the couple in virtually the same poses as they did nearly 20 years ago in a throwback that has often turned sour.
In the past, your love story went beyond personal and became the subject of worldwide attention. Attention that has eroded the relationship, as the actor revealed on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast last year: “My relationship with Jennifer Lopez turned out to be unsensational at a time when the business was growing. exponentially,” he explained.
After Ben Affleck left him with Jennifer Lopez, he married fellow actress Jennifer Garner. They were married for 13 years and had three children: Violet Anne, Seraphina Rose and Samuel. For his part, López walked down the aisle three times. In the 90s he did it with actor and dancer Ojani Noa, with whom he spent a year and a half. Her marriage to actor Chris Judd did not last long. He had a more stable relationship with Marc Anthony, they had been together for ten years. Attached to the Puerto Rican singer, he had two children, Emme and Maximilian, and both have a very warm relationship.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Daredevil’ in February 2003. VanStory Debbie/ABACA (Cordon Press)
Lopez and Affleck’s friendship has continued all these years, with ups and downs. In a 2016 interview, he said his relationship with the actor was “a serious appreciation” and that he doesn’t know what might have happened between them “at another time.” He hasn’t stopped praising her, and in a 2020 interview with The New York Times, the actor revealed, “I’m in regular contact with her and I respect her a lot.”