Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot in a Las Vegas drive-in chapel late Saturday night, culminating a relationship that spanned two decades in two separate romances and graced countless tabloid covers.
Lopez announced their nuptials on Sunday in her fan newsletter, On the J Lo, with the caption, “We did it.” Lopez originally went public with her engagement in April on the same newsletter.
“Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years of patient,” she wrote in a message signed Jennifer Lynn Affleck.
Lopez wrote that the couple flew to Las Vegas on Saturday, stood in line for their license with four other couples, and were married just after midnight at the Little White Chapel, a chapel that features a “tunnel of l ‘love’ driving.
Lopez said a Bluetooth speaker played their brief walk down the aisle.
“They were right when they said, ‘all you need is love.’ We’ve never had more reason to hope,” she wrote.
“Stay long enough and you might find the best time of your life at a 12:30 a.m. drive-in in Las Vegas and through the tunnel of love, with your kids and the one you’ll spend an eternity with. . Love is a great thing, perhaps the greatest thing – and worth the wait.
News of their nuptials first spread on Sunday after the Clark County Clerk’s Office in Nevada showed the couple had obtained a marriage license which was processed on Saturday. The marriage license filing showed Lopez taking the name Jennifer Affleck.
Representatives for Affleck declined to comment.
Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, dated in the early 2000s, spawning the nickname “Bennifer,” before rekindling their romance last year. They previously starred together in Gigli in 2003 and Jersey Girl in 2004. Around that time they got engaged but never married, citing “excessive media attention” in a statement saying it would be postponed.
“When we found ourselves seriously considering hiring three estranged ‘decoy wives’ in three different locations, we realized something was wrong,” the couple said in a joint statement in 2004, before going their separate ways. .
Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005, with whom he shares three children. They divorced in 2018.
Lopez has already been married three times. She was briefly married to Ojani Noa from 1997 to 1998 and Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003. She and singer Marc Anthony were married for a decade after their 2004 wedding and share 14-year-old twins together.
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