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Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck Wed with Classic Rings — She Wore 2 Dresses Including One She's Been 'Saving'

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Jul 19, 2022
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After two decades of ups and downs, fate brought Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez together. They rekindled their love in 2021, and nothing was going to stop them from getting to the alter this time around. Lopez and Affleck finally tied the knot and shared all the details about their Las Vegas wedding.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's romance started in 2002 when they met on the set of "Gigli." They were playing two gangsters that fell in love while trying to kidnap a neurodivergent man.

Although film critics felt that Lopez and Affleck did not display genuine chemistry on screen, they had the hottest and most talked about love story off-screen and were famously called Bennifer.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in California at the premier of "Gigli" 2003. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in California at the premier of "Gigli" 2003. | Source: Getty Images

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Everything was also not perfect for entertainer Lopez; she was going through a divorce from her second husband, which she filed for in June 2002 before dating her co-star, Affleck.

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BENNIFER'S FIRST ENGAGEMENT

Jennifer Lopez shows off her engagement ring in LA 2003. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez shows off her engagement ring in LA 2003. | Source: Getty Images

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Before Lopez and Affleck announced their engagement last year, the couple almost made it to the alter 20 years ago. In 2003 Affleck had proposed to Lopez with a pink six-carrot rock, but they broke off the engagement just days before their wedding.

The couple confessed that they faced immense pressure from the media, which affected their relationship a lot. In a joint statement in 2004, the couple announced the postponement of their engagement and said:

"When we found ourselves seriously contemplating three separate decoy brides at three different locations, we realized that something was awry."

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck newly engaged in Hollywood 2003. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck newly engaged in Hollywood 2003. | Source: Getty Images

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They officially split in 2004, and Lopez moved on with Marc Anthony, to who she was married for ten years and shares twins with. Affleck also married Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares three children. Garner and Affleck also divorced after 13 years of marriage in 2018.

HOW JENNIFER LOPEZ AND BEN AFFLECK REKINDLED THEIR LOVE

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in California 2022. |  Source: Getty Images

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in California 2022. | Source: Getty Images

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In 2021, Lopez had just broken off her engagement with Alex Rodriguez, and Affleck had split from Ana de Armas. The actor and entertainer found themselves single again, and rumors started circulating that they had started seeing each other again.

After 20 years and a few marriages down the line, Lopez and Affleck finally made it to the alter.

Marie Claire magazine reported that Lopez and Affleck had maintained a friendly relationship throughout the years. Once they were both single, Affleck reached out to his former fiance to check up on her, and they had dinner several times that month.

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According to sources, the chemistry between the couple never died; they picked up where they had left off and fell in love instantly. After Jlo's 52nd birthday, the couple made their relationship Instagram official and posted a steamy picture of themselves kissing on a boat. And just like that, Bennifer was back like they never left.

JENNIFER LOPEZ AND BEN AFFLECK FINALLY TIE THE KNOT.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in New Yoke circa 2004. | Source: Getty Images

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in New Yoke circa 2004. | Source: Getty Images

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After 20 years and a few marriages down the line, Lopez and Affleck finally made it to the alter. Everything about their new relationship was different this time around. The couple stepped away from the limelight and tried to keep their union on the down low.

The story of their wedding was also a surprise to many. Affleck and Lopez got married in Las Vegas in a “little white chapel,” which they almost did not make it to, wrote Lopez on her website On the Jlo. However, the singer said the wedding was everything they ever wanted.

The couple showed up in style with a pink Cadillac convertible that the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, once drove in. As the fashion-forward queen she is, Lopez let her fans in on the two dresses she wore for her wedding ceremony.

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One of the dresses was by designer Zuhair Murad. A long sleeve gown with a sweetheart neckline, with a veil that had lace trimmings. The singer did not choose a simple dress for the Vegas chapel; the wedding gown also had a corset bodice and a long train, which she accessorized with a dainty diamond necklace, diamond stud earrings, and voluminous luxurious hair.

The second dress was on the simpler side; the award-winning entertainer wore a white sleeveless high-neck dress which she said she had been saving for years, but little did she know it would be part of her wedding. The singer wrote:

"I've had this dress for so many years, and I've just been saving it, saving it, saving it, and now I'm wearing it on my wedding day,"

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in Hollywood 2003.  | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in Hollywood 2003. | Source: Getty Images

To complement Lopez, Affleck wore a white tuxedo jacket, which Lopez specified was from his closet, with a black bow tie and matching slacks. The couple's wedding was in true Vegas style; Affleck showed in the video posted on On the JLo that his changing area was in a public bathroom with gravity on the wall.

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Nonetheless, Lopez wrote in her newsletter, "It was the best possible wedding we could have imagined." She went on to express how lucky and happy she is to be with her husband and wrote: "Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient. Exactly what we wanted." she signed off with her new name, "Jennifer Lynn Affleck."

The second time was a charm for Affleck and Lopez because the couple took matters into their own hands. They shut the media out of their love life and only let them in on their own terms.

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To make the news even more official, Lopez shared a picture on Instagram with no makeup, all smiles, topless in white sheets, and showing off her wedding band with the caption "Sadie! iykyk" which is the acronym for "if you know you know." with a link to her website with all the details.

Affleck and Lopez are excited about the new chapter, and there is nothing that will stop them from living happily ever after with a newly expanded blended family.

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