Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's love story is everything from a romance novel. After many years apart, the duo wed and went on a well-deserved honeymoon trip which featured tear-jerking moments and a memorable birthday celebration.
Jennifer Lopez, aka JLo, and Ben Affleck's romance shows that true love stands the test of time. In July, they celebrated their wedding after many years of writing history with other people— a much-anticipated romance!
Over the weekend, the duo exchanged their vows in a non-lavish Vegas wedding. A few hours later, the singer/songstress shared the marriage minutes in a statement, ending it with her new name, "Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck."
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in California 2022. | Source: Getty Images
Her message was clear; she was now a married woman, although, for the fourth time, this marked the first time she changed her surname. Fans would recall that the duo's relationship began about twenty years ago after they met in 2001 while co-starring in "Gigli."
On-screen, they were teammates, playing criminals who looked out for each other. Off-screen, they became inseparable. The following year, the former co-stars became one of Hollywood's most talked about couples.
Although they became engaged and had planned a wedding for September 2003, the couple never went through with it. Instead, they postponed their wedding, explaining that there was so much buzz about their romance.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in Hollywood 2003 | Source: Getty Images
In 2004, they shocked fans by calling off their engagement. Soon, the pair resumed life without each other in it. JLo went on to date and married other men; she also became a mother of two adorable kids.
On the other hand, Ben married another co-star, with whom he shares three kids. However, their marriage did not last forever as their vows read. They separated, and the actor became involved with other women until the perfect opportunity arose.
After nearly twenty years since they called off their first engagement, Ben and JLo were single when they decided to reignite the sparks. They became romantically involved, and before fans understood their favorite couple was back for good, the "Daredevil" star proposed.
JLo confessed that it was unexpected— she was soaking in a bubble bath when he proposed, but the actress was overjoyed. She wrote in her newsletter:
"I was taken totally off guard and just looked in his eyes smiling and crying at the same time trying hard to get my head around the fact that after 20 years this was happening all over again…I said YES of course that's a YES."
ALL ABOUT THE BENNIFER HONEYMOON
This time, what happened in Vegas did not stay in Vegas! The couple took their love story elsewhere— to the city of love, Paris. They chose to enjoy their honeymoon by exploring France's capital. Paparazzi caught the newlyweds holding hands as they strolled through the streets while celebrating the singer's 53rd birthday at the new Christain Dior restaurant.
The "Marry Me" actress sported a pink halter-neck dress with tower heels. This look was stylishly accessorized with a gold necklace and huge frame sunglasses. Her husband dressed in all-blue apparel, a blue collar-neck shirt, and pants, with laced-up brown shoes.
Although their kids were not in sight when the snaps were taken, sources confirmed that their children: Ben's daughters, Violet and Seraphina, and Jennifer's gender-neutral child, Emme, accompanied them on the honeymoon trip.
After what seemed like another dinner celebration in the restaurant, Le Matignon, it was confirmed that the kids were out with their parents to have a swell time. They were seen laughing and conversing with each other.
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez and her daughter Emme spotted on July 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Consequently, the kids have had to adjust to their parents' lifestyles, and somehow, it is happening without a fuss. Their entire brood, including Ben's son, Samuel, and Jennifer's other child Maximilian, support their marriage.
Photos online show that the couple is at ease with each other, and fans have remained watchful, ready to give their two cents on every snap that surfaces. While on the honeymoon trip, the "Gone Girl" star was pictured sleeping with his mouth open on a boat.
Ben's photo went viral, and many commenters jokingly talked about his sleeping position, while others focused on his charming nature.
According to another chronicle of their romantic Paris trip, the actor was spotted crying. This was during an intimate dinner with his new wife, at the La Girafe restaurant, near Eiffel Tower.
But what caught the attention of fans was that the actress comforted him by holding his face and hugging him. Soon, they walked out all cheeky while holding hands.
For their honeymoon, exploring the entire city while not minding PDA was definitely on their list. From kissing in restaurants, holding hands while walking, and of course, JLo turning heads with her closet choices.
CELEBRATING THE MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
As mentioned earlier, the honeymoon presented an excellent opportunity for the couple to enjoy each other's company undisturbed, but it also featured an epic celebration; JLo turned 53!
This memorable birthday was marked in style. Part of the celebration included a lunch date with Ben's daughter, Violet. Before the date, sources confirmed that the teenager had been absent from their private wedding due to her loyalty to Jennifer Garner, her mother.
However, following the date, fans saw that she looked comfortable with the couple, which fueled speculations that she had already accepted her stepmother.
Actor Ben Affleck and actress Jennifer Lopez attending the Los Angeles special screening of "Marry Me" on February 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Ben, his daughter, and his wife stepped out looking chic and fashionable for the celebratory meal. Violet donned a short baby doll dress with polka-dot-themed hearts and a navy blazer armed with a mono-strap bag.
The new bride appeared stunning as ever; her wardrobe pick for the event was donning a below-the-knee $248 dress designed by Reformation, made from 'Tagliatelle' linen.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are seen strolling near the Louvre Museum on July 24, 2022 in Paris, France | Source: Getty Images
This piece was a corset-like bodice accentuating her toned sleeves, which swung steadily past her Gucci mini tote bag. The actress opted for simple Saint Laurent balanced heels.
The "Gone Girl" star matched up with his ladies' energy by rocking his signature blue look; however, he undid his buttons to show off a crisp white casual shirt that matched his kicks.
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