Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, married in Vegas: This is their 20-year love story

A second chance for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have gotten married after calling off their wedding ceremony in 2004. They got together again in 2021 and now, their long-awaited union is a reality.

‘Love is 20 years patient’

She wrote on her website, OntheJLo “We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,”

A quick marriage in Las Vegas

‘Bennifer 2.0’ tied the knot in Las Vegas, in a ceremony that only a few people knew about. Based on her website, this couple had gone to Las Vegas on Saturday, July 16, and stood in line for a marriage license with 4 other couples.

Her name will be Jennifer Affleck

The BBC reports that the Clark County Clerk’s Office in Nevada, the place Las Vegas is located, “reveals on its report system that Jennifer Lopez will change her identify to Jennifer Affleck.”

A new family of five children

“They were right when they said, ‘all you need is love,'” Lopez wrote on her website, as quoted by the BBC. “We’re so grateful to have that in abundance, a new great family of 5 wonderful kids and a life that we now have never had more reason to look ahead to.”

Bennifer, then and now

The story of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck goes back a long way. ‘Bennifer’ was a Hollywood sensation in the early 2000s. However, then it got here crashing down just as intensely because it had begun. Let’s revisit their first and second love story.

How long was Bennifer a couple for the first time?

Initially, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have been just together for a short period. Their relationship lasted 17 months: from July 2002 to January 2004.

Why did it feel like much more?

Well, Bennifer was everywhere. They walked red carpets together, featured on magazine covers, in news media, on TV shows, and more. Their relationship appeared to last a lifetime.

It started with ‘Gigli’

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck met on the set of ‘Gigli’ in 2001. Within the following year, they might shoot one other movie together, the romantic ‘Jersey Girl.’

Two established Hollywood stars

With ‘Armageddon’ and ‘Pearl Harbor’ under his belt – to not point out the 1998 Oscar for ‘Good Will Hunting’ which he wrote with Matt Damon – Affleck was already a real Hollywood star.

JLo on the rise

JLo, in the meantime, had emerged as a rising star in Latin music and made a bunch of movies like ‘Selena’ in 1997 and ‘The Wedding Planner’ in 2001.

Goodbye, Cris Judd; hello Ben Affleck

When she met Ben Affleck, JLo was married to Cris Judd. They’d divorce quickly after.


5 months after the separation from Cris Judd, Jennifer Lopez, and Ben Affleck made their relationship official.

First public sighting together

Their first public appearance was at a restaurant in Los Angeles. Jennifer Lopez was wearing a tracksuit along with her identity engraved in studs and beside her was a smiling Ben Affleck. The press couldn’t imagine what they saw.

A far cry from the Gwyneth Paltrow style

That first public date with a tracksuit was a slap in the face for Affleck’s ex, Gwyneth Paltrow, who had tried to refine the rough Boston guy with no success. Now she saw him in the media with Jenny from the Block by his side.

Everything was excessive

Overall, ‘Bennifer’ had been a beloved couple, however, some criticized them at the time for their attitudes. Every little thing about Bennifer was extreme. Their shows of opulence, their love for the cameras, their constant presence in the media…

Bennifer: their first engagement

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck knew that the world was at their feet. Soon enough, they gave the fans what they wished most: an engagement announcement. They hadn’t even been together for a year.


The couple signed an outstanding prenuptial agreement. The press revealed a number of controversial clauses: for instance, if Ben Affleck was unfaithful, JLo would keep half of his property. As well as, she could be the one who would decide how many kids they’d have.

Some weird agreements

Now, essentially the most spectacular clause was the one that pressured Ben Affleck to be intimate with JLo 4 times a week. All this was printed extensively, however, the query stays as to if these clauses had been legend or reality.

Bennifer: loved…

After the announcement, their fame grew. Each red carpet they walked into was lined with lots of journalists. A photograph of them together was a valuable possession for the media.

… and hated at the same time

At a later level, journalists would use these similar pictures to criticize the couple’s need to indicate to the world how wealthy, good-looking and completely happy they had been.

Postponement of the wedding

Time passed and the marriage of Bennifer didn’t come. The primary date organized by the couple was September 14, 2003. A mere 4 days earlier than that date, they determined to postpone it.

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