Celebrity couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot on Saturday - for the second time in just over a month - in a lavish ceremony at the "Good Will Hunting" star's estate, US media reported. The A-list lovebirds already tied the knot in Las Vegas in mid-July, but they made it official again, this time in front of friends and family at Affleck's 35-acre waterfront estate in the southeastern US state of Georgia.
Among the Hollywood guests at the three-day event were Affleck's longtime friend Matt Damon and director Kevin Smith, People magazine reported. Guests were dressed in white, and Lopez wore a Ralph Lauren dress made in Italy, according to Fox News.
Photos released by celebrity gossip site TMZ ahead of the wedding show seating for the dinner set up on what appears to be a large, covered harbor, with a pyrotechnics barge floating nearby. The singer confirmed their quickie wedding in her “On The JLo” newsletter to fans, writing, “We did it.
Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” referencing their first engagement in the early aughts. “We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight,” she wrote.
“They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, evidently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra and he was in bed)”.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
The couple - he is 50 and she is 53 - first met on the set of the widely criticized film "Gigli" in 2002. They became a media sensation while they were dating, but they postponed their planned wedding in 2003 and then announced in early 2004 that their relationship was over.
"Bennifer", the couple's public nickname from their highly publicized first relationship, set the internet alight last year when photos of them together started circulating again. Lopez and Affleck announced their engagement in April.
This is her fourth marriage and his second. She and Affleck first started dating in 2002, with the public dubbing them “Bennifer,” and were quickly engaged. But they called things off two years later due to the media hysteria surrounding their relationship.
Lopez went on to marry singer Marc Anthony in June of the same year. She and Anthony share 14-year-old twins Max and Emme. "It's a beautiful love story, we got a second chance," said the actress in February, in an interview with "People" magazine.