“Love is patient,” Jennifer Lopez wrote in announcing her marriage to Ben Affleck. In 2003, the couple wanted to get married, but the wedding spontaneously fell through. This time they hit the tube and quickly got married in Las Vegas.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez seem to have learned from their first relationship and the mistakes it made at the time. The two were already a couple from 2002 to January 2004, almost twenty years later, in 2021 the two were seen together again and their relationship experienced a revival. At that time, the two actors had planned a big wedding in September 2003, which burst at short notice. The following January, they announced their official split. Both married someone else in no time after their time together and each had children with the new spouse.
But these two marriages between Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, from summer 2004 to 2014, with two children, and between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018, from which three children emerged, did not last either. When they were finally both single again, the former dream couple “Bennifer”, that’s their nickname as a couple, was seen together again in 2021 and the fans’ wishes for a relationship comeback came true.
Jennifer Lopez: Her wedding dress is said to have had a deeper meaning
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez finally walked down the aisle last weekend. And the whole thing this time in chords. They received permission for the wedding from the authorities the day before, and a good 24 hours later they were queuing with ordinary people in Las Vegas to get married that same night. Affleck changed in the men’s room, J.Lo in a back room of the chapel. They are said to have had their five children with them. Lopez chose an old dress that she had been keeping for a long time, according to her post-wedding newsletter to fans. “With the best groomsmen imaginable – a dress from an old movie and a jacket from Ben’s closet – we read our own vows in the little chapel and put on each other’s rings that we will wear for the rest of our lives ” said the singer.
The dress is reminiscent of the film “Jersey Girl” in which both actors played a married couple. There is said to have been a wedding scene in this film, but it is said to have been cut out afterwards because the former dream couple is said to have separated during filming. The film was released in theaters in 2004.
It’s better to marry secretly than to make the same mistakes as before
The rushed pace at which this marriage was accomplished is said to have had a reason buried deep in the past. In September 2003, the couple wanted to celebrate their wedding in a lavish manner, which was called off at short notice, three days before the big event. The reason given for the cancellation at the time was said to have been the media’s excessive interest in Bennifer’s big day. In a statement, the pair said at the time: “Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to reschedule the date. When we seriously considered placing three separate decoy brides in three different locations, we realized something was wrong. ” The split followed just four months later in January 2004.
This time they kept it a secret, skipped a lavish ceremony and quickly closed the deal. According to media reports, a big celebration is to follow, but the signing of the marriage vows can no longer take away the media hype.
Sources: Mirror, Daily Mail