Reports confirmed that the singer wed the Oscar-winning actor in a Las Vegas drive-through chapel ceremony culminating a relationship that stretched over two decades.
The couple announced the happy news in a newsletter from Lopez revealing that they flew to the desert city in Nevada to gain a marriage license and wed at a chapel late Saturday, states a report on People Magazine.
“Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient. Exactly what we wanted,” Lopez said in the newsletter.
“Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive-through in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive-through with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with,” said the singer who signed her name as ‘Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck’, denoting a possible name change.
Emotional ‘Bennifer’ fans took to social media to cheer them on. “This makes me so emo they’ve been through so much and now they are finally home. Took them so many years but now its time to enjoy the future as husband and wife,” said a fan on Twitter.
Another shared the couple’s wedding selfie and added, “The most beautiful and peaceful picture I have ever seen. full of true, unconditional, honest love. two people, madly in love with each other, teary-eyed and just happy and grateful beyond comprehension. #TheAfflecks deserve the world!”
this makes me so emo they’ve been through so much and now they are finally home took them so many years but now… https://t.co/RDE0i9lAEE
— ‘Ciηdy (@iamcindyr__) 1658083993000
benjamin & jennifer affleck #bennifer https://t.co/kTchBKiNcY
— ‘Ciηdy (@iamcindyr__) 1658101129000
My boy, Ben Affleck is married to the love of his life, Jennifer Lynn Affleck ❤️#Bennifer https://t.co/zHxr8F5q0y
— Ben&Jen Affleck’s plaid shirt (@BensShirt) 1658095817000
#loveispatient 20 years after and now it’s forever ♀️♂️ love truly is winning on you @JLo @BenAffleck hold on t… https://t.co/HbN0y3mRfS
— Janice (@jadz81178) 1658107064000
Some fans even shared some then-and-now photos of the happy couple and sent the newlyweds their best wishes.
THESE CRAZY KIDS MADE IT #bennifer https://t.co/Uf6uZDRh35
— maria (@jlosmoon) 1658097395000
how it started, how its going #bennifer https://t.co/yZN6b7T339
— ‘Ciηdy (@iamcindyr__) 1658096479000
Love this love story!#Bennifer https://t.co/M0cQZEL1T6
— Boudica (@RenataCelt) 1658102873000
we finally got the real pic #bennifer https://t.co/2k59rWBTMd
— a | jen’s bday month ♥️ (@jennyxblock) 1658096287000
the most beautiful and peaceful picture i have ever seen. full of true, unconditional, honest love. two people, mad… https://t.co/kPs7XjzvCk
— anna | jlo month (@jenlcpez) 1658096278000
Unless I could post their first dance, nothing seems sufficient enough to post today. Congratulations to the newlyw… https://t.co/dZC9EHVbyF
— DanceLo (@DancingLopez) 1658104997000
no one expected that they would get married last night and they didn’t have to stage other weddings for privacy eit… https://t.co/3PGj5SCX0T
— m | jlo month (@milfmedias) 1658094243000
A marriage license was obtained in their name from Clark County dated Saturday, July 16, according to document details posted online by the county clerk’s office.
Lopez posted a photo on social media depicting her in a bed while sporting a platinum wedding ring.
Affleck and Lopez, a glamorous duo widely known as ‘Bennifer’, got back together last year after almost 20 years. They got engaged in April of this year.
In 2002 Affleck gave Lopez a large 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring, but they abruptly called off their wedding in 2003 and split up a few months later.
This is Lopez’s fourth marriage. The singer was briefly married to Ojani Noa from 1997-1998 and to Cris Judd from 2001-2003. She and singer Marc Anthony were married for a decade after their wedding in 2004 and share 14-year-old twins together. JLo was also engaged to baseball legend Alex Rodriguez but ended their romance shortly before their wedding.
Affleck, on the other hand, was married to Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares three children. They divorced in 2018.