Superstar celebrity couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married on Saturday, according to a Clark County marriage license.
The couple, who dated and became engaged in the early 2000s before breaking up and spending 17 years apart, rekindled their relationship last year.
The couple received a marriage license in Clark County, Nevada, on July 16, court records show.
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The license was issued to Benjamin Geza Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who is also identified as Jennifer Affleck.
Lopez later confirmed the news in a letter to fans.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s relationship
Lopez and Affleck first met on the set of Gigli in 2002, according to Vulture, where they played criminals stuck on a job together, and they struck up a real-life friendship.
While the film flopped, Affleck told Entertainment Weekly in January that he didn’t regret it because he “did get to meet Jennifer, the relationship with whom has been really meaningful to me in my life”.
They began dating later that year and by November 2002 “Bennifer”, as they became known in Hollywood, was engaged after Affleck popped the question with a stunning pink diamond engagement ring.
But in 2004, Lopez announced the couple had split.
The pair would go on to date, and marry, other celebrities during the nearly two decade separation.
Lopez married singer Marc Anthony in 2004. Affleck married actor Jennifer Garner in 2005.
Both marriages eventually ended, and Lopez became engaged to former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez in 2019 while Affleck dated actor Ana de Armas. Both of those relationships ended in 2021.
On April 8, Lopez announced she and Affleck were, once again, engaged.
She shared a video of her appearing emotional and sporting her green engagement ring in her newsletter “On the JLo”.
Her sister Lynda Lopez shared photos from the video on her Instagram Stories writing, “So this happened. Love you @jlo @BenAffleck.”
Posting an entry on her new website after the engagement, On the JLo, Jennifer published personal pictures, a video explainer, and a lengthy recounting of the special moment between the reignited flames.
“Did you ever imagine your biggest dream could come true?” triple threat Jennifer began.
“Saturday night while at my favourite place on earth (in the bubble bath), my beautiful love got on one knee and proposed.
“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 was quite literally speechless and he said, ‘is that a yes?’
“I said YES of course that’s a YES.”
She went on: “I was smiling so big and tears were coming down my face, feeling so incredibly happy and whole. It was nothing fancy at all, but it was the most romantic thing I could’ve ever imagined”.
”Just a quiet Saturday night at home, two people promising to always be there for each other.
“Two very lucky people. Who got a second chance at true love.”
In the video, the bride-to-be explained the “unexpected” moment with Oscar-winning actor Ben, with whom she reignited last year.
“I’m engaged!” she screamed to the camera.
“It was totally unexpected. My love came in, Ben came in and he got down on one knee and he said some things that I’ll never forget and he pulled out a ring and he said, ‘Will you marry me?’
“And it was the most perfect moment.”
The On The Floor singer had her newest engagement ring on full display and explained the special meaning behind the piece of jewellery.
“He hands me a ring and he says it’s a green diamond. [Green is] my favourite colour, it’s also my lucky colour,” she said.
“Obviously it’ll be my lucky colour forever now, it means so much when somebody thinks about you and loves you and sees you.
“And it was just the most perfect moment.”
Jennifer ended the video with: “I feel so lucky. It’s not often you get a second chance at true love.”
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