“Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patience. Twenty years of patience,” wrote Jennifer Lopez, announcing her marriage to Ben Affleck in her newsletter, On The JLo, on Sunday. Flexibility, like patience, is one of the many virtues that make a healthy relationship — and it turns out, getting married in Vegas after midnight (and two decades of knowing each other) each other) means you have to have a bit of a logistical attachment.
The couple got married early Sunday morning at A Little White Wedding Chapel on the north side of the Las Vegas strip. Affleck, who got ready in the chapel’s pink tiled bathroom before the ceremony, didn’t even need to go buy a new coat for the occasion.
“So with the best eyewitnesses imaginable, a dress from an old movie and a coat from Ben’s closet, we recited our own vows in the little chapel and gave each other a ring that we will wear for the rest of our lives,” Lopez wrote in the news release. “Thanks to Little White Wedding Chapel for letting me use the break room to change while Ben changed in the mens room.”
With a white rose fastened to one of his pinnacle lapels, Affleck wears ivory two-button tuxedo jacket, fitted with black pants and a bow at the ceremony — a welcome greeting to his somewhat aloof departure white suit by yore. The groom briefly recorded his process in One video posted to JLo’s newsletter platform. “And this was my wedding dressing area,” he recounts, zooming in on his reflection in the graffiti-scratched mirror.
In their old fashioned outfits, Ben and Jen join a long line of celebrities who married at the Little White Wedding Chapel, including Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman in 1958, Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra in 1966. , Britney Spears and her childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004 (followed by cancellation two days later), and Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas in 2019. The couple rekindled their romance last yearafter 20 years and several marriages, senior relationships and children between them since hiatus Their first engagement was in 2003. (Last spring, GQOrange Wolf has eagle eyes Affleck is wearing a special watch once againfeatures a Franck Muller dial fastened to a Chrome Hearts bracelet JLo gave him in 2002.) On Sunday, JLo announced their wedding to a photo on Instagram Hers was lying in bed, clearly showing her shiny new wedding band. “Sadie!” she captioned the post, accidentally typing in happenning Funny girl discourse by reference a song (“Sadie, Sadie, married woman / See what’s on my hand”) which protagonist Fanny Brice sings in the production.
Lopez has also legally filed to change her name to Jennifer Lynn Affleck.