Here comes the bride – again.
A month after Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot in an intimate Las Vegas chapel wedding, the famous couple headed down the aisle again, this time surrounded by friends, family and fellow A-listers for a much more elaborate celebration in Georgia, a person close to the couple who was not authorized to speak publicly told The Associated Press on Sunday.
It has been reached out to the couple’s representatives for details.
The wedding was held Saturday at Affleck’s home outside of Savannah, Georgia, with all of their kids present for the proceedings, according to People magazine.
Matt Damon and his wife Luciana, filmmaker Kevin Smith and wife Jennifer, and actor Jason Mewes and wife Jordan Monsanto were in attendance, People reported.
On Sunday, Affleck’s younger brother Casey Affleck, 47, congratulated the couple in an Instagram post with a throwback photo of him with the now-newlyweds.
“Good things are worth waiting for. Here is to twists and turns, new beginnings, and finding new reservoirs of old love,” he wrote. “Welcome to the family. Get ready for some real dysfunction! Kidding. I am kidding. Jen, you are a gem. We love you so much!!!”
Casey Affleck reportedly was not in attendance for the wedding. In a video obtained by Page Six, Casey told paparazzi on Saturday while out in Los Angeles that he couldn’t be in Georgia because he has “other things.”
The couple first met in 2002 on the set of the romantic comedy “Gigli,” while Lopez was still married to her second husband, dancer Cris Judd. Although the movie bombed at the box office, sparks flew between Lopez and Affleck. The pair went public with their relationship shortly after Lopez’s divorce from Judd.
“Bennifer” took pop culture by storm in the early aughts. The Hollywood power couple got engaged in November 2002, but the bended knee didn’t end in happily ever after. Lopez and Affleck ended their engagement in 2004, blaming the demise of their relationship on all the media attention.
They reconciled last year, fresh off Lopez’s split from former baseball star Alex Rodriguez in April 2021, and went Instagram official in July 2021, when Lopez posted a photo of her kissing Affleck while celebrating her 52nd birthday. Lopez announced their engagement this April with a video shared to her On the JLo fan newsletter.
For those who say— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 20, 2022
“He always wears the same outfit…”@JenSchwalbach, @JordanMonsanto, @JayMewes & me, all cleaned up.
This is as formal as I’ve been dressed since maybe my First Communion when I was 7. pic.twitter.com/AXNnGxym89
The video showed Lopez admiring the ring, whispering, “You’re perfect.” Affleck proposed with a ring featuring two smaller diamonds on each side of a large green diamond in the middle – a different shade from the pink diamond with which he proposed to her the first time, nearly 20 years ago.
Last month, the two got married late at night on July 16 at the A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lopez confirmed the next day via her On the JLo fan newsletter that the two had in fact wed, and she shared photos, videos and details from the big night. “We did it,” she wrote. “Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient.”
Court documents revealed Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, received a marriage license that day in Clark County, Nevada, The Associated Press reported. TMZ was the first to report the news. The filing showed plans for Lopez take the name Jennifer Affleck.
“Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world,” Lopez continued. “Behind us two men held hands and held each other. In front of us, a young couple who made the three hour drive from Victorville on their daughter’s second birthday — all of us wanting the same thing — for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage.”
Lopez adds they “barely made” it to the wedding chapel by midnight, but that they “graciously” stayed open late and let the couple “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).”
While the first wedding wasn’t the glamorous, over-the-top ceremony fans would expect from Bennifer, Lopez said it was “the best possible wedding we could have imagined.”
“They were right when they said, ‘all you need is love,'” Lopez concluded in her newsletter. “We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to. … Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things — and worth waiting for.”
The singer signed off “with love, Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.”
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