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They Got Married! This is the Love Story of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Regarding their Wedding in Las Vegas, We tell you the Complete Timeline of the Love Story Between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

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LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Rodríguez Pabón

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This weekend, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tied the knot in a small wedding in Las Vegas. Although we already knew about her engagement, the news took the American and Latin entertainment industry by surprise, as a great wedding was expected in the style of the singer and actress. This would have been the second time the couple had been engaged, but it is hardly the first time the marriage has gone through.

Regarding this news, we summarize here the entire love story between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.

The beginning of a romance

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez met 20 years ago on the set of the movie "Gigli", in which they both starred in the typical story of a man and a woman who do not tolerate each other and are forced to spend time together. Of course, they fall in love. Affleck was, at the time, 29 years old and JLo, 31. The film was a huge flop at the box office, but it left a romance between the two.

At the time, López was still married to her second husband, whom she divorced after the premiere of "Gigli." Affleck's extremely positive statements about JLo as a colleague fueled rumors of a romance between the two. After their divorce, they made it official when paparazzi caught them kissing.

Besieged by the press

And from that moment on, the press and the paparazzi would be an important part of the relationship between Jennifer López and Ben Affleck. They quickly became the couple of the moment and were constantly harassed by celebrity photographers. Both star, in fact, in the video clip of "Jenny From the Block", a song by JLo in whose video they denounce the siege and the insistence of the press on them.

This became, as often happens, a problem not only of harassment but of ridicule for López. Quickly, the New Yorker stopped being an idol for many and began to be the target of laughter in the tabloids. As is often the case with female celebrities, they can fall from the top to the bottom under the siege of the press. This is how this was cracking the relationship and separating the couple, who just 4 days before their wedding, in 2003, made their separation official.

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Independent lives

After their separation, both continued their professional careers and independently achieved various achievements in music and film. They both got married and had children. Jennifer López joined forces with Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony, with whom she also collaborated in music and film. Affleck, for his part, formed a family with actress Jennifer Gardner, from whom he would later separate in 2018. López had two twins with Marc Anthony and Affleck, three children with Gardner.

After the separation of each one, a few years would pass for the reunion.

Reunion

Once again, it was the paparazzi who confirmed the romance between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. After JLo ended her commitment to baseball player Álex Rodríguez, the photographers began to capture her in the company of Affleck: a meeting was confirmed. A few months later, both confirmed that after twenty years they were resuming their romance. Five months ago, Jennifer Lopez told Rolling Stone Magazine in an interview that Affleck had asked her to marry him again and that she had said yes. He described it as a second chance at love for both of them.

That's how we come to this weekend, when the couple surprisingly tied the knot at a secret wedding in Las Vegas, which Jennifer Lopez later described in her newsletter, in which she tells fans about her life.