BREAKING: Former ‘Idol’ Judge Jennifer Lopez Elopes in Vegas

Jennifer Lopez with Ben Affleck

Getty Jennifer Lopez and actor Ben Affleck arrive for a screening of her movie, "Marry Me," in Feb. 2022.

UPDATE: Jennifer Lopez has just confirmed her marriage to Ben Affleck. In an email to her On The J.Lo newsletter subscribers on July 17, the singer and actress said the wedding was “exactly” what they wanted.

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

J.Lo — who has legally changed her name to Jennifer Affleck — said the couple barely made it to the “little white wedding chapel” by midnight, but that they were willing to stay open a few extra minutes and take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, said to have once been owned by Elvis.

She continued, “So with the best witnesses you could ever imagine, a dress from an old movie and a jacket from Ben’s closet, we read our own vows in the little chapel and gave one another the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives. They even had Bluetooth for a (short) march down the aisle. But in the end it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined. One we dreamed of long ago and one made real (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible and one another) at very, very long last.”

The email includes photos from their wedding night, with her in a wedding dress and veil, and Ben in a white tuxedo. One photo features her son, Max, smiling in the pink convertible. On Instagram, the blushing bride posted a photo of herself in bed, wearing a simple silver wedding band.

Read the original story from Heavy, with additional details: 

Surprise! Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have tied the knot in a surprise Las Vegas wedding, according to TMZ. On July 17, the outlet reported that the couple obtained a marriage in Clark County, Nev. on July 16, using their legal names — Benjamin Geza Affleck and Jennifer Lynn Lopez.

An anonymous source confirmed the news of their nuptuals to TMZ, but the former “American Idol” judge and her Oscar-winning beau have not yet confirmed it themselves.

Lopez and Affleck Got Engaged in April — For a Second Time

Lopez and Affleck confirmed they were engaged in April 2022, after calling off their first engagement back in 2004. The pair — nicknamed “Bennifer” by the media — had a highly-publicized relationship after connecting on the set of “Gigli” in 2002.

The power couple rekindled their romance in April 2021, according to The Insider, after Lopez ended her engagement to baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez. Weeks later,  Lopez and Affleck spent time together in Montana and Miami, Fla.

Lopez has not been shy about sharing her giant engagement ring, which is green — her favorite color. Her manicurist Tom Bachik has featured it in multiple photographs of her nails on Instagram.

Lopez Recently Posted Emotional Tribute to Ben Affleck

On June 20, Lopez posted a tribute to Affleck on Instagram, with a compilation of photos and videos of the actor, accompanied by a recording of herself talking, which she titled “Dear Ben.” In the voiceover, she said, “This is the best time of my life. I love my career, but nothing is more fulfilling to me than being able to build a family with someone who I love deeply and who is just as dedicated to family and to each other as we can be. I’m feeling incredibly blessed.”

Then in her On The J.Lo newsletter, Lopez expanded on her tribute to Affleck. “I have had a front row seat to watching how you father for over a year now,” she wrote, “and I have never seen more consistent, loving and selfless father. And not just to your own kids but also without obligation to mine as well. You show up and put them first always. You are affectionate and engaged in every moment they are with you and it’s honestly one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Thank you for all you do for all of us. We appreciate and love you beyond measure.”

Lopez shares 14-year-old twins Emme and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony, and Affleck shares three kids with ex-wife Jennifer Garner: Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. Multiple outlets have reported that the couple has been house hunting in Beverly Hills, Calif., and likely purchased an estate in June, according to TMZ.

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