J.Lo and Ben Affleck having a second ceremony at the 2003 wedding venue
It looks like Bennifer may be trying to alter the past by recreating their 2003 wedding that never happened.
They’re not done yet — Bennifer has a few more surprises up his sleeve!
At this point, it’s hard to have missed the news that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have finally made it down the aisle.
The couple – who rekindled their relationship last summer after calling off their first engagement in 2004 – officially tied the knot in a surprisingly low-key wedding ceremony in Vegas on Saturday.
The new Ms. Affleck confirmed the exciting news on Sunday, telling fans in a special edition of her newsletter that – “a long, long time” – their wedding day was everything they could have hoped for.
“Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for licensing with four other couples, all making the same trip to the wedding capital of the world,” the singer began, reminiscing about their whirlwind trip to the infamously famous city chapel.
“So with the best witnesses you could 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 each other the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives,” she continued.
His message was accompanied by a selection of cute photographs from the day: iPhone selfies and candid laughter giving fans a glimpse into the A-listers’ unusually low-key affair.
Of course, being one of the most talked about couples in Hollywood, some fans were a little shocked that Bennifer opted for such an intimate wedding, later prompting sources close to the newlyweds to provide background information. .
“Jen and Ben have been talking about eloping for months now and it was fine with them,” an insider told Us Weekly, noting that having both been married before, neither Ben nor J.Lo were interested in having a date. lavish event for their special day.
“[They] have both had big weddings before, so pageantry is not as important to them as it once was,” the source added.
However, despite not wanting to make a song and dance from their nuptials, it looks like Ben and J.Lo are keen to celebrate the milestone, with multiple outlets reporting that the newlyweds are set to hold. a second, much more extravagant ceremony. for those around them in the weeks to come.
“Jen and Ben want to celebrate their love with a bigger ceremony for friends and family,” the same source revealed, while another told People that they “have not yet planned a honeymoon. Honey”.
Additionally, TMZ reported that the couple had already chosen Ben’s sprawling Georgia estate as the location for the party, which happens to be the exact spot where they were first scheduled to get married in the 2000s.
If you need a little background, Ben and J.Lo first got engaged in 2002, with a wedding date set for September 2003.
With their wedding expected to be a huge, high-profile event with over 400 guests, the anticipation for the big day was extremely high. So much so, in fact, that the couple ended up canceling the ceremony just days before it was supposed to take place, citing “excessive media attention.”
“When we found ourselves seriously considering hiring three separate ‘decoy wives’ in three different locations, we realized something was wrong,” the couple wrote in a joint statement at the time, admitting that the spirit of the celebration risked being undermined by public scrutiny.
Ben and Jen ended up going their separate ways in January 2004 and have since spoken openly about how the media attention surrounding their relationship was the main cause of their separation.
Well, fast forward nearly 20 years, and it looks like the happy couple are trying to come to terms with their complicated past, returning to their original wedding venue to celebrate their love for the second time.
According to TMZ, the property, which is owned by Ben and located about an hour’s drive from Savannah, consists of a 10,000 square foot house, as well as several smaller ones, offering plenty of room for guests.
The outlet predicts the lavish bash will likely take place later this month, though it’s not confirmed how many guests will be attending or who will be on the list.
Although, if one thing is for sure, we can bet that Matt Damon is brushing his dancing shoes somewhere right now.