What Happened In Vegas? Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez Got Married!

It looks like a Vegas wedding was always in the cards for Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. In fact, 20 years ago, during a trip to MTV’s TRL, Lopez brought up a Las Vegas wedding to Carson Daly while she was first engaged to Affleck back in 2002. “How are you guys gonna do, like, a wedding?” Daly asks the pop star. “How are you gonna try — is there a deserted enough island?” “I don’t know,” Lopez responds. After Daly suggests the couple use a private plane and get married mid-air, Lopez makes a suggestion of her own. “Vegas,” she blurts out, effectively predicting her nuptials to Affleck.

As fans know, of course, the pair never made it down the aisle, and ultimately split in 2004. The two went on to marry and welcome children – Jennifer Lopez with ex-husband Marc Anthony and Ben Affleck with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – before they ultimately rekindled their romance in 2021, with Lopez sharing news of their engagement in April 2022.

Over the weekend, J Lo documented the nuptials in the latest update of her J.Lo newsletter. “We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” the songstress and actress said in her newsletter, which included a look at her dress, and some BTS photos from the ceremony.

News of their nuptials spread like wildfire after the Clark County clerk’s office in Nevada showed that the pair obtained a marriage license that was processed. The marriage license filing showed that Jennifer Lopez plans to take the name Jennifer Affleck. “Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with,” said Jennifer Lopez.

“I’ve done probably 10,000 weddings now, and by this point in my life I get a feel of couples — I can really tell it was real,” Ryan Wolfe, the lead pastor at Grace Christian Center of Las Vegas who wed the couple at A Little White Wedding Chapel, tells People. “After seeing them and the love they have for each other, I 100 percent believe they will last. They will make it. I believe they found their soulmates. I really do believe they’re meant for each other.”