Celebrity power couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck marked their one-year wedding anniversary in style, sharing intimate glimpses of their extravagant $400,000 wedding at Affleck’s lavish $8.9 million estate on the Hampton Island Preserve in Georgia. The couple, affectionately known as ‘Bennifer,’ had initially obtained their marriage license in July 2022 before eloping at the iconic Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas strip.
Lopez, a two-time Grammy nominee, commemorated the occasion by offering her 394.3 million social media followers a sneak peek at the lyrics for her upcoming song “Dear Ben Pt. II.” The heartfelt lyrics express the couple’s journey and emotions, showcasing their deep bond. The song is one of the nine dedicated to Affleck on Lopez’s upcoming album, titled “This Is Me… Now.” This album will mark her ninth studio release and her first since 2014’s “A.K.A.”
The duo’s romantic history dates back to 2002 when Lopez released “Dear Ben” during her prior relationship with Affleck, which lasted until 2004. Following years of separation, they reconnected in early 2021, a few months before Lopez called off her engagement to Alex Rodriguez. Affleck, an accomplished filmmaker with two Oscars to his name, now shares a blended family with Lopez, as he steps into the role of stepfather to her twins, Maximilian Muñiz and Emme Muñiz, from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony.
Likewise, Lopez embraces her role as stepmother to Affleck’s three children – Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel – from his past marriage to Jennifer Garner. Despite their busy careers, the couple is committed to nurturing their relationship and family bond.
Affleck’s recent work included a role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in James Wan’s “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” although his appearance was ultimately omitted from the final cut. In contrast, Lopez concluded filming for Brad Peyton’s AI thriller “Atlas,” set to premiere on Netflix soon.
Beyond their cinematic endeavors, Lopez remains active in her cosmetics venture, JLo Beauty, and her clothing company, Revolve. As for Affleck, he continues his artistic pursuits and collaborations, despite occasional setbacks.