You thought you had finally heard the end of the extravagant marriage of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck? Think again.
The singer-actress-dancer shared even more details about herself and the “Deep Water” star’s “divinely wrapped up” nuptials in Thursday’s edition of her “On the JLo” newsletter. The couple first married in an intimate chapel wedding in Las Vegas in July, before having a second star-studded wedding at Affleck’s Georgia estate a month later.
Along with sharing footage from the rehearsal dinner, reception and the day after the second ceremony, which included a lakeside brunch, Lopez also revealed the inspiration behind the “perfect wedding love song.” of the couple, “True Companion” by Marc Cohn.
According to Lopez, she and Affleck first discussed the song at Affleck’s estate more than 20 years ago. The couple first got engaged in 2002 before rekindling their romance in 2021.
Lopez said she surprised Affleck by having Cohn sing the song during the second ceremony.
“The twenty years between those youthful dreams and the adult world of love and family we embraced that day brought more to this marriage than we could ever have imagined,” Lopez wrote. . “As our eldest child finished her walk, Marc started ‘True Companion’, a song we first listened to together in what felt like both yesterday and forever ago – and life is came, strangely, magnificently, mysteriously, divinely curly.”
According to Lopez, the couple’s children were “the only people we asked to defend us at our wedding party.” Lopez shares twins Emme and Maximilian Muñiz, 14, with ex-husband Marc Anthony, and Affleck shares Violet, 14, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
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The second ceremony was “not at all as we expected,” but even better, Lopez added.
“Some old wounds were healed that day and the weight of the past was finally lifted from our shoulders,” she wrote. “Nothing ever seemed more right to me.”
Lopez ended her newsletter by noting that “the vibe of the second ceremony was rustic, country-chic,” and that she’ll take more questions later.
In the meantime, “we find ourselves in that much-desired period of life: having gratitude for all that life has shown us, even its trials and tribulations,” she writes. “That night was truly heaven…”
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The location of the couple’s second wedding has come under intense scrutiny, with people criticizing them for getting married at Affleck’s “plantation-style” compound outside Savannah.
The Affleck Estate is not actually a plantation house, despite its locational history and Greek Revival design, which is often associated with plantation houses.
Facing the North Newport River, Affleck’s estate sits on Hampton Island, which served as land for rice and cotton plantations, according to a property overview. In 2018, The Wall Street Journal described the residence as a “plantation-style resort” and interviewed listing agent Dicky Mopper for details of the property valued at $8.9 million when Affleck put it up. on the market.
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Contributor: Elise Brisco