J. Lo, Ben Affleck Tie The Knot At Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Posted on: July 17, 2022, 09:06h.
Last updated on: July 19, 2022, 11:26h.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had a surprise wedding ceremony in a Las Vegas chapel this weekend. Initially, they reportedly wanted an Elvis impersonator to do the wedding. But it was a regular officiant who actually performed the ceremony.
TMZ first reported that the two love-struck stars had received a marriage license in Clark County this weekend. It was processed on Saturday.
The license reportedly lists their legal names: Benjamin Geza Affleck, 49, and Jennifer Lynn Lopez, 52. Officially, the certificate has to be filed with officials within ten days of the ceremony, People reported. As of Sunday afternoon, it had yet to be filed.
.@JLo and @BenAffleck got a marriage license in Clark County shortly before midnight Saturday night, @ClarkCountyNV confirms.
County says we won’t know if the marriage is official until the certificate is filed. @FOX5Vegas pic.twitter.com/Jy2wLAsMrs
— Jaclyn Schultz (@JaclynFOX5Vegas) July 17, 2022
Their fans remember how the pair were first engaged in 2002. That relationship did not work out. It fizzled in 2004.
But then last year, the two started being seen together. Last August, Casino.org reported that Affleck played at a gaming property in Monaco’s glamorous Monte Carlo for hours. J.Lo was reportedly nearby. The two were traveling in Europe.
In June 2021 that Affleck also was spotted at Las Vegas’ Wynn Resort and Casino’s high limit room in an early morning stop, TMZ reported. Affleck was accompanied in Las Vegas that June by Jennifer Lopez’s mother, Guadalupe Lopez.
Months later, J.Lo was seen wearing an engagement ring. It is a green diamond ring. It was in April that the two officially announced their engagement.
The two originally planned on having an Elvis impersonator perform at the wedding, TMZ revealed. But given the late hour, he was not around, USA Today added.
The couple got there so late, that the wedding chapel was close to closing its doors for the day. The chapel was identified as A Little White Wedding Chapel, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Still, the wedding was a success for the couple. J.Lo shared some details of the ceremony after the couple was wed.
Exactly what we wanted,” Lopez wrote on her fan newsletter. “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.”
The chapel apparently has an onsite pink Cadillac convertible, maybe once driven by Presley, USA Today said. J.Lo and Affleck sat in the car to take wedding pics, the report added.
J.Lo now shares custody of 14-year-old twins, Emme and Max, with ex-husband singer Marc Anthony, People said. Affleck shares three children — Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10 — with ex-wife and actress Jennifer Garner. The children were believed to be in attendance at the wedding.
In May, many of the 50-plus Las Vegas chapels which offer Elvis-themed destination weddings got cease and desist letters from Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a chapel owner told Casino.org. ABG is a licensing company that represents Presley’s estate and the estates of many other celebrities.
But then company apparently then backtracked. Their representatives negotiated with chapel owners.
Overall, Las Vegas destination wedding ceremonies are a significant part of the state’s tourism sector. The entire wedding industry produces $2 billion a year.
Clark County issued its five-millionth wedding license in February.