Don't Worry, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Are Still Planning a Big, Star-Studded Wedding
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck officially tied the knot this weekend during an intimate elopement in Las Vegas, Nevada—but the duo's wedding plans likely won't end there. A source close to the pair told People that they "plan on having a bigger party so they can celebrate with family and friends" following their white chapel nuptials.
This news came after Lopez—who has since changed her last name to Affleck—shared the details of the big day in her newsletter, On the JLo. "So with the best witnesses you could ever 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 one another the rings we'll wear for the rest of our lives," she wrote.
Although Lopez and Affleck allegedly do have their hopes set on a bigger, celebrity-studded reception down the line, there's one post-elopement element they haven't yet considered: a honeymoon. "They don't have a honeymoon planned yet. Jennifer says that every day with Ben is a honeymoon," another source told People. "Ever since they started dating again, Jennifer has truly believed that this is it. She is looking forward to growing old with Ben."
This sentiment rang particularly true in the actress and singer's newsletter. "When love is real, the only thing that matters in marriage is one another and the promise we make to love, care, understand, be patient, loving and good to one another. We had that. And so much more," Lopez wrote in her post.
According to Lopez, the elopement was a dream she and Affleck have shared for quite some time. The couple first dated and became engaged in the early 2000s, but ultimately decided to call their nuptials off in 2003. Nearly two decades later the pair rekindled their romance. "We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient," Lopez wrote, nodding to the couple's storied history.
"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," she wrote, wrapping up the post. "Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things—and worth waiting for."
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