'We did it': Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's marriage certificate is finally public
Following Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's nuptials on July 17 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, their marital license has now been made public. The certificate stated that 53-year-old Lopez and 49-year-old Affleck were married by Pastor Ryan Wolfe in the presence of an eyewitness named Kenosha Booth.
The paper also includes a record of the stars' complete names, Jennifer Lynn Lopez and Benjamin Geza Affleck, and it says Lopez is attempting to acquire Affleck as her new last name. Santa Monica, California, was stated as the address of both celebrities.
Following the wedding, Lopez announced the event in her fan email 'On the J Lo', saying, "We did it." Lopez then wrote, "Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient," signing her name as Jennifer Lynn Affleck.
According to Lopez, she and the actor flew to Las Vegas and waited in line with four more pairs to obtain a marriage certificate. "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," the actress-musician expressed.
The pair started dating early in 2000 and got engaged. However, they later broke up. They have acted together in the movies 'Gigli' (2003) and 'Jersey Girl' (2004).
Ben Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005. The couple, who separated in 2018, share three children: 16-year-old Violet, 13-year-old Seraphina, and 10-year-old Samuel.
Lopez has previously been married three times: from 1997 to 1998 to Ojani Noa; from 2001 to 2003 to Cris Judd; and from 2004 to 2014 to Marc Anthony. She shares 14-year-old twins Max and Emme with the latter.
Affleck and Lopez took a trip to Paris after getting married last month. A source told People that they behaved like "two adolescents in love" and that they were extremely affectionate and devoted to one another. They visited sites including the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre together.
According to People, "Jennifer is the happiest. She loves being married. She loves being Mrs. Affleck. She is very excited to be married to Ben. She is very grateful that they got a second chance."