'Children are the blessing': Ben Affleck praises Jennifer Lopez and her twins in HEARTFELT speech during Georgia wedding
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: Ben Affleck gave a heartfelt speech in front of family and friends on Saturday, August 20 at his lavish Georgia wedding to Jennifer Lopez that left everyone in attendance in tears. Affleck, 50, praised Lopez, 53, calling her twins Maximilian and Emme a "blessing and a gift" in his wedding speech.
A source who spoke to Us Weekly said, "Ben made an impassioned speech professing his love for Jennifer and her kids, and said the children are the blessing and gift that happened because they didn't get married before and that is proof that everything happens for a reason." Affleck and Lopez got married a second time on Saturday, August 20 in a grandiose ceremony in Georgia; they had previously exchanged vows in a private ceremony in Las Vegas just one month prior.
The remarriage of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, which took place on a Georgia estate, was attended by George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Kevin Smith. The newlyweds had been engaged from 2002 to 2004 until they wed secretly in July 2022 in Las Vegas. They made the choice to remarry in Georgia, where the "Deep Water" actor shed a tear while making the speech at his charming wedding to his new wife, JLo.
Twenty years ago, Affleck and Lopez were planning to get married, but they decided against it in 2003. In May 2021, Lopez and Affleck were seen on vacation together in Big Sky, Montana, after more than a decade apart. The 'On The Floor' singer revealed to her On the JLo newsletter in April of the following year that she and the 'Gone Girl' star were re-engaged.
"Saturday night while at my favorite place on earth (in the bubble bath), my beautiful love got on one knee and proposed," Lopez wrote. "I was taken totally off guard and just looked in his eyes smiling and crying at the same time." The happy ending for the couple took quite a while to come, but the wedding festivities were well worth the wait.
"It was a weekend full of festivities for friends and family and it felt like a fairytale," a source reported to Us Weekly. "Jennifer looked like a princess and was flawless. Everyone had an amazing time and danced the night away. It was very intimate and all about celebrating their love for one another and their family."
The children happened to play a significant role in the couple's weekend wedding. "Jennifer loved having all the kids there. She loved the location. It all felt very special. It was a dream for her," a source told People.