For Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, the second time should be the good one. Eighteen years after calling off their engagement, the two lovebirds have decided to get married! Several months after their unexpected flashback, the comedian indeed asked for the hand of the singer, who agreed to give a “second chance at true love”. “Have you ever imagined that your biggest dream could come true?” J-Lo wrote in her newsletter. And to give details on the marriage proposal of his darling: “Saturday evening, while I was in my favorite place on earth (in the bubble bath), my beautiful love got down on his knees and asked me in marriage”. At the time, Jennifer Lopez says she was “caught off guard” and “just looked him in the eye smiling and crying”: “I was trying to understand that 20 years later, it was happening again, I was literally without voice and he said, ‘Is that a yes?’ I said YES of course it’s a YES”.
Upset by this marriage proposal which she obviously did not expect, Jennifer Lopez was overwhelmed with emotion. “I was smiling so hard and the tears were streaming down my face, I felt so incredibly happy and whole,” said the singer, who describes the moment as “the most romantic thing [qu’elle avoir] could imagine”. Asking for his darling’s hand, Ben Affleck offered her a magnificent green diamond ring. Something to capsize his heart. “Green has always been my lucky color and now for sure it always will be,” the bride-to-be added. Years after their canceled engagement, the two are therefore ready to take the plunge. “We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re in different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very aware of those things,” J-Lo told People.
Jennifer Lopez: “We can appreciate, celebrate and respect each other”
“It’s beautiful that it happened this way at this time in our lives when we can really appreciate each other, celebrate each other and respect each other, she confided, more in love than ever with the one she will soon marry. ‘ve always done, but today it’s different because we know that life can take you in different directions.” In the coming months, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will therefore prepare for their wedding, the one that their fans have been waiting for for decades. And their respective children will obviously be there, as has been the case since their flashback. As a reminder, the singer and actress is the father of twins, Emme and Max, born of his relationship with Marc Anthony. For his part, Ben Affleck shares three children with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner: Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez © Zuma Press