Twenty years after their separation, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck fell in love again. Friday April 8, 2022, it was in a newsletter shared on her site that the singer revealed that she was engaged. “My beautiful love got down on one knee and proposed to me. I was totally caught off guard and just looked him in the eyes smiling and crying, trying somehow to realize that after 20 years it’s happening again, I was truly speechless,” she said, before adding emotionally, “It was nothing out of the ordinary, but it was the most romantic thing I’ve ever had. I could have imagined… Just a moment of calm on a Saturday night at home, two people promising to always be there for each other.” A few months later, it was on July 16, 2022, in Las Vegas that the couple finally said ‘yes.’
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Three months after their wedding, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck walked the red carpet for the first time as husband and wife. On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, the couple posed at the Ralph Lauren Spring 2023 Fashion Experience event in San Marino, Calif. For the occasion, the singer wore a black striped dress that highlighted her generous neckline. To complete her look, she wore a pair of black Louboutin heels and a cowboy hat. For his part, her husband was dressed in a charcoal gray wool jacket with tapered pants and a black shirt. In love, it is for People that Jennifer Lopez had made tender secrets about her husband. “I feel so lucky, happy and proud to be with him. There is no better love story than having a second chance. When you find someone and love them really, really and you get a second chance for it? It’s a really rare, precious and beautiful thing and we don’t take it for granted,” she said.
Ben Affleck: ‘It’s a great story’
In December 2021, the actor had made rare confidences about his couple in the columns of the Wall Street Journal. “I can say it’s clearly beautiful for me. And, you know, one of the things that I really appreciate in all facets of my life now is that it’s been handled in a way that reflects that. And it’s a good story. It’s a great story,” he said. Preferring to remain discreet, Ben Affleck added: “You can write hypotheses about it, but one of the hardest lessons I’ve learned is that it’s not wise to share everything with the world. I know I feel more comfortable having these healthy boundaries in my life. I’m telling you in a friendly and direct way: I don’t want to talk about my personal relationship. I’m going to be a little bit restraint.”
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