A fairytale ending! Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are reportedly married nearly two decades after the pair became engaged for the first time, per TMZ. The pair obtained a marriage license on Saturday July 16, Life & Style can confirm.
The singer, 52, and the actor, 49, are now reportedly married nearly three months after he popped the question for the second time in April 2022. J. Lo revealed the news of their engagement at the time by sharing a video of the gorgeous green diamond on her ring finger that Ben proposed with on her Instagram.
“Saturday night while at my favorite place on earth [in the bubble bath], my beautiful love got on one knee and proposed,” she revealed via her onthejlo.com newsletter four days after sharing with the world that she and Ben were engaged.
The couple previously got engaged in November 2002. At that time, Ben selected a 6.1-carat pink diamond for J. Lo, proving he has a track record for seeking out something as unique as she is. For his 2022 proposal, the father of three went green for her engagement ring.
“He hands me a ring and he says it’s a green diamond. [Green is] my favorite color, it’s also my lucky color,” Jennifer said in an accompanying video, adding, “Obviously it’ll be my lucky color forever now. It means so much when somebody thinks about you and loves you and sees you. And it was just the most perfect moment.”
Part of that “perfect moment” was the element of surprise, the singer-actress explained, saying she was “taken totally off guard” by Ben’s romantic proposal.
“She had a feeling Ben would propose but didn’t know when,” an insider told In Touch exclusively at the time. “He completely surprised her.”
The couple were previously set to wed in September 2003 but postponed the wedding due to too much “media scrutiny.” They parted ways in January 2004, calling off the nuptials and their romance entirely. The pair reconnected in late April 2021, just two weeks after Jennifer and then-fiancé Alex Rodriguez broke up.
Reps for Jennifer and Ben did not immediately respond to Life & Style’s request for comment.