Lopez and Affleck rekindled their romance in 2021 before getting married in July 2022.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are happily married and Lopez is opening up about why she chose to take her husband’s surname. In a recent interview with Vogue, JLo revealed that her legal name will be ‘Mrs.Affleck’ because now they are ‘joined together.’ The Dinero singer admitted that taking her husband’s last name feels traditional and romantic to her, and she is just ‘that kind of girl’. “I’m very much in control of my own life and destiny and feel empowered as a woman and as a person,” Lopez said.
‘I’m proud to be Mrs Affleck’: Jennifer Lopez says taking husband Ben’s last name is ‘a power move’ https://t.co/XYG0j4ADws— Evening Standard (@standardnews) November 8, 2022
Oscar winner Affleck and superstar singer-actress Lopez were crowned the hottest celebrity couple of Hollywood once again after getting engaged for the second time in April 2022. The pair rekindled their broken romance and engagement in 2004 and revived their relationship by getting married. “People are still going to call me Jennifer Lopez. But my legal name will be Mrs. Affleck because we’re joined together,” the Selena actress told Vogue. “We’re husband and wife. I’m proud of that. I don’t think that’s a problem.”
Ahem, Mrs. Affleck would like a word. ☝️ Jennifer Lopez is reacting to criticism after legally changing her last name pic.twitter.com/qi3FNpi4Ox— E! News (@enews) November 8, 2022
Jennifer and Ben had tied the knot twice this time. They had a quaint ceremony at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in July 2022 which was followed by an extravagant celebration in August at Affleck's residence in Georgia. Lopez also disclosed to Vogue about her reunion with Affleck after two decades.“I always felt like there was a real love there, a true love there. People in my life know that he was a very, very special person in my life. When we reconnected, those feelings for me were still very real,” she said.
“I don’t know if I recommend this for everybody. Sometimes you outgrow each other, or you just grow differently. The two of us, we lost each other and found each other,” she continued.
According to Vox, the couple who is dubbed Bennifer by the media met each other on the sets of the 2003 movie Gigli, which was a box office disaster. Before the release of the movie, the pair got engaged and later broke up in January 2004.
Jennifer Lopez wedded singer-songwriter Marc Anthony in 2004 and separated from him in 2014. She was also in an on-off relationship with her former backup dancer Casper Smart from October 2011 to August 2016. She dated baseball player Alex Rodriguez from February 2017 to early 2021 before breaking off her engagement with him and rekindling her relationship with Ben Affleck in April 2021.
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