Twenty years after Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck first got engaged, the couple are finally husband and wife. The best part? It was a complete surprise. According DeadlineLopez and Affleck’s big day took place at the Little White Wedding Chapel on July 16 around midnight, surrounded by their five children and close family members.
In Lopez’s “On the JLo” newsletter, the singer shared the news with her fanbase and included plenty of photos from the night. “We did it,” she wrote. “Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years of patience. Exactly what we wanted. Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same trip to the wedding capital of the world.” Lopez described how the couple exchanged vows in the chapel and walked down the aisle with music playing through a Bluetooth speaker. “But in the end, it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined. One that we dreamed of a long time ago and one that came to fruition (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible and the other) to long, long last,” she said.
People reported that for the ceremony, Lopez looked stunning in a white lace, off-the-shoulder, long-sleeved dress, and later changed into a “dress from an old movie” that she would have saved for this exact moment.