Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's enduring love story: From 2002 heartbreak to 2022 fairytale
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, famously dubbed Bennifer, tied the knot at Affleck's Georgia estate 20 years after their first romance. The couple's lavish wedding marks a full-circle moment in their storied relationship.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (Source: People)
Bennifer's Full Circle Wedding at the Georgia Estate
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez – or as the world fondly recalls them, 'Bennifer' – are the stuff of Hollywood legends. In 2003, a much younger Affleck had purchased a sprawling 35-hectare estate in Georgia, while deeply in love with Lopez. Their iconic love saga, which captured countless headlines in the early 2000s, seemed like a tale of yesteryears. Plans for a wedding chapel had stirred the air back then, but destiny had other plans. Fast forward to 2022, this Hampton Island property, lovingly referred to as the Big House, bore witness to Bennifer's much-awaited second wedding.
Revisiting 2002, one can't help but remember the photos of the couple from the sets of 'Jersey Girl'. "Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient." This quote from Jennifer Lopez's newsletter reflects the essence of their journey.
But this wasn't their only celebration of love. The couple first said their vows in a spontaneous Las Vegas ceremony, where Lopez donned a creation by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad. They followed in the footsteps of celebs like Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, embracing the trend of hosting multiple wedding events.
Bennifer’s Return: A Hollywood Fairytale
Affleck's majestic Georgian mansion, just 45 minutes south of Savannah, paints a picture of an antebellum Greek Revival plantation home. With a two-storey layout covering 6,000 square feet, the mansion boasts an enchanting veranda overlooking the North Newport River. But it's not just the house; the estate also houses the Summer Cottage and the expansive Oyster House, not to mention an equestrian center and two luxurious spas.
This lavish estate was at the heart of the couple's grand three-day wedding festivities. Guests, including the likes of director Kevin Smith and actor Matt Damon, reveled in the celebrations. Of course, their children were in attendance, making it a true family affair. Security was tight, fitting for an event of this magnitude. A five-kilometer no-fly zone ensured utmost privacy, while security boats diligently patrolled the surrounding waters.
Post nuptials, the whispers of their house-hunting in LA continue to buzz. Their mansion tours have included extravagant properties such as The Manor, previously owned by TV mogul Aaron Spelling. Their love story might have had its twists and turns, but it's clear that Bennifer’s tale was always destined for a happy ending. It’s a testament to their enduring bond, one that waited two decades to find its forever.
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