From Bennifer headlines to Las Vegas 'I Dos': Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's unconventional romance

    Revisiting the captivating midnight drive-through Vegas wedding of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, a romance that spanned two decades and made countless headlines.

    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck (Source: E!Online)

    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck (Source: E!Online)

    Hollywood has always been a breeding ground for fairytales, but none quite as unpredictable or nostalgic as Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's. From their early 2000s "Bennifer" days to their unexpected rekindling, this duo has never ceased to surprise. And what could be more shocking than their impromptu Las Vegas wedding, now exactly one year in the rearview?

    Two romances, one drive-through chapel

    A typical love story? Hardly. The Bennifer romance spanned over two separate affairs, peppered with engagements, break-ups, and other relationships in between. But in 2022, amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas, their love story took its most whimsical turn.

    On a seemingly regular Saturday night, J.Lo and Affleck stood in line with four other couples, waiting their turn at the Little White Chapel. By the time the clock struck midnight, they'd exchanged vows in the chapel's famed "tunnel of love." The simplicity of it all—a Bluetooth speaker, their children, and the city's sparkle—made it, as J.Lo so fondly recalls, the "best moment of your life."

    From headlines to happily ever after

    Flashback to the early 2000s, and you couldn't pass a magazine stand without seeing "Bennifer" splashed across the covers. Their sizzling chemistry in movies like "Gigli" and "Jersey Girl" had everyone talking, but destiny had its own plans. Despite an engagement, the two went their separate ways, with Lopez walking down the aisle thrice and Affleck once.

    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck (Source: CNN)

    Fast-forward to their 2021 reunion, and the world was all ears, eyes, and speculations. When news of their Las Vegas nuptials broke out, it was no less than a tabloid dream. And to top it all, Jennifer’s decision to adopt the name Jennifer Lynn Affleck was the cherry on this unpredictable love cake.

    A year later: love still in the air?

    Today, as we look back at this unexpected twist in the Bennifer saga, we can't help but feel the infectious joy of their Las Vegas adventure. Whether it was Jennifer's heartfelt words about love being "twenty years patient" or the sheer spontaneity of their wedding, the memory is one for the books.

    As unpredictable as their journey has been, one thing's for sure: in Hollywood, where endings are often scripted, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have penned their own unique love story.

    (Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)