HomeCelebrityJennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Finally Tie The Knot! Why Did They...

    Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Finally Tie The Knot! Why Did They Break Up In 2004?

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are starting their new life together as husband and wife, after two decades of meeting each other. The two fell in love in 2002 and got engaged, only to call off their September 2003 wedding. They parted ways the next year and went on to date other people and had kids with them. But, true love finds its way back, and JLo and Affleck’s story is a testament to that.

    The couple tied the knot in a Las Vegas wedding ceremony on July 16, 2022, after rekindling their romance last year. But do you know why things went south between them way back in 2004? Here’s all about it.

    Read More: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s Love Story

    Why Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Broke Up In 2004

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had a much publicized relationship and eventual break-up in the 2000s. They met on the sets of their film ‘Gigli’, and clicked. However, JLo was married to her second husband, Cris Judd, at the time. After their divorce in 2003, the actress went public with her and Affleck’s relationship.

    The couple received a lot of media attention and experienced fan-frenzy. They even called off their wedding due to “excessive media attention”. A part of their joint statement read, “When we found ourselves seriously contemplating hiring three separate ‘decoy brides’ at three different locations, we realized that something was awry. We felt what should have been a joyful and sacred day could be spoiled for us, our families and our friends.”

    Lopez and Affleck parted ways the following year in January. The ‘Batman’ actor reflected on the breakup 17 years later on the ‘Howard Stern Show’ and blamed the negative portrayal in media as “50%” contributor to their split.

     “The idea that people hate you and they hate you together and that being together is poison and ugly and toxic and the thing none of us want to be part of,” Affleck said. His initial reaction to the breakup was one with mixed emotions. The actor said he was “f**king hurt and angry and felt like a fool.”

    Jennifer also felt that their relationship suffered due to the tabloid craze. She told Graham Norton, “It was a lot. Honestly, I’ve never really talked about it before. I mean, I love Ben, he’s a great guy but it was a lot for both of us to be under that type of siege for two years straight. We were on the cover of every magazine every week, it was just a weird thing… Our relationship did suffer because of that. That was one of the reasons. I mean, I would never blame the media for anything, but it definitely played a part of the dynamic of our relationship.”

    Well, finally they found their way back to each other and are once again one of the most loved couples in Hollywood.

    The Couple Makes It To The Altar Two Decades Later

    Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
    Lopez and Affleck finally hitched

    Fondly called ‘Bennifer’ by fans, the couple got married this weekend in Las Vegas. They had announced their engagement in April. Sharing their wedding details on On The JLo newsletter, the actress called their wedding “the best night of our lives.”

    We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient….Last night, we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world,” Lopez wrote.

    She had described what makes her relationship with Affleck different since their 2004 romance to People. “We’re older now, we’re smarter, we have more experience, we’re at different places in our lives, we have kids now, and we have to be very conscious of those things,” she said.

    Lopez has taken Affleck’s name after their wedding and even signed her newsletter with “Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.”

    Read More: Jennifer Lopez Says “We Did It” As She Shares Pictures From Her Wedding To Ben Affleck

    Read More: Jennifer Lopez Recalls Feeling “Frozen” Due To Panic Attacks, Thought She Was Going Crazy. Here’s What Happened

    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury
    Rishita Roy Chowdhury is the Chief Editor at First Curiosity. She has always been fascinated with the power of words and the need to follow goings on of the world. She likes to spend most of her time contemplating her existence, and escaping reality by reading, writing, and watching movies and shows. So, she made a career out of it in 2017 when she joined ScoopWhoop and extensively wrote about pop culture. To gain more experience of hardcore news, she moved on to the print arena with The Sunday Guardian newspaper where she interviewed celebrities, musicians, sportsmen, authors, chefs, and more. Her love of all things art and culture also led her to review books, movies, series, and restaurants. She tested and expanded her skills by dabbling in the digital space with India Today’s entertainment team. There, she wrote thousands of articles on the world of glitz and glamour. Now, at First Curiosity, she constantly searches and writes stories that resonate with readers and spark their interest. She also manages a team of dedicated writers who share her vision to remain sane in a crazy world with doses of entertainment.

    Trending on FC