NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck married in a Las Vegas nightclub on Saturday, culminating a relationship that spanned two decades in two separate romances and headlined countless tabloid headlines.
Lopez announced their wedding on Sunday in her newsletter to fans with the caption, "We did it." Lopez first publicized their engagement in April in the same "On the J Lo" newsletter.
"Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out that love is patient. Twenty years patient," Lopez wrote in a message signed by Jennifer Lynn Affleck.
Lopez wrote that the couple flew to Las Vegas on Saturday, waited in line for a license with four other couples and married just after midnight at the Little White Chapel, a chapel that boasts a walk-through "tunnel of love." Lopez said a Bluetooth speaker played their short walk down the aisle. She called it the best night of their lives.
“Stay here long enough and you might find the best moment of your life driving through Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love that you drive through with your kids and the one you'll spend forever with. ” Lopez said.
News of their wedding first broke on Sunday after the Clark County Clerk's Office in Nevada showed the couple had obtained a marriage license that was processed on Saturday. The marriage license filing revealed that Lopez plans to take the name Jennifer Affleck.
Reps for Lopez and Affleck declined to comment.
Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, famously dated each other in the early 2000s and nicknamed them "Bennifer" before rekindling their romance last year. They previously starred together in 2003's Gigli and 2004's Jersey Girl. They were engaged at the time, but never married.
Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005, with whom he has three children. They divorced in 2018.
Lopez has been married three times. She was briefly married to Ojani Noa in 1997-1998 and to Cris Judd in 2001-2003. She and singer Marc Anthony have been married for ten years after marrying in 2004 and have 14-year-old twins together.