Two decades ago, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were the golden couple of Hollywood.

Dubbed ‘Bennifer’ by the press, the world was enamoured by their love story. However, it wasn’t one that was meant to be – or so we thought.

The couple were set to wed on September 14, 2003, however, their impending marriage was postponed to what was cited at the time as “excessive media attention”. Four months later, in January 2004, Bennifer had called it quits.

However, little did everyone know this wouldn’t be the final chapter in Bennifer’s love story.

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Much to the surprise of many, JLo and Affleck rekindled their romance in April 2021, becoming engaged for the second time the following April. And now, the couple have officially made it down the aisle, nearly 20 years after their first nuptials were due to take place.

Announcing the union to her fans, JLo shared some beautiful words to depict her love and marriage to Affleck.

“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” she said.

Finally getting their ‘happily ever after’ together after 20 years, the couple wed in Las Vegas over the weekend at the A Little White Wedding Chapel, which is “exactly what we wanted”, JLo explained.

Waiting in line with four other couples, the pair were ready “for the world to recognize us as partners and declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage”.

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“When love is real, the only thing that matters in marriage is one another and the promise we make to love, care, understand, be patient, loving and good to one another,” she told her fans in her newsletter. “We had that. And so much more. Best night of our lives.”

She continued: “They were right when they said, ‘all you need is love’. We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to.”

The singer signed off her letter saying, “Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things – and worth waiting for. With love, Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.”

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