Fame and celebrity
Get more with myNEWS
A personalised news feed of stories that matter to you
Learn more
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, pictured at photo call for a screening of the film “Marry Me”, have tied the knot for real. Photo: AP

‘Bennifer’ become one: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are married, reports say

  • It’s the fourth marriage for the singer and actress and the second for the actor and director after they rekindled their romance following nearly 20 years apart
  • They were the most talked about celebrity couple in the early 2000s when they got engaged the first time, but they abruptly called off their wedding in 2003

Singer Jennifer Lopez and actor Ben Affleck married in Las Vegas, media reported on Sunday, a romance the celebrity couple rekindled almost 20 years after they first got together.

The couple obtained a marriage license from Clark County in the state of Nevada dated Saturday, July 16, according to document details posted online by the county clerk’s office.

Celebrity website TMZ said the couple had tied the knot. New York Post’s Page Six also reported the news.

A representative for Affleck could not immediately be reached for comment. Phones rang unanswered at Lopez’s talent agency Creative Artists Agency.

Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, known popularly as “Bennifer”, famously dated in the early 2000s before rekindling their romance last year.

It’s getting serious! Inside Bennifer’s new family mansion

The pair first met on the set of the widely panned film Gigli in 2002, and became the most talked about couple in the celebrity world in the early 2000s, with his-and-hers luxury cars and a large 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring for Lopez. But they abruptly called off their wedding in 2003 and split up a few months later.


This time the engagement ring is an 8.5-carat natural green diamond – the second rarest diamond in the world after intense red.

It’s the fourth marriage for singer and actress and the second for actor and director. Lopez was previously married to actor Ojani Noa, dancer Cris Judd and singer Marc Anthony, with whom she shares 14-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Affleck was married to actress Jennifer Garner and they are the parents of Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10.