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Jennifer Lopez Gushes About Becoming 'Jennifer Affleck' In Resurfaced Video!

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By Favour Adegoke on July 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT

At long last, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have finally said, "I Do!" 

The superstar couple, whose relationship garnered plenty of attention from the media since the early 2000s, tied the knot in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to a marriage license obtained in Clark County, Nevada.

As The Blast reported, the marriage license was issued to Affleck and Lopez, who presently identifies as Jennifer Affleck on the document.

Following news of their surprise and lowkey wedding, an adorable footage of Lopez gushing about being Mrs. Affleck from a 2003 interview surfaced.

Read on for more details on the video clip and the couples storied romance

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'My Name Will Be Jennifer Affleck, Ovbiously'

Access Hollywood released a video clip of a 2003 interview with Lopez showing the young and beautiful megastar talking about her name if she ever got married to Affleck.

In the video, she got asked what her name would be after the duo tied the knot, and she said, "What do you think my name would be? I'm i gonna change it professionally, you mean? No, i think I'm gonna stay with Jennifer Lopez, but my name will be Jennifer Affleck, obviously."

The interviewer then proceeded to ask her what her name would look like on her stationeries and the singer replied, "Jennifer Affleck." She then goes on to joke about initials and how "JAf" doesn't really read quite as good as "Jlo" but was willing to make the sacrifice.

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Fast-forward to July 17th, and Jennifer Lopez officially became Jennifer Affleck after tying the knot with her true love, Ben Affleck.

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The Couple Had To Wait Behind Four Others For Their License

Jennifer Lopez weds Ben Affleck

On Sunday, Lopez shared via her newsletter, "On The JLo," that she and Affleck had their nuptials at the Little White Wedding in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also added that they got there so late that the chapel stayed open past midnight to accommodate their wedding.

"They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, evidently once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra, and he was in bed)," Lopez wrote.

Before this, the couple had to wait behind four other couples in Clark County, Nevada, to receive their marriage license. It was after this that they headed to Vegas.

"[We] stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the world's wedding capital," Lopez added.

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"Behind us, two men held hands and held each other. In front of us, a young couple who made the three-hour drive from Victorville on their daughter's second birthday—all of us wanting the same thing— for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage."

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Jennifer Lopez' Wedding Dress Was From 'An Old Movie'

Jennifer Lopez wed Ben Affleck
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Lopez revealed to fans that she said "I do" in a dress from "an old movie."

She had two looks for her nuptials, one of which was an off-the-shoulder gown with long sleeves, fishtail train and corset bodice, which was complemented with a matching veil from a Zuhair Murad's bridal collection.

Her second look was a sleeveless, simpler, and featured quilted fabric.

On the other hand, Affleck wore a white tuxedo jacket from his closet, as the couple exchanged rings they'd wear "for the rest of our lives."

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The singer added that all their children– Lopez's two kids with Marc Anthony and Affleck's three kids with ex-wife Jennifer Garner–were witnesses to their wedding.

While they had a simple wedding, the actress admitted that it was "the best possible marriage" they could have "imagined."

"One we dreamed of long ago and one made real (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible, and one another) at a very, very long last," she concluded.

Affleck Proposed While Lopez Was In The Bath

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck at The Tender Bar Premiere - Los Angeles

The couple, who first dated in 2002, rekindled their romance two decades later in 2021 and announced their engagement in 2022.

Lopez shared this news in her newsletter in April, adding the details of how Affleck proposed to her.

"Did you ever imagine your biggest dream could come true?" she wrote at the time. "Saturday night at my favorite place on earth (in the bubble bath), my beautiful love got on one knee and proposed. I was taken totally off guard and just looked in his eyes, smiling and crying at the same time, trying hard to get my head around the fact that after 20 years, this was happening all over again, I was speechless, and he said, 'is that a yes?' I said YES, of course, that's a YES."

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Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck

In December, Affleck opened up to WSJ Magazine about feeling lucky to be given second chances in his professional and personal life.

"I've had second chances in my career. I've had second chances as a human being. Life is difficult, and we are always failing and hopefully learning from those failures," he said. 

"The second chance is the one thing you need to avail yourself of the opportunities provided from that growth. I haven't always been successful, but in cases I have, they've turned out to be the defining aspects of my life." 

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