Hollywood power couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tie the knot; she takes his last name


Hollywood power couple Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have finally tied the knot almost twenty years after first dating for 18 months before splitting in 2004.

According to Variety magazine, the couple’s official marriage was filed Saturday as per a marriage license on the online records for Clark County, Nevada.

Interestingly,  Lopez took on 'Affleck' as her legal last name.

The news of the wedding was confirmed through her blog “On the JLo”  where Lopez wrote: "“We did it!”  alongside a black-and-white photograph of her holding a bouquet and Affleck kissing her cheek.

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Image: onthejlo.com

"Exactly what we wanted. 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.

"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."

Lopez had visited Greece, in 2020 at the outbreak of the covid pandemic, where she was spotted holidaying on the island of Crete.

Lopez had arrived in Chania on a private flight and was later taken by helicopter to Lasithi, where she enjoyed the enchanting beaches in Agios Nikolaos and Elounda.

Lopez was accompanied by two friends, one of whom of Greek heritage,  and one her personal security.

“Jennifer Lopez’s visit shows that Crete is firmly on the world tourist map, attracting important personalities who enjoy the beauties of the island and the famous Cretan hospitality,” Heraklion Deputy Mayor for Digital Transformation George Sisamakis told iefimerida.

“The management of the coronavirus situation is an additional incentive for the rich and famous of the planet to visit Greece. Due to the pandemic, visitors can not enjoy the summer as before, but even with the restrictions, Crete continues to magnetise personalities of international scope,” he pointed out.

This was the second time Jennifer Lopez and her friends vacationed in Crete.