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Jennifer Lopez on ‘full-circle’ Ben Affleck wedding

Jennifer Lopez on 'full-circle' Ben Affleck wedding

Jennifer Lopez on ‘full-circle’ Ben Affleck wedding: ‘The weight of the past finally lifted’

You probably believed that the wedding spectacle between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck was finally over. Think again.

In Thursday’s “On the JLo” email, the singer-actress-dancer provided more more information on her and the “Deep Water” star’s “divinely full-circle” wedding. In July, the pair exchanged vows in a small chapel in Las Vegas. A month later, they celebrated their second wedding with a star-studded reception at Affleck’s mansion in Georgia.

Jennifer Lopez on 'full-circle' Ben Affleck wedding

In addition to sharing images from the second ceremony’s rehearsal dinner, reception and morning after, which included a lakeside brunch, Lopez also revealed the inspiration behind the couple’s “perfect wedding love song,” Marc Cohn’s “True Companion.”

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According to Lopez, she and Affleck first discussed the song at Affleck’s estate more than 20 years ago. The couple first became engaged in 2002 before rekindling their romance in 2021.

Lopez said she surprised Affleck by having Cohn sing the song at the second ceremony

“The twenty years between those dreams of youth and the adult world of love and family we embraced that day, brought more to this marriage than either of us ever could have imagined,” Lopez wrote. “As the eldest of our children finished her walk, Marc began ‘True Companion,’ a song we first listened to together what seemed both like yesterday and forever ago — and life came, strangely, beautifully, mysteriously, divinely full-circle.”

Jennifer Lopez on 'full-circle' Ben Affleck wedding

According to Lopez, the couple’s children were “the only people we asked to stand up for us in our wedding party.” Lopez shares twins Emme and Maximilian Muñiz, 14, with ex-husband Marc Anthony, and Affleck shares Violet, 14, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

“Some old wounds were healed that day and the weight of the past finally lifted off our shoulders,” she wrote. “Nothing ever felt more right to me.”

Lopez capped off her newsletter noting the second ceremony’s “vibes were down-home, rustic country-chic,” and that she’ll answer more questions later.

Jennifer Lopez on 'full-circle' Ben Affleck wedding

In the meantime, “we find ourselves in that long-desired time of life: having gratitude for all that life has shown us, even its trials and tribulations,” she wrote. “That night really was heaven.

The venue of the couple’s second wedding has come under scrutiny, with people criticizing them for marrying at Affleck’s “plantation-style” compound outside Savannah .

Affleck’s estate isn’t actually a plantation home, despite its location history and Greek revival design, which is often associated with plantation homes.

Facing the North Newport River, Affleck’s estate sits on Hampton Island, which served as land for rice and cotton plantations, according to an overview of the property. In 2018, the Wall Street Journal described the residence as a “plantation-style compound” and interviewed listing agent Dicky Mopper for details of the property valued at $8.9 million dollars when Affleck put it on the market.

Jennifer Lopez on 'full-circle' Ben Affleck wedding

Their children were the only guests in the wedding party who were asked to “stand up” for Affleck and Lopez and the couple were honored that they did. After seeing Violet walk down the aisle and (eventually) hearing “True Companion,” Lopez said, “Life came, strangely, beautifully, mysteriously, divinely full-circle.”

The multihyphenate recapped the newlyweds’ extravagant wedding weekend in a newsletter sent to her fans on Thursday.

“Ben and I laughed the night before about getting married again at our age,” she wrote. “We had both been married before and we aren’t exactly kids any more but somehow now seemed like the only age that made sense.”

Lopez previously tied the knot with ex-husband Marc Anthony in 2004. The two, who divorced in 2014, share 14-year-old twins Emme and Maximilian. She was also previously married to Ojani Noa from 1997 to 1998, and Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003.

Affleck wedded ex-wife Jennifer Garner in 2005. They divorced in 2018 and have three children: Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10.

Jennifer Lopez on 'full-circle' Ben Affleck wedding

In her newsletter, the “Hustlers” star recalled reading Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s book “Letter to a Young Poet.” She said Rilke wrote that loving another person is a challenge.

She agreed and explained, “Being able to love someone so that you want to be better for them and make them happy, because giving happiness and love becomes more joyful than receiving it, is true sublime adult love.”

On August 20, Lopez and Affleck said “I do” at the “Gone Girl” actor’s estate on Hampton Island Preserve near Savannah, Georgia.

Lopez painted a picturesque scene of her walking down the aisle.

“The sun broke free and cast its rays like little diamonds dancing across the river behind the makeshift altar in our backyard,” she said. “As the sun set behind the live oaks draped in Spanish moss, a warm breeze swept over the lawn where our closest family and friends sat and, at long-last, I started my walk down the stairs that would become the aisle that would lead me toward the rest of my life. Ahhhhh…it was actually happening…”

She then described their reception as a “divinely full-circle” moment

The “Waiting for Tonight” singer shared that more than 20 years ago— when the couple first dated in the early 2000s and got engaged in 2002 — she and Affleck had spoken about “the perfect wedding love song” in the same Georgia home.

The “Waiting for Tonight” singer shared that more than 20 years ago— when the couple first dated in the early 2000s and got engaged in 2002 — she and Affleck had spoken about “the perfect wedding love song” in the same Georgia home.

However, Lopez glided down the aisle to Cohn’s “The Things We’ve Handed Down” instead because she said it is “a song about the wonderful mystery of children — something we could only guess at back then, but it was the perfect choice as our five children preceded me on the walk.”

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