Ben Affleck married Jennifer Lopez, 20 years after they were first engaged. However, the actor said that his divorce from Jennifer Garner was his “biggest regret”. Here's what we know about Affleck and Lopez's wedding, like whether Affleck told his ex-wife before it happened and what he said about divorcing Garner.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Got Engaged 20 Years Before They Got Married
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's relationship has been in the news since July 2021, when they said they had started dating again, almost 20 years after they broke off their first engagement. The two stars got married in a small Las Vegas ceremony a year after they returned together.
Lopez wrote about the wedding on her website, which is called OnTheJLo. The singer of “Dance Again” posted a few pictures from the event and wrote, “We did it. Love is lovely. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient.
After twenty years of waiting Jennifer Garner, Affleck's ex-wife, reportedly found out about the wedding just hours before it happened. Garner is the mother of the three children of the Gone Girl star.
Before He Married Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck Said That His Divorce From Jennifer Garner Was His “Biggest Regret”
Before he married Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck said that getting a divorce from Jennifer Garner was his “biggest regret.” In an interview with The New York Times in 2020, he talked about the breakup.
“This divorce is the worst thing I've ever done,” he said. “Shame is very dangerous. Shame never leads to anything good. It's just a horrible feeling of low self-worth and hate for oneself.”
The Actor Later Said That He Would Still Be Drinking if He Hadn't Split Up With Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck once said he was sorry that he and Jennifer Garner broke up. But the actor changed his mind after getting together with Jennifer Lopez.
In an interview with SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show in December 2021, he said that if he had stayed married to the 13 Going on 30 stars, he would still be drinking.
“We probably would have gone to war with each other. Affleck said, “I probably would have kept drinking.” “I started drinking because I felt like I was stuck.”
He went on, “I was like, ‘I can't leave because of my kids, but I'm not happy. What do I do?'” I drank a bottle of scotch and fell asleep on the couch, which turned out not to be the answer. But Affleck said that he and Garner kept their “respect” for each other even though their divorce was “difficult.”
“We did it together. “We did the best we could,” he said. “Were there times when things got tense? Did we have disagreements over custody? Were things hard for us? Did we get angry? Yes, but at its core, it was always based on respect.”