A new husband and a new name. Jennifer Lopez hinted that she will legally become Jennifer Affleck after her marriage ben Affleck on Sunday 17 July.
When Lopez, 52, shared wedding photos in her “On the JLo” newsletter on Sunday, she signed the email: “With love, Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.”
It wasn’t just for the note to the fans. The marriage license, obtained by: U.S, filed in Clark County, Nevada, on Saturday, July 16, lists both sides’ names and slots for new monikers. While Boston-based, 49, remains Benjamin Geza Affleck, the “On the Floor” singer is naming her new name as Jennifer Affleck. There will still be some legal paperwork to do before her new last name is official, including filing the marriage certificate and contacting the Social Security Administration.
The wedding planner star previously said she would take the Oscar winner’s name when they first got engaged nearly 20 years ago. During an interview in July 2003 with Admission to Hollywoodhost Pat O’Brien asked Lopez what her name would be the week after her weekend.
‘What do you think my name will be? Am I going to change it professionally you mean? No. I think I’ll stay with Jennifer Lopez,” she said. “But of course my name will be Jennifer Affleck.”
She promised her name would be Jennifer Affleck, also on her stationery. However, the two called off their wedding day in September 2003 before it was set to take place in Santa Barbara, California, citing “excessive media attention.”
The giglic stars broke up in early 2004 but reunited in April 2021. They got engaged about a year later and waited just three months to get married. However, Lopez pointed out in her newsletter that although the engagement was quick, they had waited a long time to get to the altar.
“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out that love is patient. Twenty years of patience,” she wrote.
The Shades of blue actress added that the unconventional ceremony was “the best possible wedding we could have imagined. One we dreamed of a long time ago and one that came true (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible and each other) at the very, very last minute.”
Lopez previously changed her official name during her marriage to: Marc Anthony (born Marco Muniz). After they tied the knot in 2004, the “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” singer officially became Jennifer Muniz. Twins Emme and Max, now 14, also have the last name.
Although Anthony, now 53, and Lopez announced their split in 2012 and finalized their divorce in June 2014, the Grammy-nominated artist didn’t switch back to her maiden name until December 2014.
Lopez was previously married to to Ojani Noa from 1997 to 1998 and Cris Juddi from 2001 to 2003. Affleck was meanwhile married to Jennifer Garner from 2004 to 2014, and they share three children, Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10.