After Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck wed in Las Vegas, the couple enjoyed a month of newlywed bliss before celebrating their love once again with a much larger wedding suite, according to People.
The event was a long time coming for the couple, who originally planned to wed in 2003. When Lopez and Affleck called off the nuptials, they released a statement saying they considered using three bridal-clad decoys to throw the paparazzi off their trail, per The Age, but it was Lopez herself, who wore three different wedding dresses for her extravagant wedding in August 2022. The event took place at Affleck’s Georgia estate, where he hid and hid for a bit after their first attempt at marriage fell through, according to GQ. In true JLo fashion, the Shotgun Wedding star embraced her inner diva by having all three of her dresses custom-made by Ralph Lauren. One featured a dramatically ruffled train, another was embellished with jewels, and the third was beaded.
Lopez also wore bridal white when Bennifer 2.0 made her post-reunion red carpet debut at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, but this diamond-embellished gown was designed by Georges Hobeika, per the AP. Now, over a year later, Ben and Jen have walked the red carpet as a married couple for the first time, and JLo has made a style turn with yet another Ralph Lauren design.
Bennifer is back in black
In a 2014 appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Jennifer Lopez revealed that she deserved credit for getting Ben Affleck to dress up more in the era of velor tracksuits and exposed thongs. “I kind of said … ‘You’re a movie star, you should wear a suit,'” Lopez recalled to ABC News. It looks like she could have a say in Affleck’s wardrobe again now that they’re married, as the couple rocked the coordinated looks for their first red carpet as husband and wife.
For the Ralph Lauren SS2023 runway show, Lopez swapped her romantic bridal looks for a business look. She wore a black pinstripe wrap dress with long sleeves and a plunging neckline and completed her look with a black fedora that gave her a certain gangster vibe. As for her date, he wore an ensemble worthy of Batfleck: suit, shirt, tie, and shoes were all Bruce Wayne’s favorite color. As noted by Glamour, Lopez previously paired a Ralph Lauren dress with a matching hat when she and Affleck attended the 2021 Met Gala together.
Bennifer’s latest fashion moment comes amid rumors that the couple is already in trouble in paradise. According to Radar, an insider has claimed that Affleck thinks Lopez works too much, while Lopez hates her husband’s messiness. But he cleaned up pretty well while he was a supporting partner on The Ralph Lauren Show.