Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have finally tied the knot, almost 20 years after their original wedding was supposed to take place in 2003. One would think that Affleck would spend their long-awaited honeymoon in a state of pure bliss. But apparently there was at least one aspect of the couple’s post-wedding vacation in France that made the actor grumpy as hell.
Lopez announced that the couple had officially said yes in their newsletter, On the JLo (via TMZ), along with a slew of adorable, personal wedding photos. “We made it. Love is beautiful. love is kind And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” she wrote. “Last night we flew into Vegas, queued for a license with four other couples and all made the same trip to the wedding capital of the world.”
After everyone on the internet stopped screaming in excitement for the reunited couple, photos of Mr. and Mrs. Affleck on their Paris honeymoon began surfacing everywhere. And apparently, Affleck was starting to get angry.
Ben Affleck was upset by the paparazzi attention
Apparently, Ben Affleck wasn’t too keen on the massive crowd of paparazzi that followed him and Jennifer Lopez (plus their kids) on their honeymoon. “Ben is used to the flashing lights,” a source told Page Six. “But he felt like the honeymoon was a tsunami. Jens is made of steel and knows it comes with territory [but] he’s still mad.”
To be fair to Affleck, we’ve seen a ton of photos from their theoretically personal family outing. Also, as Page Six noted, we must remember that “excessive media attention” was the reason their original wedding date was postponed, never to be postponed again.
In a 2017 interview with Jimmy Kimmel for Men’s Journal, Affleck described one reason he has trouble with the paps. “I think, seriously, you can’t help but criticize yourself when your work is being thrown in front of you and you’re seeing yourself all the time. Especially with paparazzi pictures,” he said. “They do the opposite of movies. They try to pick the one that makes you look the most bloated and grotesque.” No wonder he’s not a fan!