Jennifer Lopez wedding dress: Did actress marry Ben Affleck in a gown from 2004 flick Jersey Girl?

Jennifer Lopez tied the knot with her beau Ben Affleck on Saturday – 20 years after the couple first got together – and one of the actress’ wedding dresses has an extra special story behind it. 

Jennifer, 52, and Ben, 49, officially became husband and wife during an intimate wedding in Las Vegas over the weekend, and the star donned two stunning gowns for the occasion – including one that she fell in love with after wearing it in an ‘old movie,’ revealing that she ‘saved’ it for ‘years’ for her special day.

In her On the JLo newsletter, the singer shared details on her two dresses, the first being a classy white Alexander McQueen number, which had a boat neckline, a tight waist, and a pleated skirt. According to the pop star, she had been holding onto the gorgeous gown for a long time, and getting to wear it at her wedding meant a lot to her.

‘I’ve had this dress for so many years, and I’ve just been saving it, saving it, saving it, and now I’m wearing it on my wedding day,’ she gushed in her newsletter.

Jennifer Lopez tied the knot with her beau Ben Affleck on Saturday - 20 years after the couple first got together - and one of the actress' wedding dress has an extra special story behind it

Jennifer Lopez tied the knot with her beau Ben Affleck on Saturday – 20 years after the couple first got together – and one of the actress’ wedding dress has an extra special story behind it 

Jennifer, 52, and Ben, 49, officially became husband and wife during an intimate wedding in Las Vegas over the weekend, and the star donned two stunning gowns for the occasion

Jennifer, 52, and Ben, 49, officially became husband and wife during an intimate wedding in Las Vegas over the weekend, and the star donned two stunning gowns for the occasion

Jennifer, 52, and Ben, 49, officially became husband and wife during an intimate wedding in Las Vegas over the weekend, and the star donned two stunning gowns for the occasion

According to the star, she had been holding onto one of the dresses - a classy white number, which had a boat neckline, a tight waist, and a pleated skirt - for a long time, and wearing it at her wedding meant a lot to her

According to the star, she had been holding onto one of the dresses – a classy white number, which had a boat neckline, a tight waist, and a pleated skirt – for a long time, and wearing it at her wedding meant a lot to her 

She added that she first came across it after wearing it in an 'old movie,' but didn't reveal which of her former roles the dress came from

She added that she first came across it after wearing it in an 'old movie,' but didn't reveal which of her former roles the dress came from

She added that she first came across it after wearing it in an ‘old movie,’ but didn’t reveal which of her former roles the dress came from

Some have speculated she was talking about the 2004 film Jersey Girl - which also starred Ben - as she could be seen wearing a similar gown in the movie's poster (pictured). Since very little of it is shown, however, it is unclear if it's the same dress

Some have speculated she was talking about the 2004 film Jersey Girl – which also starred Ben – as she could be seen wearing a similar gown in the movie’s poster (pictured). Since very little of it is shown, however, it is unclear if it’s the same dress

The director of the movie previously revealed that Jen and Ben were supposed to have a wedding scene in it, but it ultimately got cut - so it's also possible that the dress was worn in the deleted scene. She and Ben are seen in the movie

The director of the movie previously revealed that Jen and Ben were supposed to have a wedding scene in it, but it ultimately got cut – so it’s also possible that the dress was worn in the deleted scene. She and Ben are seen in the movie 

She added that she first came across it after wearing it in an ‘old movie,’ but didn’t reveal which of her former roles the dress came from. 

The internet soon started to scour her old acting credits in an attempt to uncover where the dress originated, and some have speculated that she was potentially talking about the 2004 film Jersey Girl – which also starred Ben – as she could be seen wearing a very similar gown in the movie’s poster.

However, an online seller who has claimed to have the dress that Jen wore on the cover of Jersey Girl has stated that it’s not the same gown. 

In the flick, Jen and Ben played husband and wife Ollie and Gertrude Trinke. Gertrude tragically passed away during childbirth, and the movie follows Ollie as he struggles to raise their daughter as a single dad.

The director of the movie previously revealed that Jen and Ben were supposed to have a wedding scene in it, but it ultimately got cut – so it’s also possible that the dress was worn in the deleted scene.

Director Kevin Smith later reflected on taking the wedding scene out, explaining, ‘I didn’t know if [it was right] to leave it in,’ due to their real-life relationship, which ended right before the film’s release.

‘People might forget they’re watching a picture, like, “Wait, didn’t these two NOT get married?”‘ he added.

One social media user, named Mary Kate Pleggenkuhle was able to identify the dress as an Alexander McQueen textured floral jacquard full-skirt gown, which is currently sold out but was priced at $5,175.

Later on in the evening, Jen changed into a glamorous, luxury gown made by Zuhair Murad. The lacy-dress featured off-the-shoulder long sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, a corset bodice, and a fishtail train

Later on in the evening, Jen changed into a glamorous, luxury gown made by Zuhair Murad. The lacy-dress featured off-the-shoulder long sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, a corset bodice, and a fishtail train

The dress is part of the designer's spring 2023 bridal collection, and while the exact price has not been released, Zuhair's dresses start at $8,000

The dress is part of the designer’s spring 2023 bridal collection, and while the exact price has not been released, Zuhair’s dresses start at $8,000

The 52-year-old appears to be a big fan of Zuhair's pieces, and is often seen sporting them at red carpet events - including the 2015 Golden Globes (pictured) and the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

The 52-year-old appears to be a big fan of Zuhair's pieces, and is often seen sporting them at red carpet events - including the 2015 Golden Globes and the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (pictured)

The 52-year-old appears to be a big fan of Zuhair’s pieces, and is often seen sporting them at red carpet events – including the 2015 Golden Globes (left) and the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (right)

While the mystery still remains on whether or not it’s the dress that she wore in Jersey Girl, other flicks that show Jen getting married include My Family, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, Enough, Monster in Law, Shotgun Wedding, Marry Me, and El Cantante – however, none of the gowns that she wore in those movies match the dress she wore during her nuptials with Ben. 

Ben, for his part, wore a white tuxedo for the wedding - which took place at the Little White Wedding Chapel - and according to the star, his jacket was something that he also already owned

Ben, for his part, wore a white tuxedo for the wedding – which took place at the Little White Wedding Chapel – and according to the star, his jacket was something that he also already owned

Later on in the evening, Jen changed into a glamorous, luxury gown made by Zuhair Murad. The lacy-dress featured off-the-shoulder long sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, a corset bodice, and a fishtail train. She completed the look with a matching, long veil.

The dress is part of the designer’s spring 2023 bridal collection, and while the exact price has not been released, Zuhair’s dresses start at $8,000. 

The 52-year-old appears to be a big fan of Zuhair’s pieces, and is often seen sporting them at red carpet events – including the 2015 Golden Globes and the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. She also wore one of his designs in the movie Marry Me, which premiered back in February.

As for her glam, she rocked a smokey eye and a nude lip color. Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton – who has worked with JLo numerous times in the past, as well as Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande – was in charge of her locks for the big day.

She kept her long brown hair loose in gorgeous beachy waves, with a little bit pulled back on top to keep it out of her face.

Ben, for his part, wore a white tuxedo for the wedding – which took place at the Little White Wedding Chapel – and according to the star, his jacket was something that he also already owned.

‘With the best witnesses you could ever imagine – a dress from an old movie and a jacket from Ben’s closet – we read our own vows in the little chapel and gave one another the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives,’ she continued in her newsletter.

Jen added that while the wedding was low-key – they played music off a Bluetooth speaker for her ‘short’ march down the aisle – she said it was the ‘best possible wedding’ that ‘they could have imagined.’

The Jenny from the Block songstress called their wedding - which took place at the Little White Wedding Chapel (seen) - the 'best night of their lives,' adding, 'We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. 20 years patient'

The Jenny from the Block songstress called their wedding – which took place at the Little White Wedding Chapel (seen) – the ‘best night of their lives,’ adding, ‘We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. 20 years patient’

'We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight,' she wrote in her newsletter. 'They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible - evidently, once used by the king himself'

‘We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight,’ she wrote in her newsletter. ‘They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible – evidently, once used by the king himself’

She added: 'Maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life ... in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through, with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with'

She added: ‘Maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life … in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through, with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with’

As for her glam, she rocked a smokey eye and a nude lip color. Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton (pictured) - who has worked with JLo many times in the past - was in charge of her locks for the big day

As for her glam, she rocked a smokey eye and a nude lip color. Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton (pictured) – who has worked with JLo many times in the past – was in charge of her locks for the big day

A look back at Jersey Girl: The movie that may have featured Jennifer’s dress

Some have speculated that she was talking about the 2004 film Jersey Girl – which also starred Ben – as she could be seen wearing a very similar gown in the movie’s poster.

In the flick, Jen and Ben played husband and wife Ollie and Gertrude Trinke. 

Gertrude tragically passed away during childbirth, and the movie follows Ollie as he struggles to raise their daughter as a single dad.

It also starred Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, George Carlin, and Will Smith. 

The director of the movie previously revealed that Jen and Ben were supposed to have a wedding scene in it, but it ultimately got cut – so it’s possible that the dress was worn in the deleted scene.

Director Kevin Smith later reflected on taking the wedding scene out, explaining, ‘I didn’t know if [it was right] to leave it in,’ due to their real-life relationship, which ended right before the film’s release.

‘People might forget they’re watching a picture, like, “Wait, didn’t these two NOT get married?”‘ he added. 

‘[It was] exactly what we wanted,’ she said. ‘Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world.

‘Behind us two men held hands and held each other. In front of us, a young couple who made the three hour drive from Victorville on their daughter’s second birthday – all of us wanting the same thing – for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage.

‘We barely made it to the little white wedding chapel by midnight. They graciously stayed open late a few minutes, let us take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible – evidently, once used by the king himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show, that cost extra and he was in bed).

‘In the end, it was the best possible wedding we could have imagined. One we dreamed of long ago and one made real (in the eyes of the state, Las Vegas, a pink convertible, and one another) at very, very long last.’

After meeting on the set of the film Gigli two decades ago – in 2002 – Jen and Ben soon began dating, and their romance became one of the most talked about pairings of the early 2000s.

They went on to star in a few other movies together, including Jersey Girl and Manufacturing Dissent. Ben eventually proposed with a six-carat, pink, diamond ring, and the twosome planned a lavish September 2003 wedding in Santa Barbara. However, just days before the wedding, the duo announced that they were postponing it.

Months later, they ended their romance completely, with Jen marrying Mark Anthony the following year, and Ben moving on with Jennifer Garner – whom he shares daughters Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13, and son Samuel, 10, with – shortly after. 

However, nearly 20 years after going their separate ways, the pair reconciled in May 2021. Ben then popped the question again in early 2022 with an enormous, green rock. 

The Jenny from the Block songstress called their wedding the ‘best night of their lives,’ adding, ‘We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. 20 years patient.

‘When love is real, the only thing that matters in marriage is one another and the promise we make to love, care, understand, be patient, loving and good to one another. We had that. And so much more.

‘They were right when they said, “all you need is love.” We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to.’

Hairstylist Chris gave a sneak peek at Jen’s wedding look through a video posted to his Instagram, which was taken moments before she and Ben exchanged their vows. In the clip, he asked Jen how she was doing, to which she replied, ‘I feel amazing. I’m so excited.’ 

'They were right when they said, “all you need is love,"" Jen gushed. 'We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to'

‘They were right when they said, “all you need is love,”” Jen gushed. ‘We are so grateful to have that in abundance, a new wonderful family of five amazing children and a life that we have never had more reason to look forward to’

The new bride shared a make-up free selfie on Sunday with her wedding ring on full display. She looked absolutely stunning while showing off her natural looks as she laid topless under white sheets

The new bride shared a make-up free selfie on Sunday with her wedding ring on full display. She looked absolutely stunning while showing off her natural looks as she laid topless under white sheets

After meeting on the set of the film Gigli two decades ago - in 2002 - Jen and Ben soon began dating. However, they split in 2003, but reconciled in 2021

After meeting on the set of the film Gigli two decades ago – in 2002 – Jen and Ben soon began dating. However, they split in 2003, but reconciled in 2021

The new bride – who shares 14-year-old twins, Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian David Muñiz, with ex husband Marc – also shared a make-up free selfie on Sunday with her wedding ring on full display. She looked absolutely stunning while showing off her natural looks as she laid topless under white sheets.

The couple, collectively known as ‘Bennifer,’ obtained a marriage license in Clark County, Nevada. The marriage certificate, however, has yet to be filed.

It’s been reported that Jennifer will be taking Ben’s last name, as the Clark County Recorder’s Office listed the pop star’s moniker as ‘Jennifer Affleck.’

She concluded in her newsletter: ‘Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through, with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with. Love is a great thing, maybe the best of things-and worth waiting for.’ 

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