Jennifer Lopez reveals how Ben Affleck impulsively suggested they elope to Las Vegas on talk show

Jennifer Lopez said eloping with Ben Affleck in Las Vegas was ‘the best night of our lives’ during a visit on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC.

The 53-year-old actress while wearing a long pink dress that showcased her cleavage shared the backstory of her quickie wedding to Ben, 50, in July 2022.

‘We were planning to get married in August in Savannah, the family was going to be there, everyone’s going to be there and it was so stressful,’ Jennifer said. ‘A month before, and I don’t know if you guys know this, but 20 years ago we were supposed to get married.’

Best night: Jennifer Lopez said eloping with Ben Affleck in Las Vegas was 'the best night of our lives' during a visit on Wednesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC

Best night: Jennifer Lopez said eloping with Ben Affleck in Las Vegas was ‘the best night of our lives’ during a visit on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC

‘I heard that,’ quipped host Jimmy, 55.

‘And it kind of all fell apart back then and this time, I absolutely had a little PTSD and I was like ”is this happening?”,’ Jennifer said. ‘We were so happy, but I just felt the wedding was so stressful and one day Ben just said, ”’F*** it, let’s just go to Vegas and get married tonight.’

Jennifer said it was the same day that they had just had a big wedding planning meeting and she also had a rehearsal that same day for her show.

‘He was like ”go to rehearsal when you get back here I’m going to have everything all set up”,’ Jennifer said.

Quickie wedding: The 53-year-old actress while wearing a long pink dress that showcased her cleavage shared the backstory of her quickie wedding to Ben, 50, in July 2022

Quickie wedding: The 53-year-old actress while wearing a long pink dress that showcased her cleavage shared the backstory of her quickie wedding to Ben, 50, in July 2022

So stressful: 'We were planning to get married in August in Savannah, the family was going to be there, everyone's going to be there and it was so stressful,' Jennifer said on the ABC show

So stressful: ‘We were planning to get married in August in Savannah, the family was going to be there, everyone’s going to be there and it was so stressful,’ Jennifer said on the ABC show

She said that three of their kids were at camp but two of them were with them.

‘He’s like ”they are going to be our witnesses, let’s go, we are doing it tonight” and we did,’ Jennifer said. ‘It was amazing. It was the best night of our lives.’

Jimmy asked when they got engaged for the second time 20 years later if there had to be another engagement ring.

Bold move: 'We were so happy, but I just felt the wedding was so stressful and one day Ben just said, '''F*** it, let's just go to Vegas and get married tonight'',' Jennifer said

Bold move: ‘We were so happy, but I just felt the wedding was so stressful and one day Ben just said, ”’F*** it, let’s just go to Vegas and get married tonight”,’ Jennifer said

Wedding photos: Jennifer shared photos from her Las Vegas on her website

Wedding photos: Jennifer shared photos from her Las Vegas on her website

Cute couple: Ben kissed Jennifer on Wednesday while supporting his wife at the premiere of her new movie Shotgun Wedding

Cute couple: Ben kissed Jennifer on Wednesday while supporting his wife at the premiere of her new movie Shotgun Wedding

Hollywood stars: Jennifer Coolidge, who also stars in Shotgun Wedding, teamed up with Jennifer and Ben on the carpet

Hollywood stars: Jennifer Coolidge, who also stars in Shotgun Wedding, teamed up with Jennifer and Ben on the carpet

‘Yeah, he had to ask me again,’ Jennifer said. ‘I didn’t have that one anymore.’

Jimmy asked her if she liked the name ‘Bennifer.’

‘I’ve learned to embrace it,’ Jennifer said. ‘Years ago it was kind of like ”Oh, Bennifer.” Actually it wasn’t a bad thing even years ago but I think it became a thing where people made fun of it.’

Good question: Jimmy, 55, asked Jennifer if she liked the name 'Bennifer' for her and Ben

Good question: Jimmy, 55, asked Jennifer if she liked the name ‘Bennifer’ for her and Ben

Jimmy pointed out that they got married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas. Jennifer said she later wrote a whole song called ‘Midnight Trip To Vegas’ about the wedding chapel and included in it the pink Cadillac that’s parked out front.

Jimmy asked about her Vegas wedding night.

‘It was very funny because you have to go and get the license first and the whole thing,’ Jennifer said. ‘We were standing at, not the DMV, but whatever the county clerk’s office and we are just standing there and Ben’s standing there and there is this couple in front of us with a baby, a gay couple behind us. We were just like in line with them from 10 to midnight, like we went at the last, last minute. Everybody was kind of chill. Nobody was freaking out or anything but they were talking to us like ”hey what are you doing here?” And we were like we are getting married.’

Wedding chapel: Jimmy pointed out that they got married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas

Wedding chapel: Jimmy pointed out that they got married at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas

Cadillac parking: Jennifer said she later wrote a whole song called 'Midnight Trip To Vegas' about the wedding chapel and included in it the pink Cadillac that's parked out front

Cadillac parking: Jennifer said she later wrote a whole song called ‘Midnight Trip To Vegas’ about the wedding chapel and included in it the pink Cadillac that’s parked out front

Jennifer said when they got out they were waiting for them at the chapel because they knew someone was coming at midnight.

‘They said ‘do you need Elvis?’ and we were like, ”No, we don’t need the Elvis impersonator just whoever is there who can legally marry us that’s who we will take”,’ Jennifer said.

Jennifer said later they had a wedding with family in Georgia. Jimmy said it was incorrectly reported that he was at their wedding and people texted him asking about it.

Elvis option: 'They said 'do you need Elvis?' and we were like, ''No, we don't need the Elvis impersonator just whoever is there who can legally marry us that's who we will take'',' Jennifer said

Elvis option: ‘They said ‘do you need Elvis?’ and we were like, ”No, we don’t need the Elvis impersonator just whoever is there who can legally marry us that’s who we will take”,’ Jennifer said

‘I just wanted to ask why we were not at the wedding,’ Jimmy said.

‘I could say that same thing,’ Jennifer said. ‘Aren’t you and Ben like really good friends?’

‘Well that’s what I thought, yeah,’ Jimmy said. ‘Ben was certainly at my wedding. I’m wondering if maybe Matt Damon had something to do with it? ‘

Georgia wedding: Jennifer said later they had a wedding with family in Georgia

Georgia wedding: Jennifer said later they had a wedding with family in Georgia

‘It’s possible,’ Jennifer said. ‘I don’t know. I’ll get into it later. I’ll find out and get to the bottom of it and get back to you.’

Jimmy then gave her his wedding gift of silver cups engraved with the Dunkin’ Donuts logo.

‘Ben is going to love this,’ Jennifer said in light of her husband’s affinity for the coffee shop.

Wedding gift: Jimmy then gave her his wedding gift of silver cups engraved with the Dunkin' Donuts logo

Wedding gift: Jimmy then gave her his wedding gift of silver cups engraved with the Dunkin’ Donuts logo

Jimmy then asked her about her new album called This Is Me Now.

‘I did an album 20 years ago that obviously had a song called Dear Ben on it that was about the time that me and Ben were together then,’ Jennifer said. ‘I got very inspired when we got back together. It was kind of like a miracle and something that neither one of us really ever thought would happen and I went into the studio and I wrote an album in two months.’

Jimmy said that there was a Dear Ben part two on her new album.

Got inspired: 'I got very inspired when we got back together. It was kind of like a miracle and something that neither one of us really ever thought would happen and I went into the studio and I wrote an album in two months,' Jennifer said

Got inspired: ‘I got very inspired when we got back together. It was kind of like a miracle and something that neither one of us really ever thought would happen and I went into the studio and I wrote an album in two months,’ Jennifer said

‘There is,’ Jennifer said.

Jimmy said he didn’t have the lyrics to the new song but read from the lyrics Dear Ben part one.

‘You’re perfect,’ Jimmy read.

Song lyrics: immy said he didn't have the lyrics to the new song but read from the lyrics Dear Ben part one

Song lyrics: immy said he didn’t have the lyrics to the new song but read from the lyrics Dear Ben part one

‘He is!’ Jennifer said.

‘I just can’t control myself,’ Jimmy read.

‘I can’t,’ Jennifer screamed.

Good times: Jennifer agreed with the lyrics about Ben she wrote 20 years ago

Good times: Jennifer agreed with the lyrics about Ben she wrote 20 years ago

‘I can’t be with no one else,’ Jimmy read.

‘Nope,’ Jennifer said.

‘It seems that I’m addicted to the way you like to touch me,’ Jimmy read.

‘Yes!’ Jennifer said.

Pink power: The actress wore a pink dress with side cutouts and a revealing front

Pink power: The actress wore a pink dress with side cutouts and a revealing front

‘I was younger then,’ Jennifer added. ‘I felt that those lyrics are really innocent. This album is obviously 20 years older and so are we.’

Jennifer appeared on the show to promote her new movie Shotgun Wedding that premieres on Amazon Prime on January 27.

Jennifer was headed to the premiere after the show. 

Action comedy: Jennifer appeared on the show to promote her new movie Shotgun Wedding that premieres on Amazon Prime on January 27

Action comedy: Jennifer appeared on the show to promote her new movie Shotgun Wedding that premieres on Amazon Prime on January 27

A helicopter was shown landing on the roof of the building in a fake video and Lenny Kravitz, 58, then walked in and gave Jennifer a hug.

‘Did I mention Lenny Kravitz is in the movie!’ Jennifer said.

‘The premiere of Shotgun Wedding is tonight and I came to invite the entire audience,’ Lenny said.

Surprise appearance: A helicopter was shown landing on the roof of the building in a fake video and Lenny Kravitz, 58, then walked in and gave Jennifer a hug

Surprise appearance: A helicopter was shown landing on the roof of the building in a fake video and Lenny Kravitz, 58, then walked in and gave Jennifer a hug

The audience got up screaming.

Jennifer then took Lenny’s hand and said she had to go.

‘The chopper’s waiting,’ Jennifer said as she left with Lenny for her premiere.

Taking off: 'The chopper's waiting,' Jennifer said as she left with Lenny for her premiere

Taking off: ‘The chopper’s waiting,’ Jennifer said as she left with Lenny for her premiere


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