As we all know that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez got married on July 16, 2022, in Las Vegas.

According to court documents acquired by TMZ, the pair received a marriage license in Clark County, Nevada, which was obtained and processed on Saturday, July 16. It’s in both of their names and not just their legal names. Jennifer Lynn Lopez and Benjamin Geza Affleck.

Soon later, Jennifer broke the news to her admirers in a video message in her newsletter. She was teary-eyed and said, “You’re wonderful,” before revealing her stunning green diamond ring.

The duo got engaged in late 2002, but they called it quits in 2004 before marriage. They moved on with their lives and married other people, even became parents. However, the exes reunited about a year ago and appeared inseparable. As we’ve documented, the indication of them getting married has been there all along.

After three failed marriages, 53-years-old Jennifer finally wed the love of her life.

Speaking about her soul mate, she said,

“Maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in Las Vegas at twelve-thirty in the morning in the tunnel of love drive-through with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with.”

While the world has been celebrating the star couple’s union and their fairytale wedding, Jen’s ex-husband, Ojani Noa, is not quite mesmerized by the new couple’s romantic love affair.

Daily Mail wrote that according to Ojani, he was also the ‘love of her life’ back then when he and J.Lo were together, and she told him she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him.

“I wish her and Ben the best, but I’m not convinced it will last,” Ojani said.

“Jen loves being in love, but she’s been engaged six times. Ben is husband number four. I was husband number one, and she told me I was the love of her life and we would be together forever.

The couple parted ways in 1988, just a year after getting married. After their divorce, they stayed friends for a few years.

And now, this is the first time that Ojani has publicly spoken about their relationship.

“We were together romantically for two years but friends for nearly a decade.”

 

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“There were many times I felt like Mr. Cinderella,’ he said. ‘She was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen. In the beginning, I had no idea who she was.”

“We fell in love when she was already famous. But during our marriage, she became a megastar. For years it was too painful to talk about. I wanted to lie low and live my life. But when I saw she got married to Ben, who is a good guy, the feelings came flooding back.”

He further said, “There has been so much written about Jen and I, especially in the past couple of weeks, most of it wrong. I want people to know the real story.”

 

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The former couple met for the first time in 1996 in a Cuban restaurant where Noa was working as a waiter on Miami’s famous Ocean Drive.

“It was a miracle we survived the crossing. I had no idea who she was. Our eyes glanced at each other, and I thought she was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen.”

“I was smitten.” He continued. “She was wearing a white top and trousers, and I remember thinking she had the best body I’d ever seen. She later told me she knew she was going to marry me the first night.”

 

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According to Noa, his marriage with Lopez didn’t work out because of her celebrity status.

“She’s a traditional girl. She comes from a humble Puerto Rican family. She wanted someone to protect her, someone who would stand up for her. We fell totally in love,” he said.

“I quit my job and moved to LA. We lived in a nice apartment. But soon we moved into our first house, and the houses kept getting bigger. She loved that I was a balseros [rafter] from Cuba. I never wanted anything from her. I always worked and had my own money.”

“She loves shopping, and when she wasn’t filming, we went to the local mall. One day we went into a jewelry store, and she started looking at rings. She pointed at one and said, ‘I love that one.’”

 

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“She left, and I pretended I needed to go to the restroom. I snuck back into the store and told the girl to put it aside. I had money saved up. I’d been working as her personal trainer but also had modeling money. The ring was $15,000 – a fortune back then. I hid the ring in a plastic bag behind the sink.”

The pair decided to get married in February 1997 in Miami. Noa said things went downhill right from the day they got married.

“She went from Jen to being J Lo, this big business bringing in millions. She had all these new people around her, all wanting to make money off her. I would call, and an assistant would say, ‘Sorry, she’s not available.’”

He told the outlet that there was a time when he had to launch a nightclub in Los Angeles, which Jennifer partly owned. While he was busy during the launch, he came across her pictures with rapper Sean Combs who was working with J.Lo as her producer.

“I rang Jen and asked why she was going out with him on dates, and she said, “It’s just business. This is what I’m being told I have to do.” I was jealous and would scream, ‘But you are married!”’

“We wanted kids; we discussed having kids. Then she told me she couldn’t have a baby because it would interfere with her career.”

After having several issues, the couple eventually ended their marriage in 1998. Noa received $50,000 in the settlement and chose to stay friends with his ex-wife. Reports say he continued wearing his wedding ring for quite a long time after their divorce.

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