Ben Affleck Proposed While I Was in the Bathtub

Engagement Details Jennifer Lopez Reveals How Ben Affleck Proposed

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez
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Don’t forget the details! Jennifer LopezShe kept her initial announcement about her engagement to herself. Ben Affleck brief, but she couldn’t keep the whole story to herself for long.

In her “On the JLo” newsletter on Tuesday, April 12, the Marry meStar, 52, revealed Affleck, 49 got down on one knee just when she least expected it.

“Saturday night while at my favorite place on earth (in the bubble bath), my beautiful love got on one knee and proposed,” she wrote in the newsletter. “I was taken totally off guard and just looked in his eyes smiling and crying at the same time.”

Engagement Details Jennifer Lopez Reveals How Ben Affleck Proposed

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez
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Lopez, who first got engaged to Affleck in 2002 before their 2004 breakup, added that she was “trying hard to get my head around the fact that after 20 years this was happening all over again,” she wrote. “I was quite literally speechless and he said, ‘Is that a yes?’ I said, ‘YES of course that’s a YES.’”

The Wedding PlannerStar cried with joy when he proposed to her. “I was smiling so big and tears were coming down my face, feeling so incredibly happy and whole,” she recalled. “It was nothing fancy at all, but it was the most romantic thing I could’ve ever imagined…just a quiet Saturday night at home, two people promising to always be there for each other. Two very lucky people. Who got a second chance at true love.”

As she continued, the “Jenny From the Block” singer couldn’t avoid referencing the rocks that she’s got. Her 2002 pink diamond engagement band cost approximately $2.5 million, but her new 8.5 carat natural-green diamond is estimated at $10 million.

“Green has always been my lucky color and now, for sure, it always will be,” she added.

The Argo director filmed a video of his fiancée reflecting on the milestone, sharing much of the same sentiments she wrote out. In the footage, the Hustlers actress beamed as she yelled that she was engaged.They exchanged “I love you’s,” with Affleck chiming in from behind the camera, before Lopez started singing the classic wedding tune “Going to the Chapel.”

Lopez and Lopez announced their engagement on Friday April 8th with a short clip of Lopez wearing the green diamond engagement rings.

Us Weekly first confirmed in May 2021 that the bride-to-be and Affleck were “full-on dating” after they reunited one month prior.

The duo, nicknamed Bennifer, kept their engagement secret for a week. They then quietly shared the news with family members.

Jennifer Garner, to whom Affleck was married from 2005 to 2018, and their three children — daughter Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13, and son Samuel, 10 — all learned about the proposal “ahead of time,” an insider exclusively told Use.

“His whole family knew a little before [the announcement],” the source said. “They are both happier than ever.”

Another insider has previously spoken Use that Garner supported her ex-husband’s renewed romance with the Grammy nominee. “J. Lo has Jennifer Garner’s seal of approval,” the source explained in June 2021. “J. Lo thinks Jennifer is a kind and wonderful person and an amazing mother.”

This will be Affleck’s second marriage, and Lopez’s fourth. The AnacondaStar was married to Ojani NoaFrom 1997 to 1998, and to Cris JuddFrom 2001 to 2003. She was married Marc AnthonyThey split in 2004 and divorced in 2014. They have twins Emme (14), and Max (14).

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