Casey Affleck Praises Jennifer Lopez After Skipping Ben Wedding


Casey Affleck.
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You are a part of the family! Casey AffleckA sweet post was dedicated to my sister-in-law Jennifer LopezDespite missing her, Ben Affleck‘s Georgia wedding.

“Good things are worth waiting for,” the Manchester By the SeaStar, 47, captioned a throwback picture of the trio via Instagram on Sunday August 21. “Here is to twists and turns, new beginnings, and finding new reservoirs of old love.”

Casey continued; “Welcome to the family. Prepare for some real dysfunction. Kidding. I’m kidding. Jen, you are a treasure. We love you so much!!! ❤️.”

The 2002 photo was taken during the original Bennifer romance. Casey walked slightly ahead and turned to chat with them. ArgoDirector, now 50.

Casey Affleck Welcomes 'Gem' J. Lo to the Family After Skipping Wedding

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
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The Good Will Hunting actor and the Grammy nominee, 52, were engaged from 2002 to 2004 but eventually pulled the plug on their relationship — and on their wedding. Nearly two decades later, the pair reunited after Lopez’s April 2021 split from Alex Rodriguez. Us WeeklyIt was confirmed that the Gigli costars were “full-on dating.”

The earlier this year, HustlersActress confessed that she had never seen Ben’s reunion. “I don’t think anybody was more surprised than us,” she said during a February appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “You never could imagine something like that could happen. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Two months later, the Oscar winner proposed again. “I was smiling so big and tears were coming down my face, feeling so incredibly happy and whole,” Lopez gushed in her “On the JLo” newsletter in April. “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 fortunate people. Who got a second chance at true love.”

The secret Las Vegas wedding took the fans by surprise in July. In another newsletter, the Maid in Manhattan actress said the intimate ceremony was “exactly what we wanted.” However, a source exclusively told UseLopez and the Gone Girl actor were planning “a bigger ceremony for friends and family” to continue celebrating their love.

One month after they exchanged vows at Sin City, UsThe couple confirmed their engagement during a three-day bash held in Georgia. They said “I do” again on Saturday, August 20, with the bride stealing the show in a Ralph Lauren gown, which featured a long train and coordinating veil.

While plenty of loved ones were in attendance, the groom’s younger brother was spotted in Los Angeles amid the festivities. When asked why he wasn’t in Georgia to celebrate with Ben, the filmmaker told TMZ on Saturday that he “fell asleep.”

Though Casey didn’t make it to the wedding weekend, the Tender Bar actor and the “Let’s Get Loud” singer were supported by their children. Lopez shares 14-year old twins Max and Emme, with their ex-husband Marc AnthonyBen is the father of Violet (16 and Seraphina (13) and Samuel (10 (10), with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

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