Kevin Smith ‘Bawled’ Through Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck Wedding


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So emotional! Kevin Smith couldn’t hold back the tears when he attended Jennifer Lopez Ben Affleck‘s Georgia wedding ceremony.

“I’m a crier,” the Clerksdirector, 52, told ET CanadaMonday, August 22. “I cry all the time. “I cry watching episodes of The Flash. I weep while watching Degrassi, for heaven’s sake. It was so beautiful that I cried all the way through. So beautiful.”

Smith added that he couldn’t share too many details out of respect for his friends’ privacy, but he described the event as “overwhelmingly emotional” and “one of the most beautiful events I’ve ever been present for in my life.”

The film was directed and produced by the filmmaker. Hustlers star, 53, and the Oscar winner, 50, in 2004’s Jersey Girl. After the film was released, it went to theaters. Gigli, the production where the duo connected for the first time, but Smith has taken credit for inventing the portmanteau “Bennifer” for their romance.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in ‘Gigli.’
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Last year, the Comic Book Men alum said that coming up with the nickname was “a dubious honor at best,” telling The Daily Beast in October 2021: “Most people out there, including Ben and Jen themselves, are like, ‘Thanks, a–hole.’”

The “Get Right” songstress and the ArgoAfter tying the knot in Las Vegas in July, the director married for the second time. Smith — who also directed Affleck in Chasing Amy, Dogma, Mallrats and more — was one of several celebrities who attended the duo’s second ceremony, held at the Good Will Hunting star’s estate near Atlanta.

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez
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Matt DamonHis wife, Luciana BarrosoAs was the case,, were also present. Jason Mewes, who starred alongside Affleck in several of Smith’s films. The newlyweds’ kids were also present for the ceremony. Lopez has twins Max and Emme (14 years old) with her ex-husband. Marc AnthonyAffleck has two daughters, Violet (16 and Seraphina (13), respectively, and a son Samuel (10 with his ex-wife). Jennifer Garner.

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Jen Schwalbach; Kevin Smith; Jordan Lee Monsanto; Jason Mewes
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The Justice League actor and the “Waiting for Tonight” singer previously dated from 2002 to 2004. The pair were set to wed in September 2003, but they called off their nuptials due to “excessive media attention.” Four months later, they called it quits.

The twosome rekindled their romance last year following Lopez’s split from ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez. Affleck proposed to Affleck in April. The couple then made it official last month during a low-key ceremony held in Sin City.

“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. It turns out that love is patient. Twenty years patient,” Lopez wrote in a July issue of her “On the JLo” newsletter announcing the duo’s wedding. “Exactly what we wanted.”

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