The wedding of Ben Afleck and Jennifer Lopez: an accident, a great absence and a strong security operation crown the long-awaited and lavish celebration

And finally the day came. One month after saying yes in secret in Las Vegas, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez celebrate their union with a lavish three-day celebration in the luxurious residence that the actor owns in Georgia. The stars, who more than a decade ago decided to end their relationship, largely due to harassment from the press and fans, took special care that this time every detail is kept in the strictest secrecy. However, certain issues ended up leaking.

In principle, it became known that the long-awaited weekend began in the worst way – on Friday, Christopher Anne Boldt, mother of Affleck, fell off a pier on the property in Georgia, where the party was planned, and cut his leg, According to the Daily Mail. According to images published by the English newspaper, Lopez and Affleck could be seen arriving at a hospital on Friday.

Ben’s mother received stitches after the accident. It was her son who found her injured and quickly called an ambulance. According to the report, the assistance vehicle sped onto the Riceboro property at noon and spent 20 minutes there before leaving for the Liberty County Medical Center, where the woman was treated.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were in trouble in the pre-weddingCourtesy Daily Mail

Affleck and Lopez accompanied Boldt in the clinic until the moment she was released. Finally, the woman was able to participate in the first part of the celebration, a dinner that took place on the same Friday night. Today, Saturday, the long-awaited ceremony takes place and on Sunday the celebration will be crowned by a farewell barbecue for the guests.

Affleck’s Riceboro estate where the celebration takes place has special meaning for artists because it is one of the places where they enjoyed their relationship when they were engaged two decades ago. In fact, it is the same house in which back in 2002 they were about to say yes.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's mansion
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s mansionCourtesy Engel and Völkers

The main house, in classic American southern style, has more than 500 square metersthree bedrooms, five bathrooms and high ceilings of four meters high. However, this is not the largest construction on the land because there is also an 800-square-meter mansion -originally designed for guests with a special place for children- and another smaller one on one side.

Before entering the house, a wooden porch with stairs welcomes guests with some chairs to enjoy a hot day in the tranquility of the shade. Said entrance is framed by a rigorously straight tiled path with grass on the sides perfectly cut for the big day. Nature abounds in the residence, since it is located between gardens and forests.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's mansion
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s mansionCourtesy Engel and Völkers

The latest images released before the celebration show a large barge floating near what appears to be their reception area equipped with dozens of fireworks that are sure to dazzle those present the very moment the stars say yes. You can also see tables and chairs set up under a waterside gazebo, including two pink chairs for the bride and groom to spend some time alone while enjoying live music.

Knowing the interest that their intermittent love story arouses, the actors took precautions so that no curious person can approach their mansion this Saturday. And precisely the impressive security operation became the talk of the American media.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck started their relationship again in 2021
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck started their relationship again in 2021

It is not for less. It is that the media stars were not only concerned that no one can access it on foot or on board a land vehicle; They were also in charge of restricting the airspace to both airplanes and helicopters and drones. As reported The Daily Mail, the actor obtained a permit for the property to be considered a “no-fly zone” throughout the celebration.

The permit extends five kilometers from the mansion. Affleck got permission after some paparazzi agreed to take pictures of the property. Other security measures include a police car parked next to the main entrance of the property. In addition, a group of security guards will be in charge of delivering wristbands to the lucky ones who are part of the select list of guests at the celebration before they enter.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's mansion
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s mansionCourtesy Engel and Völkers

The river behind the property is also patrolled by guards on board boats. In addition, large security gates were installed weeks ago at the end of the four-mile driveway leading to Affleck’s property.

One of the great unknowns of the day had Affleck’s ex-wife as the protagonist. Would Jennifer Garner attend the celebration? This same Saturday, that question had an answer. According to several US media reports, The mother of the actor’s three children will not be present.

Jennifer is hard at work on a project in Texas and will not be attending the wedding celebration, but she has been totally supportive of her children being there and is generally very positive about the whole thing.”, a source close to the actress told hollywood life. He added: “There is nothing more important to her than the happiness of her children, so the fact that they feel welcome and comfortable and have joined J.Lo and her children is the best thing that could happen. ask”.

Another of the great absentees of the day seems to be Casey Affleck, the actor’s brother, who was seen this Saturday morning drinking coffee, nonchalantly, through the streets of Los Angeles.

Everything ready to start the celebrations in the mansion most loved by the star couple
Everything ready to start the celebrations in the mansion most loved by the star coupleGrosby Group – Backgrid/Grosby Group

As expected, who does participate in the celebrations is Affleck’s great friend, Matt Damon. The actor, his wife Luciana Barroso and their daughters Isabella, Gia and Stella arrived in Georgia on Friday at noon, aboard a private jet. Later, the filmmaker approached the place Kevin Smith and his wife Jennifer; actor Jason Mewes and his wife Jordan Monsanto; Hollywood talent agent Patrick Whitesell and his wife, model and actress Pia Miller. Lopez’s best friend, Leah Remini He is also part of the select group of guest stars and the presences are expected, in addition, of the popular host Jimmy Kimmel and the actress Drea de Matteo.

As reported by Page Six, the ceremony will be officiated by celebrity “life coach” Jay Shetty. Like many stars, Lopez has been featured on her podcast By the way and invited him to officiate at four weddings. Although there were no confirmations about it, it transpired that for the special occasion, the protagonist of Wall Street Scammers She opted to wear a custom Ralph Lauren dress.

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