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Lopez, Affleck wed at Vegas chapel


Jennifer Lopez and

Ben Affleck were wed in a late-night Las Vegas drive-thru chapel, culminatin­g a relationsh­ip that stretched over two decades in two separate romances and headlined countless tabloid covers.

Lopez announced their marriage Sunday in her newsletter for fans with the heading, “We did it.” Lopez initially made their engagement public in April on the same newsletter, “On the J Lo.”

“Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” wrote

Lopez in a message signed Jennifer Lynn Affleck.

Lopez wrote that the couple flew to Las Vegas on Saturday and were wed just after midnight at A Little White Wedding Chapel.

“Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with,” said Lopez.

News of their nuptials first spread Sunday after the Clark County clerk’s office in Nevada showed that the pair obtained a marriage license that was processed Saturday. The license filing showed that Lopez plans to take the name Jennifer Affleck.

Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, dated in the early 2000s before rekindling their romance last year.

Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005. They share three children and divorced in 2018.

Lopez was married to Ojani Noa from 1997 to 1998 and to Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003. She and singer Marc Anthony were married for a decade after they wed in 2004 and share twins together.

Chainsmoke­rs to play at edge of space:

The Chainsmoke­rs has signed up to get into a pressurize­d capsule tethered to a stratosphe­ric balloon in a few years and perform some 20 miles above the Earth. The feat would make the hit-making duo of Drew Taggart and Alex Pallthe the first musical artists to perform at the edge of space, said Ryan Hartman, chief executive officer at space tourism company World View.

World View says the Chainsmoke­rs will be on one of the company’s inaugural flights slated for 2024 and will record a performanc­e from inside the capsule, giving viewers the ability to experience the music and the trip firsthand.

“We have always dreamed of going to space and are stoked to collaborat­e with World View to have this adventure and experience,” said the Chainsmoke­rs in a statement.

Bloom, Pharoah to co-host audiobook: Rachel Bloom, the star of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and Jay Pharoah, the former “Saturday Night Live” performer, will serve as co-hosts of the upcoming audiobook release

“Kiss & Tell: Stand Up and Stories About Love, Sex, Etc.” The book draws from a special taping last year in Los Angeles, with guest comics including Danielle Perez, the Sklar Brothers and Chinedu Unaka. “Kiss & Tell” comes out Sept. 20, through Kevin Hart’s media company Hartbeat, in partnershi­p with Simon & Schuster Audio.

July 19 birthdays: Actor Helen Gallagher is 96. Guitarist Brian May is 75. Guitarist Bernie Leadon is

75. Actor Beverly Archer is 74. Actor Anthony Edwards is 60. Singer Urs Buhler is 51. Actor Benedict Cumberbatc­h is 46. Chef Marcela Valladolid is

44. Actor Chris Sullivan is

42. Actor Jared Padalecki is 40. Actor Trai Byers is 39.

 ?? FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY ?? Jennifer Lopez, seen with Ben Affleck on Feb. 8, announced their marriage on Sunday.
FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY Jennifer Lopez, seen with Ben Affleck on Feb. 8, announced their marriage on Sunday.

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