Jennifer Lopez Has Changed Her Legal Name After Marrying Ben Affleck

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Photo credit: Rich Fury - Getty Images
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Jennifer Lopez is now Mrs. Jennifer Affleck.

The superstar couple were married late Saturday night in a whirlwind Vegas ceremony. News first broke when TMZ reported Sunday that the couple had obtained a marriage license in Clark County, Nevada, reading their full legal names, Benjamin Geza Affleck and Jennifer Lynn Lopez. The license also revealed that the "Get Loud" singer plans to take the Good Will Hunting actor's name as her own.

The bride herself confirmed the news in a heartfelt edition of her personal fan newsletter, On The JLo, which included pics and videos from the wedding. She also revealed her new legal name, signing the letter, "Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck."

The name change has been in the making since the early '00s, when the Marry Me actor and the Argo actor first became engaged. The couple reunited around April 2021, and later announced their second engagement last spring.

Bennifer fans immediately went to Twitter to offer their congratulations to the happy couple, posting photos and clips from throughout the couple's 20-year love story. One of the most popular videos so far is from their 2003 Dateline appearance, which was filmed at the home they shared in Vancouver.

In the clip, as Lopez prepares breakfast, host Pat O'Brien says, "I wanna know, a week after your wedding, what will your name be?"

"Jennifer Lopez, but my name will be Jennifer Affleck, obviously," the star answers, adding that her stationary will be printed with her married name.

Ahead, the best Twitter reactions to J.Lo's name change:

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