How Jay Shetty made Hollywood’s fairytale ‘Bennifer’ love story a reality


It is, maybe, the best Hollywood love story of the twenty first century. Jennifer Lopez lastly married Ben Affleck on the weekend, 20 years after they have been first engaged – and, in response to experiences, they’d a former north London grammar faculty boy to thank for making their fairytale romance lastly turn into reality.

Jay Shetty, who grew up in a terraced home simply off gritty Green Lanes, in Wood Green – some 5,500 miles and a world away from Hollywood – was the officiant who presided over the ceremony, in response to the New York Post.

Mr Shetty, a one-time Hindu monk turned life coach to the celebs, will now go down in historical past as the person who lastly made “Bennifer” – the union of Affleck and Lopez – occur.

Affleck, 50, the two-time Oscar winner and star of such blockbuster films as Armageddon and Gone Girl, first dated Lopez, a 53-year-old singer and actress so well-known she has her personal moniker – JLo – again within the early 2000s. 

Their relationship collapsed underneath the stress of public scrutiny, earlier than a reignition of their romance that led to a shotgun wedding ceremony in Las Vegas final month.

Then got here this weekend’s three-day celebration with an official wedding ceremony ceremony in entrance of about 100 household and pals that cemented their marriage and proved to the world it wasn’t a joke.

Lopez, now on her fourth husband, wore a conventional white wedding ceremony costume, whereas the groom – embarking on marriage quantity two – additionally wore white.

So too, seemingly, did the company. Photographs that emerged on Sunday of the celebrations at Affleck’s property outdoors Savannah, in Georgia, confirmed attendees all in white amongst them the couple’s 5 kids from their earlier marriages. Other company have been reported to incorporate Matt Damon, who starred with Affleck of their breakthrough movie Good Will Hunting; Kevin Smith, the director; and Jimmy Kimmel, the comic.

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