Jennifer Lopez’s mother ‘always knew’ Ben Affleck was the singer’s love of life: report

Jennifer Lopez’s mom, Guadalupe Rodriguez, has always been for “Bennifer,” according to a new report.

Lopez and Affleck married on July 16, nearly two decades after calling off their first engagement. After their intimate wedding in Las Vegas, they flew to Paris with their daughters, and sources told Entertainment Tonight that they are absolutely in love with each other.

“They feel like they’re the only two people in the room or the world right now,” an anonymous insider told the outlet.

“It’s refreshing and sweet for their friends and family to see how much they love and care for each other,” the source said. “Ben has told Jen how incredibly happy he is that she is his wife.”

According to the insider, Lopez’s mother gushed that she “always knew Ben was the love of Jen’s life” and was “so happy that Ben is officially part of the family.”

Last year, just months after Lopez and Affleck rekindled their romance in April 2021, the actor was spotted with Rodriguez at the Wynn resort and casino in Las Vegas, where he filmed and directed a commercial, Page Six reported.

The pair were surrounded by a camera crew and security guards, with the 76-year-old chatting enthusiastically with Affleck and the crew in between.

Rodriguez filmed a cameo appearance in the star-studded ad for WynnBet, a sports betting mobile app and iGaming from Wynn resort and casino. The commercial, released last August, featured a funny interaction between Affleck and Lopez’s mother.

The clip shows Rodriguez playing excitedly as he says to himself, “Come on, Lupe! You can do this girl. Just like the slots in St. Louis.”

Affleck hears her as he walks past her and says to himself, “St. Louis?’

After their marriage, Affleck and Lopez flew to Paris. They were joined by the daughter of “Marry Me” star Emme, 14, and two children of “Justice League” actor with ex-wife Jennifer Garner: Violet, 16, and Seraphina, 13.

According to ET’s source, the trip to Paris was initially just a vacation with their daughters and not a honeymoon.

“Ben and Jen had the best time in Paris,” the insider said. “They went to the most popular restaurants and really had the time of their lives. It was so much fun getting out with their kids and just eating, relaxing, celebrating Jen’s birthday and having some time off from work Jen and Ben both love Paris, and Jen especially thinks it’s so romantic.”

Emme and Seraphina were reportedly the only ones present when Lopez and Affleck exchanged “I do’s” in Las Vegas earlier this month. An anonymous source told Page Six that the actor’s eldest daughter was not present because “she is extremely loyal to her mother.”

However, Violet was spotted last week as they got out with Lopez and Affleck for lunch in the French capital. The “Tender Bar” actor stood between his new wife and his daughter and had a supportive arm around both as they left their hotel.


Ben Affleck attended the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie "The Tender Bar" with Jennifer Lopez -- the couple reunited in 2021 after 17 years apart

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