Jennifer Lopez is reportedly close to turning into Bridezilla after confirming she is engaged to Ben Affleck for a second time. The Maid in Manhattan star is reportedly said to be planning the “Hollywood equivalent of a Royal Wedding” and is ringing her planners “at all hours of the night”.
Lopez, 52, and 49-year-old Affleck were originally due to get married back in September 2003, but called off their nuptials just days before, blaming “excessive media attention surrounding our wedding”. They then separated a few months later. However, after Affleck proposed to the New York-born actress for a second time last week, J-Lo wasted no time showing off her huge, green diamond engagement ring, which is believed to have cost four times more than the one she was given by the Pearl Harbor actor 18 years ago.
Her friends are now concerned, though, that Lopez’s wedding expectations and demands might mean they fail to make it to the altar for a second time, having announced that they were back together last July.An insider told Heat Magazine: “Jen is taking her diva reputation to new heights. She’s extremely proud of their combined star power and wants their wedding to reflect that, so she’s making some big plans.
“She’s been in talks with organisers and is bending Ben’s ear about it non-stop. The wedding planners she’s been working with are presenting countless options, featuring the fanciest venues in the US, as well as super luxury honeymoon packages.”But it’s not enough. She changes her mind constantly about everything and has been ringing up the planners at all hours of the night. “She wants it to be the Hollywood equivalent of a Royal Wedding and she’s driving everyone up the wall.” Lopez – the mother to 14-year-old twins Emme and Max – took to Instagram to give her followers a look at the 8.5 carat, emerald-cut ring, via a link to her OnTheJLo online newsletter.
It is understood that the ring cost $10million. Dad-of-three Affleck first proposed to Lopez in 2002 a few months after they met while filming Gigli together.That ring was a $2.5million pink diamond and the plans for the cancelled wedding even supposedly incorporated the employment of “three decoy brides at three different locations”.The Heat Magazine source is now worried that J-Lo’s wedding fever could result in a second split for the reunited couple, reasoning: “Jen’s such a perfectionist and this has brought out the worst in her. It’s all too much to bear and, of course, poor Ben is right in the middle of it.