On New Year’s Day, Jennifer Lopez shared her highlight reel from 2022, saying goodbye to what looked like a pretty incredible year. Buried in her summertime pics were some never-before-seen photographs from her wedding to new husband Ben Affleck.
The couple celebrated their wedding twice this year, once at their spontaneous Las Vegas ceremony and one at their glamorous wedding at Affleck’s estate in Georgia. In Vegas, the couple is all dressed up and posing in a pink Cadillac convertible in front of their chapel and embracing one another. Affleck is in a white jacket, and Lopez is wearing a long-sleeved corseted gown with a straight column skirt.
The pics from Georgia show J.Lo in a different gown, this one a backless number with a bodice in a halter style and flower appliqués around the plunging neckline. She was wearing a matching veil and carrying a small white clutch.
The reel covered the whole year, so there was also a shot of Lopez’s engagement ring, a gorgeous square cut green diamond. The rare diamond is set in a way that was very reminiscent of the first engagement ring Affleck presented her with almost twenty years ago. When they got engaged again this past April, fans noted its resemblance to that piece, which was set with a pink stone.
After her engagement this year, Lopez shared with fans that the color green has special significance to her.
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“I always say the color green is my lucky color,” she said in her newsletter, On The JLo. “Maybe you can remember a certain green dress. I’ve realized there are many moments in my life when amazing things happened when I was wearing green.”
She was of course referencing the incredibly famous bright green Versace dress she wore to the 42nd Grammy awards. It definitely stole the show that year.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.