Wedding preparations begin at Ben Affleck’s Georgia mansion ahead of Jennifer Lopez’s nuptials

Wedding preparations begin at Ben Affleck’s Georgia mansion ahead of Jennifer Lopez’s nuptials

At Ben Affleck’s Georgia estate, plans are underway for the actor’s second wedding to Jennifer Lopez this weekend, following their ceremony in Las Vegas last month.

A marquee was constructed on the riverfront property on Thursday as staff worked all day in preparation for the star-studded ceremony.

Meanwhile, the couple were also spotted out shopping with family and friends in Savannah, Georgia on Thursday.

Their three-day “intimate celebration for family and friends” will kick off with a rehearsal dinner on Friday, our insider shared.

The actors will then tie the knot on Saturday, this time in front of family and celebrity friends who couldn’t make the first wedding, including Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, Casey Affleck and Drea de Matteo, who are all expected to be in attendance are.

We also heard that there will be a barbecue on Sunday.

Page Six also learned that celebrity life coach and podcaster Jay Shetty is expected to celebrate their long-awaited wedding.

Apparently, Shetty and Lopez have been close for a few years, and she’s even opened up about her relationship struggles over the years.

On his podcast, she revealed that she went into therapy in her 30s and that “there [was] talked a lot about loving yourself and I said, ‘I love myself!’ But obviously I was doing all these things in my personal relationship that didn’t seem like I loved myself, but I didn’t even understand the concept of it.”

She added, “I took my time and it’s a journey and it’s still a journey for me.”

Ben Affleck's Georgia estate. A marquee will be erected for the celebration on Saturday. BACKGROUND

Lopez and Affleck tied the knot during a ceremony in Las Vegas last month, with the singer using her On The JLo newsletter to gush about her wedding in Sin City.

“Last night we flew into Vegas, queued for a license with four other couples and all made the same trip to the wedding capital of the world,” she shared with her subscribed fans.

“Behind us, two men were holding hands and holding on. Before us, a young couple who made the three-hour drive from Victorville on their daughter’s second birthday—we all want the same thing—for the world to recognize us as partners and for the world to recognize our love through the ancient and almost universal symbol of marriage .”

The ‘Saving Private Ryan’ star and the ‘Enough’ actress were celebrating their honeymoon in Paris, where they were spotted packing on their PDA.

Ben Affleck's Georgia estate.Ben Affleck’s Georgia estate will host the actor’s second wedding ceremony. BACKGROUND

Despite the good times, sources close to the couple told Page Six that the heavy paparazzi presence “freaked out” the actor.

“It was a whole new level,” the source said, adding it was “almost a Princess Diana level.”

The couple met on the set of their film Gigli in 2001 while Lopez was still married to her second husband, Cris Judd.

Following their split in June 2002, “Bennifer” was born, with Affleck initially proposing in 2002. Unfortunately, they split up and didn’t quite make it to the altar.

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez.The couple honeymooned in Paris after getting married in Las Vegas. Mondadori portfolio via Getty Im

Lopez later married Marc Anthony, with whom she shares twins Max and Emme, while Affleck married Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares daughters Violet and Seraphina and son Samuel.

Both relationships ended in divorce, eventually bringing the couple back together in 2021 following Lopez’s broken engagement to former Yankee Alex Rodriguez.