Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez tie the knot
Laura Lee - July 31, 2022

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

In rather very surprising news, there were rumors of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez getting back together after they broke up earlier but Hollywood fans were starstruck when the couple announced that they were getting married. Early in the 2000s, the pair started dating and were engaged. After splitting up and spending 17 years apart, they renewed their romance last year. “We did it”, Lopez’s fanzine J-Lo declared on Sunday. According to the tale, the couple took a flight to Vegas and arrived at the chapel shortly before midnight to stand in line with four other couples.

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On the set of “Gigli” in 2002, Lopez and Affleck got to know one another. Later that year, they started dating, and by November 2002, “Bennifer,” as they were dubbed in Hollywood, had become engaged. But Lopez revealed the couple had broken up in 2004. Throughout their separation of almost two decades, the couple continued to date and marry other famous people. In 2004, Lopez wed the musician Marc Anthony. In 2005, Affleck wed Jennifer Garner, an actress. Affleck dated actor Ana de Armas while Lopez became engaged to former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez in 2019. Both couples eventually divorced. In 2021, both of those partnerships came to an end.

On April 8, Lopez revealed that she and Affleck had renewed their engagement. The couple said in the note on Sunday that “love is a lovely thing, perhaps the best of everything – and worth waiting for.” According to court records, Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 49, got married on July 16 in Clark County, Nevada. The license was given to Jennifer Lopez, who was also named Jennifer Affleck, and Benjamin Geza Affleck. Lopez referred to herself as “Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck” in her email announcing the union.