Jennifer Lopez performs her first show since marrying Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez has returned to work after her romantic honeymoon in Paris with Ben Affleck.
The “Let’s Get Loud” singer, 53, headlined the LuisaViaRoma x Unicef charity gala in Capri, Italy on Saturday, opening her set with “If You Had My Love” and “Waiting for Tonight”.
The star, who legally married Ben Affleck in Las Vegas on July 16, took to the stage for the first time since her nuptials.
Lopez stunned at the Certosa San Giacomo, a 14th-century monastery, in a Roberto Cavalli tiger-stripe ensemble custom-made by Fausto Puglisi dripping with feathers.
“We’re giving a disco tonight,” she told the crowd at the event hosted by LuisaViaRoma, which raised around eight million euros to support Ukrainian and Syrian relief efforts. “You know what this reminds me of? It reminds me of when I was a little girl in the Bronx.
She continued: “My mum used to watch these awards shows, these big galas – it’s like a big gala tonight.”
Diplo, Sofia Carson and DJ Cruz also performed before Lopez’s headliner, and the event drew stars including Jamie Foxx, Vanessa Hudgens, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto and Haim.
The show came just weeks after Lopez tied the knot with Affleck, 49, nearly two decades after calling off their first engagement in 2004.
The “Good Will Hunting” star and “Selena” actress announced the happy news in an episode of her “On The JLo” newsletter earlier this month.
“We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years of patience,” the ‘Marry Me’ actress wrote in the letter. to his fans.
“We barely got to the little white wedding chapel at midnight,” she continued.
“They graciously stayed open late for a few minutes, let’s take pictures in a pink Cadillac convertible, obviously once used by the King himself (but if we wanted Elvis himself to show up, it cost extra and he was at the bed).”
The couple got engaged for a second time in April 2022. After their intimate ceremony in Vegas, Affleck and Lopez traveled to Paris for a PDA-filled honeymoon.
Now, multiple sources tell Page Six that the newlyweds have hired luxury event planner Colin Cowie to help them create a more lavish wedding party, at Affleck’s 87-acre property in Riceboro, Georgia. The event will likely take place within the next few weeks, we hear.