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Snuggled under the covers and wearing a simple platinum band on her left hand, a makeup-free Jennifer Lopez proclaimed herself a married lady Monday morning with a casual pic and one-word Instagram caption that read “Sadie!”
Following their high-profile April engagement, Lopez and long-time love Ben Affleck tied the knot at the Little White Wedding Chapel late Saturday night in Las Vegas.
“Sadie, Sadie” is a song from the 1960s musical Funny Girl. After marrying Nick Arnstein, Fanny Brice (wonderfully portrayed by Barbra Streisand) sings, “Mrs. Arnstein, Mrs. Arnstein what a beautiful, beautiful name / Sadie, Sadie, married lady / See what’s on my hand / There’s nothing quite as touching / as a simple wedding band.”
Dishing to the fans of her On the JLo newsletter, Lopez offered some details about her unpretentious wedding and what she called “the best night ever.”
“We read our own vows in the little chapel and gave one another the rings we’ll wear for the rest of our lives,” she wrote.
We’re assuming that the couple opted for matching platinum bands.
While her off-the-charts, 8.5-carat natural green diamond engagement ring is said to be worth somewhere between $5 million and $10 million, Lopez’s platinum band probably carried a price tag of $1,000, according to Jenny Luker, president of Platinum Guild International USA.
“Jennifer’s wedding ring is a classic and timeless style! It looks like a wide, domed platinum band,” she told hellomagazine.com. “Jennifer’s ring is a beautiful symbol of her love and commitment to Ben because platinum is precious, rare and lasts a lifetime.”
The A-listers rekindled their romance in early 2021 and got engaged in early April 2022, nearly 20 years after the 52-year-old singer/actress accepted the 49-year-old Affleck’s first proposal in November of 2002. At that time, the actor and filmmaker presented Lopez with a 6.1-carat pink diamond from Harry Winston. Lopez returned the ring when the couple broke up in 2004.
In a 13-second video shared with the fans of her On the JLo newsletter in April, a teary-eyed Jennifer Lopez gazed down at her cushion modified brilliant-cut green diamond flanked by two colorless trapezoid diamonds and whispered, “You’re perfect.”
Affleck had chosen a green diamond because the color holds a special place in Lopez’s heart.
“I always say the color green is my lucky color,” Lopez affirmed in an earlier newsletter item. “Maybe you can remember a certain green dress (Versace, 2000 Grammys). I’ve realized there are many moments in my life where amazing things happened when I was wearing green. It may be a coincidence, maybe not. But as I took a better look, I realized there are no coincidences.”
Credits: Wedding band image via Instagram / jlo. Engagement ring images via onthejlo.com.