Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, who ran away in Las Vegas this weekend, will be hosting a lavish multi-day party for friends and family, a source told Vidak For Congress. It looks like it’s going to be a birthday party for the diva, who turns 53 on July 24.
According to our source, Lopez and Affleck want to do something for “everyone they love but couldn’t invite” to their small wedding in Vegas within two weeks. The couple said their ‘I do’ in front of their respective children from previous marriages.
Our source tells us close friends and family including Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel and Lopez’s “Shades of Blue” co-star Drea de Matteo have been invited.
The event is expected to take place at Affleck’s 87-acre estate in Riceboro, Georgia, TMZ reported.
Our source tells us it will be a two or three day affair, and there could be a party on nearby St. Simon Island, about 50 minutes away, with beaches, wellness retreats and a picturesque lighthouse.
“We flew to Vegas, lined up for a permit with four other couples, all taking the same trip to the marriage capital of the world,” Lopez wrote in her newsletter about their no-nonsense wedding.
The couple were engaged in April.
They were previously engaged in 2002, but broke up in 2004. They canceled their first wedding in 2003 after it became such a media frenzy that they were forced to go so far as to consider “decoys.”
They released a statement the day before the scheduled ceremony saying, “Due to the excessive media coverage surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date.”
A source told Vidak For Congress earlier this year that the couple planned to run away to avoid the press and paparazzi.
“After the last time [they got engaged], there will be no announcements of when and where they are getting married,” a source told us in April. “They’ll just do it and then announce it.”
A source told us at the time: “Friends will be invited to something like a birthday and then it will turn out to be a wedding and they will get married in front of 30, 40 people.”
Representatives for Affleck and Lopez did not return requests for comment.