On September 10, 2003, the world was shocked to learn that the highly anticipated wedding of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck had been called off. The couple had been engaged for two years and were set to wed on September 14th. However, the couple released a joint statement citing the “excessive media attention” as the reason for the cancellation.
The couple had been together since 2002, and their relationship had been heavily covered by the media. In fact, the couple had even been dubbed “Bennifer” by the press. As the wedding date drew closer, the media attention only intensified. This was likely due to the fact that the couple had been planning a lavish ceremony at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California.
The couple had also been the subject of numerous rumors, which likely added to the media attention. Rumors had circulated that the couple was having issues in their relationship, and that Affleck had been seen with other women.
In the end, the couple decided that the media attention was too much for them to handle. They released a joint statement saying, “Due to the excessive media attention surrounding our wedding, we have decided to postpone the date.”
The couple eventually split in 2004, but the media attention that surrounded their relationship and the cancellation of their wedding will likely never be forgotten. The Bennifer era was one of the most heavily covered celebrity relationships in history, and it will always be remembered as one of the most iconic celebrity couples of all time.