In 2003, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were on the brink of getting married. The couple had been together for two years and were set to tie the knot in Santa Barbara on September 14th. Unfortunately, just days before the wedding, the couple announced that they were postponing their marriage.
The reason for the postponement was the intense media spotlight that the couple had been facing. The press had been following the couple since they first started dating and the attention had become overwhelming. With the wedding just days away, the couple decided that the best thing to do was to postpone the ceremony.
The media attention was so intense that the couple had to hire extra security to keep the paparazzi away from their home. They also had to cancel their wedding registry due to the constant intrusion. The couple had planned a lavish ceremony, but the pressure of the media was too much for them to handle.
In addition to the media attention, there were also rumors that the couple was having issues in their relationship. This was further compounded by the fact that Lopez and Affleck had different religious backgrounds. Lopez was raised Catholic and Affleck was raised Protestant, which made it difficult for them to agree on a wedding ceremony.
Despite the postponement, Lopez and Affleck continued to date for another year before finally calling it quits in 2004. The couple never did get married, but they remain friends to this day.
The intense media attention that Lopez and Affleck faced 20 years ago is still a common issue for celebrities today. While the couple was unable to handle the pressure of the media, it is a testament to their strength and resilience that they were able to remain friends after their split.