J.Lo had a certain hue in mind for her first red carpet appearance with beau Ben Affleck since 2003, and a source close to the actress EXCLUSIVELY told HL why!
Jennifer Lopez, 52, selected white for her red carpet debut with Ben Affleck, 49, and it’s no coincidence. “For her red carpet debut with Ben, Jennifer requested exclusively white gowns.
A source close to the On The 6 actress tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that white signifies a fresh beginning and rebirth, and she told everyone around her that this first appearance with Ben is an official rebirth of their relationship.
Jennifer looked stunning in a plunging gown by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika, which was embellished with beautiful crystal accents around the front. The fitting gown also had a ruffle skirt with a high slit, which allowed her to flaunt her toned legs and gorgeous tan.
“She wanted this appearance to be the formal start of her and Ben’s carpeting and trips. She was passionate about wearing white because it was very essential to her and her only directive from her team at the time. “She’s in excellent shape,” the person added.
The two chose a unique event for their red carpet official moment: Ben’s film The Last Duel’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Matt Damon, 50, his BFF and longtime partner, co-wrote the male perspectives in the film with the Oscar winner.
Ben wore a black tuxedo for the formal affair and looked handsome as well. He graciously opened the door for J.Lo after posing for a few seconds of solo shots while the throng went berserk. The two then walked the carpet hand in hand, evoking their appearance at the 2003 Academy Awards, when she wowed in a Valentino gown inspired by Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The date of their red carpet appearance on Sept. 10 was also significant in Bennifer’s life: they called off their original wedding 18 years ago on the same date. The couple cited heightened media scrutiny around their planned Labor Day wedding at the time. Ben and J.Lo reconnected after a brief breakup, only to part up for good in January 2004.