Jennifer Lopez faces backlash after marrying Ben Affleck at her plantation-style estate
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are under fire for apparently waiting 20 years to get married at her “plantation-style” home in Georgia.
The same man who had a whole season of Find your roots canceled in 2015 due to his desire to hide his slave ancestry decided to marry his Puerto Rican wife at his estate, which was built to look like a plantation.
J. Lo and Affleck tied the knot for a second time on Saturday, USA today reports. This time the couple enjoyed a bigger wedding joined by family and friends.
After their first wedding in Las Vegas, Bennifer exchanged vows at the Argo the star’s 87-acre resort outside of Savannah. Several A-listers were in attendance for the wedding which had a strict all-white dress code.
While many applauded the Hollywood couple for reigniting their flame after calling off their initial engagement two decades ago, J. Lo and Affleck faced backlash after the public learned where they had decided to marry.
Affleck held the lavish ceremony at his plantation-style home which was put on the market for $8.9 million in 2018, NY Post reports. The Deep Water star dropped the price to $7.6 million the following year before deciding to take it off the market and keep the estate for himself.
The house was built in 2000 by Atlanta-based architect James Strickland to resemble a southern plantation. It also includes a 10,000 square foot guesthouse and equestrian facilities. Even more disturbing finds reveal the house was built on land owned by Roswell King slave owner and plantation manager The Cut reports.
Once social media caught wind of J. Lo’s plantation wedding, they tore her up and that Bronx block she made a hit song about to be ripped apart.
“Plantation style weddings are just as sick and inappropriate as AirBnB slave quarters,” one Twitter user wrote. “They must be called. Plus, J. Lo is now officially a white Latina. Nobody with a real black abuela would co-sign this Gone with the Wind BS”
“Plantation style” weddings are just as sick and inappropriate as AirBnB slave quarters. They must be called. Plus, J. Lo is now officially a white Latina. No one with a real black abuela would co-sign this Gone with the Wind BS https://t.co/59VB0fwjiY
— Ty – Freedmen 🇺🇸 (@emeraldtyny27) August 20, 2022
“Ben Affleck and J Lo get married on his plantation – lolololol love wins I guess!!!” said another user.
Ben Affleck and J Lo get married on his plantation – lolololol love wins I guess!!! pic.twitter.com/ZET615nGGk
—Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) August 21, 2022
“I feel the same hearing that J.Lo got married on a plantation as when I saw her sing at Joe Biden’s inauguration. I want to know who is responsible for this,” someone added. another.
I feel the same when hearing that J.Lo got married on a plantation as when I saw her sing at the inauguration of Joe Biden. I want to know who is responsible for this.
— Imaeyen Ibanga (@iiwrites) August 22, 2022
J. Lo and Affleck remained silent amid the backlash. But that’s not stopping social media from blasting Jenny From the Block and her Boston native hubby.