In April 2022, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez introduced that they had been engaged (once more) after rekindling their romance in 2021. “Saturday evening whereas at my favourite place on earth (within the bubble tub), my stunning love bought on one knee and proposed,” she revealed in her publication. This time round, the pair had been fast to trade vows not as soon as however twice, with the primary marriage ceremony going down in Las Vegas’ The Little White Chapel. Whereas their Vegas nuptials had been nicely obtained, their second Georgia-based marriage ceremony brought about controversy.
For the special occasion, the 2 used Affleck’s “plantation-style” property to host their lavish ceremony. Whereas the house, which was constructed on Hampton Island in 2000, was not a historic plantation, the land was as soon as house to rice and cotton plantations based on the Hampton Island Protect. Due to its troubling historical past, popular culture lovers slammed the 2 superstars on social media. One individual on Twitter wrote: “Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez getting married on a slave plantation is CRAZY.”
Writer Monisha Rajesh echoed comparable sentiments on Twitter earlier than seemingly hinting at Affleck’s ancestors being slave house owners –– which was confirmed in a 2015 episode of PBS’ “Discovering Your Roots.” “Beautiful that Ben Affleck’s plantation-style house was constructed with ‘traditionally correct particulars,'” she tweeted. “Does that imply it is also bought coded graves of his ancestor’s slaves as nicely? Curious.” Regardless of the backlash, Lopez and Affleck shunned making a press release and continued with their marriage ceremony festivities.