“I Feel Empowered,” Jennifer Lopez Responds to People Who Criticize Her For Taking Ben Affleck’s Last Name
Jennifer Lopez surprised everyone by announcing that she had taken on the name Jennifer Affleck after marrying her well-known partner. This decision, which may appear to contradict her image as a strong and independent woman, raised some eyebrows. However, Jennifer took the opportunity to address the confusion.
Some people raised concerns about Jennifer’s feminist beliefs and proposed that Ben should have changed his name to Ben Lopez instead. However, Jennifer strongly disagreed with the idea, stating, “No! It’s not traditional. It doesn’t have any romance to it.”
In an interview with Vogue, the iconic singer opened up about her decision to take her husband’s last name and addressed the mixed reactions it received. Jennifer Lopez explained, “People are still going to call me Jennifer Lopez. But my legal name will be Mrs. Affleck because we’re joined together. We’re husband and wife.”
Lopez is quite traditional, especially when it comes to marriage, and she wants to do things the “right” way. For her, sharing a last name with her husband is a powerful decision. She explained, “I’m very much in control of my own life and destiny and feel empowered as a woman and as a person.”
In the end, Jennifer Lopez wants those who disagree with her to simply accept their differences of opinion because she couldn’t be happier with her decision. She shared, “I just feel like it’s romantic. It still carries tradition and romance to me, and maybe I’m just that kind of girl.”
The proposal Ben Affleck organized had a touch of tradition to it too. During an interview, Jennifer revealed that Ben read her a heartfelt letter expressing his love and desire to marry her, “It was the most cleansing feeling and the most wonderful feeling I had ever had.”
Even though the Afflecks insist their marriage is highly traditional, they still have a soft spot for a little edge. The 2 lovebirds’ bond is so strong that they even got matching tattoos, which makes us hope we all can find that special person to do the same thing with.
Finding a partner who shares your values can be challenging, but Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck seem to have found that special connection. Jennifer’s mother even said that Ben is her daughter’s true love.