Jennifer Lopez released a new edition of her OnTheJLo newsletter on July 17 to commemorate the first wedding anniversary of her Las Vegas wedding to Ben Affleck.
The two eloped with just their children in July 2022, and Lopez will be singing all about it on the new song ‘Midnight Trip To Vegas’ from her upcoming album This Is Me…Now.
She shared a short clip of herself singing along to the new song as well as the lyrics to the track in her newsletter.
“I always dreamed I’d find somebody like you,” the song begins, before entering the first verse, which reveals how the couple decided to hit Vegas while planning their lavish wedding.
“We’re drowning in orchid arrangements, dresses, and pastries, what if it’s raining, yeah?” Jennifer sings. “Is this what we’ve been dreaming of? It’s crowded with families and agents, room reservations, which destination? Paps, helicopters, event of the ages, caught in the matrix.
Then you whispered in my ear. Said, ‘Let’s get out of here. We can disappear tonight.’”
The chorus features the vision Ben brought to his bride as they were stressed out amidst wedding planning.
“What about a midnight trip to Vegas? Just me and you baby,” Jen recalls. “Throw the kids in the back, of the pink Cadillac, and us in the bathroom changing. Midnight trip to Vegas, both our hearts are racing, I’ll pick you up late, we don’t have to wait, yeah, let’s do something crazy.”
The second verse explains the story of how they went from California to Vegas and ended up walking down the aisle.
“We could be driving right now, 20 miles into the desert by now, your hand on my thigh, laughin’ til we cry,” Lopez continues.
“Didn’t tell a soul about how it’s going down tonight. Top-down, singing Freddie Mercury, waiting in line at the DMV. ‘Just Married’ on the window. So glad that we could keep it simple. Then I whispered in your ear, ‘I’m so glad we’re here. Dancing with our fears tonight.’”
Lopez and Ben got engaged in March 2022, over a year after they reunited. They were engaged in the early 2000s but called it off just days before their September 2003 wedding date.
They eventually separated and started families with other people. Ben has three children with Jennifer Garner and Lopez has two with Marc Anthony. They’ve blended their families and are happily in love!
Jennifer has yet to announce a release date for This Is Me…Now, which was strongly influenced by the couple’s romance.
We can’t wait to listen to what she has been cooking up in the studio.