Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez recently held their second wedding ceremony at Ben Affleck’s highly controversial property. The property was designed to look like a plantation in the Antebellum south. It was also revealed in the Finding Your Roots series that Benjamin Cole, an ancestor of Ben Affleck, reportedly owned multiple enslaved African-Americans. People on social media are not happy with the fact that the couple held their event at the actor’s 87-acre property in Georgia.
Ben Affleck tried to sell the property
The property features a 6,000-square-foot home deep water port and a 10,000-square-foot guest house. Sources say Ben Affleck tried to sell the property in 2018 for $8.9 million, and even lowered it to $7.6 million in 2019 but removed it in the same year after he couldn’t find any buyers.
The couple received backlash on social media
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were criticized on social media as soon as people found out about the information that the actor has been trying to hide.
Wasn't there a PBS show on not too long where they were doing celebrities ancestry and ben Affleck wanted to edited out the portion about his family owing slaves cause he was embarrassed?
— I hate sambos and Peckerwoods (@Brandon21239) August 23, 2022
First he wants to keep it as a secret, but now he’s saying I need to get back to my roots
— LocChoco (@LocChocolicious) August 22, 2022
— Ms Stavrevsky (@MsStavrevsky) August 21, 2022
Considering Ben's ancestors owned enslaved Africans and he tried to hide it, you'd think he be more sensitive to the optics.
— Zora Milaje (@BeanCounter707) August 21, 2022
A lot of people labeled the two as ‘racists’ for hosting a plantation-styled wedding at the property.
The couple spent around $400K on their wedding celebrations
Sources say that the couple spent roughly $400K on their wedding celebrations which lasted for 3 days. The two got engaged earlier this year and got married in Las Vegas last month. A lot of people on social media pointed out that Jennifer Lopez only did this for media attention. On top of that, they are now getting criticized for hosting their second marriage at the property in the presence of close friends and families.
There were recently rumors that said the couple is facing issues in their marriage after the DCEU star was spotted spending time with his ex-partner, Jennifer Garner, and son Samuel.