If anyone had a 2022 to remember, it would be Jennifer Lopez—and she certainly agrees! On New Year's Day, the actress shared a year-in-review Instagram reel with her fans. The video montage, which she captioned "2022 was one of the best years yet!!! I cannot wait for all that’s to come next year ... #HappyNewYear #ImJustGettingStarted #WaitingForTonight #ThisIsMeNow," offers an inside look at some of the most intimate moments the star experienced last year.
Arranged in chronological order, the highlight reel shows Lopez and her new husband Ben Affleck sharing plenty of adorable moments together, like kissing on a film set, attending the 2022 Super Bowl, pausing for a sweet embrace on the red carpet, and a photo of the couple having a meal together. Simply put, it's a personal look at their life as a newlywed couple, and it shares a side of their relationship that most fans have never seen before.
The most exciting part of the video montage? When Lopez surprises fans with never-before-seen wedding photos. You can spot both Affleck and Lopez posing in a pink Cadillac convertible at their Vegas elopement, a close look at the Marry Me star's 8.5 carat natural green diamond engagement ring, the singer reviewing sketches of her multiple Ralph Lauren wedding dresses, and a behind-the-scenes look at her gown fittings.
On April 8, 2022, People confirmed that Lopez and Affleck were officially engaged after one year of dating (again). The couple then said "I do" for the first time on July 17, 2022 at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. She first announced the news through her OntheJLO newsletter, writing, "We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient. Exactly what we wanted. Last night we flew to Vegas, stood in line for a license with four other couples, all making the same journey to the wedding capital of the world. Behind us two men held hands and held each other. In front of us, a young couple who made the three hour drive from Victorville on their daughter's second birthday—all of us wanting the same thing—for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and nearly universal symbol of marriage".
The duo then hosted a star-studded, second wedding celebration the weekend of August 19, 2022. According to several sources, the three-day affair reportedly included a rehearsal dinner, a ceremony held in a tree-lined tent, a waterfront dinner, and a post-nuptial barbecue and picnic. However, what stole the show that weekend was Mrs. Affleck's three custom Ralph Lauren Collection wedding ensembles, each of which highlighted the singer's style in different ways. "The dresses were dreamy... thank you Ralph Lauren," she shared in her newsletter at the time.
With such an incredible year, we can't wait to see what Lopez has in store for 2023!