Ben Affleck50, and Jennifer Lopez53 years old, are married twice and ready to start their new life together! And a source tells us they’re going all the way with their fresh start. After their second honeymoon, the couple is helping their kids custom design their own bedrooms in a newly remodeled home! A source close to Jennifer said HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that they stay in JLo’s house and make it their own, rather than moving out. “JLo and Ben have visited so many homes, but none of them felt like home,” the source said. HL.
“They were hoping to walk into a place and be knocked down and it just didn’t happen. The houses they saw didn’t offer what they wanted, and while many of them were beautiful, none of them really felt right. The source went on to say that it was Ben’s inspiration to renovate Jen’s existing home. “It was Ben’s idea to stay in JLo’s house and renovate it because this house, to them, feels good,” the pal continued. “They are comfortable there and the children too. It held back past memories for JLo, which is one of the reasons she wanted to leave in the first place. But a new renovation and all new furniture, plus an addition and expansion of the master bedroom to accommodate them both, is going to make them feel like they’re making a fresh start in their dream home.
According to a separate source, the magnificent $28 million Bel Air home is also close to Ben’s ex-wife Jennifer Garnier – and it works well because they share children Purple16 and Seraphine13 and samuel10. Rounding out the perfectly blended family, JLo’s kids with Mark Anthony, 14 years old Twins Emma and Max. “The house is on 8 acres in Bel Air, it really doesn’t get any better than that,” the additional source said. “The land is like a park, their family can really have privacy. And Jennifer Garner lives 20 minutes away in Brentwood, so the location is great that way too. It really makes a lot of sense because what they need to change can be done in this renovation. The kids are all starting to design their bespoke rooms, so it’s also a fun family project, they’re all excited.
A third source close to Jen explained the plans, saying privacy is a priority for the newly minted family as they embark on their future. “Ben and Jen both have burgeoning careers, and they’ve grown tired of spending countless hours visiting other properties,” they said. HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY in new comments. “Eventually they concluded that nothing really ticked all their boxes or felt right. Jen loves the privacy her Bel Air home offers and being surrounded by nature makes her very comfortable at the same time. There are a lot of things they want to change, and some of the plans are still being worked out as they go. One of the considerations they are thinking about is updating the Mediterranean style decor she currently has for something more modern. They were so excited about moving into a different home that they want this remodel to really feel like a different space to them and plan to change a lot of things this time around. They know it will take a long time until the renovation is complete, but they know they have their whole lives together and are in no rush to move into their forever home.
Ben and Jennifer legally married on July 16 at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, where only two of the children, Emme and Max, have witnessed. The following month they organized a lavish wedding celebration at Ben sprawling Georgia Estate on August 20 for the couple’s entire family and closest friends.