Couple Recall ‘Incredible’ Moment Waiting for Marriage License Alongside Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck


A couple who found themselves queuing for a marriage license next to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have opened up about the unique experience.

Airika and Demetrius Visaya from California told KABC-TV that they started their Saturday by celebrating their two-year-old son’s birthday with a Batman– themed party attended by 20 or 30 family members. However, during the celebration, the couple decided to get married, so they embarked on a three-hour trip from Victorville to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Once the couple and their family members arrived, Airika and Demetrius went to the licensing office to obtain a marriage license, where they told the outlet they were joined by Lopez and Affleck, who are also married in Las Vegas on Saturday.

“Airika turned around and looked at the door and she was like, ‘Oh my God. It’s Ben Affleck and JLo,'” Demetrius said. KABC, while Airika added that her future husband didn’t believe her at first. “He didn’t believe me. I knew immediately when I saw JLo. Like it was JLo! she says.

According to the couple, they weren’t allowed to take photos during the surprise encounter, however, they told the outlet they spent 10 minutes talking with the celebrity couple as they waited in line for their marriage licenses.

The encounter also stuck with Lopez, as the singer acknowledged the couple in her On the JLo newsletter while sharing the news of her marriage to Affleck.

“Last night we flew to Vegas, lined up for licensing with four other couples, all making the same trip to the wedding capital of the world,” Lopez wrote in her newsletter. “Behind us, two men were holding hands and holding each other. In front of us, a young couple who made the three-hour drive from Victorville…we all want the same thing – for the world to recognize us as partners and to declare our love to the world through the ancient and almost universal symbol of marriage.”

According to Airika, the opportunity to talk with Lopez and Affleck and share a wedding anniversary made her marriage to Demetrius even more special.

“Most people want to have a big wedding, but the way our story turned out was 100 times better than any wedding we could have spent thousands of dollars on,” she told the point of sale.

The bride also shared her joy at the experience in a Facebook post, where she described her nuptials as the “wedding of a LIFETIME” and said she and her family will “cherish these moments forever”.

“The wedding of a LIFETIME!! On July 16, 2022 I married the love of my life alongside @jlo and Ben Affleck!! Such a spontaneous and amazing story for our family! Thank you to my husband and his amazing family for this crazy and unforgettable idea!” she wrote. “Our family will cherish these moments forever.”

Airika then shared a “big thank you” to Lopez for mentioning the couple in her newsletter, with the newlywed adding, “And a big thank you to @jlo for mentioning us in her announcement to the world!” We will always think of you two on our birthdays and are so happy to share it with you!!!”

The post was met with congratulatory messages from followers and Airika’s loved ones, with many sharing their own excitement over the chance encounter.

“Omg what a day to remember and tell your kids [about] always!” one person wrote, while another commented, “What a memorable experience.”

Lopez and Affleck, who got engaged in the early 2000s before breaking up, tied the knot at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas after rekindling their relationship in July 2021. For the occasion, Lopez wore two dresses, the singer first wearing a white Alexander McQueen dress from “an old movie” before changing into an off-the-shoulder lace gown by Zuhair Murad, which featured a fishtail train, sweetheart neckline, corset bodice and long sleeves.


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