Jay Shetty to officiate JLo, Ben Affleck’s Georgia wedding
London: British podcaster of Indian descent Jay Shetty will be officiating Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s second wedding in Georgia.
The podcaster and celebrity life coach will perform the duties as the couple celebrates their love for one another at a three-day celebration at their home in Georgia, according to Page Six, reports mirror.co.uk.
Shetty, who is a former Hindu monk, officiated the wedding of Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell last year.
The 34-year-old who has hosted a number of stars on his ‘On Purpose’ podcast including Khloe Kardashian and Will Smith is thought to have been close to Jennifer, 53, for a number of years.
She invited him to officiate four weddings she organized as part of a PR stunt for her film ‘Marry Me’ in February.
Writing on social media at the time, Shetty said: “When Jennifer Lopez asks you to officiate 4 weddings and speak on the power of love during her ‘Marry Me’ Special Performance you say yes.”
“What an incredible experience it was seeing 4 beautiful couples take their vows and having Jennifer Lopez and Maluma as their wedding singers! Their stories and journeys brought tears to everyone’s eyes and I’m so grateful I got to be a part of it.”
Ben, 50, and Jennifer tied the knot in a surprise low-key ceremony at a chapel in Las Vegas on July 17 and will now have a huge party with family and friends this weekend (August 19-21).
It’s thought that the celebrations will begin on Friday with a rehearsal dinner with the ceremony taking place on Saturday.
The weekend will come to an end on Sunday with a barbecue and picnic surrounded by friends and family.
JLo is expected to wear a custom Ralph Lauren wedding dress which has been made in Italy.
The guest list is set to include multiple A-listers, including Ben’s brother Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jennifer’s long-time friend Drea de Matteo.
The whole event is believed to be organized by planner Colin Cowie. It’s set to be a pricey affair as Colin tends to charge between $25,000 to $25 million for his parties.
He has organised events for Jennifer in the past, as well as for other A-listers such as Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan.
Speaking about the party, an insider told Page Six: “It’s going to be all about JLo. Ben wants all of the focus to be on her for their big day.”