Jay Shetty, a Former Hindu Monk to Officiate JLo, Ben Affleck’s Georgia Wedding
LONDON, (IANS)- Jay Shetty will be officiating Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s wedding in following their impromptu July Vegas nuptials, at Affleck’s Riceboro estate in Georgia.
Shetty, who is a former Hindu monk, podcaster, and celebrity life coach officiated the wedding of Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell last year.
The 34-year-old who has hosted several stars on his ‘On Purpose’ podcast including Khloe Kardashian and Will Smith is thought to have been close to Jennifer, 53, for several 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 August 19-21.
The guest list is set to include multiple A-listers, including Ben’s brother Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jennifer’s longtime 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 organized events for Jennifer in the past, as well as for other A-listers such as Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan.