Jennifer Lopez revealed how she and her husband, Ben Affleck, celebrated their first Thanksgiving together.
Lopez, 53, shared photos and videos of her Thanksgiving weekend with Affleck, her children, friends, and other family members on Instagram on Saturday.
She wrote in the caption of her Instagram post, referring to her upcoming album “This Is Me…Now,” her first major release in eight years:
“This Is … Thanksgiving Holiday #ThisIsMeNow #PhotoDump #Family.”
A photo of Lopez’s 14-year-old son Max sleeping on his stepfather, Ben Affleck, was included in the photo dump. There’s also a photo of the actress doing the same thing with Emme, Max’s twin.
During the event, the “Let’s Get Loud” singer took several selfies with her sisters, Leslie and Lynda Lopez, and shared them on social media.
Lopez also invited her vocal coach, Steve Mackey, to the party. She shared a video of Mackey frying something on a pan while eating one of the finished products.
Another photo showed the “Marry Me” actress slicing a cake, and another showed their table piled high with pies and oranges.
Lopez shared more photos from the group’s beachfront holiday, revealing that her mother, Guadalupe “Lupe” Rodriguez, and manager Benny Medina were also present.
Lopez and Affleck married in an intimate ceremony in Las Vegas in July, just over a year after rekindling their romance. In August, they married for the second time in Georgia, this time in front of their family and friends.
In a recent interview with Vogue for her December cover story, the “Maid in Manhattan” actress, who has 14-year-old twins with her ex-husband Marc Anthony, opened up about her and Affleck’s blended family.
Lopez praised Jennifer Garner — Affleck’s ex-wife and the mother of his three children, Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Sam, 10 — in the interview for being an “amazing co-parent,” noting that the exes “work really well together.”
She explained of blending their families:
“The transition is a process that needs to be handled with so much care. They have so many feelings. They’re teens. But it’s going really well so far. What I hope to cultivate with our family is that his kids have a new ally in me and my kids have a new ally in him, someone who really loves and cares about them but can have a different perspective and help me see things that I can’t see with my kids because I’m so emotionally tied up.”
Lopez is said to have formed a “friendship” with the “13 Going on 30” star.
An anonymous source told Us Weekly earlier this month:
“Now that Jen and Jen have been co-parenting, they’ve been getting to know each other better and have formed a very new friendship.”
Garner, 50, also stated that she “can’t believe how sweet” Lopez is to her children with Affleck.
The source added:
“They really enjoy each other.”
In related news, Lopez released her new album “This Is Me…Now” on Thursday, 20 years after her Affleck-inspired album “This Is Me…Then.”
The new album will include 13 songs, including “This Is Me…Now,” “Dear Ben pt. II,” “Midnight Trip to Vegas,” “Greatest Love Story Never Told,” and “To Be Yours,” among others.