It’s the wedding we seem to know everything about: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck‘s three-day celebration begins tomorrow (they were already legally married in Vegas). But here’s one more factoid: Jay Shetty, a podcaster, will reportedly officiate Lopez and Affleck’s nuptials, according to Page Six.
Shetty is a “purpose coach,” which, as he explained to J.Lo herself in a YouTube interview, means he is someone who “helps people figure out how they can have the deepest and biggest impact on people’s lives using their gift.” His podcast, On Purpose, has hosted the likes of Will Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the late Kobe Bryant.
A purpose coach! The woman who sang “Let’s get loud!” in the middle of “America the Beautiful” on the first day of Joe Biden‘s America and the guy who allegedly had the finsta handle @positiveattitudehunting are being married by a man who helps people who have lost touch with reality find their life’s purpose. In the end, their purpose is to marry each other nearly 20 years post-breakup, and it’s all expected to be anointed by a purpose coach. There’s something incredibly endearing about all of this.
This would not be Shetty’s first marital rodeo. The Hindu monk turned Accenture strategist turned podcaster turned author (Think Like a Monk, 2020) also officiated Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell‘s wedding last year. He is also married himself (but did not officiate his own ceremony).
It still feels unusual that so much about Lopez and Affleck’s weekend has been offered up for perusal. The expected location, dress designer, and now officiant have made it to print. Hoping for a brief on the menu(s) tomorrow morning. There’s reportedly a barbecue scheduled for Sunday, and I have to know if it’s in the style of North Carolina, Memphis, or Texas. Champagne fountain? Chicken or fish?