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Mrs. Affleck and proud!
Months after pop sensation Jennifer Lopez first made headlines for opting to take husband Ben Affleck's last name, the newlywed style icon is getting candid about the motivations behind her new moniker.
In a new interview published earlier this week, the fashion maven —whose legal name is Jennifer Lynn Affleck — clapped back at critics who initially condemned her choice as anti-feminist, dubbing the decision to take her hubby’s name as a “power move.”
“People are still going to call me Jennifer Lopez. But my legal name will be Mrs. Affleck because we’re joined together,” the Hustlers star explained. We’re husband and wife. I’m proud of that. I don’t think that’s a problem.”
Beyond tradition, it seems the “Jenny from the Block” artist also appreciates the sentimentality that comes with being Mrs. Affleck.
“No! It’s not traditional,” she said when asked if she’d ever wanted Affleck to take her last name instead. “It doesn’t have any romance to it.”
Considering her convictions, Lopez reiterated that this decision was hers to make.
“It feels like it’s a power move, you know what I mean? I’m very much in control of my own life and destiny and feel empowered as a woman and as a person. I can understand that people have their feelings about it, and that’s okay, too,” the songstress explained. “But if you want to know how I feel about it, I just feel like it’s romantic. It still carries tradition and romance to me, and maybe I’m just that kind of girl.”
Yet it seems Lopez’s name isn’t the only way she’s honoring her newlywed status — late last month, the star took to Instagram with a steamy snap depicting her posing in Intimissimi’s Eternal Love Body and Silk Kimono — as well as a subtle silver necklace that read “Mrs” in an apparent tribute to newly-minted hubby, Affleck.
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