Shock at J.Lo's stealth wedding Ben coughs up 'OK'J.Lo tied the knot, again. Jennifer Lopez's third trip to the altar surprised even her family - and got an apparent blessing yesterday from her ailing former fiance, Ben Affleck.
Affleck - the man who put the Ben in Bennifer - flashed two thumbs up yesterday when asked by Us magazine how he felt about her Saturday wedding to singer Marc Anthony.
The actor, who was released from the hospital on J.Lo's wedding day, reportedly was recuperating from bronchitis at his mother's home in Cambridge, Mass., when the press caught up with him.
"The world's got a few other problems," said a spokesman for Affleck, the Boston boy whose high-profile engagement to the Bronx bombshell crumbled less than six months ago. "Leave him alone."
Sources said Lopez's family didn't know what they were in for when they arrived at her Los Angeles estate Saturday.
"They thought they were going to a party on a summer afternoon. They didn't dress up. I think Jennifer was glad they didn't wear tracksuits," a close friend of the newlyweds told the Daily News.
Also surprised was Anthony's ex-wife, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, who learned of the nuptials from press accounts. The Torres-Anthony divorce was finalized Tuesday, just four days before the Lopez-Anthony wedding.
"Her family is saying, 'Good riddance' to him," a source told The News. "I think it's cruel for Marc to remarry so quickly like this. But maybe it brings Dayanara some peace."
Lopez and Anthony had dated in the 1990s, when J.Lo appeared in one of the heartthrob crooner's music videos.
Torres "always said that their problems had to do with Jennifer. She thought that Marc was hung up on her. Marc insisted, 'No, we're just friends. That was all in the past,'" the source said.
For all the drama and speed surrounding the nuptials, Lopez seemed not at all flustered. The 33-year-old bride wore white - an ankle-length, off-the-shoulder gown, complete with flounces and a demure white veil.
Anthony, a 35-year-old father of two, was clad in a cream-colored tux with a striped, blue-and-yellow tie. Bridesmaids wore turquoise dresses.
"She's married, she's happy. But she really wants a moment of privacy. For one day, she was a normal girl - as close as Jennifer Lopez can get to being a normal girl," a friend told The News.
The bride's dress reportedly was designed by Vera Wang, who was said to be miffed after she made a dress for the foiled Lopez-Affleck wedding.
Though Saturday's wedding party with 40 guests - among them Ricky Martin - was simple, it wasn't plain.
As J.Lo said "I do," she was covered in $7 million in jewelry, including a platinum and diamond necklace designed by Neil Lane. She wore earrings, bracelets and hair ornaments to match.
J.Lo husband No. 1, bartender Ojani Noa, who has bad-mouthed Lopez in the past, could not be reached for comment. Husband No. 2, dancer Cris Judd, was not in a good mood yesterday.
"I don't want to talk about her," said Judd, who on Saturday was at a party a few miles away from the wedding. "I'm going back to sleep now."
His father, Larry Judd, was too angry to snooze. "Here she goes again," he told The News. "I don't have any respect for her at all. How could anybody else?"
With Nancy Dillon