Celebrity life coach and big-time podcaster Jay Shetty is expected to officiate the wedding between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck in Georgia this weekend, Page Six has learned.
It seems Shetty — who has hosted a ton of stars including Kobe Bryant, Will Smith and Gwyneth Paltrow on his “On Purpose” podcast — has been close with the superstar singer for a couple of years.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have chosen their wedding officiant.GC Images
Lopez has also appeared on the show, and she invited him to officiate four weddings that she orchestrated as part of a PR stunt for her latest movie, “Marry Me,” in February.
The British spiritual star, who is a former Hindu monk and Accenture strategist, also officiated the wedding of Lily Collins and director Charlie McDowell in Colorado September last year.
They chose Lopez’s longtime friend and podcast host Jay Shetty for the job.Getty Images for American Expres
When she appeared on his YouTube series, “Coach Conversations,” last summer, Lopez discussed her relationship struggles over the years.
She said that when she was doing therapy in her 30s, “there [was] a lot of talk about loving yourself and I was like ‘I love myself!’ But obviously I was doing all of these things in my personal relationship that didn’t seem like I was loving myself but I didn’t even understand the concept of it.” She added, “I took time and it’s a journey and it’s still a journey for me.”
Shetty is also the author of the bestselling book “Think Like a Monk.”
Lopez and Affleck are planning to say “I do” a second time in front of the friends and family who weren’t at their Vegas wedding.Jennifer Lopez
To promote their rom-com, Lopez and Maluma performed a special concert in Los Angeles, and had four couples get married by Shetty on the stage.
Shetty said on social media at the time, “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.”