J-Lo Says 'I Do' in Private Ceremony

ByABC News
October 2, 2001, 2:07 PM

October 1 -- She's best known for her provocative, body-baring outfits, but for her weekend wedding to dancer Cris Judd, Jennifer Lopez opted for a relatively tasteful and beautiful white lace gown.

The globally recognized singer/actress married the lesser-known choreographer/dancer in a private ceremony near Los Angeles Saturday evening, her spokesman confirmed Sunday. Her dress, which featured a plunging neckline and low-cut back, but was still modest by comparison to her famous barely there Versace dress or her bra-less 2001 Oscars look, was designed by Valentino.

The nondenominational ceremony took place at a private residence in Calabasas, Calif., which is located just a few miles northwest of Los Angeles, and was attended by about 170 guests, said Alan Nierob, a spokesman for Lopez.

"It was beautiful. The couple couldn't be happier," he said of the wedding, which came just seven months after Lopez publicly split from rapper Sean Combs (a k a Puff Daddy, a k a P. Diddy), her companion of two years.

"She and Puff Daddy used to kiss a lot, but it was nothing like this. This kiss was just so romantic like something out of a movie. Everybody who saw them embrace was enchanted," one unnamed guest told The New York Post.

Benny Medina, Lopez's manager, was best man and Arlene Rodriguez, a childhood friend, served as maid of honor. Attorney Barry Hirsch presided over the ceremony.

Lopez was previously married to male model/restaurateur Ojani Noa, whom she divorced in 1998. This is the first marriage for Judd, who met the red-hot diva while he was working on one of her music videos. More recently, he choreographed two Lopez concerts shot in Puerto Rico for an upcoming NBC television special.

Earlier this year, Lopez became the first performer to top both the box office and the music charts in the same weekend, when The Wedding Planner and her second album, J-Lo, were released simultaneously.

Reuters contributed to this story.