J Lo Covers “I Will Survive” For Choreography-Filled Charity Performance
Jennifer Lopez’s debut performance as Mrs. Affleck was one for the books. The singer headlined the LuisaViaRoma x UNICEF charity gala in Capri, Italy, on July 30, marking her first time on stage since tying the knot with Ben Affleck. Sporting a feather-adorned, animal-print jumpsuit and her new wedding band, Lopez treated attendees to a jam-packed setlist featuring her own hits, including “Waiting For Tonight” and “On the Floor,” plus disco classics such as Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and Gloria Estefan’s cover of “Turn the Beat Around.” As seen in an Instagram Reel video posted the following day, she nailed some impressive choreography with help from several sparkly-suit-clad backup dancers.
This year’s LuisaViaRoma x UNICEF gala raised funds for UNICEF’s ongoing work in Syria and Ukraine and took place at the Certosa di San Giacomo monastery. The gathering drew loads of other famous faces, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Nathalie Emmanuel, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Foxx, Ashley Park, Jared Leto, and the Haim sisters. Affleck was not in attendance – he was back home in Los Angeles spending time with son Samuel and ex-wife Jennifer Garner – but Affleck’s younger brother, Casey, was there to support his new sister-in-law alongside girlfriend Caylee Cowan.
Lopez is coming off perhaps her busiest July yet. After she and Affleck got married in a Las Vegas wedding chapel, the newlyweds jetted off to Paris to vacation with several of their kids. The crew enjoyed the City of Love to the fullest, privately touring the Louvre Museum, cruising down the Seine River, dining at popular restaurants, and strolling around town. While there, Lopez also celebrated her 53rd birthday by shopping and having a romantic dinner date with her new husband.
Read ahead to watch a clip and check out photos of Lopez crushing her first postwedding performance.