Jennifer Lopez Has A Pretty Good Reason Why She Took Ben Affleck's Last Name After Marrying Him

    We're talking about her legal last name here — don't worry, you can still call her J.Lo if you want to.

    In case you've been living under a dang rock, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married earlier this year.

    Ben with his arm around a smiling Jennifer at an event

    You may or may not know that Jennifer officially took Ben's last name upon getting married, meaning that she now legally goes by Jennifer Lynn Affleck.

    Jenifer and Ben walking hand-in-hand

    In a new interview with Vogue, Jennifer revealed why she made that decision.

    After acknowledging that most people are "still going to call me Jennifer Lopez," she explained that it was important for her to take Ben's last name legally because "we're joined together."

    "We’re husband and wife," Jennifer said. "I’m proud of that. … It feels like it’s a power move, you know what I mean?"

    Jennifer also asserted that she is "very much in control of my own life and destiny and feel empowered as a woman and as a person" — and she acknowledged that taking your husband's last name isn't something that people do as often anymore.

    "I can understand that people have their feelings about it, and that’s okay, too," she said. "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.”

    Read the entire interview with Jennifer here.