Friday 19 August 2022 07:16 PM Ambulance is seen speeding out of JLo and Ben's Georgia property trends now
Lights flashing and sirens blaring, this is the dramatic moment a medical team arrived at Ben Affleck's Georgia property - just hours before the start of his and Jennifer Lopez' lavish wedding weekend.
Festivities had been due to kick off with a rehearsal dinner this evening but the steady flow of vans containing musical equipment and party items was interrupted shortly after midday.
A source told DailyMail.com the injury was to a child's arm and the unidentified kid was taken to St. Joseph Candler children's hospital in Savannah.
After less than 20 minutes on the property, the ambulance sped off for the hospital accompanied by two security vehicles.
The dramatic start to the wedding festivities came just as guests began arriving for the afternoon's events with one friend of the couple caught up in a line of cars stopped by security while the medical emergency was dealt with.
Lopez, 52, and Affleck, 50, are set to begin celebrating their marriage later today, with the main ceremony on Saturday and a family barbecue scheduled for Sunday.
Yesterday, DailyMail.com captured Lopez' mom Guadalupe arriving at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, while preparations - including a large white marquee set up on the lawn - are well underway.
Ambulance was seen arriving at Ben Affleck's Georgia property Friday just hours before the start of his and Jennifer Lopez's wedding weekend
A source told DailyMail.com the injury was to a child's arm and the unidentified kid was taken to St. Joseph Candler children's hospital in Savannah
After less than 20 minutes on the property, the ambulance sped off the property accompanied by two security vehicles
Jennifer Lopez was seen beaming on Thursday as she was spotted out and about in Savannah with husband Ben
The security checkpoint at the Riceboro, Georgia, home where the wedding will take place
The dramatic start to the wedding festivities came just as guests began arriving for the afternoon's events with one friend of the couple caught up in a line of cars stopped by security while the medical emergency was dealt with
An altar appears under construction along the riverfront as workers tend to the sprawling property
Lopez was seen shopping in Georgia on Thursday, ahead of her weekend wedding celebrations.
DailyMail.com can reveal the multi-day extravaganza, which will consist of a rehearsal dinner on Friday, the main event on Saturday and a barbecue on Sunday, has been four months in the planning
The singer was spotted in downtown Savannah with her children. Her husband accompanied the group, in a beige shirt and baseball cap, as preparations continued at his estate for the party.
Affleck bought the $8million, 86-acre estate in 2003. Lopez's mom Guadalupe, 76, also arrived in Georgia on Thursday for the weekend.
Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Puerto Rican socialite and former school worker making her way through Savannah Hilton Head International Airport after a two-hour Delta flight from New York.
The mom-of-three was dressed down for the trip in patterned pants, a red cardigan and Nautica sandals and carried her own suitcase.
Asked whether she was looking forward to the wedding, which will take place over the weekend, Guadalupe – who goes by 'Lupe' - declined to comment.
The 76-year-old was driven away in a black Suburban SUV which was later seen being escorted by local cops into 84-acre Ben Affleck's $8m Riceboro mansion where the glitzy party will take place.
Lopez has admitted to having a 'complicated' relationship with her mother and claimed she 'beat the s***' out of her as a child in her recent Netflix documentary Halftime.
The 52-year-old star said: 'She [Rodriguez] did what she had to do to survive, and it made her strong, but it also made her tough. She beat the s*** out of you.'
Lopez also told how she moved out at 18 following a fight with her mother. She said: 'My mom was like, 'If you're gonna live in this house, you're gonna get your education.
'We got into a bad fight one night and I just left.'
The singer was pictured in Savannah on Thursday in wide-legged linen trousers and a ruched top
She was seen holding an iced drink, surrounded by family and security, as she strolled the streets of the historic city
Lopez flashes her huge ring on her finger as they arrived to the planned wedding event on Thursday afternoon in a black car
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are set to have their dream wedding celebration at the couple's enormous plantation-style compound – which includes the main, 'Big House', a 'Farmhouse,' where the nuptials will take place, and a larger Oyster House – in Riceboro, Georgia this weekend
Jennifer Lopez's mother Guadalupe Rodriguez, 76, was seen at arriving in Savannah, Georgia, Thursday
Her mother was seen at the airport in a red cardigan and sandals, pulling a small pink suitcase
Rodriguez also appeared in the documentary and said she had been hard on Lopez and her two sisters Leslie and Lynda.
In one scene, she is seen speaking to Lopez and telling her: 'I always had the highest expectations of them. It wasn't to be critical.
Preparations are underway for Guadalupe's daughter's wedding to Ben Affleck at their plantation-style home in Georgia
'It was only to show you that you could do better. Jennifer, she gave me the hardest time, to tell you the truth. We butted heads a lot.'
She added: 'I was far from the perfect mother. The one thing I can always say, everything I did, I did with their best interest at heart.'
The pair now have a close relationship, with Guadalupe telling the View's Sunny Hostin that she always knew Ben Affleck was her daughter's true love.
Speaking after the couple's surprise Vegas wedding, Hostin said: 'I knew they would get back together. I knew that they were in love.
'I've spoken to her mother, Lupe, about it. Lupe has always said that Ben is her true love.'
Affleck, 50, has also endured difficult family relationships – in particular with his Scottish father Timothy, 77.
Affleck Sr, who lives in upstate New York, is a retired social worker who struggled with alcohol abuse in the past – a trait he shares with his son who has endured several stints in rehab.
In 2020, Affleck spoke about his dad's battle with the bottle, telling People magazine: 'My father didn't get sober until I was 19 and so I know how important those years are and they are all the more critical for me.
'I also see my Dad's life for what it is, which is the guy who tried his best, who dealt with addiction and then overcame it.
'My father was definitely a low bottom alcoholic and yet for thirty years, he hasn't had a drink. And now, I take that as the principal lesson and legacy of his life - is that he dramatically improved it.'
It is unclear whether Affleck Sr will attend the wedding and he admitted to being left in the dark when the couple reunited.
Speaking to the Sun in June 2021, the 77-year-old said he didn't know the pair were together again and said he hadn't seen his sons for two years.