Over the weekend, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attended a memorial service for their buddy J.R. Ridinger.

The couple made an appearance at the business magnate’s memorial service on Saturday in Miami Beach, Florida, with other celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, and Ja Rule.

The CEO of Market America and a well-known player in Miami’s social scene passed away on August 30 at the age of 63 from a pulmonary embolism while sailing in Croatia.

On Sunday, Lopez, 53, posted images from the celebration on Instagram along with a message of sympathy for Ridinger’s wife Loren. At the memorial service conducted at the Faena Forum, Lopez, Keys, Foxx, and Ja Rule gave tributes to Ridinger. Swizz Beatz, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, and Rohan Marley were also there.

“Fortitude, elegance, and beauty… The love of my lovely friend’s life for more than 30 years has passed away, Lopez said. Last night we honored JR’s life, and despite the excruciating agony and never-ending tears of the previous month, we were still able to laugh, remember, and even #DanceAgain. He would have loved it! We still have your lady, JR. A true love never dies. Until next time.

I love you so much, Loren said Lopez in response. He loved you dearly. I appreciate you staying up with me through all of my tears and every night. I will always remember that. He won’t say, “I need you now more than ever.

Numerous Ridinger’s famous pals paid tribute to him on social media after his sudden passing.

In response to Loren’s tweet, Serena Williams, who was playing in her last US Open match at the time, said that she is “shattered as well as for you and with you.” On his Instagram Story, David Beckham referred to the Ridingers as a “wonderful, compassionate, and generous couple,” telling Loren that “we are here for you” and expressing his sorrow for J.R.’s passing.

The musician Ashanti commented on Loren’s tweet, saying, “Praying for you and the family love you.”

Foxx also provided insight into Ridinger’s capacity to establish deep relationships with a variety of superstars.

“You welcomed me into your home like family the minute I met you…

In some of our most vulnerable times, you looked after my family and I,” wrote Foxx, 54. “Your laughing filled the space… And you were wonderful on stage… I just just saw you, and you were vibrant and kind. If I saw you again, I’d repeat your catchphrase. Stupid mistake!

By Elen

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