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Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 6:51 am | Updated: 1:11 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

NEW YORK - Ben and Jen finally made it to City Hall, but it had nothing to do with a marriage license.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were there to visit Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who expressed his admiration for Lopez a few months ago.

"For those of you who were wondering, I finally got my date with Jennifer Lopez," Bloomberg said Tuesday as Hollywood's most overexposed couple arrived late for a scheduled event.

"This is worse than the Oscars," Lopez said amid a crowd of television cameras and photographers.

Bloomberg earlier said he would be charmed to meet the pop star who hails from the Bronx.

"The Blue Room isn't exactly ... some romantic restaurant, but you know, heck, Ben's here, and you take what you can get," Bloomberg joked.

Lopez showed up at City Hall, with Affleck in tow, for the formation of a new commission to attract Latino entertainment and media to the city. Lopez will be its honorary chairwoman.

"I never thought I'd be here next to such greats as (salsa star) Willie Colon and with the mayor of New York City here at City Hall," Lopez said. "It's a real honor for me."

Lopez was wearing the now-famous $1.2 million pink emerald-cut diamond engagement ring presented to her by Affleck, who shied away from the attention and stood off in a corner.

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