Congratulations are in order for newlyweds Ben Affleck Jennifer LopezBut, would the wedding bells still be ringing if they weren’t? Southern Charm

Perhaps, but maybe not. But even if the Bravo series isn’t directly responsible for the couple getting back together 18 years after calling off their engagement—and subsequently saying “I do” in a surprise wedding on July 16—the show almost certainly acted as a catalyst. Cast members Madison LeCroy Craig Conover played the biggest part, first bringing up the rumors that would spiral into a full-blown scandal during the season seven Southern Charm reunion. 

From there, a complicated series of events involving Madison, Craig, J.Lo, Alex RodriguezShep rose Austen Kroll began to unfold. Ben and Jennifer were blessed to emerge from the entanglement together, stronger than ever. 

Now, in honor of the couple’s recent nuptials, we’re tracing the roots of their reunion to see if all roads really do lead back to Bravo.