Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, and Alicia Keys were amongst the stars in attendance at J.R. Ridinger’s funeral in Miami, Florida on Saturday evening.
Ridinger was a millionaire businessman who famously founded Market America, and died in September, aged 63.
On Wednesday (October 5), his wife, Loren, confirmed that he suffered a pulmonary embolism on a yacht in Croatia.
She wrote in a statement on Facebook: ‘While I am unable to speak and I am in shock, you should know I am broken. My heart has been ripped out.’
Loren added that her husband was gone ‘in just a second,’ as she begged fans to ‘pray and meditate for him.’
The funeral for the CEO was a starry affair, as the married couple had multiple A-list friends.
Active socialites, they attended plenty of charity events and invited celebrities to speak at their annual conferences, resulting in them networking with some of the biggest names in entertainment, who were often invited to speak at their company seminars.
Arriving at the businessman’s memorial service over the weekend, Skims founder Kim cut a sombre figure in a floor-length black gown.
The reality star scraped her platinum locks back into a bun and carried her belongings in a small diamanté-encrusted purse, talking on her phone while exiting the car.
Remaining fashionable at all times, Kim accessorised with Balenciaga earrings and wore a pair of futuristic sunglasses.
Following the news of Ridinger’s death, the American star penned a heartfelt tribute on social media, saying he will be ‘so missed.’
‘Memories were what both of you were best at creating,’ she began, alongside a picture of Ridinger and his wife. ‘Experiences for everyone, a place where everyone felt so loved and special.’
She continued to say the memories she has with Ridinger and Loren will ‘last a lifetime,’ while her heart ‘breaks’ for his daughter Amber.
‘JR will be so missed,’ she wrote. ‘I will always be here for you guys. I love you so much.’
Also in attendance at the mogul’s funeral was singer JLo and her husband Ben, with the pair holding hands as they arrived.
While the Gone Girl actor wore a smart three-piece suit, the Love Don’t Cost A Thing hitmaker donned a low-cut black gown with open-toe heels and a simple silver chain around her neck.
The couple tied the knot in July after reigniting their romance last year, after splitting while engaged in the early 2000s.
Jennifer’s 14-year-old Emme joined them at the funeral, but the rest of their children – Jennifer’s son Max, 14, and Ben’s children Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10 – did not attend.
Elsewhere at the service, Grammy-winning artist and Girl On Fire hitmaker Alicia added a pop of colour to the emotional occasions with a vibrant pink jacket and matching heeled shoes.
The singer attended hand-in-hand with her husband, Swizz Beatz, whom she married in 2010.
Other attendees included Larsa Pippen, Jamie Foxx, and DJ Khaled.