Jennifer Lopez’s biographyJennifer Lopez is a perfect example of how an ordinary Puerto Rican girl became the most desirable woman in the world due to her persistence, admirable work ethic and unbending self-confidence. She truly has the Midas touch: the films she stars in become smashing hits, her concert tours sell out and fill up stadiums, clothes and perfume of her own brand, J.Lo, are distributed all around the globe.
Childhood and adolescenceJennifer was born and raised in the Bronx, a fairly crime-ridden neighborhood at that time, populated mainly by immigrants from Latin America. Jennifer’s father, David López, worked at the insurance company before becoming a computer technician at a small firm. Jennifer’s mother, Guadalupe Rodríguez, was a homemaker, who took care of her three daughters (Jennifer has an older sister, Leslie, and a younger one, Lynda).
Jennifer’s parents, on the other hand, had a very different plan for their daughter’s future – they pictured her as a successful lawyer and urged her to get into Baruch College. She expectedly dropped out after the first semester and stated that she could see herself becoming an actress only and has no desire of giving up on her dream. After a huge scandal, Jen had to move out of her family house and rent a tiny apartment in Manhattan.
Acting careerOnce she was living by herself, Jennifer actively began knocking on the doors of acting agencies in pursuit of decent work. In order to support herself financially, Jen had to dance at numerous nightclubs, star in low-budget music videos and commercials. She even went on a 6-months tour around Europe as a part of Golden Musicals of Broadway choir and visited Japan with Synchronicity dancing group.
Soon Jennifer’s name became the synonym of success and even the most mediocre films, she appeared in, generated a great public interest. Her memorable and attention-getting on-screen collaborations with Richard Gere, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck and Jane Fonda took their rightful place in the Golden Fund of the international cinematograph and brought Jennifer much-desired recognition and viewers’ love.
At the end of 2018, a romantic comedy Second Act, starring Jennifer Lopez premiered worldwide.
Singing careerNo matter how successful Jennifer’s acting career is, she is far more renowned as a world-class singer and entertainer, and her salary has long been in the six-figure category. It all started with her debut single If You Had My Love, which unexpectedly became a stellar success within a couple of days after its release and topped numerous American charts.
A year later, Jennifer has released a remix album entitled J to the L-O!: The Remixes, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and even earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Lopez’s third studio album This Is Me… Then (2002) included her famous Jenny from the Block hit, which in a way became her signature. Jennifer’s fourth album Rebirth was dedicated to a terminally ill boy, who, unfortunately, could not be saved.
Jennifer Lopez’s personal lifeJennifer Lopez’s personal life is just as fascinating as her career and can even be a plot of a thrilling romantic drama film. The fiery beauty met her first husband, a Cuban waiter, Ojani Noa when filming Blood and Wine. The couple was so in love that decided not to waste any time and got married pretty soon after meeting each other. However, a year later, when the passion was gone, Jennifer filed for a divorce.
In 1999, Jennifer became romantically involved with Puff Daddy, who helped her with her solo career. However, Daddy’s explosive behavior and his talent for getting into trouble served as the catalyst for their fast breakup. In autumn of 2001, Jennifer married a former back-up dancer, Cris Judd, but their union was a short-lived one as well. The singer met Ben Affleck and couldn’t resist his charm. She divorced her husband, leaving him $15 million in compensation.
This breakup, contrary to the previous ones, was a relatively quiet one, without any scandals and financial claims. Lopez took comfort in her close longtime friend, Marc Anthony, while Ben Affleck married Jennifer Garner. Jen and Marc got married in 2004 and three years later, in February of 2007, Jennifer gave birth to their twins, Max and Emme. However, even the kids could not keep the family from falling apart.