Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, in New York City and was raised in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Bronx. Her parents, David López and Guadalupe Rodríguez, were born in Puerto Rico and moved to the mainland of the United States as children.
After serving in the army, David worked as a computer technician at Guardian Insurance Company.’
Guadalupe was a homemaker for the first ten years of Lopez’s life and later worked as a Tupperware salesperson and as a kindergarten and gym teacher. David and Guadalupe divorced in the 1990s after 33 years of marriage.
Lopez is a middle child; she has an older sister, Leslie, and a younger sister, Lynda. The three sisters shared a bedroom. Lopez has described her upbringing as “strict”. She was raised in a Catholic family; she attended Mass every Sunday and received a Catholic education, attending Holy Family School and the all-girls Preston High School. In school, Lopez ran track on a national level, participated in gymnastics, and was a member of the softball team. She danced in school musicals and played a leading role in a production of Godspell.
There was “lots of music” in the typically Puerto Rican household, and Lopez and her sisters were encouraged to sing, dance and create their own plays for family events. West Side Story made a particular impression on the young Lopez and she wanted to be an entertainer from an early age. At the age of five, she began taking dance lessons at Ballet Hispánico on the Upper West Side.As a teenager, she learned flamenco, jazz and ballet at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and taught dance to younger students, including Kerry Washington.
After graduating high school, Lopez had a part-time secretarial job at a law firm and studied business at New York’s Baruch College for one semester. At the age of 18, Lopez enrolled as a full-time student at Manhattan’s Phil Black Dance Studio, where she had already been taking night classes in jazz and tap dance.
Her parents were unhappy with her decision to leave college to pursue a career as a professional dancer. Her mother asked her to move out of the family home and they stopped speaking for eight months.Lopez moved to Manhattan, sleeping in the dance studio’s office for the first few months.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in The Bronx, New York City, New York to Lupe López & David López. The two were brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met while living in New York City.
Jennifer always dreamed of being a multi-tasking superstar. As a child, she enjoyed a variety of musical genres, mainly Afro-Caribbean rhythms like salsa, merengue and bachata, and mainstream music like pop, hip-hop and R&B. Although she loved music, the film industry also intrigued her. Her biggest influence was the Rita Moreno musical, West Side Story (1961). At 5, Jennifer began taking singing and dancing lessons. Aside from being a budding entertainer, Jennifer was also a Catholic schoolgirl, attending eight years at a Catholic elementary school named Holy Family, located in The Bronx, before graduating from Catholic prep school, Preston High School after a four-year stay. At school, Jennifer was an amazing athlete and participated in track and field and tennis. At 18, Jennifer moved out of her parent’s home. During this time, Lopez worked at a law firm while she took dancing jobs at night.
After high school, she briefly worked in a law office. During this time, she continued dance classes at night. At eighteen, she left home because her mother was scared by her decision to pursue show business. Her big break came when she was offered a job as a fly girl on Fox’s hit comedy In Living Color (1990). After a two-year stay at In Living Color (1990) where actress Rosie Perez served as choreographer, Lopez then went on to dance for famed singer-actress Janet Jackson. Her first major film was Gregory Nava’s My Family (1995), and her career went into over-drive when she portrayed late Tejana singer, Selena in Selena (1997).
The film is about the life and career of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez before she was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar at the age of 23. The film stars Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.Lopez has had five films open at #1 which include “Maid in Manhattan,” “Monster in Law,” “Anaconda,” “The Cell” and “Antz”. Her recent film “The Boy Next Door,” which she starred in and produced, was her highest January grossing film and second highest box office opening of her career.
Love don’t cost a thing! Jennifer Lopez has famously been involved in several high-profile romances — and many of them didn’t result in a happily ever after. The Shades of Blue actress has been married three times and, in between, dated some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Ben Affleck.
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Jennifer Lopez is currently driving an Aston Martin DB7
One of the cars that she has been seen driving around in lately is an Aston Martin DB7. This British luxury automobile is known worldwide for their hand-built, high performing cars.According to HollywoodLife, A-Rod bought J-Lo a $146,000 Porsche for her 50th birthday in July 2019, which was four months after their engagement in March 2019. Per the site, though the Porsche was a gift to J-Lo, A-Rod kept it in his possession throughout their relationship and never returned it to her
Who is J Lo dating now?Ben AffleckJennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have made their relationship Instagram-official. After months of keeping fans guessing, Jennifer removed all shreds of doubt about her status with Ben with an Instagram post. Taking to Instagram, Jennifer shared a bunch of pictures to mark her 52nd birthday.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez reunited in the spring of 2021. Since 2004, they’d both been married, had children, and gotten divorced, and when Lopez dissolved her engagement with former Yankees player Alex Rodriguez at the beginning of the year, both she and Affleck were single at the same time