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Jennifer Lopez: Her love life, net worth, kids, and more

Jennifer Lopez 2014
25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards #glaadawards. Photo by DVSROSS.

One of the most popular and influential celebrities ever, Jennifer Lopez is a music artist, actress, dancer, and businesswoman with perfumes and fashion lines. She is known for many things and is the main topic of many conversations. 

This article will look at Jennifer Lopez’s biography, mostly her musical, entrepreneurial, and dating history. 

Jennifer Lopez Puerto Rico
Photo © 2007 The Grosby Group used from Wikimedia Commons.
New York, June 10, 2007
JENNIFER LOPEZ at the 49th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Jennifer Lopez’s Early Life

She was born in 1969 in Bronx, New York. While her family has its roots in Puerto Rico, Jennifer Lopez’s nationality is American. 

Her career began very early, and she received attention very quickly. Lopez started acting and singing at the age of 16. After a short time, she became a part of some big projects which further expanded her fame. 

Where is Jennifer Lopez From?

Jennifer Lopez, although her family is Puerto Rican, was born in New York City, USA, making her an American.

Jennifer Lopez Age

You may be wondering, just how old is Jennifer Lopez? Well, Jennifer Lopez was born in July 1969, meaning she will be turning 53 in the 2022 year.

Jennifer Lopez Height

Jennifer Lopez has been named one of the most beautiful women of this generation, so you may be wondering just how tall is Jennifer Lopez? Well, she is 5 foot 4 inches tall, making her much shorter than most other singers like Taylor Swift. She is, however, still taller than pop sensation Ariana Grande.

Jennifer Lopez Weight

Like many women, Jennifer Lopez experiences many shifts in her weight, especially as she has gotten older. In 2022, it is claimed she weighs 139 pounds.

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Jennifer Lopez during an interview in 2019. Photo by MTV International.

Jennifer Lopez’s Movies

My Little Girl was her first movie experience, though she only had a minor role. However, she started pursuing a more serious acting career after getting attention with her role as one of the “Fly Girls” on the comedy show In Living Color (1991-1993).

In the mid-90s, she took her acting to the next level, making appearances next to Robin Williams and Jack Nicholson in Jack (1996) and in Blood and Wine (1997). These giant leaps eventually led to the role which changed her acting career forever.

Landing her first leading role in the Golden Globe-nominated movie Selena (1997) earned her reputation and acting roles in blockbuster movies like Anaconda (1997)

And finally, in 2001 she starred next to Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner, a romantic-comedy movie, the genre she is mainly known for. 

Jennifer Lopez’s Music 

The romantic-comedy genre is her most famous movie genre, but music is what most people know her for. Working with many big-name singers, she became a huge name herself and left an enormous mark on music as a whole. 

At the age of 19, she started getting singing and dancing lessons. In 1990, at the age of 21, she was selected as an MTV dancer and a backup singer for Janet Jackson

Her music stardom started in 1999 with the release of her debut album On the 6. Lead single “If You Had My Love reached the very top on the Billboard 100 chart.

Two years later, she became the first female artist to hit number one on the album chart and at the box office in the same week, thanks to her second studio album J. Lo

After that, she released six more studio albums, one remix album, and, most recently, a soundtrack album (from the movie Marry Me on Netflix). 

Jennifer Lopez was one of the main “hit-makers” in the 00s and the 10s. Many of her singles, such as “Let’s Get Loud,” “All I Have (ft. LL Cool J),” “Jenny From The Block (ft. Jadakiss),” and “On The Floor (ft. Pitbull)” earned her many RIAA Platinum Certifications. They were also must-have songs in any playlist and at any club party.

JLO and Marc Anthony
Time 100 2006 gala, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Photo by Amanda Cogdon.

Who Is Jennifer Lopez Dating? 

This is an interesting question. Before we talk about the present, we will answer two questions. “How many times was Jennifer Lopez married?” and “How many times was Jennifer Lopez engaged?” Two different questions with two different answers. 

Let’s go back to 1997. In that year, Jennifer Lopez got engaged and then married actor and producer Ojani Noa. However, this marriage lasted only a year. In 1998 the couple got divorced.

In the 2000s things got a little tricky. In 2001 she married the actor, dancer, and choreographer Cris Judd and this marriage lasted until 2003.

This was a weird relationship and, according to J. Lo, this isn’t a marriage worthy of counting and mentioning. Her getting engaged to Ben Affleck in 2002 says the same thing. 

After the proposal with a 1.2 million dollar ring and getting engaged, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez started their first relationship. They postponed their marriage to 2003, but that didn’t happen, and the couple split up in 2004. 

After that and many short “love-stunts,” in 2004 she got engaged and married the most popular tropical salsa artist and winner of three Grammy Awards, Marc Anthony. 

With Anthony, she finally had a marriage that lasted longer, for 10 years. But this marriage ended the same as the other Jennifer Lopez marriages. The couple got divorced in 2014 after a mutual agreement. 

J.Lo’s next celebrity relationship started in 2017 when she started dating one of the biggest baseball stars, Alex Rodriguez. The couple had it going very good and in 2019 they got engaged and continued living happily, but in 2021 the Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez relationship ended.

Overall, Jennifer Lopez has been married a total of 3 times.

In July 2021, we were all surprised when we saw Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck kissing in a photo posted on Jennifer’s Instagram page. The couple gave their relationship a second chance, and they are still dating to this day. We wish them nothing but joy and happiness. 

But as of the writing of this article, you should know that the answer to the question of who is Jennifer Lopez’s husband is that she currently doesn’t have one.

Jennifer Lopez’s Kids

So, after five engagements and three marriages in total, how many kids does Jennifer Lopez have? She has two kids. The interesting part is that they are twins and J. Lo calls them “The Coconuts.”

During the marriage with Marc Anthony, Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian David Muñiz were born. The girl and the boy had their birthdays quite recently, on February 22nd. 

Jennifer Lopez’s daughter Emme Muniz is following her mom’s path. She loves to sing and act. 

She has been in some of J. Lo’s music videos, such as “Limitless,” where she acts and sings. In 2019, Emme also performed on the It’s My Party tour with her mother. She explained her experience on the big stage with these words: “Usually, the light’s too bright in my eyes, so I can’t see anybody, so that’s good. So I just look at mom.” 

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Jennifer Lopez sings “This Land Is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful” during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021.  (Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II).

Jennifer Lopez’s Fashion Line

Apart from the musical and acting influence, Jennifer Lopez also launched her fashion brand. In 2001 she launched J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, a fashion line including different types of clothing for women, such as swimwear, sunglasses, jewelry, gloves, lingerie, hats, handbags, footwear, and watches. 

During the announcement conference, she said that its time for the world to “wear her look” and that she aims to sell affordable clothes. The prices ranged from $20 up to $800.

In 2003, the J. Lo brand was bought by Tommy Hilfiger himself and then after four years, in 2007, Jennifer dropped this brand and started selling clothes under another brand called “JustSweet.” 

This brand didn’t last very long, and in 2010, Jennifer Lopez, after signing a deal with Kohls, brought back to life her original brand, J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez.”  This deal lasted for ten years until Kohls dropped the J. Lo brand in 2020.

Jennifer Lopez’s Perfume

In 2002, one year after announcing her fashion line she signed a deal with Coty, Inc. Jennifer Lopez announced Glow for Women, a fragrance and make-up line which was a part of the J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez brand.

The first perfume released was Glow by J.Lo, and it was a fantastic success, bringing the company $40 million in a few months. After that, she continued releasing perfumes for the next 19 years, coming to a total of 25 different ones.

Jennifer Lopez in Baku
Jennifer Lopez in Baku Stadium. Photo by Own collection of Ilgar Jafarov.

Jennifer Lopez’s Net Worth

Jennifer Lopez is doing it all. She has an amazing music career, acting career, and fashion line. Apart from that, she also has endorsement deals with shoe retailer DSW and luxury design house Coach. She has even launched another brand named JLo Beauty, a skincare line. 

When you sum all of these incomes up or check the Forbes site for information, you can see that Jennifer Lopez’s net worth is around 150 million dollars. 

There is no doubt that she is one of the most talented and most successful women in the world. She built an empire. Her name and her work are widely known and have been respected since the 90s. That’s three decades of being at the top and not planning on slowing down.

Written by Bo Weber

Supporting artists since 2014

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