It’s fair to say that Jennifer Lopez has spent her entire adult life in the spotlight. From an early age, the 53-year-old woman knew she wanted to become famous and soon jumped on the fame train and saw the stars.
Lopez has done everything from singing and appearing in musicals to dancing, has been a judge on American Idol and starred in many films. She also married three times and during that time raised two beautiful children.
Moreover, Jennifer is a real beauty and role model, she is not afraid to show herself without makeup. To be honest, we think she looks amazing.
Here’s everything you need to know about Jennifer Lopez and her family.
Jennifer Lopez was born on July 24, 1970 in the Bronx, New York. In a Puerto Rican family, his father was a computer technician and his mother was a housewife.
Jennifer Lopez – early life
From a very young age, Lopez showed great talent in the creative fields. She took dancing and singing lessons throughout her childhood, and at age 7, she started to perform.
Growing up, she turned into a very cool girl. First of all, his parents who taught him to “drive fast” and chase his dreams.
“Growing up in the Bronx really shaped me because I grew up with next to nothing,” Lopez said in a 2020 speech.
“That’s what it’s about me: my grain. I’ve never thought about it before or described it that way, but my heartbeat is the Bronx and my upbringing still drives me.
“From a young age, I never wanted to be in a box. I wanted to be smart, athletic, cute, cool, big boy, but also very attractive. I became an actor and actress because you can be different.”
As a teenager, Lopez was convinced that life in the spotlight was for her.
She began acting in musicals, and at the age of 16, Lopez made her film debut. She had a small role in My Little Girl in 1986, and her television breakthrough came four years later when she played Flying Girl in 63 episodes of Living Color.
18 year old homeless
Lopez followed her parents’ advice and never gave up on her dreams. However, prior to her European debuts and TV shows, she and her mother Guadalupe struggled with career choices.
At one point, Lopez was forced to sleep on the couch in her dance studio because her parents didn’t approve of her career in show business. Against her will, she decided to leave home.
“My mom and I hit it off,” Lopez told W Magazine in 2013. “I didn’t want to go to college – I wanted to dance full time, so we took a break from her.”
“I started sleeping on the couch in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, “Here’s what I have to do.” A few months later I got a job as a dancer in Europe. When I returned, I ordered In Living Color. I became Fly Girl and moved to Los Angeles. It all happened within a year.”