David Crus, the former boyfriend of Jennifer Lopez passed away on Saturday.
According to the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner former boyfriend of Lopez, whom she dated for 10 years died Saturday after succumbing to heart disease. He was fifty-one years old.
Lopez and her former flame began dating in high school.
According to People Magazine, the two got together when Lopez was 15 years old and they dated through the mid-1990s and broke up just before she took up her role in “Selena.” During their time together, Cruz was often spotted accompanying Lopez to premieres and entertainment events including the premier of “Money Train” premiere in November 1995, which saw Lopez starring alongside Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.
Cruz’s longtime partner spoke with TMZ about his death describing him as “kind” and a “devoted father.”
“He was kind and loving. He never held on to anything and was always very open. He was a devoted father, he helped raise his step-son who is now in the Marines,” Cruz’s partner, identified only as Isa by TMZ said in a statement. “He loved the Yankees and Knicks. He loved going to the theatre with me. My favorite moment was family date night, because it wasn’t just special for me but for the kids as well. He always made sure to end things with an ‘I love you.'”
Lopez has yet to make a statement about Cruz’s death.
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Selena will always be a legend for Latino music lovers. The Tejano singer gave us English and Spanish songs that continue to rock our worlds. Her music is still played on the radio, in bars, and she always makes it to a few playlists out there. This weekend, people took some time to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the release of the biopic honoring the singer.
Jennifer Lopez came through on #CelebratingSelena with her own video honoring the singer and her chance to play the role.
We’ve all seen the movie more times than we care to count. It was probably one of the most impactful movies in our younger years. It was so wonderful to see our culture represented through Selena. It was a rare moment of fully authentic representation and it is not something we will ever forget.
J.Lo’s tweet hit Selena fans in the feels as they all took time to remember the late singer.
Selena was grace and class personified. Her ability to jump into the mainstream as a Latin singer shows the kind of power she had in the music industry. She broke down barriers for Latina artists who have come after her to lead successful careers, like J.Lo and Shakira.
Who could forget the iconic bustier scene?
You know you quote “busti-caca” way more than you want to admit to. It might just be the most quotable line in the whole movie. Now that most of us are working from home until further notice, it would be a great time to watch one of the most iconic Latino films of all time.
It is still inspiring people to pay tribute to La Reina.
Even 25 years after her death, people are loving her sound and keeping her memory alive through tribute videos and just listening to her music. Selena truly is someone people will never forget. She was recently inducted into the Houston Rodeo’s Star Trail of Fame and continues to be a major figure in Latino American pop culture.
Don’t worry. You can spend any day celebrating Selena because she is one person who is always worth celebrating.
Back in 2017, famous director Oliver Stone of “U-Turn,” starring Jennifer Lopez, became one of the 263 celebrities, politicians, CEOs and accused of sexual misconduct. Around the same time that a model by the name of “Carrie Stevens accused him of groping her, we reported on a series of photos that had been captured back in 2012 at a red carpet event of the director inappropriately interacting with actress Salma Hayek.
It turns out, Lopez was calling out the director long before we were.
In 1998 the singer and actress conducted an infamous interview that launched quite a stir.
Having been featured in a string of successful movies (including the beloved “Selena”), Lopez was a star on the rise and thunder in her belly. She was feeling herself and in an interview with Movieline gave likely the most candid interview in entertainment pre-Quincy Jones’s interview that called out Michael Jackson for being a thief.
During the interview, Lopez talked about Stone’s initially poor treatment of her when she auditioned for a role with him.
“The minute I began reading this long, four-page scene,” she said in the interview, “he started walking around the room. Then he began rearranging the furniture. I’m like, ‘What is he doing? This is so rude.’ Well, he rearranged his entire office, and when I finished, the casting director said, ‘Oliver?’ and he turns and goes, ‘Oh–um, OK. So you’re a regular on that TV series? And I go, ‘Yeah.’ And I left. I told my manager, ‘I’ve never been treated like this and I never want to work for Oliver Stone.'”
When the interviewer asked Lopez what she learned about Oliver Stone’s sensitive side from being directed by him, Lopez apparently let out a “hoot.”
“That he’s a wild man,” she replied. “He doesn’t hide anything when it comes to sex in his life. He loves women, he has a lot of sex. He loves talking about how he sleeps with women. Like he’ll come onto the set going, ‘Aggghh, I was up fucking until four in the morning until I passed out.'”
It’s not the only time Lopez has had to deal with toxic-male behavior while working.
While taking part in an interview on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 2005, the talk show host held up a magazine of Blender that featured Lopez on its cover. The singer could be seen wearing a crocheted bodysuit that had cutouts on the sides.
“It looks like you’ve taken up crocheting,” he observed as he held the magazine for the camera and Lopez laughed awkwardly. “It’s a shame you didn’t get a chance to finish the outfit.” Though Lopez plays along with the joke it’s clear she’s uncomfortable with the direction of the interview, but he continues on. “Now you see, could you actually walk in something like that?” He asks her. ” It seems that the minute you move everything would get out of wack?”
“No actually it was pretty comfortable, ” Lopez replies with a straight face.
With Lopez’s discomfort clear in her tone, Leno moved on from the topic but dang. Someone jump into a time machine and give 2005 Jay Leno a lesson on the unwanted comments from men Latinas don’t need to hear.