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I’m Puerto Rican And I Will Always Fantasize About J.Lo And Marc Anthony’s Lovely Wedding

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There is a new royal couple in England. Another royal couple announced that they’re having a baby, at the wedding, which is apparently a royal snafu because everyone is so proper and conscious of each other’s space in every other part of the world.

While we send blessings to the new couple, there is only one royal wedding I can ever remember following was that of Puerto Rican royalty Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. I remember the gasps and the bendiciones and the tias lighting candles for them. Who can forget the chisme?

Her name is Princess Eugenie and she married Jack Brooksbank.

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Did you know that Brooksbank works as a brand ambassador for Casamigos tequila? Now you do. More than 800 people showed up but you probably only really know that Cara Develigne showed up because she made a top hat look guapísima.

There is one recorded Latina mother who cares at all about the royal family.

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We scoured the internet for commentary by Latinos on the royal family. Daniel makes a good point and counterpoint. Should we even be speaking Spanish? 😅

It made me think about the time we all lit candles to bless the royal Puerto Rican union between Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez.

CREDIT: “Ron Galella/WireImage” Digital Image. People. 17 October 2018.

So, let us tell you the love story of Boricua royalty and their lineage. The two met while Anthony was performing “The Capeman” on Broadway in 1998. That same year, Lopez divorced her first husband, Ojani Noa.

The two dated briefly back in the day, but nothing came of it.

CREDIT: “White Wedding” Digital Image. People. 17 October 2018.

P.S. this is not their wedding attire, but a shot on set from a film they both were working on in 2006. Trust that these are not their wedding photos.

In 2002, Lopez got engaged to Ben Affleck.

CREDIT: “Ben Affleck Jennifer Lopez Reuniting” Digital Image. Hollywood Life. 17 October 2018.

My Boricua mother and non-Boricua father were freaking out that their celebrity mirrors were about to tie the knot. Como sabemos, they “postponed” the wedding just hours before they were to walk down the aisle and eventually split.

Basically, within seconds of the split, these two old friends started secretly dating.

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If you were Puerto Rican, it was no secret. Everyone and their mother was talking about, “Has visto? They were holding hands,” y “Solo meses despues de Ben, támbien.” Everyone was spilling the same old tea.

Nobody knew that they got married until we noticed their incredible wedding rings.

CREDIT: “Jennifer Lopez Mark Fiancé Marc Anthony Features A Blue Diamond Ring” Digital Image. Image Mag. 17 October 2018.

It’s kind of hard to miss a 7.5 carat blue diamond ring on an international pop star. The story goes that they invited just their close family within days of the wedding to a “party” at J.Lo’s Beverly Hills home.

You’re looking at the only royal photo that ever, ever leaked.

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I’m sure that after the public havoc of Affleck and Lopez’ postponed wedding, she wanted something private. Rumors starting going around a few days before and papparazi were reporting a white tent being delivered to Lopez’ house.

People everywhere were swearing these two wouldn’t last three months. They were married for 7 years.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. People. 17 October 2018.

The tabloids at the time were running bits from allegedly acclaimed family therapists who could professionally diagnose J.Lo as a love addict and say with no judgement whatsoever, “The rebounding – please!” Girl, bye.

Four years into the marriage, Lopez got pregnant with twins!

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. UPI. 17 October 2018.

Of course they had twins. They’re royalty. The twins are one boy and one girl, because they were literal perfection with names like Maximilian and Emme to match.

The love was definitely there in their marriage.

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In an interview with Latina magazine in 2010, just a year and a half before they separated, Lopez said, “Everything is great about my marriage. First and foremost, we love each other, truly love each other in a way that’s very deep and meaningful, not in a superficial sort of way. There’s a deep respect, admiration and love for each other.

We honestly believe that we make each other better people…We force each other to be better, and I think in a relationship, that’s how it should be. You shouldn’t be with somebody if he makes you feel less than who you are.”

I mean, look at these two on the Puerto Rican Day Parade float in NYC.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. PopSugar. 17 October 2018.

Tell me that is not the look of true love? The two have now been divorced as long as they were married and we Boricuas cannot let go of the love.

“I knew very quickly that it wasn’t the right thing.”

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That said, J.Lo has since admitted to W that she knew early on that the marriage was a wrong fit. “I hung in there for seven years,” in her own words.

But since then, they’ve shared on-stage kisses…

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Elite Daily. 17 October 2018.

At the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards, the two debuted their single “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta,” and ended it with a big, fat, juicy kiss. The song is so reminiscent of their love and every time I belt it out in the car, I go home and light another candle for their romance.

Ok, but it was just a ‘friendly’ kiss, made obvious by Marc Anthony posting a million pictures of him kissing mostly male friends on Instagram.

They campaigned together in Miami to raise money for Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the 2016 race.

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Royalty supporting royalty. Whatever you feel about the imperfections of Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate, she is a glowing star compared to President Trump.

Thank you for trying, Boricua King and Queen.

They’ve partnered to raise money for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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They crowdfunded and performed for Puerto Rico’s hurricane relief fund. Y’know, the one that didn’t exist until they created it.

The truth is, the most royal love they share is in their bloodline.

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When Latina interviewed both Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony just before they split, J-Lo said, “I believe in destiny and I believe that things are going to be what they’re gonna be and for whatever reason, we were meant to share this time together.”

The destiny es en los hijos.

They have coparented like a first class unit, in and out of marriage.

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Their love for their kids will always keep them in each other’s lives. Plus, we all know that J.Lo is with A-Rod now, and it seems like he is welcomed into the family.

The only reason I ship A-Rod and J.Lo is because he so obviously worships her like La Reina she is. You might be worthy.

For Boricuas, however, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will forever be our honorary King and Queen.

CREDIT: @IamLeroySanchez / Twitter

The fact that royal blood will never tear them apart makes them the only people we can count on to care for Puerto Rico, ayuda Puerto Rico and be Puerto Rico.


READ: Let’s Take A Moment And Admire J.Lo’s Rise To Super Stardom From Her Humble Days As A Fly Girl

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The Internet Is Thirsting For Maluma And J.Lo As A Couple Following News They’ll Star In A New Movie Together

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The Internet Is Thirsting For Maluma And J.Lo As A Couple Following News They’ll Star In A New Movie Together

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It looks like Maluma is ready to add actor to his resume. The “Felices Los 4” singer has just been confirmed to play Jennifer Lopez’s cheating husband in the new film, Marry Me.

And the Internet let out a collective..uffff.

It’s confirmed that Maluma and Jennifer Lopez, two giant Latino icons, will play alongside each other in a new movie.

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Translation: Maluma is on his way to the big screen. He’ll play a Rockstar in “Marry Me” and Jennifer Lopez will be his wife. And there will be a third played by Owen Wilson will be a math teacher.

They’ll be playing an engaged couple in the new film, Marry Me.

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The plotline sounds like it has hints of Selena, Lopez’s breakthrough, plus 2018’s A Star Is Born—which recently found another pop star (Lady Gaga) playing a…pop star. And considering Lopez just recovered from an epic power outage at Madison Square Garden in real life, she’s bound to take this role on as a natural.

But since he cheats on her and J.Lo marries someone else…we can’t help but wonder how big Maluma’s part will be.

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In it, a pop star (here, played by Lopez) gears up to take the stage and marry her famous fiancé (Maluma) at New York City’s Madison Square Garden—only to find the man being unfaithful with her assistant. As the official description for the movie states, she then proceeds to have a meltdown on stage…and then picks a random guy from the audience (Owen Wilson) to say “I do” to instead.

Some on Twitter were giving a shout out to J Lo for helping get more Latinos on the big screen.

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Films, especially big Hollywood films need wayyyy more Latino representation and including a Colombian singer in the mix is a great move on behalf of STX Studios.

After his record with Madonna and collaboration with J Balvin, among others, Maluma is quickly becoming a household name and this role with J Lo will only help propel him to even more success.

While others were just happy (read: thirsty) to see Maluma up there on a big giant screen.

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Maluma already gives his fans plenty to see on his Instagram but imagine all of that man up on the big screen?! Yea, we are too.

READ: Here Are 25 Maluma Thirst Posts That We Definitely Double Tapped

The NYC Blackout Forced J.Lo To Cancel Her Concert But She Came Back Better Than Ever

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The NYC Blackout Forced J.Lo To Cancel Her Concert But She Came Back Better Than Ever

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Jennifer Lopez’s “It’s My Party” Tour was set to reach its pinnacle as the Puerto Rican icon returned to her home barrio, New York City, on Saturday, July 13. Instead, the sold out Madison Square Garden show was evacuated after a city-wide blackout turned Madison Square Garden (MSG) dark. 

While StubHub reportedly refunded $500k to customers affected by the blackout, along with other suffering businesses, J.Lo was quick to action because her party ain’t over till she says it is.

When the lights went off, fans turned on their phone lights to light up the arena.

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In video footage posted by J.Lo on her social media accounts, you can see the 49-year-old knockout performing for her loudest, most loyal fans when everything went black. Fans started to scream, and although J.Lo’s microphone cut out, she starts to tell the crowd, “Don’t panic. Everybody, stay calm.”

The singer quickly took to social media to blast her thoughts out to her fans.

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Since nobody could hear her, she brilliantly sent a message through to everyone with a selfie video. “Hi guys, we’re backstage. They just told me to get off stage… They’re asking everyone to evacuate very slowly and calmly and that’s what we’re going to have to do,” she tells the camera. She tweeted out to her fans, “Heartbroken to say tonight’s show is cancelled. We will reschedule. Love you all!!! Stay safe! ❤️ #ItsMyPartyTour”

Some thought her fire caused the NYC blackout.

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In a video she posted to Twitter, we hear someone telling Jennifer, “New York just wasn’t ready for you.” J.Lo agreed.

J.Lo posted several more videos that night expressing to her fans how “heartbroken” she was to have to cancel the show.

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“Devastated and heartbroken that I can’t perform for all of you tonight. We will make this up to you, I promise!” she tweeted alongside the video. And that she did. :’ )

Later, she shared a video of her finding out the show could be rescheduled for the upcoming Monday.

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“UGHHHH, this sucks. This SUCKS, she frustratingly shouted into a phone.” We see her with fiancé Alex Rodriguez and her team in a business meeting where the person on the other end of the phone confirmed that MSG could reschedule her concert for Monday.

J.Lo made sure to bring the whole Madison Square Garden to its feet during rescheduled concert.

The blackout might have stopped her concert in its tracks but that would never hold J.Lo down. She promised to deliver a performance for her fans and she did just that.

The singer is celebrating her 50th birthday like only she can and fans approve.

Way to go, J.Lo. That’s how you deliver a show to your fans.

Of course, A-Rod was there with all of the support.

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Alex Rodriguez is the attentive and supportive partner everyone deserves. He seems to always be there for her performances and his unyielding support of her is something we can all cry over.

Even though she’s going to perform in a different city the very next day, she’s making The Garden show round two happen the night before.

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“I just want to let you guys know that you’re going to get your money’s worth, that we are going to come back and do an amazing show for you. I am so sorry that this happened. Obviously, it was all beyond our control,” she told fans just hours before following through on her promise. 

This morning, she tweeted “The party’s not over til I say it is…. See you tonight, NYC!!!!!!!!”

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You can’t stop a Puerto Rican fire. ; ) J.Lo’s swift action and obvious disappointment for her fans has just reinvigorated her fanbase.

Meanwhile, around the city, Latinos were taking in the city sin luz.

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As the sun set on the city, it’s usually bright cityscape was absolutely pitch dark. Citizens started directing traffic, including directing police cars in the right direction. A Symphony Hall orchestra moved their performance to the middle of a busy New York street, making it open to the public.

Bodegas kept doing their thing.

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The metaphorical and literal cornerstone of NYC and Latino culture remained the hub for socializing and snacking.

Broadway just took their performances to the street.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted an incredible video of André and company freestyling about the blackout, during the blackout, to keep the Hadestown performance alive.

Kulture still had a “lit” 1st birthday party during the blackout.

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In an Instagram live video posted Sunday, Cardi B told her fans that her baby’s first birthday party “was so lit that I lost my motherf–king nail. Let me tell ya’ll something, ya’ll made it lit was the fact that I had got there, the lights went off in the party, it was like a whole hour with no lights, no music. But it was…lit!”

Here’s what we learned. A blackout may turn off the power in the City of Lights, but it can’t stop culture from doing its thing.

READ: A Valedictorian Wasn’t Allowed To Give A Speech Because He’s Gay, So J.Lo Came To His Hometown To Bring His Noise

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