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Jennifer Lopez’s Dating History Is Sure To Make You Jealous

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Not only is Jennifer Lopez the most successful Latina entertainer of all time, she’s enjoyed a long, varied dating history.  Here’s a look at all of her beaus, from “Ohhh yeah” to the “Wait, what?”

1. Alex Rodriguez

Source: Alex Rodríguez. Digital Image. Business Insider. November 6, 2017.

Jennifer’s latest beau is one half of the hot new celebrity couple of 2017.  Vanity Fair has already dubbed them “J-Rod”, because you always want the media to combine your names and make your relationship A Thing.  That’s work so well in Jennifer’s past!

2. Drake

Source: Drake. Digital Image. People. December 28, 2016.

This was last year’s question mark on the celebrity dating scene.  Was JLo on with Drake?  Or were they just “hanging out”, as she described the above photo.  Maybe someday we’ll know, or maybe the answer is lost forever to time.

3. Calvin Harris

Source: Calvin Harris. Digital Image. Mirror. July 26, 2016.

Jennifer and this somewhat popular EDM guy and former boyfriend of Taylor Swift were rumored to be dating based an Instagram post or two.  If we were Calvin Harris, we’d sure want people to think we were dating JLo, too.  Nice work, buddy!

4. Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Source: Maksim. Digital Image. Daily Mail. September 30, 2014.

Jennifer Lopez often has a backup dancer as a…backup.  You’ll see as the list progresses.  Maksim, formerly of Dancing with the Stars, is the most recent.  There will be more.

5. Casper Smart

Source: Casper Smart. Digital Image. US Magazine. March 17, 2017.

See?  Backup Dancer.  Jennifer dated Casper Smart on and off from around 2011 – 2014.  Intel says he cheated and got bounced, though the pair remains “friends.”

6. Bradley Cooper

Source: Bradley Cooper. Digital Image. Beyond Beautiful. March 20, 2015.

While never confirmed, photographs prove the momentary love that blossomed between Jennifer and “American Hustle” star Bradley Cooper.  Alas, all we have are these photos.

7. Marc Anthony

Source: Marc Anthony. Digital Image. E! Online. October 11, 2017.

Let’s marvel at the abject foreshadowing of the above photo.  The fact that Alex is in pinstripes and Marc in Mets blue, the smiles on their faces.  Are they thinking of what has transpired, or imagining what is to come?

7. Marc Anthony

Source: Marc Anthony. Digital Image. Today Show. July 30, 2017.

Jennifer and Marc were married for seven years, and have wins: Max and Emme.  Married the same year Jennifer broke off her relationship with Ben Affleck, Marc tied the knot with Jennifer just days after his divorce from his ex was final.  Was this the ultimate rebound?

8. Ben Affleck

Source: Ben Affleck. Digital Image. US Magazine. October  31, 2017.

So, if you’re not old enough to remember “Bennifer” you probably should not be on the internet.  This relationship was the talk of 2002 – 2003 (notice the Hollywood Video in the above photo).  But, like all couples, Bennifer had problems.  Continue to the next slide to hear about them.

8. Ben Affleck

Source: Ben Affleck. Digital Image. Stylist. November  9, 2017.

Bennifer had two very specific problems, and their names were Gigli and Jersey Girl.  It’s hard for a relationship to survive one disastrous flop much less two.  More problems include the Boston Red Sox and that goatee on Affleck.  Maybe breaking up was the better option.

Read: 21 Hairstyles J.Lo Has Rocked Since The ’90s

9. Cris Judd

Source: Cris Judd. Digital Image. Daily Mail. September 15, 2014.

Jennifer’s marriage to backup dancer Cris Judd lasted 16 months in the early 2000’s, post-Puffy, pre-Affleck.  She seems to have a pattern of dating famous men and then mere backup dancers, but then, don’t we all have our patterns?

10. Sean Combs

Source: P. Diddy. Digital Image. The Fashion Spot. October  31, 2017.

Much of the JLo/Diddy romance has been lost to the mists of time.  But back in the day, this was a major one, prompting many a raised eyebrow from our moms, like in the above “green dress photo”.  The union ended in controversy (and tears) as we’ll see on the next slide….

Read : 20 Facts About Jennifer Lopez You May Have Never Known

10. Sean Combs

Source: P. Diddy. Digital Image. Popsugar. June  18, 2017.

….It all started with a jostle in a nightclub around New Year’s, 1999.  Drinks were spilled, then shots fired, then Jennifer and Diddy were arrested fleeing in a Lincoln Navigator with a gun in the trunk.  Jennifer was quickly absolved.  It took a little longer for Diddy, but they were never the same.

Read: 20 Of Jennifer Lopez’s Most Underrated Movie Performances Ranked

11. Tommy Mottola

Source: Tommy Mottola. Digital Image. People en Español. October  22, 2017.

Another unconfirmed oddball romance.  When Jennifer was just getting started, she was rumored to be dating Mariah Carey’s recent ex (and Michael Jackson foe) Tommy Mottola.  Jennifer went on to do great things while Tommy was never heard from again.

Read: Jennifer Lopez Is This Year’s MTV Video Vanguard, So Let’s Look Back At Her Video Looks

12. Ojani Noa

Source: Ojani Noa. Digital Image. Beyond Beautiful. May  9, 2013.

Jennifer’s first husband, whom she started dating when he was a waiter and she was a rising starlet and former Fly Girl.  The marriage was short, but the pain has been long.  She’s had to sue him twice to stop him from spilling the “secrets” of their marriage.  Oh, those first husbands…

Read: This Is How In 6 Steps I Transform My Face To Get The J.Lo Glow

13. Wesley Snipes

Source: Wesley Snipes. Digital Image. In Touch. February  21, 2017.

Whether or not that dated, Wesley was certainly Jennifer’s first onscreen love (in the 1995 film Money Train).  It seems like Wesley wants people to think he dated Jennifer.  And as longtime fans of Blade himself, we’re willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

14. David Cruz

Source: David Cruz. Digital Image. Real Cool Nation. February 14, 2017.

Let’s give it up for the regular Joe who dates the superstar for a while.  They’re often pretty good guys, they were young too, and they’ve got stories forever.

VIDEO: In A 1998 Interview A-Rod Is Asked Who His Dream Date Is And He Answer Will Either Make You Melt Or It’ll Make You Cringe

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VIDEO: In A 1998 Interview A-Rod Is Asked Who His Dream Date Is And He Answer Will Either Make You Melt Or It’ll Make You Cringe

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s romance has had a very long arc in history, and there are more pieces to the puzzle being revealed every day. While the two met for the first time at a Yankees game while Lopez was with Marc Anthony, it took over 20 years for the stars to align to allow the two to be together.

Just three months ago, the two got engaged, but a recent video shows that A-Rod has been harboring a crush for the Puerto Rican superstar.

In a 1998 interview, a reporter asked A-Rod “what a dream date” would be for him.

@arod / Instagram

He didn’t ask who it would be with. When asked a very broad question that expected an answer like, ‘a walk in the park’ or ‘a trip to Paris,’ A-Rod didn’t hesitate with the specifics.

The dream wasn’t Paris. It was J-Lo.

@arod / Instagram

“Jennifer Lopez. Hopefully you can find me a date with her.” No hesitation. He knew exactly who he wanted to go on a date with and some people might think that is when he planned his eventual engagement to the pop star.

Three months ago, A-Rod proposed to the very same dream date he’s had for decades.

@jlo / Instagram

In the background of the video, we hear the reporter say, “Look at this. This is how good his life is.” We must agree. It is a pretty good life to have the woman of your dreams agree to marry you.

J.Lo outright loves the video because it was A-Rod speaking it out into the universe all those years ago.

@jlo / Instagram

It’s a real-life, New York Romeo & Juliet. We love it too much, too.

Some say it’s destiny, because, well, duh.

@jrodbhabie / Instagram

One user, @peyton_gabriela, commented, “Wow…This gave me goosebumps! Destiny…What’s meant to be will always find a way. ♥️🙌🏼”

A-Rod got the one and only Jennifer Lopez, for life.

@arod / Instagram

A-Rod’s most recent post left this comment, “The 🔥 of my 👁. There are icons…but there is only one Jennifer Lopez, ladies and gentlemen. #CFDA” He is the man that every woman deserves.

A lot of fans enjoyed seeing a young A-Rod professing his love for J.Lo.

@chefkelvin / Instagram

Other fans really drove home the importance of timing, like @bettyoneluv who chimed in with, “If they would of been together back then they would of been divorce already so I think it’s good timing I believe they will together forever lol”

Claro, we’re all applying “The Power of Now” and manifesting destiny to this special moment.

@graciee.lopez / Instagram

You attract what you think is what my mama always used to say. Pensé que era loca, but she was right.

“I kinda need this energy in my life.”

@jlo / Instagram

And with one post, faith in the human civilization has been revitalized. Instagram user @alysiragusa commented, “I need this kinda energy in my life okok my dream parents:: JRod. Do yaaa thing planet Earth 😂👏”

Mira que cute.

Wow. Careful what you wish for, because it might actually come true! Felicidades!

READ: J.Lo And A-Rod’s Amazing Relationship Will Leave You With Some Serious Relationship Envy

J.Lo’s Iconic Versace Dress Was Googled So Much When She Wore It In 2000 Google Created ‘Google Images’

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J.Lo’s Iconic Versace Dress Was Googled So Much When She Wore It In 2000 Google Created ‘Google Images’

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Who can forget the dress that shot Jennifer Lopez into the fashion Goddess stratosphere overnight? That miraculous jungle green, palm print gown made of chiffon,  held in place by the power of Zeus. It was a lightning strike moment in February of 2000 when J.Lo appeared with Sean Combs on the red carpet of the Grammys.  It was a moment that made pop culture history.  The Council of Fashion Designers, CFDA, has announced that they will honor Lopez with the Fashion Icon Award on June 3rd.

Hearing the news, the Jenny from the Block singer was quick to go on youtube for a video titled “Moments in Fashion:  The Versace Dress” and gush about the dress, her friendship to Luigi Massi, and to tell of the night she became a fashion icon.  

Here are 20 facts you didn’t know about that amazing Versace dress.

1.    Mucho Dinero

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In 2000, the Versace gown would set you back $15,000 dollars.  The dress was made from silk chiffon and clasped together several inches below the navel with a brooch.  That brooch and under garment were covered in citrine crystals.

2.    She’s Still Got It.

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In a video diary she did with People magazine four year ago Lopez revealed that she still has the dress on a mannequin in her walk-in closet.

3.    Her Parents Were Shocked but Supportive.

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One thing you might have been wondering is what her parents were thinking when she chose that dress.  On an episode of Oprah back in 2002, J.Lo and her mother gave an interview talking about mom and dad’s reaction to the dress.  J.Lo’s mother was in shock but supportive.  “My first impression was “Oh my God!”  She told the audience.  J.Lo’s father wanted her to wear something more covered up.  In the end, both chose to be supportive of their daughter’s daring fashion choice.

4.    Was She Going to Fall Out?

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While everyone held their breath waiting for an epic wardrobe malfunction, J.Lo was totally chill.  Why? Double sided tape.  “I was so securely stuck into that thing,” Lopez said in her youtube video. “There was going to be no mishaps.”

5.    It Stole the Show.

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The moment she walked on stage with David Duchovny to present the award for Best R&B Album, the crowd stood up and applauded.  A standing ovation for a dress?  Yaaaaaas!

6.    Fourth Time’s the Charm.

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It was not the first time the dress had been worn in public.  It was first worn by Donatella Versace herself, then by model Amber Valletta for its runway debut.  Then it was worn by Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell a month before Lopez would wear it and make it famous.

7.  And the Dress Almost Didn’t Even Happen!

jlo / Instagram

J.Lo’s stylist wanted her to pass on the Versace dress.  It had been worn out three times already and she wanted her to wear something new.  But the dress fitting took place the day of the Grammy’s  while J.Lo was filming “The Wedding Planner” and there was no time to fuss.  It was literally a last minute decision.

8.    Barely Any Red Carpet Time

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You would think with all the photos we see of J.Lo smiling for the paparazzi that she had hours to stand around posing on the red carpet, but actually she was running late.  She was the first presenter of the night so she had to rush the red carpet to meet her fellow presenter David Duchovny backstage.

9.  J.Lo is Responsible for Google Images?

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Eric Schmidt, President of Google said in a 2015 interview, that J.Lo’s dress was the most searched term in google’s history up to that point. The high demand drove google to create a search engine that showed photo results instead of text.  It was then named Google Images.  

10.  Mega Downloads

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The only way you could see images of J.Lo’s fabulous frock that night in 2000 was to download it directly from the Grammy website.  In the 24 hours following the awards show, it  was downloaded 642,917 times.

11.    J.Lo Overshadowed Santana

While J.Lo didn’t win the award she was nominated for, she did win for most press coverage.  The next morning she was on the cover of newspapers across the country.  She said in her youtube video that she had a massive picture on the cover of the LA times and in a small box on the bottom of the page was a picture of Santana who had won 11 Grammys the night before.

12.    It Saved a Fashion House.

Donatella Versace was at a turning point in her career.  Gianni Versace had passed away in 1997 and Donatella was struggling to find her own voice within the fashion house.  It was that moment when J.Lo made the dress infamous that the House of Versace was reborn.

13.    Not Her First Fashion Award 

The award she will get from the CFDA this June is just one of many awards she has received for her iconic style.  In 2002, the VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards named J.Lo the most influential star of the year and the award was presented to Lopez by Donatella herself.

14.    The Trey Parker Parody

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The following month, Trey Parker, creator of South Park and the musical The Book of Mormon, went to the Academy Awards and wore a copy of J.Lo’s dress on the red carpet. Making the dress a show stealer twice!

15.    Ellen Wore It, too.

@TheEllenShow / Twitter

Ellen crashed J.Lo’s Las Vegas show “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” in 2017 wearing the green dress, and a busty body suit.  J.Lo laughed it off, but Ellen persisted that she should be J.Lo’s understudy and began to order the people backstage around.

16.    Pretty Affordable Copy 

 @OfficialPLT / Twitter

Online fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing sold an almost exact copy of the dress on their online store for a mere $50 back in 2015. 

17.    Ebay Has You Covered

Another way to get the dress is to find a used Versace for sale on resale sites.  Prices range from $2000 to $7000 dollars.  

18.    Deja Vu

@jlo.bronx/instagram

J.Lo recreated her legendary look for a 2015 concert in her home neighborhood of the Bronx.  She came out in a slightly altered bodysuit and fishnets.  The pattern and the plunging neckline were still represented.

19.    The Co-Designer was Luigi Massi.

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Luigi Massi was Donatella Versace’s right hand man and he had a hand in tailoring many of J.Lo’s looks over the last 20 years including that palm print gown.  J.Lo cried when speaking about him in her youtube video because he had passed away a few weeks ago.  “He couldn’t speak English, and I couldn’t speak Italian but we always understood each other.  We had such fun working together for 20 years.”

20.     J.Lo Thought About Selling the Dress

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In a 2000 Documentary for MTV Lopez tells the camera in a confessional moment that she was thinking of selling the dress to Planet Hollywood and giving the proceeds to charity. She then went on to say “I can’t go to sleep with my Grammy dress every night.”

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