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!
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.
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….
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.
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.
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…
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.
Jennifer Lopez is as famous for her dewy, glowing skin as she is for her acting, singing, and dancing. And like a fine, wine the Bronx-born triple threat just keeps getting better with age. Let’s be honest: JLo looks as hot now as she did in the ’90s.
Finally, JLo has decided to let the public in on some of her secrets. That’s right, JLo has created a skincare line.
The line is called JLo Beauty and its dropping on January 1st.
As of now, the line includes eight products, a “Gel Cream Cleanser”, a “Multitaskting Serum”, a sheet mask, a “Wonder Cream”, a “Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer”, an eye cream, a tinted moisturizer and an oral skin supplement. According to Lopez, she was intimately involved in the creation of all of them.
“The past three years, we’ve been working on the products, but we finally got them right,” she said in an interview with People. “I think I drove everybody a little bit crazy because I didn’t want to put my name on anything that didn’t work or wasn’t exactly what I wanted it to be.”
Ever the perfectionist, JLo claims that her skincare products went through one hundred rounds of product development before she was satisfied with the outcome.
And indeed, JLo Beauty does seem to rely on natural ingredients, the primary one being olive oil.
“The hero ingredient and the basis of the line was kind of a secret that my mom and aunt had from a very young age, which is olive oil. It’s nature’s secret ingredient which we don’t use enough of,” she told People. “They would use it on their skin and on their body, their face and their hair to get like a glow and to highly hydrate and moisturize.”
The slogan for JLo Beauty is “beauty has no expiration date.” That’s a mantra we can get behind.
JLo Beauty will be available on its website on January 1st in Sephora stores on January 14th. Pre-order all of the products here.
It’s hard to lose a real one. Ex-MLBer Alex Rodriguez knows this truth now for himself.
After months of speculation and wedding delays, the singer and former baseball player officially confirmed on Thursday that their four-year-long relationship ended. In a joint statement, the pair announced that they’ll remain friends and even continue working together.
A recent “like” by Lopez on Instagram however suggests that things might not be so friendly.
On April 16, Lopez’s fans noticed she liked the not-so-cryptic quote by author r.h. Sin. “Don’t make her think you care. when you have never given a fuck about her,” the post read.
“Uh oh, jlo liked this post?!” one user commented after noticing the ‘like.’ “What’s going on!”
Just when we thought Coronavirus couldn’t make things worse.
The couple released a joint statement to the Today show that read “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.”
In an IG story that has since been removed the baseball player showed a dedication of sorts to her and even tagged her.
The video includes photos of Lopez, their children, and their names drawn into sand.
In contrast, Lopez seemed to send off her relationship earlier this week with no tears, bad music, or signs that she was in mourning.
ARod and Lopez’s relationship seemed to be on the unsteady ground for some time. The long-term couple revealed that earlier this year that they were ironing out some wrinkles together while in the Dominican Republic. With ARod missing from Lopez’s Instagram for over a month now however, fans are asking questions.
It doesn’t help that Lopez recently posted a series of photos to her Instagram, not just without ARod, but the engagement ring that he gave her too.
Over the weekend, Lopez posted a series of photos to her Instagram from the set of Shotgun Wedding, and her engagement ring from Rodriguez was noticeably missing.
“Keep calm and work on the weekend #ShotgunWedding #ProducerLife #SetLife #NuyoricanProductions,” Lopez wrote in the post while also crediting producer Elaine Goldsmith Thomas and her makeup artist Kate Best.
Earlier last December Jennifer Lopez revealed on “Access Hollywood,” that she and fiancé Alex Rodriguez have had to postpone their wedding twice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We had to cancel the wedding … because of COVID, because of the quarantine. And we actually did it twice, which people don’t know,” Lopez, who became engaged to Rodriguez in March 2019, explained. “We kind of have let it go for a second, and I don’t know what we’re going to do, we talk about small, big… And I think we just feel like, ‘Let’s just wait it out.’ There’s no rush, we’re good, everything’s cool and it’ll happen when the time is right. I feel like it’s not a huge priority to go and have a big wedding right now, that’s not what life is about.”
During an interview with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM show, “Radio Andy,” and revealed that she and her fiancé have considered not getting married at all.
Speaking about Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s lasting 30-year plus partnership, Lopez said “At our age, we’ve both been married before, it’s like, do we get married? Do we not? What does it mean for us?… It comes down to personal, what do you want to do? There’s definitely no rush though.”
“It was really sad because we were supposed to get married in June and we planned it all. So in March or April, we’re looking down the pipe and we’re going, ‘This is maybe not going to happen.’ Italy’s the worst place in the world. And we were going to get married in Italy. I was like, ‘Okay, we got to cancel everything,'” Lopez explained.
“They never officially broke up and talked about it but are still together. They hit a rough patch. But were not broken up,” a source confirmed.
Speaking to Ellen, Lopez explained how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her during this time.
“It did affect it a little bit,” Lopez told Ellen in an interview in which the TV host asked about her wedding plans. “So, we’ll see what happens now … I really don’t know what’s gonna happen now as far as dates or anything like that. We are just kind of in a holding pattern like the rest of the world. So, again, it’s just something we have to wait and see in a few months how this all pans out.”
Of course, leave it to DeGeneres to push for romance. The talk show host recommended that Lopez and Rodriguez try to do a “TikTok wedding” consider how popular their recent videos on the platform have been so far.
“It’s something to think about,” Lopez laughed. “I can’t make any commitments right now.”
The Latina queen and retired baseball superstar became engaged in March 2019.
For the two years that they’ve been dating, J-Lo and A-Rod have shared their lives with the public through their social media accounts, giving us a glimpse into the loving relationship that Lopez has called her “first ever good relationship”. Their Instagram profiles are sprinkled with pictures of them jet-setting, attending premieres and galas, and taking mixed-family vacations in exotic locales together. In other words, they’re very publicly living their best lives together.
However, a wrench was thrown into their happily-ever-after Sunday night when former MLB player Jose Canseco publicly accused A-Rod of cheating on Jennifer Lopez with his ex-wife, Jessica Canseco. In light of all this drama, we’ve compiled the definitive timeline of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s relationship, all the way from friends to fíances. Take a look!
Before the Puerto-Rican triple threat and the Dominican All-Star were Hollywood’s reigning It Couple, they were mere acquaintances. The pair first met in 2005 at a Yankees vs. Mets Baseball game. At the time, Rodriguez was married to his first wife, Cynthia Scurtis, while Lopez was still married to Marc Anthony.
Lopez and Rodriguez reconnected twelve years later when they ran into each other at a restaurant. According to Lopez, they briefly said hello, but it was her who couldn’t resist continuing the conversations. “After [lunch] I went outside,” she said. “And for some reason I felt like tapping him on the shoulder”. He then asked her out to dinner via text.
By March 2017, neither J-Lo nor A-Rod were trying to hide the fact that they were dating. During the month, they were spotted vacationing together in The Bahamas. ARod’s sister also posted a selfie of herself with JLo, captioning it #miscuñis, which means things were moving along pretty nicely.
March 31st, 2017
When co-hosting “The View” at the end of March, Rodriguez had only great things to say about his new lady love: “She’s an amazing girl. We’re having a great time”. He also went on to say that J-Lo was “one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met”. And he didn’t stop there! He showered on the compliments by calling her “an incredible mother” who “loves family”.
By April, it was J-Lo’s turn to gush about her boo-thing on the talk-show circuit. While being grilled about her new boyfriend by Ellen (naturally), Lopez called Rodriguez “a great guy,” this 100% confirming their relationship.
Never one to do things half-heartedly, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez made their public debut as a couple at arguably the most prestigious event in the world: the Met Gala, of course. This occasion also marked J-Lo’s debut on A-Rod’s Instagram–and the first of many.
By June 2017, it was obvious to the world that this couple was the real deal. Not only was Rodriguez gushing to the press that Jennifer was the ideal role model for his daughters, the pair was also taking glamorous European trips together and posting their adventures to their millions of followers on Instagram.
We all know that one of the most crucial steps of a relationship is when your signficant other accompanies you to a work event. Lopez and Rodriguez crossed this milestone when A-Rod accompanied her to the premiere of “World of Dance”–a show she stars in and produces. It’s for reasons like this that A-Rod calls her “one of the most brilliant business minds that [he’s] ever met”!
J-Lo and A-Rod took their relationship a step further when they spent Thanksgiving together in Rodriguez’s home. On Instagram, they shared with their followers that this was one of the many times they combined families for the holiday–further proof that they were very confident with where their relationship was.
Along with the power couple’s magazine cover debut on the December issue of “Vanity Fair”, the duo also debuted their new (and catchy) portmanteau: J-Rod (we’re pretty sure they had it trademarked before they went public).
Lopez and Rodriguez showed their Latinx pride by visiting Puerto Rico in January after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
In the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, JLo got candid about her relationship with A-Rod and addressed the possibility of a wedding on the horizon. “I do believe in marriage,” she said. “And I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything right now. It’s good, it’s healthy; we communicate well…We have a similar makeup.” All signs point to yes!
May 7, 2018
JLo and A-Rod attended their second Met Gala as a couple in matching couture Balmain outfits, cementing their status as style icons.
Lopez and Rodriguez spent her 49th birthday in one of their go-to vacation spots: The Bahamas. A-Rod took to Instagram to share a cute pic of their blended family on vacation along with a heartfelt tribute to his lady love. ” For someone who has been about giving everything she has 365 days a year—to our children, our families, the world,” he said. “I hope today, we can give you all the happiness you deserve. I love you mucho”.
A-Rod’s reaction to JLo’s epic VMA’s performance last August became a viral sensation, as his pride over his girlfriend’s triple-threat skills were all too apparent. Twitter was full of women wanting a man who looks at them like ARod looks at JLo.
A-Rod continued to support his girlfriend by attending events that were obviously important to her. In October, Rodriguez accompanied Lopez to Elle’s famous “Women in Hollywood” event. That night, he posted a supportive message to JLo on his Instagram: “With two young daughters and a woman I admire by my side, I know how important it is that we raise women up and teach our girls that there is no limit to what they can do.”
According to their Instagram accounts, J-Rod spent New Years eve in Malibu, again with their blended family. Rodriguez’s caption read: “As the sun sets on 2018, from our family to yours … #HappyNewYear everyone!”.
Lopez took her athlete-beau to the ultimate glamour event: The Oscars. The two shined in evening wear and Rodriguez was solidly by her side while she strutted the red carpet and presented awards.
On March 9th, J-Rod announced that they were engaged with mutual Instagram posts sharing the news. The Instagram posts showed off the 15-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, which is reported to be worth up to a cool $5 million.
March 10th, 2019
On Sunday night, former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco accused A-Rod of cheating on J.Lo with his ex-wife, Jennifer Canseco. Before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s important to realize that Canseco has a history of making some pretty out-there statements (i.e. asking his Twitter followers to “spend the day with me and my alien Buddies”and insisting that he’s acquainted with “Bigfoot and a real alien”). In other words: there’s reason to doubt his word.
As of now, both JLo and ARod have remained silent in response to these explosive allegations, so there’s no way of knowing the veracity of the claims. Until then, all we can do is speculate and hope for the best!