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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.

A Former J.Lo Dancer Is Found Homeless And Heroin-Addicted But Univision Reunited Her With Her Son

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A Former J.Lo Dancer Is Found Homeless And Heroin-Addicted But Univision Reunited Her With Her Son

The insidious disease of alcoholism and drug addiction is indiscriminate in its victims. Univision’s Genela Solano recently found Susy Pérez, a former dancer for J.Lo and model, living on the street fighting for her life against a heroin addiction. Solano interviews Pérez in what might be the most heart-breaking news’ interview broadcast ever–ending with Pérez sending a message to her son, who she hasn’t seen in years. 

That is until Solano returns with Pérez’ son, who she hasn’t seen since she first became homeless. 

Susy Pérez came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, and made it big in the entertainment world.

Credit: Univision / YouTube

The mitad-Boricua and mitad-Dominicana was a model and a dancer for J.Lo. Up until a week ago, she had spent the last five years homeless living on the streets. She told Univision that when her mother died, she was lost without her. That prompted the spiral downwards.

Pérez has survived off the trash of others and the kindness of strangers.

Credit: Univision / YouTube

She told Univision that she’s grateful for the people who have bestowed compassion on her and offered her money or food. Her son has also said that he was giving her money the first couple years she was homeless, not realizing she was a heroin addict and using the money for drugs.

Pérez is a breast cancer survivor, and hasn’t been to the doctor in years.

Both her and her abuela were breast cancer survivors and endured double mastectomies. “She may still have it. It may have come back, because cancer never really leaves,” her son tells Univision.

“Jay, I love you and want you to know you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” she tells the camera, hoping her son will receive the message.

Credit: Univision / YouTube

“Without you, I cannot smile,” she says.  She tells Univision that she wants to get off the drugs but that she can’t because her body has adapted to them. It’s important for people with addiction to have medical supervision as they detox because their bodies could go into shock and die from cardiac arrest.

Three days later, Solano returns with Jay to reunite the mother and son.

Credit: Univision / YouTube

“My love, look over here,” Solano tells Pérez. When she sees Jay from a distance, she tosses her wig on the ground and runs to hug him. She doesn’t let go for several minutes, sobbing into his shoulder. Later, she shouts at the crowd gathered around for the touching moment, “I’m going to fight for my son.”

Jay tells Solano that after his mom left, his father kicked him out of the house for being gay.

Credit: Univision / YouTube

He started living with friends at a young age and was adopted by another family. According to Jay, in his father’s mind, his sexuality was “the last straw” after coping with his mother’s addiction and abandonment. Jay tells Solano that most of his family doesn’t support him. “I haven’t felt safe. He would constantly verbally abuse me because of the way I expressed myself,” Jay tells Solano.

He told Univision that his mom has a herniated disc, broken bones, and has likely contracted HIV or AIDS.

Credit: Univision / YouTube

A car was ready to take Solano to get food, medications, a doctor’s check up and fresh clothes and a shower. According to Solano, they attempted to take her from streets and into the car not once, twice, or three times, but six times before she got in the car. She was very happy to get a fresh haircut but didn’t want to check into a treatment center.

They weren’t able to remove Pérez from the streets.

Univision / YouTube

After experiencing what looked like withdrawal symptoms (irritability, aggression, crying), Pérez stormed off looking for money to buy more drugs. Nearly everyone who has seen the video has offered their prayers that she findS the strength to voluntarily get the help that she needs. 

If someone’s drinking or sobriety is bothering you, there are resources that can help. You are not alone.

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

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