Jennifer Lopez is an American singer, actor, dancer, fashion icon, endorser, businesswoman, producer, political activist, and philanthropist. Known for the movies she starred in such as Selena (1997), Maid In Manhattan (2002), and Hustlers (2019). She’s also a very well-known figure in the music industry with songs that already made its mark in history with the likes of Jenny From The Block (2002), Let’s Get Loud (1999), and If You Had My Love (1999).
Jennifer Lopez’s estimated net worth as of 2020 is an astonishing $400 million. Given that the actress had several films, songs, and multi-million dollar endorsements under her belt, this kind of figure wouldn’t be a surprise anymore. She’s that perfect example of true girl power, being able to rise from the bottom and be hailed a queen in her profession.
Throughout the years of her career, Jennifer is considered one of the most bankable female stars of history. Just in 2018, Forbes estimated that she already earned an enormous $47 million and this was taken by July of that year. Jennifer still has a second half to fill it more. In 2019, it was also reported by Forbes that she was able to accumulate $43 million. We’ll discuss later on how Jennifer Lopez’s career made her the badass she is today.
The Malibu House
After Jennifer and Alex Rodriguez decided to sell the properties they had in New York, the couple purchased a getaway house in Malibu. Malibu, just like any other popular places in California, is a spot for celebrity properties. The property, which includes a 50-feet beachfront, costs $6.6 million. From the inside, you’ll have a great view of the Pacific Ocean. The whole pad is around 4,400 square feet with 3 baths and 4 beds. The house also includes a home theater, Jacuzzi, game room, and a sauna.
Her Dream House at The Hamptons
Among her other properties, Jennifer stated that her favorite was her dream place in the Hamptons. The said mansion was purchased back in 2013 for a huge amount of $17 million and that includes the entire 2 acres of land where the house sits in. The house itself is 14,000 square feet which include 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, 7 fireplaces, 3 garages, 2 balconies, 2 walk-in closets, and an elevator inside (Gorgeous!). The mansion’s basement houses a home gym, home theater, wine closet, and additional living space. Outside, there is a noticeable large swimming pool.
The Mega Mansion in Bel Air
Together with Alex, Jennifer got drawn into the house the moment they walked in it. As Jennifer told Vanity Fair: “We walked into this house, and I said, ‘This is where I want my kids to grow up’” The place is located where most celebrity A-listers have their multi-million dollar mansions. The entire property was purchased for the staggering amount of $28 million. The mansion is 14,000 square feet and sits in 2.3 acres of land. This mega-mansion holds 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, luscious greens, a 17-car garage, patio, a 20-seat home movie theater, a bar, a pub, cottages, an amphitheater, and many more.
Born on July 24, 1969, in The Bronx borough of New York City, Jennifer Lynn Lopez is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodríguez (a kindergarten teacher) and David López (a computer specialist). Her older sister is Leslie and their youngest is Lynda who’s a journalist now. Jennifer didn’t grow up having a silver spoon in their mouths and her parents had to work hard to save money to purchase a two-story house which is already a big move for a poor family.
By the age of 5, she started taking singing and dancing lessons. Her parents encouraged the sisters to learn English, build a strong work ethic, and to perform within their household in-front of their friends so they can stay out of trouble. Jennifer spent her academics in Catholic schools and while she didn’t excel academically, she was able to prove herself athletically by being involved in gymnastics, track field, and softball.
Husband and Children
J.Lo and A.Rod
Jennifer is known to have dated several men in the past. (With her beauty and talent, there’s no wondering how.) She also got married to three gentlemen namely Ojani Noa which lasted from 1997 to 1998, then a few years later to Cris Judd from 2001 to 2003, and the longest so far is with Marc Anthony for which the relationship lasted for a decade (2004 – 2014). Currently, she’s engaged with former Yankee player Alex Rodriguez. We’ll tell you briefly of their love story which was written by the universe in the paragraphs to come.
They first met when Jennifer attended a baseball game together with her then-husband Marc Anthony. It was May 2005, in Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, and Alex is playing for the New York Yankees. In an interview with Sports Illustrated back in 2019, Lopez said: “We shook hands, and it was this weird electricity for, like, three seconds… Three to five seconds of looking at somebody right in their eyes, and getting stuck.”
It was in February 2017 when J.Lo and A.Rod bumped to each other again at a restaurant. Lopez told Ellen DeGeneres: “I was having lunch somewhere and I saw him as he passed by. Afterward, I went outside, and for some reason, I felt like tapping him on the shoulder.” Later that day, Alex made the next move and asked our lady here for a dinner.
In an interview with Vanity Fair featuring the couple, Alex opened up about him going on dates with Jennifer: “I didn’t know if it was a date. Maybe we were seeing each other at night because of her work schedule. I went in uneasy, not knowing her situation.” He went further by saying why they were a match: “We’re both Leos, we’re both from New York, we’re both Latino… and about 20 other things.“
March 2019, the special day for the couple, Alex finally proposed to Jennifer while they are in the Bahamas for vacation. After the couple officially announced the engagement on Instagram, several well-known personalities congratulated them including former U.S. President Barack Obama. When asked about the wedding day, Lopez told Entertainment Tonight: “I think we have a pretty busy year ahead of us, so you know, we are [taking it slowly]… There’s no rush. We really see this as something that’s gonna be forever, and we’re gonna just take our time and do it right. And do it not rushed.”
Before going to this lovely relationship they have now, we’re all aware that both parties have 2 kids on their side. Both Alex and Jen had beautiful children for which we can’t wait to see live in a single house.
In the recent Super Bowl halftime show, most of us were surprised to see Jen’s daughter, Emme Maribel Muñiz, 11-year-old at the time, perform with her on that very stage. On the other hand, her brother Maximilian David Mūniz seemed to be still looking for his forte but many people are saying that the kid is like a mini version of Marc Anthony.
Nonetheless, we can all agree that the world will be waiting for these 2 bright kids to have their moment whether on stage or somewhere else.
Movies & TV Shows
The Selena Role
Jennifer had a bucket load of shows under her belt crossing from the action flicks, drama, thrillers, and rom-com. Her first very notable character was when she portrayed Selena. This is a true story of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and her murder by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar. Lopez’s salary for the film is said to be $1 million, the highest amount paid to a Hispanic actress at the time.
Shades of Blue and American Idol
Jen considers Harlee as one of her most iconic characters of all time. She plays the role of Detective Harlee Santos, a single mother that does illegal transactions while she’s on the force to provide a better future for her family.
Jen also served as an American Idol judge for 5 seasons where she reportedly earned $12 million just for the first season which grew to $20 million for the next seasons.
Snubbed at the Oscars for Hustlers
From a budget of $20 million, this comedy/crime film earned almost more than triple its budget. Although Jen didn’t get much salary for acting in this film, she also produced the movie which means that it will rake in cash for her still. However, despite J.Lo’s remarkable performance in the movie, she was undeniably snubbed at being nominated for an award in the recent 2020 Academy Awards.
Aside from acting, the music industry is one of J.Lo’s assets towards greatness. Being able to sell more than 80 million records worldwide, a reportedly $80 million income from her tours from the past decades, $10 million from her being a producer, and her Las Vegas residency (January 2016 until September 2018) which generated $100 million in profit… What more can you ask for? Here’s one of J.Lo’s most popular songs:
The Jennifer Lopez Collection
When she says there’s no stopping, there really isn’t. Jen is known to have massive endorsements in her hands which are traced from vehicles, fashion, perfumes, and several others. She’s also a well-established fashion icon and designer. You can also check her The Jennifer Lopez Collection from Kohl’s which features her best creations.
Our lady here is one hell of a badass hardworking woman and she definitely deserved everything she’s blessed with. Life, love, and success. Take it from Jennifer Lopez herself: “With hard work, living a good life, you can do anything. You will be rewarded for that.”
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