All You Need To Know About Jennifer Lopez's Marriages
This woman's career and husbands have evolved.
March 12, 2020 at 4:17 pm
Jennifer Lopez literally kicked in the door on the entertainment industry as a sultry, fly girl on In Living Color during the early 90s.
The Hustlers actress has been winning on the screen, stage and music charts for three decades. From Selena to the (now controversial) Murder Inc. collaborations, she's been a mainstay in the pop culture sphere for at least two decades. With the evolutions in her career also came the evolutions in her dating life. Here’s a recap:
1. Ojani Noa (1997-1998)
In February of 1997, Lopez married Ojani Noa, a Cuban waiter she met at a Miami restaurant owned by Gloria Estefan according to Heavy. Just a month later, she turned heads in her groundbreaking debut in Selena. Even though they divorced 11 months later, the relationship was tenuous and hard to shake. In 2002, almost five years after the relationship, Lopez hired Noa as a manager to run her Los Angeles restaurant, Madre's, according to Paper. She was already with her second husband, Chris Judd, but despite paying him $1,000 a week (the equivalent to $1,500 today) she fired Noa six months later. He sued Lopez in 2004, and the following year they settled for an undisclosed amount.
2. Cris Judd (2001-2002)
According to O Magazine, Lopez met her second husband Cris Judd, while he was a backup dancer for her in the music video to her hit song, "Love Don't Cost a Thing." The couple married in 2001, but it only lasted a year. The divorce had steep ramifications. Judd received $6.6 million in a settlement, according to Zimbio.
3. Marc Anthony (2004-2011)
Lopez and Anthony met in Paul Simon's 1998 Broadway show "The Capeman," which Anthony was starring in, reported MTV. They collaborated a few times after, most notably for the duet "No Me Ames" on Lopez’s acclaimed 1999 album, On the 6. It wasn’t until 2004, not even a week after his divorce to ex-wife Dayanara Torres was finalized, that Anthony and Lopez wed. They had two children, twins Emme Maribel and Maximillian David Muniz, who were born in 2008.
The two are serious about healthy co-parenting.
In 2017, People reported on Lopez’s good relationship with Anthony.
"We’re just in a really great place, and the kids get to spend time with the two of us more together and see us working together," she said. "It’s just good for the whole family."
4. Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez
JLo and retired baseball superstar Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez may not be married, but the powerhouse Latin duo has been making headlines for the nearly three years they've been together. In 2019, Lopez announced their engagement by posting a photo on IG of her hand in his. The small abnormality was the ginormous carrot on said hand.
Recently, Rodriguez celebrated the anniversary of their engagement by sharing a heartfelt post, according to Fox News.
"Jennifer, every moment with you is a blessing. You are my best friend, my inspiration, an amazing mother, and a role model to all. .Macha, I am so lucky to be with you. Thank you for making my life better. I can’t wait to make more memories with you. I love you," wrote Rodriguez.
There hasn't been a public release on when the couple plans to wed, but Rodriguez says he's been taking a hands-off approach to wedding plan.
"When you think about wedding plans and Jennifer is your partner, all you do is — you do a lot of nodding," said Rodriguez. "I don't know where the location is, I don't know what I'm wearing, I don't know when it is. I'll just show up."
Whenever the wedding happens, it's sure to be an extravagant event.