7 Things You Didn’t Know About Jennifer Lopez
You know Jennifer Lopez as a singer, dancer, actor, reality TV star, fragrance tycoon, plunging Versace wearing icon and of course as J.Lo! With 80 million records sold over the globe and cumulative film gross of $2.9 billion, Jennifer Lopez is one of the biggest selling acts for nearly 20 years. J.Lo is so much more than her success, necklines and her famous booty. In no particular order, here’s seven things you didn’t know about Jennifer Lopez!
#1 While she was still “Jenny From The Block,” JLo was dancing for the New Kids On The Block! Before her big break as a Fly Girl dancer on the 90s sketch show In Living Color, Jennifer danced with the New Kids On The Block at the 1991 American Music Awards!
#2 After her daughter had a health scare, Jennifer and her sister, Lynda started a nonprofit organization, The Lopez Family Foundation in 2009 to help underprivileged children and women gain access to quality healthcare. Jennifer’s foundation has funded medical program and facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Panama and Puerto Rico
#3 Jennifer is not only a great dancer but an impressive athlete. Actually a triathlete! In 2008, J.Lo completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in under two and a half hour which included a half mile swim, 18 mile bike ride and a 4 mile run!
#4 J.Lo shared with Ellen that her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez was so shy and nervous on their first date, that he sent her a flirty text while he was in the bathroom!
#5 J.Lo is the highest paid Latina actress of all time. In 2012, she knocked Oprah off the top spot on Forbes’ powerful celebrity list. Jennifer earned $52 million that year and she is estimated to be worth $300 million total!
#6 During an interview with People in 2016, Jennifer credits the birth of her twins for giving her a new perspective on life and inspiring her 2010 comeback album Love? and the hit single On The Floor.
#7 No, J.LO’s butt is not insured for a million dollars. Years ago Vanity Fair reported a rumor that her butt is so valuable she had to insure it for one million dollars. Over the years the figured went up to as much as 27 million dollars! Jennifer put a stop to the rumor during her Carpool Karaoke segment with James Corden.
New Kids On The Block dancer, philanthropist, triathlete, record earning actress, inspired mom and owner of an impressive but uninsured butt - those are seven things you didn’t know about Jennifer Lopez!