Jennifer Lopez is the definition of body goals and aging gracefully. For someone who has been entertaining the world since the 1980s, she looks like she has found a way to slow down the aging process on her ever-banging body. When you add the fact that she is also a mother, it often leads people to ask – how old is Jennifer Lopez really?
Lopez is one of the Latin Americans making a statement with their exploits in Hollywood. She started as an actress and extended her horizon to dancing, as well as music. She is also an accomplished fashion designer, producer, and businesswoman, all of which she has carried out with so much finesse.
How Old Is Jennifer Lopez?
On July 24, 2019, Jennifer Lopez marked her 50th birthday and we can’t help but observe that her age does look good on her. Named Jennifer Lynn Lopez at birth, the American multi-talented performer was born on July 24, 1969. Her formative years were spent in The Bronx borough of New York City, where she was born to Puerto Rican parents – Guadalupe Rodríguez and David López, alongside two sisters, Leslie and Lynda.
She started honing her singing and dancing skills at the age of five but made her debut in acting in 1986 when she joined the cast of a low-budget film titled My Little Girl. She then landed a regular role on In Living Color where she appeared as Fly Girl dancer, starting from 1991. Through her first prominent role which came in the 1997 Selena biopic, she scooped a Golden Globe nomination, in addition to being named the first Latin actress to pocket more than $1 million for a film. After making appearances in Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), Lopez became the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood and also spread her tentacles to the music industry, dropping her first studio album On the 6 in 1999.
The success of her music debut gave the Latin pop movement a nudge in the American music and entertainment arena. The release of her sophomore studio album J.Lo coincided with that of the romantic comedy – The Wedding Planner (2001), which gave her the unprecedented title of becoming the first woman to achieve a number one album and film in the same week.
Jennifer Lopez has recorded tremendous success in her career and is yet to show any sign of slowing down. Some of her acclaimed films and TV shows include Shall We Dance? (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005), American Idol, Shades of Blue, World of Dance, Angel Eyes (2001) and Enough (2002), among many more. She has also excelled in music with eight albums so far, including This Is Me… Then (2002), Rebirth (2005), Como Ama Una Mujer (2007), Brave (2007), Love? (2011), and A.K.A (2014).
Jennifer Lopez’s films have grossed $3 billion and she has recorded an estimated global sales of 80 million records. Her contributions to the entertainment world have also earned her much reverence in different quarters. She has scored several titles, including becoming the most influential Latin performer in the United States, one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, as well as the 38th most powerful woman in the world, among several others.
What’s an illustrious career like hers without a landmark star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame? Jennifer Lopez got hers for her musical exploits. She also got the Billboard Icon Award, as well as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, in addition to her numerous awards won and nominated. Needless to say that Jennifer Lopez has made the most of her time and is poised to deliver more as she seems to have a lot of years still left in her.
How Many Children Does Jennifer Lopez Have?
Asides her glittering career, Jennifer Lopez is also a proud mother of twins – a boy and a girl. She put her career on hold in 2008 following the birth of the twins in February. Jennifer Lopez’s children, Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian David Muñiz, are the product of her marriage to fellow musician, Marc Anthony. Unfortunately, the marriage came to an official end on June 16, 2014, giving her primary physical custody of the children.
The “Jenny from the Block” hitmaker is now in a committed relationship with former New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez. They announced their engagement in March 2019.