Who Has Jennifer Lopez Dated, Married or Had A Fling With?

Jennifer Lopez is currently in a long-term relationship with retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez. Before him, she had been married three times – to Ojani Noa (m. 1997–1998), Cris Judd (m. 2001–2003), and Marc Anthony (m. 2004–2014). The actress has also been romantically linked to Chris Paciello (1992 to 1994), Wesley Snipes (1994-1995), Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs (1999-2001), Ben Affleck (mid-2002 to early 2004), Casper Smart (2011-2014, ?- 2016), and Drake (2016-2017). 

Since she kicked off her entertainment career, Jennifer Lopez, also known as J-Lo, has never had a dull moment. Beyond the work front, she has also had a pretty busy time in the love department where she has not lacked suitors to choose from. Her colorful dating list includes the names of some of the most famous men in the industry.

Here’s a complete list of her previous relationships.

Jennifer Lopez’s Ex-Boyfriends

Chris Paciello (1992 to 1994)

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Chris Paciello

Chris Paciello has gotten around to dating a good number of A-list stars in music and movies alike. Before all of that, however, he used to rob houses to support himself until he pleaded guilty to charges that were brought against him and was sent to prison. Years later as an ex-con, he would try to pick up the pieces of his life and make a living as a businessman.

Having made enough money to attract attention, he soon started mingling with celebrities and dated a good number of them too. He dated Jennifer Lopez from 1992 to 1994. Besides her, however, he has also dated famous stars like Madonna, Sofia Vergara, and Naomi Campbell.

Wesley Snipes (1994-1995)

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Jennifer & Wesley

Jennifer Lopez and Wesley Snipes met while on set, filming the movie Money Train in 1994. They had to do a love scene for the money which apparently continued after the movie. They started dating shortly after they met and were only together for a short while, parting after less than a year together in 1995. Since their breakup, Lopez has expressed regrets over the love scene they did and has openly said it should not have happened.

Ojani Noa (m. 1997–1998)

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Ojani Noa With Jennifer Lopez

Ojani Noa and Jennifer Lopez started dating in April 1996. After 10 months of dating, the pair got married on the 22nd of February 1997. After the wedding, Noa opted to work at Madre’s (Jennifer’s Latin Restaurant) but was fired for some ill conducts which led him to sue the musician in retaliation. Consequently, a confidentiality agreement was drawn up but he breached the contract and soon the singer was suing him for invasion of privacy alongside the breaching.

These occurrences made their marriage seem more like a battlefield than the love relationship that it was supposed to be. The couple finally separated in January 1998 and got divorced on the 1st of March 1998.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs (1999-2001)

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Jennifer & Diddy

American rapper, Diddy, revealed that he was in a relationship with Jennifer Lopez in August 1999. The two had been together for months but never publicly acknowledged their relationship. Sadly by February 2001, it came to light that the relationship had packed up without any real reason from either party.

Cris Judd (m. 2001–2003)

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With Chris Judd: Image Source

The American actor and choreographer dated Jennifer Lopez for 7 months, after they met while on the set of Love Don’t Cost A Thing (Lopez’s Music Video). They got married on the 29th of September, 2001. The marriage, unfortunately, did not last long and the two got separated in May 2002 and eventually got divorced on the 13th of January, 2003.

Ben Affleck (mid-2002 to early 2004)

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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez

The Latin pop star and Ben Affleck met while on the set of the 2002 film Gigli. At this time, Lopez was still married to Cris Judd. When Jennifer was in the process of divorcing Cris Judd, Affleck started making his intentions known. They were both later seen at a Vancouver strip club. In 2003, their relationship blossomed into an engagement and even on to wedding plans.

Unfortunately, things didn’t work as planned and in 2004, they called off the wedding and ended their relationship.

Marc Anthony (m. 2004–2014)

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Marc Anthony And Jennifer Lopez

After the called-off wedding with Ben Affleck in 2004, Jennifer Lopez got married to American singer, Marc Anthony on the 5th of June, 2004 after two months of dating.

The couple frequently collaborated together. They were seen on set together for the movie El Cantante (2006) and they also worked on songs for each other’s albums. After four years of marriage, on the 22nd of February, 2008, Jennifer delivered twins – a boy, Maximilian David and a girl, Emme Marie.

Sadly in 2011, MarcAnthonyy and Jennifer Lopez publicly announced that they had mutually agreed to end their marriage. They eventually got divorced on the 16th of June, 2014.

Casper Smart (2011-2014, ?- 2016)

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Jennifer Lopez And Casper Smart

The pair first began dating in November 2011 but by June 2014, they had gone their separate ways. Shortly after, the two were confirmed to be back together. They were seen together on a romantic date in Las Vegas and were also at a Kid Ink Concert. The entire relationship finally ended in August 2016.

Drake (2016-2017)

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Drake & J.Lo

Canadian rapper and songwriter, Drake, was romantically involved with Jennifer Lopez in November 2016. The Award-winning artiste posted a cozy picture of both of them on Instagram. They were also seen at Drake’s Las Vegas Show. But after two months, they called it quits in January 2017.

Notable Rumors

Jennifer Lopez was rumored to have hooked up with Ukrainian-American dance instructor, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, in 2014. The pair never stated that they were a couple but always said they enjoyed each other’s company as they worked together.

Later she was rumored to be in a relationship with Rodrigo Santoro her co-star in the movie, What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012). It was reported that there was on and off the set chemistry going on. But the claim was unfounded.

She was also rumored to be dating the A-list actor, Bradley Cooper in September 2011. They were seen having dinner in New York City but the pair claimed it was a business meeting.

Who is Jennifer Lopez Dating?

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Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez is currently in a relationship with the retired athlete, Alex Rodriguez. The two began dating on the 3rd of February, 2017. The lovebirds were seen recently in Italy, taking a vacation. Alex, a former baseball shortstop, posted a video on Instagram, showing himself and Jennifer Lopez singing while enjoying a boat ride.

The two presently seem happy and blissfully in love; although, they have stated that they are in no hurry to walk down the aisle.

Edidiong Mboho
Edidiong Mboho
A graduate of United States International University currently undergoing her Masters degree Programme in The UK, Eddy is a storyteller, movie enthusiast, and TV nerd who can always be found on Netflix. She's always up to argue about comic book movies. Getting to write and edit for a living is definitely the dream and it is always exciting to be afforded the opportunity to learn new things every day.


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