There are many different reasons why over 100 million people love Jennifer Lopez and follow her on social media. And while she did do Gigli, perhaps you can forgive her.
Especially because it's possible that you've been jamming out to her music for over a decade now. If you've also ever been fortunate enough to see her in concert, we're sure it was also an experience you wouldn't soon forget. And if you haven't, you're going to love getting to see the photos we've selected below of her rocking out.
While her film career is filled with misses, she should be commended for finding success her recent television series Shades of Blue which has earned her a People's Choice Award.
Lopez's time in Hollywood has also been rampant with tabloid headlines, including recent ones involving her and her boyfriend of over 1 year, Alex Rodriguez. And while you can imagine she gets tired of seeing photos of herself everytime she leaves the house, it does leave us with plenty of opportunities to show you why she's also considered so beautiful!
20 She Knows Beauty Is Skin Deep
Jennifer Lopez knows that if you were to just judge her for her physical beauty, that she'd rank incredibly high for many people. Including hopefully her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez! But Lopez's true beauty comes not from what you see, but from who she is as a person. When talking about the importance of striking a sense of harmony with different elements of her life, Lopez revealed,
"Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body, and spirit."
We're sure having a healthy relationship is surely helping her keep a calm mind! We're also pretty sure that confidence definitely helps when you already look like this, and when the physical attributes that you have are already amazing. And this outfit in general? This is something Jenny would definitely wear, it's a style that J-Lo has made sure to bring with her, no matter how many years go by. Sometimes, you just need a little bling.
19 She Loves Trying New Things In Music
Jennifer Lopez has put out several amazing singles throughout her musical career that she did without the help of another musician. But for her recent song, "Us", she employed the help of Skillrex. She also worked with other artists on her upcoming Spanish album such as Nicky Jam and Gente de Zona.
When asked to discuss her thoughts on working with other artists, Lopez had only praise,
"I always want to work with new artists and want to do new things, work with whoever has the sound right now. Because that's what's exciting to me as an artist, musician, and singer, it's to keep trying new things."
18 She Isn't Promiscuous
Jennifer Lopez is never going to get the paparazzi and general public from making comments on her. But one thing she hopes is not reported is that she has had an active past history of bumping it up in the bed.
When discussing her past habits, Lopez revealed,
"People equate s*xy with promiscuous. They think that because I'm shaped this way, I must be scandalous - like running around and bringing men into my hotel room. But it's just the opposite."
Considering she is now exclusive with Rodriguez, you can hope the tabloids will only be reporting about how happy they are! And hey, even if it was otherwise, she's her own woman! She can do whatever she wants. She's earned that right. Also, by the way, this outfit is just too adorable for us to handle.
17 She Dedicated Her New Single To Alex
One of the coolest advantages that would come with dating a musician is that there is a chance they'll write a song about you. If that was on Alex Rodriguez's bucket list, he can check it off, as Lopez recently announced that her most recent single (aptly titled "Us") was a tribute to her relationship with Rodriguez.
"We've been together for one year today. I don't want to get all mushy or anything, but baby, this song's for you. I love you," said Lopez before performing the song at a recent concert. If Lopez's past success is any indication, you can expect this song to be played absolutely everywhere in the near future so let's hope A-Rod loves it!
16 Her Parents Wanted Her To Be a Lawyer
There is no question that Jennifer Lopez ended up picking the proper career path. But there was a time when the conversation she was having with her parents about what she would do with her life was about something a bit different. Thankfully for Lopez's sake, she was able to avoid the push from her parents to enter into a very different career path.
"My parents wanted me to be a lawyer. But I don't think I would have been very happy. I'd be in front of the jury singing."
She probably wouldn't mind the lack of paparazzi attention that lawyers get though! And imagine someone like her taking that world by storm? Judging from her strong personality, we doubt that she would take anything lying down. She would probably be amazing at it. And this sleek, gorgeous outfit is exactly what she would wear in a lawyer's room.
15 She Will Be An Artist Till She Dies
Jennifer Lopez had survived a tremendous amount of adversity to get to the place where she has in her career. And while some people may not be the biggest fan of her music, you shouldn't expect her to start slowing down anytime soon.
"Being an artist doesn't start because you're 21, and it doesn't end because you're 51. You are who you are until the day you die," said Lopez in a past interview. And considering performing has been one of her passions her entire life, you can understand why she doesn't plan on putting that part of her life off to the side. And anyway, why should she? She's slaying the game, so while she's bringing it in, she should do what she loves and keep at it!
This outfit is something we are sure a young J-Lo would have dreamed about wearing (hell, probably lots of women dream about wearing something like this). She definitely looks like a princess, and considering that was Jenny's plan from all along, you could say she's made it.
14 Looking Amazing On Instagram
Jennifer Lopez knows that her passionate fanbase is always going to want to be kept in the loop with whatever is going on in her daily life. Especially because sometimes that includes dropping tidbits on what Alex Rodriguez is up to.
Lopez currently boasts a social media following of over 100 million people. This includes over 70 million that have chosen to follow her on Instagram. And after you check out this amazing photo that we've yanked off of it, we wouldn't be surprised if you ended up adding to that number!
Yes, it's showing off her stomach a touch, but seriously, look at the title of this article. You know this is something that Jenny from the block would wear. Sure, J-Lo has transformed some, but at heart, she'll always be our girl from the block.
13 She's The Lead In The Upcoming Bye Bye Birdie
As you'll learn throughout this list Lopez is still working hard at producing new music, but the recording studio isn't the only place she'll be playing down some serious pipes. Lopez has also been cast in the upcoming NBC live-action production of Bye Bye Birdie.
While the idea of performing live may be daunting, there is no reason to doubt that Lopez will be anything but stellar in the role.
NBC is so confident in Lopez's appeal that it was reported her hectic schedule led to the production of the play being moved from 2017 to 2018. We can expect however that whenever it does happen, she will look nothing short of breathtaking. Quite frankly, we can't wait.
12 She Hasn't Been Alone On The Streets In 20 Years Because Of Selena
Jennifer Lopez has found success in several different industries, but when talking to WMagazine about the moment where she felt everything had changed, Lopez pointed to the reaction from her 1997 film Selena.
“I never thought about fame until then. After that film, I would have panic attacks. I remember walking down the street, and someone yelled, ‘Jennifer!’ and I didn’t know who it was. I ran home. From that point forward, I realized I couldn’t be alone in public. I don’t think I’ve been alone on the street in over 20 years."
Which means even if you can't always see them, her bodyguards are probably not often far away. Talk about a heavy price to pay for fame! This casual outfit is something that we love because it brings us back to those Jenny from the block days. It's fun, but very stylish, bright and shiny just like our girl.
11 She's Danced, Acted And Sung Her Whole Life
There are some musicians who don't realize until later in life that this was something that they were going to do with their lives. But for Jennifer Lopez, she spent her entire life knowing she was destined to do some form of performing.
"But from the time I was very little, it was something I would do all the time, just sing, dance and act. So it wasn't something that was fake or contrived as I got older," said Lopez in a past interview.
While it may have felt natural to her, it's still astonishing how much success Lopez has found. Then again, how can you not, when her dance moves started a trend amongst others who realized they had to dance hard to become big, with a voice that stunned millions, and with looks that had us all wishing we were her?
10 Rodriguez's Thoughts On Lopez
Jennifer Lopez has engaged in several high-profile relationships over the course of her career. She may, however, be currently linked into the last one of her life as she has been knocking boots with Alex Rodriguez for a little over a year.
While Lopez has admitted in the past to having high-standards for her partner, things seem like smooth sailing for the two of them. When talking about Lopez and if marriage is in the future, Rodriguez stated,
"Jennifer's amazing. It's nice, it's nice. You're gonna make me blush now! Now I'm sweating. No, she's an amazing girl."
Listen, if he doesn't marry her, we're sure there's a line of people literally waiting to tie the knot to this absolute beauty. There are some people in life you don't pass up, and she is definitely one of them.
9 Her Musical Inspirations
Jennifer Lopez prides herself on her ability to be independent in several different areas of her life. But that doesn't mean she is unwilling to lean on other people for help and inspiration, especially in the world of music.
"I love a good lyricist - always have. The thing that inspired me most was the different performers, like Tina Turner, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Madonna, even Janet Jackson."
Who knows, perhaps it will only be a matter of time before Alex Rodriguez realizes he has the ability to drop some rhymes that make it into her future music!
8 She Wears Nice Dresses When Relaxing At Home
Jennifer Lopez is often seen running around town wearing outfits that are sure to catch the attention of everyone around. But perhaps she is always seen in amazing outfits because even when she is relaxing at home, she still finds the time to put an effort into what she is wearing,
"I like to maintain a certain sense of fantasy in my life. I am kind of like that at home. Do I have the full hair and makeup? No. But I might have the nice dress on."
We're sure constantly putting on tremendous outfits at home is something that Alex Rodriguez also appreciates. In case you're wondering, no, she's not the only woman that does something like this. Some women do try and always look their best, because it is somehow comforting to them. So hey, if it works for her great, and if she keeps posting selfies, even better.
7 How She Describes Her Sound
In another entry in our list, Jennifer Lopez talks more about some of the musical artists who helped inspire her. But when talking about the style of music itself, Lopez revealed,
"But the idea of taking things and mixing them together is what I do in my music. I take hip-hop, R&B, pop, dance, funk and soul and mix it all together to get my own sound."
There is definitely a unique sound that Lopez produces that has helped her captivate hundreds of millions of people over the course of her career. Not to mention the fact that she always makes sure to put on one heck of a show for all the people she's performing for, looking her best and coming out on top. And this outfit is street style enough that her old school self would definitely wear it, and besides, who doesn't love sparkles?
6 How She Makes Herself Feel Good When She's Down
Everyone is going to have certain days, perhaps more often than not, where they aren't feeling too good about themselves. When it comes to Jennifer Lopez, she definitely knows what she needs to do when she gets herself going into a negative headspace
"Sometimes when I get home and I'm not feeling so great, I make myself go to the gym. Then I come home and take a shower, put on a great outfit, some makeup, tie my hair up, and I feel pepped up and great about myself."
We're sure doing all of those things also result in a ton of compliments from A-Rod that is also sure to make her feel amazing. It also helps, we're sure that one of her buddies at the gym is none other than Dwayne Johnson! So, when you're working out with The Rock, you really can't go wrong.
5 Showing Love For A-Rod On Stage
The above outfit may not be the most revealing thing that Lopez has worn on the stage, but you probably wouldn't blame A-Rod if he decided this was his favorite costume for her to put on. Especially if you realize, as he does, that the #13 she has on her chest was a homage to his number as a professional baseball player for the Yankees.
While his time in the Yankees often coincided with tabloid rumors of his activities behind closed doors, including allegedly with Madonna, we're sure Lopez loves knowing that A-Rod is all hers (and vice versa!).
Also, let us be completely honest. Even in something so completely casual such as this, obviously Jen knows exactly how to pull it off, but then again, we expect nothing less from our favourite Latina.
4 Her Backdoor Confidence Paved The Way For Kardashians
There are many different elements of Jennifer Lopez's body that help explain why she is so beloved by people in society. But one of her most eye-catching features is the one that is put on display whenever she chooses to leave a room.
When talking to talk show host Andy Cohen about the role that her prominent backdoor has had on society, and in particular the Kardashian family which also often promotes their own downstairs, Lopez said,
"I think I paved the way for them. Just another innovation that I’ve given to the world!”
Honestly, she's not entirely wrong. Seriously, she kind of started the whole movement of loving your body and owning your curves alongside Beyonce. I mean, a lot of people tried to do it, but no one really put emphasis on it the way the two of them did. So good for you JLO!
3 How Children Have Impacted Her As An Artist
Jennifer Lopez has been famous long enough that the world has seen her go through several different changes. This includes becoming a mom to twins, Maxi and Emme, back in 2008.
When talking about how that role has altered her role as an artist, Lopez stated,
"My job deals with feelings, emotions, and expressing them, so I think my kids have actually helped me be better at what I do. I feel more confident when I'm working than I ever did before because you have that deeper understanding of life, and that introspection really helps me be better as a writer, singer, actor, whatever."
I mean, it makes sense when you think about it. Most of the time, when you have kids, you tend to think about them more than you think about yourself. It's just kind of the way things tend to go. This gorgeous silver piece is definitely something that J-Lo would have worn at the beginning of her career or throughout it.
2 Her Ex-Marriage Is The Hardest Part Of Her Life
Jennifer Lopez engages in many activities on a regular basis that we're sure she would classify as being difficult. But when talking to WMagazine, Lopez revealed that the hardest area of her life was trying to work out a relationship with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony who is also the father of her twins.
"When my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness. It wasn’t the dream that I had hoped for, and it would have been easier to fan the flames of resentment, disappointment, and anger. But Marc is the father of my children [8-year-old twins], and that’s never going away. So, I have to work to make things right. And that is, by far, the hardest work I do."
It just goes to show that no matter how bad a situation can sometimes be, if you want something bad enough, you can work your way to getting there, no matter how much it may hurt.
1 She's Working On A Spanish Album
If you're a huge fan of Jennifer Lopez's music, you may want to make sure you are learning some Spanish if you want to be able to truly enjoy her upcoming album to the true potential.
When discussing the meaning behind the title with Eonline.com, Lopez revealed,
"It's about how we are always kind of reinventing ourselves, experiencing things for the first time, no matter how old you are. There's always a new beginning."
Titled Por Primera Vez which translates to For the First Time, this is the 2nd time that Lopez has put out a Spanish album and there are currently 2 singles released for it. While some of her fans may not understand Spanish, we have no doubt that she will destroy the sales anyway whenever her album does get released.