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The Evolution of J. Lo

Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at the 2014 iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party!

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    Jennifer Lopez is the daughter of David Lopez and Guadalupe Rodriguez. She grew up in the Bronx, and her parents always encouraged her to pursue her entertainment career.

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    Jennifer's first love was David Cruz. They met in 1984 and were together for 10 years.

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    In 1991 Jennifer Lopez gets a big Hollywood break as a Fly Girl on the Wayans brother's hit Fox comedy show In Living Color

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    Jennifer Lopez dated actor Wesley Snipes from 1994 - 1995 after co-starring in Money Train.

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    J. Lo's famous backside circa 1997.

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    In 1997 Jennifer Lopez married Ojani Noa in front of 200 friends. The marriage lasts 13 months, and in 2006 Lopez sued Noa over a tell-all book about their relationship.

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    Jennifer's breakthrough role was playing the murdered Tejano singer Selena in a biopic Selena. Lopez beat out 11,000 competitors for the role! The movie came out in 1997 with Selena's father's stamp of approval.

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    J. Lo plays a federal marshal alongside George Clooney in the Oscar-nominated film Out of Sight.

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    Lopez's debut album, On the 6 comes out in 1999. The album was named after the 6 subway train that she took to get to dance auditions in Manhattan. On the 6 goes triple platinum.
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    Jennifer Lopez and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs didn't publicly acknowledge their relationship until September, 1999. They arrived at the 1999 MTV Music Awards hand in hand.

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    J.Lo flaunts some serious cleavage in this iconic Versace dress at the 2000 Grammys.

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    Jennifer Lopez and Sean "Puff Daddy" dated for almost two years.

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    In 2000 Jennifer met Cris Judd, a background dancer in her video for "Love Don't Cost a Thing." The couple married on Sept. 21, 2001. Lopez filed for divorce in July of 2002, just nine months after the wedding.

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    In 2001 Lopez costarring Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner.

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    Jennifer Lopez releases her second album J.Lo which goes to number one simultaneously with The Wedding Planner.

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    In 2001 Lopez begins production on Gigli, where she meets her new leading man, Ben Affleck.

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    While Gili got scathing reviews, it did give us Bennifer! Affleck proposed with a 6.1-carat pink engagement ring.

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    Due to Gili's terrible reviews Miramax postponed the release of the couple's second film together, Jersey Girl. By mid-January, they call off their wedding and their relationship all-together.

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    In 2002 J.Lo releases her her third album This Is Me...Then, with hits on it like "Jenny from the Block".
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    J. Lo starred in Maid in Manhattan alongside Ralph Fiennes in 2002.

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    Remember this 2002 J. Lo Oscar look?

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    "Jenny from the Block" wears her standard velor track suit on TRL with Carson Daly at the MTV Studios in New York City in 2002.

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    After calling off her engagement to Affleck in 2003, Lopez marries Marc Anthony in 2004 at her Beverly Hills mansion. She wore a Vera Wang gown and $7 million dollars worth of Neil Lane jewelry.

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    Jennifer Lopez gets back to her dancing roots in Shall We Dance? with Richard Gere in 2004.

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    Jane Fonda plays Jennifer Lopez's worst nightmare in 2005's Monster In-Law.

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    J.Lo relases her fourth album in 2005 Rebirth...sales peak at 1.5 million.
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    In 2006 Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez star in El Cantante, a story of salsa king Hector Lavoe.

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    In 2008 Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez have twins Max and Emme.

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    In 2011 Lopez announces that she is joining the judges' table with fellow newbie Steven Tyler. Her daughter Emme and son Max often visit her on set!

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    After seven years of marriage Jennifer and Marc decided to go their separate in 2011.

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    Jennifer Lopez starts dating Casper Smart who she even kissed onstage at the American Music Awards! The dancing duo have been dating since 2011.

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    In 2013 Lopez is honored with the 2500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California.

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    Jennifer Lopez continues to be a judge on "American Idol XIII". She will also be joining Neon Trees, Tiësto, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, and Lil Jon at the 2014 iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

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