J.Lo at 40: How a Diva Was Made!

In 40 photos, see how the birthday girl (on July 24) went from Jenny from the Block to superstar


Looking straight out of the Bronx in a bedazzled bandanna, hoop earrings and hip-hugging white jeans, Lopez arrives at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards hand-in-hand with then-boyfriend Sean Combs (then known as Puffy). She embraces Combs (who produced and wrote a track on On the 6) before accepting the best dance video award for "Waiting for Tonight."

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