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

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Amid reports that her relationship with Judd is on the rocks, in April 2002 Lopez celebrates the opening of her Latin-themed restaurant Madre's in Pasadena, Calif. Celebs in attendance include Nicole Kidman – and her costar in Gigli, Ben Affleck, who fed reports of an on-set romance by taking out a $3,000 ad in Hollywood Reporter praising Lopez's "graciousness of spirit, beauty in courage, great empathy, astonishing talent, real poise and true grace."