Jennifer Lopez

A Split Decision

Days before her 42nd birthday, Lopez announces some sobering news: she's ending her marriage to husband of seven years, singer Marc Anthony. "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters," says the couple, who are parents to 3-year-old twins Max and Emme.

Jennifer Lopez


Step to It

Moving on from her divorce, Lopez makes a love connection with dancer Casper Smart, whom she kisses on stage at the American Music Awards. The pair, who spend Thanksgiving weekend together in Hawaii, publicly step out in Miami in the New Year.


Jennifer Lopez

May 18

Great Expectations

Lopez takes a break from Idol duty to join the all-star cast of What to Expect When You're Expecting, an ensemble comedy based on the popular pregnancy guide of the same name. Despite its literary success, the film fails to win over audiences, only delivering $12 million during its box office debut.


Jennifer Lopez

September 03

Idol Chatter

A season after leaving the show, Lopez returns to judge American Idol. "I love this show and I'm glad to be back," she says at a press conference with fellow returning judge Keith Urban and newcomer Harry Connick Jr. "It wasn't the easiest thing to fit in this season of Idol, but I do love it so much ... I did miss it."


Jennifer Lopez


Split Decision

After 2½ years together, Lopez and her dancer beau Smart call it quits. Though initial reports speculated the relationship was on the rocks, a source confirms to PEOPLE that "they've definitely broken up. The relationship had just run its course."

Photo Credits

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Splash News Online; Fred Montana/Splash News Online; Melissa Moseley/Lionsgate; Dan Harr/AP; FameFlynet

Jennifer Lopez
Date of Birth
July 24, 1969
Birth Place
Bronx, N.Y.
Casper Smart, ex-boyfriend (November 2011 to June 2014)
Marc Anthony, husband (2004 to present; separated)
Ben Affleck, ex-boyfriend (2002 to 2004, engaged)
Cris Judd, ex-husband (2001 to 2002)
Diddy, ex-boyfriend (1999 to 2001)
Ojani Noa, ex-husband (1997 to 1998)
David Cruz, ex-boyfriend (1984 to 1995)
Emme Anthony, twin daughter (2/22/2008)
Max Anthony, twin son (2/22/2008)
Edited by Julia Wang

Jennifer Lopez

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