J-Lo's Ex-boyfriend David Cruz Dies at 51 — 5 Facts about Him

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 30, 2020
02:00 A.M.
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Jennifer Lopez's ex-boyfriend and high school sweetheart, David Cruz, whom she dated for ten years has passed away at the age of 51. 

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Jennifer Lopez is in mourning as she just lost her ex-boyfriend, David Cruz. Cruz, who was Lopez's man for nearly a decade, died over the weekend at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan.

Actress Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend David Cruz attend the "My Family" Hollywood Premiere on April 27, 1995 | Photo: Getty Images

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The news was made public by the New York City Medical Examiner's Office on March 23, according to Hollywood Life.

In recent times, it has seemed as though J-Lo may have found her match as she has been in a stable relationship with Alex Rodriguez.

Actress Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend David Cruz attend the "Money Train" Century City Premiere on November 12, 1995 | Photo: Getty Images

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Although not a lot of information about his death was provided, it was noted that David, who was 51 years old, died of a heart disease. David and Jennifer started dating in 1984 when the latter was only 15 years old.

Although they were together for a long time, David barely enjoyed the benefits of Jennifer's fame as they called it quits in the early '90s.

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Soon after their split, David got together with Isa, whom he was with until his death. It was Isa, who revealed that her man was a diehard New York sports fan. It, however, remained unclear if the late 51-year-old had any children or social media presence.

As for Jennifer, Cheat Sheet reported that she also moved on and found love with Cuban waiter Ojani Noa, whom she married in 1997.

Jennifer Lopez attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

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Unfortunately, that love story ended in less than a year, which saw her getting into several other relationships with celebrities such as Cris Judd, Ben Affleck, and Marc Anthony, among others.

The "Maid in Manhattan" star also dated famous rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, as Heavy recalled. During their relationship, the pair had gotten arrested in December 1999 after some shooting occurred outside of a club in Times Square.

Sean "Diddy" Combs (L) and Jennifer Lopez attend the after party for the finale of the "JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE" residency at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace on September 30, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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According to the site, the incident transpired after Diddy allegedly knocked a drink from somebody else's hand, thus leading to a fight and then a shooting.

Even though Jeniffer and her then-beau were both arrested, the former's charges were quickly dropped. Eventually, Diddy was acquitted, but he and the actress broke up before his acquittal.

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile, in recent times, it has seemed as though J-Lo may have found her match as she has been in a stable relationship with Alex Rodriguez. In fact, the duo who began dating in 2017, got engaged in 2019.

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