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How Many Boyfriends Did Jennifer Lopez Have? Look inside the Private Life of the Actress & Singer

Titi Dokubo
May 19, 2022
02:40 P.M.
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Jennifer Lopez is an unapologetic romantic, and she knows that finding true love is never easy. The Bronx-born superstar has had several relationships in the past. While some led to marriages, others did not.


The actress and singer who became one of Hollywood's leading ladies successfully forged a pop and dance music career. She was born July 24, 1969, and began her career as a dancer.

As Jennifer Lopez's career began to take off, she started acting, and in 1999, she released her debut Latin pop album. In no time, she became one of the most significant examples of pop music's rising Latin cultural influence.


On June 8, 2022, Netflix will premiere a documentary titled "Halftime" to give fans an inside look at the life and career of the actress and singer. The premiere will open the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and start streaming on Netflix on June 14, 2022.

The trailer shows the star's different emotions in various areas of her life and serves as a kickoff to the second half of her life. The trailer also shows her fiancé Ben Affleck. The question now is, how many boyfriends has she had so far?



Lopez had seven husbands and boyfriends before her engagement to Ben Affleck. Despite the failed relationships over the years, she has proven that she is always open to love as her "Love don't cost a thing!"

In February 1997, she married her first husband, a Cuban waiter, Ojani Noa. They met in Miami while she was filming "Blood and Wine," and their marriage was over in January 1998.

Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa at the "Anaconda" premiere on April 7, 1997 | Source: Getty Images


Between 1999 and 2001, she dated Sean "Diddy" Combs, and they were seen as a power couple. Even though there were reports of Combs's infidelity in the media, they stayed strong.

In September 2001, she married dancer and choreographer Cris Judd in a ceremony where they had to rent the airspace. They met in Spain when he directed the "Love Don't Cost a Thing" video and split in June 2002.

Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd at the Hollywood premiere of "Angel Eyes" on May 15, 2001 | Source: Getty Images


By September 2003, she was in a whirlwind romance with fellow Latin music superstar Marc Anthony, and they married in June 2004, just a week after he finalized his divorce. In 2008, they welcomed twins Max and Emme before splitting in 2011.

For another two and half years, she dated actor Casper Smart in an on-again-off-again relationship. He was 17 years younger than her, and they split for good in 2016.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony at their partnership announcement on November 18, 2010 | Source: Getty Images


For a few months in 2016, Lopez and Drake claimed to be an item, but industry insiders believed it was fake and were skeptical of their union, thinking it to be a publicity stunt.

In March 2017, Lopez began dating businessman, philanthropist, and former American professional baseball shortstop and third baseman, Alex Rodriguez. They were engaged in March 2019 but called it off in March 2021.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck sighted taking a walk on April 23, 2022 | Source: Getty Images



Lopez and Affleck are now together for the second time. The couple had dated between 2001 and 2004, and Affleck proposed in November 2002 with a custom-made pink diamond solitaire engagement ring.

They planned to wed in September 2003 but postponed and then canceled the wedding only to announce they were no longer together in January 2004.

They started dating again in 2021 after her split from Rodriguez. On April 8, 2022, Affleck proposed again to Lopez, and this time, he did it with a green engagement ring.