The 43-year-stunner, who posed for the shot in a sexy feathered frock and Elizabeth Taylor-like hair, headed back to the Bronx neighborhood she grew up in for the interview.
Lopez discussed her childhood home with the mag, revealing, “The last time I was in there was when my mom and dad called us home to tell us that they were separating after 33 years of marriage. I think that’s why I was nervous about coming here today. It’s like seeing someone from the past—you’re afraid to run into them because you never know if it’s going to be ‘wow’ or very difficult. This is a combination of both.”
She also chatted about her early days in the biz, saying, “My mom and I butted heads. I didn’t want to go to college—I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.’ A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked In Living Color. I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year.”
J. Lo might have been homeless when she was trying to make it, but the former Fly Girl is living large in $10 million Hamptons mega-mansions these days. What a difference a few decades makes.
Read more from “Jenny from the block” at wmagazine.com.