Jennifer Lopez recently shared about her childhood. When Jennifer Lopez returned to a street corner in the Bronx, New York – where she was born and raised until she was 18 – to do photoshoots for W. magazine.
The past bounced back when Jennifer walked through the rusty iron gate. This gate leads into Jennifer Lopez childhood home. “This is the house where I grew up. The last time I returned there was when my parents called us back to tell us, they decided to divorce after 33 years of marriage. I think that’s why I’m so nervous when I come back today.”
The house is where Jennifer and her sister and sister lived with their parents throughout childhood. Jennifer said, the three cousins share a room. The white two-storey house, with a back window – where J.Lo often looks out, looks for her boyfriend to come and hide from her parents.
Seemingly afraid of facing the past with so much joy and sorrow, Jennifer just stopped outside the house without opening the door and going inside. “I don’t want to go inside. Like when you meet old people, you are afraid to approach them because you cannot know whether it will be a surprise or a difficult feeling. I have both of these things. ”
Jennifer Lopez left home in the Bronx at 18 – 26 years ago. J.Lo said at that time, she was passionate about learning to dance to the point of conflict with her mother. “My mother and I confront each other. I do not want to go to school. I always just wanted to dance. After a long time of argument, I started to leave home, spending the night on the sofa in the studio where I studied. I became a homeless but then, I told my mother, I needed to do that. ”
A few months after leaving home, Jennifer got a job in Europe. When she returned to her hometown, she was invited to be a member of the Fly Girl group in the TV show “In Living Color”. “I became a Fly Girl and moved to Los Angeles. It all came in just a year. ”
Jennifer said, she missed Bronx. “I really hated Los Angeles. I always wondered, where is the milk shop? Why are there no people walking on the street? Now I love Los Angeles, but it doesn’t give me strength like Bronx. All the power I need for this life, I get from my childhood land.”
“I felt very stressed when I came here,” said Jennifer Lopez. It was a slightly cold afternoon, and Lopez wore a slightly pink suit for exercise walking, and she wore sparkling flats. Jennifer Lopez always makes people wonder: this girl is small but somehow very strong, all parts of Jennifer body are small, except for the round circle that made up a part of the name of Miss.
“This is the house I grew up in,” Jennifer said, thinking about her childhood. She stopped at a white two-storey house, protected by an elaborate patterned iron gate. Across the street, perhaps to show his admiration for Lopez, there was a banner ad about the school of rising stars. “I don’t go to that school,” Lopez said, still looking at the old house, where she used to live with her parents and two sisters. She pointed to the window facing the vacant lot in the house: “I used to look out the window to see if my boyfriend was coming, then I would rush to the door,” she laughed, “I’m a child.” In the middle of the house, my three sisters share a room. I really like sports and dancing, I also like jogging. My stamina is very good. I was born to run long distances. “
Jennifer’s longtime manager, Benny Medina, who was the most loyal to Jennifer in her life, was there that day. He was curious to know if his star was at the school near his home, right on the avenue in front of the door? “No,” Lopez said, looking toward the building with two giant rows, “but this is the way I return home from school.” She laughed again and became silent when Benny asked if she wanted to knock on the door of Jennifer Lopez childhood home.
“No, I don’t want to go inside,” she said. “The last time I was there was when my parents called us kids home; and announced they were separated, after 33 years of marriage. I think that’s why I’m nervous every time I come here, so is today. Like people still afraid of the past, people are afraid to face it because they do not know whether it will become beautiful or painful. My case is a combination of both. ”
Jennifer left home 26 years ago, when she was 18 years old. She learned to dance and wanted to pursue this job like a real career. “My mother and I had a big argument. I don’t want to go to college, I want to try being a dancer. When I quarreled with my mother, I began to sleep on the sofa in dance class. Although I was homeless, I told my mother, ‘This is what I want to do’. A few months later, I found a job, I worked as a dancer in Europe. When I returned to the United States, I participated in the television program In Living Color. I became a member of the Fly Girl dance group and moved to Los Angeles. Everything happened within a year, ”Jennifer said.