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Jennifer Lopez Was “Homeless” Before Getting Famous

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In a weird revelation to release decades after you became famous, Jennifer Lopez has said that she was “homeless” before getting cast as a Fly Girl on In Living Color back in 1991. By “homeless”, J.Lo means that she slept on a couch in a studio, not that she was actually on the street with no roof over her head, no food in her stomach or anything that actual homeless people have to go through. Plus, she actually could have stayed at home, but her mom was getting on her nerves and she didn’t feel like going to school. Insert this face here: –__–

From W:

“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 LA. It all happened in a year.”

Listen, I’m glad J.Lo got her big break because I actually like her and think she’s pretty great, but girl… no. People who opt for “homelessness” so they can pursue some romantic notion of the artistic dream need to GTFO. It’s obviously a struggle trying to find a way to make a living out of what you love – especially when what you love isn’t a conventional “job”, I’m with her on that. But I still do what I gotta do to pay the bills, you know (HI, EVIL BEET!). We’re just going to have ignore she said any of this and move on.

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  • Nice try J-Lo. At the very best you were faux-mless. Making the bull-headed decision to rough it for your dreams is not the same as being homeless.

  • She also lived with the owner of the dance studio. She came out when she and Ben Afleck became a couple, saying you do stupid things when you first start out in the business. Also at that time her mother had thrown her out of the house & they weren’t speaking. It sounded to me like she was trying to get ahead of a story before it hit the tabloids – her team probably decided it was better to pay him off, than deny, deny, deny.