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Jennifer Lopez turns 43 this month! We look at the gorgeous star's life in pictures
Baby Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in The Bronx, New York City on July 24th 1969 to Puerto Rican parents. Here she's pictured as a baby being held by mum Guadalupe. You can see those good genes already!
Three year old Jennifer is already enjoying the attention...good training for her future stardom!
What a cute family portrait! Jennifer Lopez poses with her siblings: older sister Leslie and younger sister Lynda, now a well-known journalist, anchorwoman and presenter on American television
Jennifer started taking dancing lessons at the age of 5 and by her teens she'd already performed professionally. At the age of 17 she was starring in low budget film 'My Little Girl'. Five years later she was a dancer for New Kids On The Block.
In 1996 Jennifer played Selena in the eponymous film about a famous Mexican singer. A huge break for J.Lo. A year later she met her first husband, waiter Ojani Noa. The marriage lasted less than 11 months and by January 1998 the couple were divorced.
Jennifer soon hit the jackpot with roles in many popular films, including Anaconda and The Wedding Planner. She also started her first clothing line, J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez and launched her very successful music career. By 2000 Lopez was a star and she made sure everybody knew that by wearing a very revealing chiffon dress by Versace at the Grammy Awards in 2000.
Lopez met another man whom she married in 2001, dancer and actor Cris Judd. This marriage wasn't to last either and the couple divorced just over two years after tying the knot.
By 2001 Jennifer was so famous that the Queen looks more nervous to meet Lopez than the other way around in this photo!
Jennifer Lopez is photographed filming romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan with English actor Ralph Fiennes. The film was a great success for the actress.
Soon after splitting up with Cris Judd, Lopez started dating another star, actor, writer and director Ben Affleck. The couple became engaged a few months after getting together and were so famous they were given the moniker of 'Bennifer'. They also made a film together, Gigli, a box office and critical disaster. Lopez and Affleck split up in January 2004.
Jennifer Lopez looks incredible at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit, celebrating the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition. No wonder J.Lo is considered one of the most beautiful women on the planet!
Soon after splitting up from Ben Affleck, Jennifer started dating Marc Antony, a hugely popular American singer of Puerto Rican origins, like Lopez. The pair didn't waste any time and married in June 2005 in a private ceremony at Jennifer's mansion in Beverley Hills. In 2008 Lopez gave birth to twins Max and Emme, but sadly the couple split up in 2011.
A fighter, Jennifer didn't let the break up of her marriage to Marc Antony stop her career. Instead of reaching for a tub of Ben & Jerry, Jen reached for the stars (and the stage)!
Of course, Jennifer Lopez wasn't to be single for long. The star soon started dating one of her back-up dancers, Casper Smart.
Jennifer Lopez looked absolutely stunning at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The star wore a Zuhair Murad gown which hugged her curves perfectly.
Happy families! Jennifer Lopez, boyfriend Casper Smart and her kids Max and Emme enjoy a sunny day on the beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. They look so happy! Picture: Splash