Jennifer Lopez: I Was Homeless

Reveals split with her mom at age 18
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2013 9:07 AM CDT
Jennifer Lopez poses with her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – After she was "Jenny from the block," Jennifer Lopez was, briefly, homeless, she reveals in a new interview with W magazine. At 18, Lopez "butted heads" with her mom and moved out of their Bronx home, Lopez recalls. "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.'" Of course, it all ended quite well for J.Lo: "A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe," she says. "When I got back, I booked In Living Color. I became a Fly Girl and moved to LA. It all happened in a year." Click for the full cover story. (Read more J.Lo stories.)

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