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In all my years, I’ve never seen people laud a couple quite the way folks do Jennifer Lopez and Sean “Diddy” Combs. It’s truly interesting.
It’s especially interesting because they’re not a couple and haven’t been one for 15 years now.
Despite that reality, any time these two are seen in the same spaces or are even asked about one another, people reminisce about their whirlwind romance, which lasted about two years.
For instance, after hosting the AMAs on Sunday, Lopez celebrated with friends at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood. Diddy came through to support his former flame, and after being snapped giggling and embracing one another, it took absolutely no time for the headlines and comments to pop up about their storied relationship and a hopeful reconciliation.
USA Today said the former couple “look so perfect together, it hurts.”
And people commenting on the pictures of the former pair were still talking about what could have been:
“I loved them together. I feel like she may have been the only one who diddy would’ve married.”
“Old love never fades away. No man will ever love JLO like Diddy.”
“I believe he would have popped the question had the whole gun charge fiasco didn’t go down. I also believe the only reason he’s with Cassie is because she gives off a Jlo vibe minus the grown woman confidence.”
True, they were a cool coupling back in the day. So cool they were the original #relationshipgoals for people growing up around that time. Missy even referenced their relationship in “Pussycat.” They embodied luxurious living in their diamonds and furs, hitting the streets together on a motorbike way before Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill ever did. And they genuinely seemed smitten with one another all those years ago. When they broke up, he was in mourning via song (i.e., “I Need A Girl” — part I and II). And to this day, when they speak of one another, there’s nothing but love.
Like when Diddy told Access Hollywood that he was grateful to have had a woman like Lopez in his life, and that Lopez’s booty is “a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history, for real it will.”
Or the time when Lopez got flustered and blushed while talking about her ex after he made an appearance on American Idol: “Talking about 42-year-old Combs’ mentoring work, the singer took a long, uncomfortable pause when she had to speak her ex’s name. Laughing, she said, ‘I was going to say Puffy,’ then dropped her head, looking embarrassed.”
There is still some love there. But is there enough to get back together? The people want to see a reconciliation. The media would love to see it. But would J.Lo and Diddy actually want to see it?
Look, this is not ’98. And while the two sparkled on the outside, they, like all former couples, went their separate ways for legitimate reasons. The main one people think of is the fact that he almost got her caught up in some major drama in 1999 after that infamous shooting at Club New York. It was a squabble turned melee over a dropped drink that left Shyne with nine years to serve in prison, and Diddy with a rap to beat after driving around with Lopez–and a gun in his trunk. With the help of Johnnie Cochran, Diddy was acquitted. But after seeing that sh-t got a little too real too fast (and Lopez being a major star with a career that she had to protect), she ran for the hills.
And then there’s also the reality that she also had to leave that situation because Diddy made it clear that he couldn’t be faithful. Lopez told Vibe in 2003 that such infidelity almost drove her mad. I doubt she would want to deal with that again.
“It was the first time I was with someone who wasn’t faithful. I was in this relationship with Puff where I was totally crying, crazy and going nuts, it really took my whole life in a tailspin.”
And according to their joint interview with Essence in 2006, Diddy had been cheating on Lopez with the same woman he left (while expecting his child) to be with the starlet: Kim Porter:
The Lopez years — the couple dated from 1998 to 2000 — were so public, so humiliating, so disrespectful, says Porter, and what made it worse was that it was all a lie. “That relationship wasn’t real,” she says bluntly. “The world just saw the bright lights and the camera. But I knew what was really going on. He was still in love with me.” Porter, who says Combs fell for a “big booty and a smile,” used to tell him that when he was finished with his “little Puerto Rican girlfriend,” he’d be back. But, in fact, he never really left. The entire time Combs was seeing Lopez, Porter’s phone never stopped ringing. “No one knows that part,” she says. “He was calling fifty, sixty times a day.”
And while trying to explain his indiscretions, Combs tried it:
“Do you really think that God meant for a man to have just one wife?” he blurts out. “Or a woman to have one husband? Do you think God meant it that way?”
Porter shoots him a look. “Do you really want me having sex with some other man? You want that to happen?” she demands.
“No,” he says sheepishly, “but God made us different.”
And let’s not forget the small (but rather big) fact that they’ve both moved on to be with other people, albeit considerably younger people (a.k.a., the “Cas” gang). Last time we checked, Diddy was still trying to make things work with Cassie (though her birthday message to him hinted at a possible split…). And Lopez is still trying to make things work with Casper Smart, who, may I add, was actually present at her after-party the entire time. He was even standing there when Lopez hugged her famous ex, probably thinking, “They were a cute couple–back when I was 13.”
While it would be cute if the pair got that old thing back, that “old thing,” as is the case in most former relationships, wasn’t all gold, Versace dresses and silk shirts, popping bottles in VIP and smiles. It was a complicated two years.
By finally throwing in the towel before things went too left, they were able to grow as people, and thankfully, save the friendship rooted in that former relationship. And that’s why I believe we always see them so comfortable with one another when they do cross paths. Not because they’re plotting to be with one another again on the low. Not every former couple who runs into each other is trying to jump one another’s bones or avoid each other like the plague. Sometimes, exes have the luck of being mature enough to not only be friendly, but actually be friends. According to Diddy, “She’s a great friend of mine, always will my friend.” And sometimes, that’s just how it should be and stay.
R&B songbird Aaliyah may have sang, “Age ain’t nothing but a number,” but not everyone is ready to admit what that number really is. These celebrities have been caught up in age controversies as a result of being elusive or simply just out right lying about their age.
It seems like Karlie Redd and her messy ways were made for reality television. As it turns out, the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star may be a lot older than her cast mates. At one point, Karlie insisted she was in her twenties, but that was before fans found out about her adult daughter. Even though Karlie claims to be in her thirties, word around town is that number may be closer to 50.
Friday, gritty crime thriller, Lila and Eve starring Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, is slated to hit theaters. As previously reported, the film follows the heartbreaking tale of two mothers who take justice into their hands after losing their children to violent crimes. A brief synopsis of the film, which is directed Drumline‘s Charles Stone III, reads:
A tense and exciting film, Lila and Eve tells the story of Lila (Academy Award Nominee Viola Davis), a grief-stricken mother who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting attends a support group where she meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her sonÂ’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to take matters into her own hands to track down her sonÂ’s killers. The two women soon embark on a violent pursuit of justice, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son.
Tuesday, A+E Studios debuted an emotional clip from the upcoming release on Essence.com and it’s guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.
Lila and Eve will be released in theaters as well as on VOD Friday, July 17. Will you be checking it out?
Military chic clothing is on fire this summer! And the main color is army green aka olive. We’ve culled the web to find you pieces for the day gig, weekend schlepping and flirty barfly looks.
Take a gander and enjoy!
Military Chic Clothing: 15 Army Green Pieces To Rock Now!
Jennifer Lopez is one haute mama who has been bringing her own brand of entertainment and style for nearly twenty years. While she deals with being investigated by the police of Morocco for shaking her booty in front of the prime minister (why was he there?) we’ll focus on how fiercely she dashes around NYC with her cute kids.
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WCW: 15 Style-Crushing Jennifer Lopez Looks
This summer, Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez will take the screen in the dramatic indie film, Lila And Eve. Previewed in January at the Sundance Film Festival, Lila And Eve centers around two mothers whose children have died.
The women meet one another at a grief support meeting and quickly form a friendship. When Lila is not satisfied with the police investigation regarding her son’s death, Eve encourages her to take matters into her own hands. The two then begin to investigate the case and find Lila’s son’s killer, however, they become extremely vengeful in the process.
With drama, murder, grief and drugs intertwining in the film, it appears Lila And Eve will be nothing short of a hit summer thriller.
Directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline), Lila And Eve will debut on July 17th in theaters and on demand.
Take a look at the trailer, below!
Let us be clear, this season’s crop of fashion on the Met Gala red carpet was not our favorite. The theme of “China: Through The Looking Glass” really didn’t work for anybody…or maybe we just didn’t get the references. The MET needs to stop with the themes, it just seems to throw everybody off.
Le sigh. Grap your cup…
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Met Gala Red Carpet: 17 Flix of Unforgettable Fashion
Jennifer Lopez is a mommy who doesn’t stop. Between filming American Idol and promoting her new movies, the producer, dancer, singer, entertainer, and businesswoman, took the time to develop a new fragrance called JLuxe.
This fragrance is pure luxury. We were lucky enough to test it out for the past few days, and the compliments on the scent did not stop. And if you know what it’s like to be a haggard mom for most of the week, taking some time out for yourself to dress up and do you hair and nails and spray on some perfume doesn’t come often. So when you get a chance, go all out! (I tried it out on a jam-packed night at Jay Z’s 40/40 Club in New York City, score!)
JLuxe by JLo is inspired by her fiercely fashionable presence. A floriental fruity fragrance that leaves a lasting impression, JLuxe by JLo opens with a luscious medley of juicy pineapple and sweet raspberry. Then, the luxurious heart of the fragrance blooms with a floral bouquet of soft violet and Damascenian rose, as sensual layers of warm amber, cedarwood and musk compose the sensorial dry down on the skin.
It’ll definitely make passersby do a double take.
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Nick Jonas hosted The 2015 Kids Choice Awards celebration at The Forum in Inglewood, California. There were performances by Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson just to name a few.
Angelina Jolie Pitt, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, One Direction, Selena Gomez, SpongeBob SquarePants, Fifth Harmony, The Voice and Austin & Ally were among this year’s fan favorites, winning orange blimps at Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.
Jonas opened the show with a stunning performance of his Billboard Top 10 smash, “Chains,” and this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards was as messy as ever, from Jennifer Lopez presenting Jonas with his award and a surprise sliming; to the Favorite Family TV Show stars of Modern Family getting doused in goo; Jonas chugging a mug of slime in a “Dare or Dare” slime challenge; and a backstage pie fight between Chris Pratt and the cast of Henry Danger.
Here is a list of some of the winners along with pictures…
Favorite New Artist
5 Seconds of Summer
Fifth Harmony *WINNER
Favorite Kids TV Show
“Austin & Ally” *WINNER
“Dog with a Blog”
“Every Witch Way”
“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”
Favorite Movie Actor
Ben Stiller, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” *WINNER
Hugh Jackman, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Jamie Foxx, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
Mark Wahlberg, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
Steve Carell, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
Will Arnett, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Lego Movie”
Favorite Music Group
Fall Out Boy
One Direction *WINNER
Favorite Song Of The Year
“All About That Bass” Meghan Trainor
“Bang Bang” Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj *WINNER
“Dark Horse” Katy Perry
“Fancy” Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Problem” Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
“Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
With the vaccine debate raging on, we decided to check in with celebrities who are pro vaccines. From the Queen of Jordan to First Lady Michelle Obama to Reality TV stars, these folks are totally on board.
Where Do You Stand?
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