Jennifer Lopez has been married thrice but she doesn't consider the first two marriages as real.
In a marriage, people might unintentionally end up taking each other for granted from time to time. However, only toxic partners would willfully take advantage of their spouses. Sometimes, they try to do that even after the relationship has ended. When you add celebrity couples into this mix, out comes something nasty and scandalous. Singer Jennifer Lopez, 51, who is engaged to former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, 46, was once married to a man who tried to use her fame to his benefit by humiliating her in the eyes of the world.
Lopez's first husband, Ojani Noa, 46, was a waiter at singer Gloria Estefan‘s restaurant when the couple met. They got married on February 22, 1997, but the marriage didn't survive even a year, as per Hollywood Life. They divorced in January 1998 and since then, Noa has sued her multiple times, and she had to fight him off in court.
After the divorce, she still wanted to help him and hired him to manage her restaurant, Madres, in 2002. However, it didn't work out and she fired him in six months. He complained that there was no reason for his dismissal and filed a case, which was settled, as per The Blast.
She had moved on from him by this time and had married dancer Cris Judd. However, her marriage with Judd also didn't last and she doesn't consider her first two marriages as real. "I’ve never been married in a church and I’ve been married three times, and once was nine months and once was 11 months, so I don’t really count those," she said, according to Hollywood Life. She was also married to singer Marc Anthony for 10 years, with whom she has two children.
However, Judd blamed the spotlight on them as the reason for their breakup and said that there was no ill will between them, as per the Blast. That was not the case for Noa.
In 2004, he sued her for breaching their privacy agreement but he dropped the case before a ruling. Instead, he took out his frustration by trying to publish a book in 2006, which would have included intimate details of their marriage, according to The Blast. However, the Waiting For Tonight singer went to the court to block the book as Noa was just going back on his word. He had signed a privacy agreement which meant he couldn't share the details of their marriage.
The On The Floor singer was able to protect herself from the former partner, who just wanted to cash in on her success. He was fined in 2007 for trying to breach their agreement and the singer was awarded $545,000. The court also issued an injunction restraining him from publishing the book. However, he didn't stay quiet after this and tried to malign her again.
In 2013, a source said that there was an agreement about Noa releasing the video of their private honeymoon. He was ready to sell his former wife's dignity and break her trust to make some money. He claimed that while the video didn't have adult scenes, it showed the singer naked. His actions show why their marriage didn't work out. He was never going to be someone she could rely on.
The former waiter was allegedly in contact with adult sites that wanted to purchase the footage from him and he was planning to sell to the highest bidder. He also revealed personal details of their private relationship when he said that the Ain't Your Mamma singer liked to get intimate in odd places. However, his plans never came to fruition as the singer took him to court again to stop him from selling her video. She won the case and he was not able to release the video.
However, she was only able to win after filing an appeal against the initial judgment. The court had given a green light initially but her attorneys went to the Second District Court of Appeals, and stopped Noa.
The singer-actress acknowledges that she married for the wrong reasons, in the past. "It seems like in this life you're always surrounded by people so you're never lonely but it's very lonely," she said. "So I felt like if I got married, then I would always have somebody, but that's not how life works. That's not how it goes. It's bad reason to get married," Lopez said, as per ABC News.
Now, she is in no hurry to tie the knot with Rodriguez, with whom she wants a church wedding.