Everyone is waiting in anticipation for J-Lo and A-Rod’s upcoming nuptials. And while details are still sketchy, there’s talk that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s wedding is in Malibu. According to Star magazine, Lopez and Rodriguez have plans to marry in September after Lopez’s tour dates end. The wedding is said to be in the range of $17 million dollars, according to Star’s unnamed source, with “exotic flowers,” champagne, Maine lobsters and a gourmet chef.
“Jen knows exactly what she wants; she expects nothing less than perfection. It seems she’s already fired three planners and is now on her fourth. That means costs are going through the roof. At this rate, it’s going to be a $17 million affair – and she isn’t blinking an eye,” the so-called source said. “[The wedding] will be filled with exotic flowers, and guests will be greeted with Krug champagne, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and lobster flown in from Maine. The meal will be catered by a celebrity chef and finished off with a multitiered wedding cake decorated with edible flowers.”
However, according to Gossip Cop, these claims are patently untrue, claiming that Star’s story is completely fabricated and that neither the singer nor the MLB star is rushing to the altar. Gossip Cop cited several interviews wherein Lopez explains that the couple’s work schedule is keeping them pretty busy till the end of 2019. “We really see this as something that’s gonna be forever, and we’re gonna just take our time and do it right,” Lopez said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Gossip Cop found a further contradiction with Star. The site went on to deny another story about the couple breaking up amid cheating rumors and other tensions. Honestly, this makes a lot of sense. Lopez has been vocal about her past relationships, even going so far as to say her first two marriages “didn’t count.” It’s not surprising to hear that the two want to plan their wedding right and actually wait till they’re done with all their commitments.
J.Lo is bold, brave and totally beautiful. We cannot think of anyone better to celebrate this Woman Crush Wednesday, so let's look back at some of Jenny From The Block's most iconic beauty looks.
At the Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards, 1996.
Jennifer Lopez was just another aspiring actress and Fly Girl...and then Selena happened, turning her into a household name overnight. We love her voluminous, dark curls and totally 90s raisin-colored lipstick.
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At the Grammys, 1999.
This was the year that J.Lo released On the 6, proving that not only was she a talented actress with amazing hair, but girl could sing. Speaking of her hair: who among us didn't run straight to their hairdresser to recreate Jennifer's caramel lowlights and blunt, straight haircut? Ah, the late 90s were a heady time.
At the Grammys, 2000.
The dress that launched a thousand ships. Maybe it's just the natural evolution of fashion, but this gown looks downright modest now. The hair is augmented with a thick fall at the back, the eyeshadow is matte and smoky, the lips are peachy and her ample décolletage is shimmering within an inch of its life—so in other words, it's pure year 2000 glam, and we love it.
At the MTV Video Awards, 2000.
Points awarded for boldness.
At the Oscars, 2002.
Ok, so yes: the hair is A Lot. But if you look at the elements at play here, you can see J.Lo's personal beauty style beginning to emerge: voluminous hair, bronzed and dewy skin, nude lips, defined eyes with lots of false lashes. And really, if you took that hair down like 30%, this would still be a totally perfect look.
At the Oscars, 2003.
When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck began dating, the world practically exploded. As the first celebrity couple given a cutesy couple portmanteau by the press, "Bennifer" both became A-list stars overnight—and this was really reflected in J.Lo's beauty look. The hair became sleek even more highlighted and the makeup was more expertly applied (you can even see some proto-Kardashian contouring here). Simple as it is, this makeup was a serious Beauty Moment: the sea-green eyeshadow and mink eyelashes caused an actual sensation at the time.
At the Gigli premiere, 2003.
We cannot tell a lie: Gigli was a terrible movie. J.Lo didn't let that faze her, serving intense Smoky Eye Realness at the premiere.
At the Met Gala, 2004.
At Fashion's night of nights, Jennifer kept her makeup simple and elegant like the queen she is: a braided updo (with diamond hairclips, naturally), glowing skin and bright red lips. We'd also like to comment on her amazing brows: not too thin, perfectly arched, a shade lighter than her hair. Perfection.
At the ALMA Awards, 2006.
Simple, elegant, perfect. By 2006, J.Lo had really elevated her signature look to an art form.
At Madonna And Gucci Host A Night To Benefit Raising Malawi & UNICEF, 2008.
Pregnant with twins Max and Emme, Jennifer really capitalized on the luxurious hair and glowing skin that accompanies being an expectant mother. We especially love her two-toned, slightly overdrawn lips; proof again that anything the Kardashians can do, J.Lo did better (and like ten years earlier).
At the Night Of Stars hosted by Fashion Group International, 2008.
Once again, J.Lo matches her gown to her eyeshadow; absolutely kills it while doing so.
At the Noche de Ninos Gala, 2009.
When it comes to bangs, finding the right length for your face is imperative. J.Lo knocks it out of the park with this loosely parted, lash-skimming fringe.
At the premiere of The Back Up Plan, 2010.
Her Royal Babeness doesn't often do the Old Hollywood look, but when she does, it's glorious. We're also all about this deeper hair color on her; it really sets off her dark eyes.
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At the Met Gala, 2011.
At any other occasion, the mega-contoured cheekbones, glossy red lips and crazily long lashes would have been too much...but when the Met honors Alexander McQueen, you bring out the big guns. And Jennifer Lopez is nothing if not all about the biggest beauty guns.
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At the American Idol Grand Finale, 2011.
Though it's not always seen as a prestige career move, American Idol totally revitalized Jennifer's career. It also apparently revitalized her hair, because damn, those are some amazing extensions. This is pretty much how our beach waves look in our dreams.
On the TCA Winter Press Tour, 2012.
Just in case you've been wondering if J.Lo looks absolutely radiant with bright pink lips, the answer is yes.
At the Oscars, 2012.
Tightly pulled back hair, dramatic cat eyes, her signature nude lips...this Oscars look makes all other Oscars looks feel bad about themselves.
At the Met Gala, 2013.
Jennifer Lopez' look is many things, but edgy is rarely one of them; but at the Met Gala celebrating Punk's evolution, she brought it. People often get dressing for the theme wrong when it comes to the Met Gala, but this high, impeccably styled fauxhawk paired with dark, smoky eyes is the perfect way to acknowledge the exhibit without wearing a straight-up costume.
At the Billboard Music Awards, 2014.
While we marvel at J.Lo's majestic hair, let us also take a moment to admire her face. This woman has literally not aged in twenty years! How is this possible?!
At the American Music Awards, 2014.
With her hair pushed back, her cheekbones contoured and her smoky eyes augmented with shades of plum and bronze, this red carpet look is a show-stopper.
At the Billboard Music Awards, 2015.
This is the era of J.Lo's contour. Bow down to those cheekbones, everyone.
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At the Tony Awards, 2015.
With her newly short hair and vampy, dark lips, J.Lo stunned on the red carpet of Broadway's most glamorous night. She's so magnificent; we love you, Jennifer!