Jennifer Lopez’s Dating History – A Complete List of Relationships

Jennifer Lopez dating history

Throughout her career, Jennifer Lopez has made headlines for her acting, singing and dancing, but most importantly, for her high-profile relationships.

From an 11-month marriage to a short stint with one of the world’s most famous rappers, J.Lo has shown that she’s a hopeless romantic who is constantly trying to find the perfect one. Having thought she found that true romance with Mark Anthony, her fairytale dream came crashing down when she realized that she wasn’t that into him. Even her “happily ever after” with Alex Rodriguez didn’t work out.

To find out more about the triple threat’s love life, continue reading Jennifer Lopez’s dating history to see a list of frogs she’s kissed…

Ex: David Cruz

Who is He? High School Boyfriend
Dated In: 1984 – 1994

Jennifer met her high-school sweetheart when she was just 15, but as she rose to fame, her relationship with her first boyfriend slowly fizzled out. To this day, though, Jenny has nothing but nice words to say about her ex, claiming that, “he is a good friend…and knows her better than anyone else.” Sadly, David Cruz passed away in March 2020.

Rumored Ex: Chris Paciello

Who is He? Criminal
Dated In: 1994

Shortly after she ended her 10-year relationship, Jennifer reportedly found herself in the arms of Chris Paciello – a now-convicted criminal. Paciello and Lopez were said to have a very short fling that thankfully fizzled out just before he was convicted with murder!

Chris Paciello
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Ex: Wesley Snipes

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 1995

After dating Paciello, Jennifer found a new attraction in her co-star, Wesley Snipes. The pair met in 1994 on the set of Money Train and there was an instant attraction. It might have been the fact that she shared her first love scene with him or the constant flirting, but Jenny was smitten with the actor, and the pair enjoyed a brief romance together – until they split in 1995.

Ex-Husband: Ojani Noa

Who is He? Cuban Waiter
Dated In: 1997 – 1998

Deciding to stray away from the high-profile relationship, Jennifer Lopez found love with Cuban waiter, Ojani Noa. Sadly, their marriage only lasted 11 months before the pair mutually decided to part. While J.Lo doesn’t even bring up her first husband, she hit Ojani with a few lawsuits when he tried to publish an autobiography about their marriage and release a video from their honeymoon. There really is no messing with this superstar!

Ojani Noa
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Rumored Ex: Tommy Mottola

Who is He? Music Executive
Dated In: 1998

This explains the infamous Mariah Carey and JLo feud! The Latina was embroiled in a love triangle with Mariah’s ex-husband, Tommy Mottola in 1998 when it was rumored that they had a fling. Mariah and the Sony Music producer were already going through a messy divorce when J.Lo stepped in, but despite the rumors, nothing official ever came out of this so-called relationship – except maybe Mariah’s iconic “I don’t know her” line.

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Ex: P Diddy

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: 1999 – 2000 

After Jennifer set her eyes on rapper, Sean Combs (AKA P Diddy), the pair rose to fame, becoming the power couple of the century – especially when they made their unforgettable Grammy appearance where J.Lo wore that breathtaking Versace gown. Yet, despite their “couple goals” appearance, Jennifer and her rapper boyfriend parted ways in 2000, with rumors pointing to Diddy’s infidelity as the cause of the breakup.

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diddy | Instagram

Ex-Husband: Cris Judd

Who is He? Dancer
Dated In: 2000 – 2002

Without wasting any time, J.Lo quickly fell into the arms of her second husband, Cris Judd after she met him on the set of Love Don’t Cost a Thing. Sadly, their whirlwind romance lasted less than two years, quickly putting this marriage in the past. As Cris was less famous than Jenny, the strain of trying to keep their relationship private was just too much for him to handle.

Ex: Ben Affleck

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2002 – 2004 (married now – scroll down!)

Having tested the waters with someone less famous, Jenny decided to try another high-profile relationship when she met Ben Affleck on the set of Gigli.

With Bennifer going from strength to strength, the pair were engaged and ready to wed in 2003, but Ben called off the wedding a few days before they were due to walk down the alter due to concerns over constant media attention. The pair stayed together for a short period, before calling it off for good in 2004. It was later rumored that Ben apparently had cold feet and “got scared”.

Update: J.Lo and Ben are back together – scroll down for more deets!

Ex-Husband: Marc Anthony

Who is He? Singer
Dated In: 2004 – 2011

Shortly after her split from Ben, Jennifer began seeing singer, Marc Anthony. After just a few short months of dating, the pair tied the knot in 2004 and welcomed their twins, Max and Emme in 2008. In 2011 though, J.Lo had a change of heart and felt crumbled when she realized that the marriage wasn’t for her. The famous couple parted that year, but have remained very good friends and have a great co-parent relationship for their twins.

jlo marc anthony family
jlo | Instagram

Rumored Ex: Jason Statham

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2011

Although no official truth came out of this affair, it was rumored that J.Lo and British actor, Jason Statham were pretty loved up after co-starring together in the film, Parker. Turns out though, that the relationship was strictly professional – Statham was with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the time!

Jason Statham
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Rumored Ex: Bradley Cooper

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2011

Having come out of a seven-year marriage, J.Lo entered onto the dating scene with actor, Bradley Cooper. The pair were spotted enjoying a dinner date together in New York and were also snapped cozying up together at the Oscars in 2011. Although J.Lo denied there being a romance, it seems like this relationship was a rebound for both of the stars as Bradley had recently split from Renee Zellweger at the time.

Rumored Ex: Rodrigo Santoro

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: 2011

Later that year, J.Lo was also linked to her What to Expect When You’re Expecting co-star, Rodrigo Santoro. The pair were reportedly spending a lot of time in each other’s trailers and seemed very cozy on and off set. Once the filming ended, however, the pair weren’t seen together and seemed to have parted ways.

Rodrigo Santoro
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Ex: Casper Smart

Who is He? Dancer
Dated In: 2011 – 2016

Not one to stay single for long, Jennifer moved onto her much younger backup dancer, Casper Smart. Despite the raised eyebrows, the singer and her toy-boy boyfriend embarked on an on-again and off-again relationship for years, before J.Lo ended it for good in 2016, when she caught her younger beau cheating on her. Who would dare cheat on Jennifer?!

Casper Smart
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Rumored Ex: Future

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: 2013

During one of her off-again patches with Casper, fans speculated that Jennifer and Future were hooking up after she shared a photo of two of them looking too close for comfort in 2013. Turns out, the relationship was music-related only and the photo was taken during the days when Future was producing music for the star.

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Ex: T.I

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: 2013

This rumored relationship was the talk of the town right up until her hook-up with A-Rod. Jennifer Lopez and T.I were said to be together after being spotted dancing closely together in a club back in 2013. J.Lo was quick to shut down those rumors, but in 2014, more came out of this fling when a source revealed that J.Lo “has been telling friends that her new romance [with T.I] has been a ‘godsend…” and that “T.I. thinks she’s the complete package…”.

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Rumored Ex: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Who is He? Dancer
Dated In: 2014

In between her romance with Casper, Lopez found consolidation in another dancer. The pair shared the stage together on Dancing With The Stars and were spotted getting cozy at one of J.Lo’s birthday bashes. She sorta denied the romance though when she said, “Listen, I’m good right now. Let’s just say we just got out of a relationship, there needs to be time for reflection and alone time.”

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
maksimc | Instagram

Rumored Ex: Pitbull

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: 2015

After several steaming hot performances together, it was only a matter of time before fans thought they were dating. In 2015, gossip swirled that Pitbull was trying to win the Latina over but unfortunately, these starts didn’t turn into lovers – Pitbull and J.Lo were simply close friends.

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pitbull | Facebook

Rumored Ex: Cristiano Ronaldo

Who is He? Soccer Star 
Dated In: 2016

Let’s just say, if these two were officially an item, they’d make beautiful babies! Word on the street was that Jennifer and Cristiano hooked up after he was spotted at her Vegas birthday party. This was nothing but gossip though. The soccer star and singer are just famous friends.

jlo cristiano ronaldo
cristianoronaldo | Instagram

Rumored Ex: Drake

Who is He? Rapper
Dated In: 2016

When J.Lo posted a picture of Drake and herself cuddling each other on Instagram, she sent the Internet into a frenzy. Rumors then started flying that the pair shared a hot romance, but neither parties confirmed or denied the gossip. As always, Drake’s rumored relationship with Jennifer was kinda confirmed when he said he “lost a J.Lo” in his single, Diplomatic Immunity.

drake jennifer lopez
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Ex-Fiance: Alex Rodriguez

Who is He? Baseball Shortstop
Dated In: 2017-2021

In 2017, J.Lo bumped into Alex in Beverly Hills and plucked up the courage to say hello. Later on that day, Alex decided to call J.Lo to set up a date, marking the start of J.Lo’s 4-year relationship.

Alex decided to pop the question during their trip to the Bahamas in March 2019 and got down on one knee with a 16-carat diamond ring. After that, the couple filled our social media feeds with cute pictures, admirable videos and gushing posts about how much they love each other.

Fast-forward to 2021, though, and their love story was in hot water. TMZ reported that the couple had called off their engagement, but the “inaccurate” news was soon corrected when the couple affirmed that they were just “working through some things”. A month later, and Jennifer and Alex confirmed in a statement to TODAY that they had split up -“We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so.”

We don’t know the exact cause of J.Lo’s latest breakup, but might we add that earlier this year, rumors swirled that A-Rod cheated on Lopez with Madison LeCroy.

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arod | Instagram

Husband: Ben Affleck

Who is He? Actor
Dated In: May 2021 – Present

Shortly after her split from Alex, rumors swirled that Jennifer and her ex Ben Affleck rekindled their romance. J.Lo and Ben were photographed going on a romantic getaway to Montana – 17 years after their breakup. Apparently the couple had been messaging each other since February and just a few months later (June 2021), they were spotted holding hands and kissing. In July, J.Lo made their relationship Instagram official by sharing a photo of them smooching.

Several red carpet appearances later, news came about that Ben and Jenny were engaged again! The superstar revealed the exciting update in her On the JLo newsletter after being photographed wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring earlier in the week.

Come summer 2022 and Jennifer and Ben were married! In July, the gorgeous pair tied the knot in Vegas and shared a bunch of photos on her website with the words, “We did it. Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient.”

It feels like the 2000s all over again!

jlo ben affleck
jlo | Instagram

After several engagements and four marriages, Jennifer Lopez may have finally found her prince charming and fairytale love story in the form of a former flame, Ben Affleck. We’re stoked to see Bennifer together again!

Let us know what you think of Jennifer Lopez’s dating history and who you think is her one true love by leaving a comment in the section below.


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9 months ago

She is a great slim beauty. Millions men cherish to have her in their embrash.

9 months ago

J Lo is a great woman of substance. She should have taken up at least 200 men in her life.

10 months ago

Should change her name to JHoe

Ann M
1 year ago

Instead of Jenny from the block. Seems more like Jenny’s been around the block or Jenny did the whole block.

Nevin O M Reid
1 year ago

I do. Remember JHo was pregnant for Llcoolj twice and she beg LL to divorce his wife and be with her and LL was seriously thinking about doing that

2 years ago

She needs to pay more attention to her kids! That’s not good for any child to see their mom in all these relationships. I’d say you need therapy!

TC - Union City, NJ
2 years ago

Accordingly to this list, she has been with 20 men over 35 years. Not exactly “h*e” numbers. It seems she can be in a committed relationship and there’s a lot of “rumored” relationships/encounters here. I’m definitely not a J-Lo fan by any means, but my wife thinks she awesome. Let’s be real folks, she’s quite successful and has found a way to remain loved by the Latino/Latina community for decades. She takes care of herself and doesn’t have a reputation of being a cheater.

Why can’t people accept the fact that some people are winners at life, but feel the need to make them seem like second rate citizens by calling them a “sl*t” or “h*e”. Grow up folks, get a life of your own.

2 years ago

There is no happy ending cuz she is a perfect example of some one who can’t love herself . How can you love some one if you don’t love herself? She has serious security issues.. daddy issues

2 years ago

She’s the biggest s**t goes from one man to another she is disgusting

Nevin O M Reid
2 years ago

She is a nasty h*e a** sl*t. She even was fu**ing LL COOL J while his wife was in the hospital fighting bone cancer, they were in the Bahamas on a private boat makin out. She is sick. Nasty h*e.