She’s still Jenny from the block.
Whilst being honoured at Variety magazine’s ‘Power of Women’ gala earlier this week, Lopez admitted that she was so poor growing up in the Bronx, New York, that she actually had to share a bed with her two sisters.
The ‘American Idol’ judge admitted that she and younger sister Lynda and older Leslie all shared a bed growing up, and they used to lie awake at night “talking about [their] hopes and dreams”. Aww!
But things are very different for the ‘Live It Up’ singer these days. The superstar, who is estimated to be making $17 million for her next stint as a judge on FOX’s ‘American Idol’ is estimated to be worth over $315 million dollars.
However, despite her eye watering fortune, Lopez has recently expressed how important it is to keep her twins Max and Emmy grounded. Speaking to Elle magazine, the ‘Maid In Manhattan’ actress admitted that her children “go and stay in a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx all the time, or a studio with their aunts, uncles and cousins and their grandmother”, adding, “They get it.”
She also admitted that a big part of enjoying her success is that she now gets to treat her family. “The great thing about actually becoming successful is that my family – who grew up sharing beds – come and stay, and everyone has their own room and their own shower. My aunts walk around saying, ‘Jennifer, you have so many towels.’ Everybody in my family always talks about how many towels I have.”
Lopez was being honoured at the big event for her Lopez Family Foundation, which came about after the actress gave birth to her twins. Lopez told E! News that the foundation helps “to provide every mother and child with the health care education that we all deserve.”