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    “She Beat The Sh*t Out Of Us”: Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Her Childhood With “Complicated” Parents And Abusive Relationships

    Jennifer Lopez is the talk of the town yet again with the release of her second film ‘The Greatest Love Story Never Told’, immediately after she released the first one titled ‘This Is Me…Now‘. The songstress has taken a bold decision to lay her life’s struggles as a musician as well as a woman bare in front of the world through her films.

    While her first film tells the story of her journey as an artist and a human being, the second one focuses on her dramatic love life with husband Ben Affleck. Ever since the release of these documentaries, Lopez has stirred several pots as she spilled many secrets. The songstress has claimed in the movie that she never felt loved in her childhood because of her toxic parents.

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    Jennifer Lopez Says She Was “Always Looking For Somebody To Make Me Feel Loved” In Childhood

    Jennifer Lopez (Credit: Getty)
    Jennifer Lopez (Credit: Getty)

    Growing up in Bronx with two sisters, Jennifer Lopez said her childhood was a quite challenging time for her. The global sensation confessed to feeling a lack of love during her early years, as she also spoke about the struggles of being the middle child.

    When I was growing up I was always looking for somebody to make me feel loved,” she says in the documentary, speaking to the cameras. “I was a middle child, not the baby, not the first born … you just kind of get lost a little bit in between it all,” she adds, referencing her sisters Leslie and Lynda.

    Lopez also spoke about her parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, who divorced in the ’90s.

    I felt very ignored by my dad because he was always working nights then all day he would sleep and I didn’t feel like I had enough of a connection with him,” she says. “My mom was narcissistic, center of the attention, life of the party-type person,” Lopez adds.

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    Jennifer Lopez Is Now On Good Terms With Her Parents

    Jennifer Lopez and her father (Credit: Getty)
    Jennifer Lopez and her father (Credit: Getty)

    This is not the first time Jennifer Lopez is opening up about her troubled relationship with her mother. The songwriter alluded to her tricky relationship with her mother in the 2022 Netflix documentary, ‘Halftime’.

    My mom is a super complicated woman and she carries a lot of baggage, she wanted us to be independent and never have to rely on a man,” Lopez explains. “She did what she had to do to survive, and it made her strong, but it also made her tough,” she says, alleging, “She beat the s–t out of us.”

    Jennifer Lopez also took a break from her mother after a feud between them caused due to Lopez defying her mom’s wishes by opting out of going to college. “I wanted to try dance full time … I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do,’” Lopez recalls in the documentary.

    Despite the hardships, Lopez is now on good terms with both of her parents. She even wished her father David on Father’s Day last year through an Instagram post. “Daddy, I love you,” she wrote, to which he responded, “Thank you, sweetheart, I love you more.”

    The documentary also saw Lopez opening up about her experiences in abusive relationships, although she chose not to name any of her ex-partners. The singer clarified that while she was never in a relationship where she got physically harmed, she had experienced being “manhandled” and faced other “unsavory things.”

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