Jennifer Lopez is a star that has been around for many years, and it seems as though she’s busy creating a name for herself across the industry. J-Lo first started out her career as an actress thanks to her biopic movie Selena. It was an instant hit, and even earned a nomination for a Golden Globe thanks to her role. However, this was only the beginning.
Before the turn of the century, J-Lo hit the music charts with her debut album, On the 6 – the record that gave us hits such as If You Had My Love and Waiting for Tonight. It’s only been onwards and upwards for this star as she has climbed her way up both the acting and musical ladders with hit after hit. Unfortunately, it seems as though her time at the top might have changed Jenny from the block. That’s right; some reports suggest that Jennifer Lopez has made a diva demand or two in her time.
To her own beat
Jennifer Lopez has enjoyed many hit singles over the years, and it seems as though she loved them all so much that she only wants them to be playing when she enters her hotel room. According to The Daily Mail, the star insists that her music is mandatory while some other hip-hop and rap tracks also make the cut.
That’s right; if the single isn’t on her list, then J-Lo doesn’t want to hear it anywhere near her hotel room. It looks as though people need to remember every hit throughout her stay.
A list of demands
Although J-Lo has been engaged six times, it looks as though her relationship with Alex Rodriguez might be different. Many believe that it could be sixth time’s the charm as the couple announced their engagement in March 2019, but could it all be too good to be true? It seems that Alex must have kept up with his list of demands – if the rumors are to be believed.
TMZ reported that Jennifer compiled a list of wants from her future husband that need to be met if she is ever going to walk down the aisle. What could be so bad that it needs to be on the list? Apparently, J-Lo wants to make sure that Alex doesn’t talk to any women under 40 years old, as well as making sure that he keeps on top of his fitness regime after they’re married. Ouch.
No autographs here
Seeing a star in real-life can leave many of us wanting a quick snap and an autograph. However, you might have to skip out on the signature if you’re going to keep your job whenever J-Lo is around. The star once played a hotel maid in the rom-com Maid In Manhattan, but that doesn’t mean that she wants to talk to anyone doing their job in reality. The Daily Mail reported how the star took things to the top when she was asked for an autograph.
The maid claims that they asked for an autograph when Jennifer was in the hotel but was fired over the phone the next day. It’s said that J-Lo didn’t appreciate the fan and wanted to make sure the maid learned their lesson from asking her assistant to get an autograph. Perhaps having a few pre-prepared might help everyone to keep their jobs next time?
Jenny drives the block
One of the perks of being a celebrity is having some of the best cars at your disposal whenever you travel. J-Lo is one of the many who has been spotted climbing in and out of limousines over the years, but it seems as though it can all be too much for the celeb on occasion. It’s thought that she had a few diva demands during one of her trips to London.
Jennifer has often been quizzed about her workouts and loves to showcase them on social media. However, it looks as though she wants to save all of her energy for her workouts as it’s reported that she had seven limos escort her during a three-block journey to her hotel. Yes, it appears that Jenny from the block would rather take the block in from the comfort of a car rather than mingle with the locals.
Arriving in quiet style
Could you imagine being so rich and famous that you get to turn up to important events in your own private speedboat? While it might be a dream for many of us, it seems as though J-Lo is getting to live the high life thanks to her time at the top. However, even a boat ride isn’t always as easy as it seems. The singer was set to arrive at the World Music Awards in Monaco, but she didn’t want to be stepping out of any old vehicle.
No, according to The Mirror, she wanted to make sure that she was arriving in style. It’s said that Jennifer had a custom-made speedboat that came complete with drinks coolers, faux leather, and customized love seats. The best bit? Her ride apparently had a set of $5,800 diamond-encrusted headphones to block out any noise from the boat.
Only certain scents
Many of us have our favorite scents, and it might be time to learn J-Lo’s if you want her to check-in to your hotel. Sure, Jennifer might have her own range of candles, but that doesn’t mean that she’s forgotten her favorites.
Hotels apparently panic whenever the star is in town as J-Lo reportedly requires grapefruit of lime blossom-scented candles in her room for her arrival. That’s not all. Jennifer only wants them from Jo Malone meaning hotels might have to fork out $500 per candle to keep her happy.
Celebrities and mirrors can often go hand in hand as they have spent years perfecting the angles they need to take all those social media snaps. Learning your angle is just one key to a successful upload, so what about the angle of the mirror?
J-Lo has that covered. Many reports state that back in 2010, Jennifer had a long list of demands for a certain hotel room, including the angles of the mirrors in her dressing room. This was alongside booking a room specifically for all her bags.
Filming in comfort
Many stars have grown used to the comforts of their trailer whenever they are on set. It looks as though Jennifer Lopez is no exception. The Sun reported how J-Lo needed a 45-foot trailer for one of her music videos, and the list doesn’t end there.
Apparently, the trailer also needed to be catering-free, have white couches, drapes, and tablecloths to match the white dressing room, and come with a built-in hair and makeup station. Plus, the whole thing needed to be filled with a variety of candles and flowers to finish it off.
Keeping things room temperature
It seems as though J-Lo knows what she likes, and wants to make sure that it’s always ready for whenever she arrives. After all, the singer has to look after her voice, right? The Mirror reported that Jennifer has a list of drinks that are allowed in her hotel room.
These include a selection of Coca Cola flavors, Smart Water, and Gatorade, as well as a choice of honey and lemon wedges. However, they must apparently be ready at both room temperature and refrigerated to meet her needs.
Rooms and temps
Preparing for any role or show can take a significant toll on stars, and can leave many feeling flustered and hot under the collar. Not J-Lo. No, this legend knows that she needs her room to be kept at 80 degrees Fahrenheit at all times.
Many report that Jennifer likes the temperature to be achieved by two oscillating fans that must be in every room if she is to be kept comfortable. Perhaps it might be worth taking a sweater when traveling with this star?
Breakfast is served
Traveling can be pretty hungry work, and what could be better than breakfast in bed? It certainly seems as though J-Lo certainly knows the value of the most important meal of the day, and wants to make sure there’s always breakfast available.
Hello reported a two-page document from one of Jennifer’s 2007 hotel stays that explained how she apparently expects a breakfast of potatoes, white toast, pancakes, bacon, and eggs with regular and decaf coffee to be served hot, no matter what time she arrives.
No seeds in sight
A fruit platter usually sounds pretty great, but what about when you need to meet a list of demands as to what fruit can and can’t make it to the final dish? That’s when things might get a little tricky. Thankfully, Jennifer Lopez seems to know what she wants.
Hello states that J-Lo’s fruit platter must consist of mango, pineapple, and watermelon – and you can’t forget the seedless grapes. Plus, vegetables must be kept on a different plate if you want to keep her happy.
They need shells
Sunflower seeds can be yummy, but those pesky shells often get in the way. Although many of us think it would be great to have someone prepare them all for us, it looks as though J-Lo loves the shells to stay firmly on her sunflower seeds.
It was a report by The Daily Mail that stated the star has pages of food and beverage demands that are sent ahead to hotels. As well as her seed demand, Jennifer supposedly also only wants sour cream and onion flavor chips with soft-baked chocolate chip cookies.
A hefty paycheck
The reality competition show American Idol is often praised as the series that helped to bring J-Lo’s career back to life. The judge joined the panel for season ten and appeared for many years. Sadly, it seems as though pay might have been an issue.
It’s believed that Jennifer started out earning $12 million on the show, but eventually worked her way up to take home $20 million per season. Sadly, that all came to an end in 2012 when she left the show.
It’s all white
What is it about the color white that leaves many celebrities wanting more? Many have favored the shade over the years, and it looks as though J-Lo is one of many fans. To top it off, she even gave birth to her twins wearing a white fur coat.
It seems as though this experience was enough to leave J-Lo wanting more as The Mirror stated that she told all her staff they must wear white from head to toe back in 2007.
Keep them plain
Have you ever found yourself getting handed the wrong order? Many of us shuffle away and don’t want to cause a scene while some might politely ask to have their correct food.
However, you might want to brush up on your M&M knowledge if you’re around J-Lo. TMZ sources state that the star wants to make sure that all her M&Ms are plain – nothing else. No fancy flavors or alternatives here – not unless you want a diva fit on your hands.
No communication necessary
Like many celebs, it seems as though J-Lo has got used to fly solo – literally. She is often spotted on her private jet as she travels all around the world. However, The Daily Mail report there are a long list of rules for any staff on the plane.
It’s said that Jennifer was offered a drink by a flight attendant when she refused to acknowledge he was there. Instead, it’s believed that she told her assistant to ask for her a drink of “Diet Coke and lime” before carrying on with her flight.
Believe it or not, but it seems as though construction workers working at J-Lo’s mansion had more than just a list of what needed to be done: they also had rules they had to follow whenever Jennifer was in their presence.
Hello reports the star demanded that none of the workers were allowed to talk to her, but it doesn’t end there. It’s also said they had to keep their eyes down and avoid making any contact with Jennifer at all costs.
She needs peace
Shopping can be tough for many of us. After all, the crowds of people, the endless browsing, and waiting in line can make it more trouble than it’s worth. Thankfully, that isn’t always the case for Jennifer Lopez.
It’s said that this star has shut down boutiques on more than one occasion so that she can have the place to herself. Yes, the Aizel and Brunello Cucinelli boutiques have both closed their doors to customers so that Jennifer can have the place to herself for hours.
The Bronx is out
One of J-Lo’s most famous songs, Jenny From the Block, talks all about her life in the Bronx. Plus, the star has spoken many times about how her family never had much when she was a child. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though there’ll be a reunion any time soon.
Jennifer was hired to appear in the 2011 Fiat commercial, but reports state she refused to travel to the Bronx. Apparently, she used a body double for the scenes and shot her parts from the comfort of Los Angeles.
A very J-Lo wedding
For many of us, having our favorite artist perform at the happiest occasion of our lives – our wedding – would be a dream come true. Well, Jennifer Lopez is in the habit of making those dreams come true… if you have enough money, that is.
We really hope you have a pretty hefty sum saved up, because J-Lo will reportedly not give your wedding the time of day unless you fork over no less than $5 million. Want her for an event or club appearance? That’s much cheaper, and will only set you back $1.2 million.
A-Rod’s one rule
If you thought by some chance that the entire world had to obey Jennifer’s rules, but her inner circle of loved ones didn’t – you have another thing coming. After three marriages that ended in divorce, J-Lo seems to have found the man of her dreams – A-Rod!
Yankee legend Alex Rodriguez recently proposed to the star during a dreamy trip to the Bahamas, but In Touch Weekly reported that the 49-year-old singer wouldn’t even consider accepting unless he stopped talking to women under the age of 40 altogether.
A Hermès gym bag
Considering she’s now 49 years old, looking as good as J-Lo does isn’t easy. Her workout regine mainly consists of dancing, which she has said is a “huge part of her life.” But does that mean she has to carry her gym stuff in a duffel bag like a commoner?
Far from it. In the yellow Hermès bag pictured here being carried into the gym by this fitness freak, you might find the usual items. But you might also find its price tag. It retails for $18,500.
Losing a gig
Just in case you were wondering if J-Lo’s reportedly ostentatious demands ever had real-world ramifications…. Wonder no more. In 2013, Lopez was set to perform at the opening ceremony of India’s Premier Cricket tournament, known as the Super Bowl of the Subcontinent and watched by 60 million people.
Sounds like a gig you wouldn’t want to miss out on? Well, she did, by allegedly demanding a private jet to fly her there and about a million hotel rooms for her entourage of stylists, assistants, and a personal chef. Organizers promptly dropped her, and got Pitbull instead.
Seriously, what’s going on?
In 2010, a star-studded remake of What’s Going On was filmed, with all proceeds going to a very important cause – charity. Of course, they couldn’t miss out on having Jenny from the Block herself participate.
Her screen time was modest – clocking in at a mere eight seconds – but her demands allegedly weren’t. For those eight seconds of footage, Lopez reportedly demanded a 45-foot trailer decked out with white drapes, candles, white couches, white flowers, and so on.
Prepping for an interview – J-Lo style
This one is from back in the day, when Jennifer Lopez was mere years removed from her 1997 breakout role. In 2001 – just four years after she became famous – she was slated to sit down for a one-on-one interview with the British BBC.
Far be it from Lopez to slum it, even at that stage of her career, she reportedly demanded nine dressing rooms. Why would a single person need nine dressing rooms for a single interview, you might be wondering? Clearly you don’t have a 90-person entourage.
Jennifer Lopez expects an expecting double
We’ve mentioned how J-Lo once demanded a double to film driving scenes in the Bronx, but this one takes the cake. In 2010 romcom The Back-up Plan, Lopez played Zoe, who becomes pregnant with twins. In one scene, she’s admiring herself in the mirror when her boyfriend happens to barge in.
In a panic, she races to the closet while viewers catch a glimpse of her exposed derrière. A body double was once again used to film this scene, only Lopez insisted on using – and casting herself – an actual eight-month-pregnant woman.
Poking fun at herself
It’s nice that at the end of the day, Lopez is more than willing to poke some fun at herself – and her reputation. Appearing in a guest spot on three episodes of Will & Grace’s original run, J-Lo sang Waiting for Tonight at Karen (Megan Mullally) and Lyle (John Cleese)’s wedding.
She only did that, however, once she got everyone around to wear her then-new Glow fragrance and branded jeans. Incidentally, she also appeared in the sitcom’s new run, this time as Detective Harlee Santos – her Shades of Blue character.
A la mode
While you may not expect someone who is as fit as J Lo to eat things like apple pie, you’d be wrong. She may be super in shape, but yes, Jennifer Lopez also likes to indulge from time to time, just like everyone else.
That being said, she has a rule about how she likes her apple pie. It must be a la mode (with ice cream). We have to agree with J Lo on this one.
Beauty is skin deep
J Lo may have countless makeup products, in every hotel room, dressing room, trailer, and home she’s ever set up shop at – not to mention the fact that she also has her own makeup line – but she has a motto that she likes to follow.
“Beauty is skin deep”. She thinks that the most important thing is to find the perfect balance of mind, body, and spirit. People have since mocked her for this comment.
Can’t let himself go
While Jennifer did tell A Rod that women under 40 are off limits to him, there was another thing she mentioned while they were still dating. Hopefully this request got back to him or he may be in trouble.
She said that he is not allowed to let himself go. J Lo said she wouldn’t marry him if he did this. The singer claims she likes his body the way it is and doesn’t want him to change.
Back in the day, before everyone had all of their favorite music at their fingertips, J Lo would put in some pretty strict demands when she stayed in hotel rooms.
She requested not only a CD player with a whole array of CD’s. The genres of her choosing were R&B, salsa, and hip-hop. She would also give a list of artists she liked to listen to that included Lauryn Hill, Santana, Mary J. Blige, and Enrique Iglesias.
Not a diva
Obviously since Jennifer Lopez has been in the business for a while, she has caught on to the things people have said about her. She believes that it is such a shame that everyone thinks she is a diva because she doesn’t feel she is one.
She also claims that she has worked harder than anyone else and deserves everything she has got. Well, J Lo, we bet that maid you got fired is especially proud of your accomplishments.