News

Jennifer Lopez: I was homeless at 18

Jennifer Lopez: I was homeless at 18

Jennifer Lopez has revealed she was homeless as a teenager. Photo: WENN

Jennifer Lopez was homeless as a teenager and slept on a couch in her dance studio before she landed her big break.

The “On The Floor” hitmaker has revealed her living situation took a desperate turn when she moved out of her family home after arguing with her mother over her career choices when she was just 18.

However, Lopez’s gamble paid off and she went on to find fame on U.S. TV show In Living Color as part of “The Fly Girls” dance troupe.

She tells W magazine, “My mum and I butted heads. I didn’t want to go to college, I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.'”

“A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked In Living Color. I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year.”

Lopez was honoured for her long-running entertainment career last month when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Collins, Bellows Square Off in 2nd Debate

GENERIC VOTE

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows are squaring off in another debate.

in Local

Court: Maine Agency Can Campaign Against Bear Vote

BEAR-LARGE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A Portland judge says the state's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife can use its resources to campaign against a statewide referendum to ban certain bear-hunting tactics.

in Local

30 Maine Guard Members Home from Middle East

GENERIC NATIONAL GUARD

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ About 30 members of the Maine National Guard are home from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

in Local

Police Waiting on Autopsy in Lewiston Baby Death

Newsradio WGAN

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) _ Maine's state Medical Examiner's Office is still preparing an autopsy report for a baby found unresponsive in a Lewiston bathtub.

in Local

Maine’s High Court Allows Grand Falls Wind Farm

GENERIC WIND FARM

GRAND FALLS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) _ Maine's highest court is upholding a state Board of Environmental Protection decision to give a developer the go-ahead to build a wind farm on Passadumkeag Ridge in Grand Falls Township.