Jennifer Lopez claims her mother used to ‘beat her when she was a child’

Jennifer Lopez and her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez have had a strained relationship as the pair often clashed, which resulted in the singer-actress leaving home at the age of 18.

Jennifer Lopez once claimed that her mother, Guadalupe Rodriguez, used to'beat' her when she was a child
Jennifer Lopez once claimed that her mother, Guadalupe Rodriguez, used to ‘beat’ her when she was a child

Jennifer Lopez has sensationally claimed that her mother used to “beat her children” when she was growing up as a kid in the Bronx.

The allegation from the 52-year-old pop superstar came as she was speaking during the Netflix documentary Halftime, which was released on June 8.

The Waiting For Tonight singer and her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez had a strained relationship during Lopez’s formative years, and the pair frequently clashed.

Lopez left her family at age 18 to pursue her dream of acting after another argument with her mother, who wanted all three of her daughters – Lopez has an older sister, Leslie and younger sister, Lynda – to get an education. arrive at the destination. to be self-sufficient.

Jennifer revealed she left the family home at the age of 18 after a clash with her mother


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“She did what she had to do to survive, and that made her strong, but it also made her tough,” Lopez said.

She added: “My mother said, ‘If you live in this house, you’ll get an education.’ We had a fight one night and I left.”

The singer-actress describes Rodriguez, 76, as a “complicated” person but the pair seem to have grown closer over the years.

“I’ve always had the highest expectations of them,” Rodriguez said in the documentary. “It’s not a criticism. It’s just to show you that you can do better.

“Jennifer, she gave me the hardest time, to tell you the truth. We head-butted a lot.

“I’m far from a perfect mother. One thing I can always say, everything I’ve done, I’ve done with their best interest.”

In 95 minutes of Netflix, Jennifer also confessed about the difficulty of not being accepted at the beginning of her career.

Her plump Latina image was enjoyed by millions around the world but it was not often celebrated by Hollywood at the time and constant criticism almost kept her out of the limelight.

Jennifer spoke openly about her relationship with Guadalupe in her documentary Halftime on Netflix


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J-Lo revealed, “There were so many times when I felt this way, I thought I was going to quit my job.

“I have to really find out who I am. And believe in that and not believe in anything else.”

She added: “When I started working, the ideal of beauty was very thin, blonde, tall, without many curves.

“I grew up around curvy women so there’s nothing for me to be ashamed of. It’s hard, when you think people think you’re a joke – like a punch.

“But it affects everything in a way that I never intended.”

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