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Jennifer Lopez offers insight into growing up as a middle child

Jennifer Lopez discusses about her complicated parents in her new documentary

By Web Desk
February 29, 2024
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Jennifer Lopez has recently reflected on growing up as a middle child in her documentary, The Greatest Love Story Never Told, released on Tuesday.

“I wasn't the oldest and I wasn't the youngest, I was in the middle,” said the 54-year-old in a clip who has two sisters, Leslie and Lynda.

Being a middle child, the actress and singer felt ignored by her parents, which is why, she started working hard to get noticed.

JLo also disclosed in her documentary that she had a “narcissistic mother” who was “the life of the party” and an absentee dad who worked all night and slept all day.

Earlier, the Maid in Manhattan actress discussed about her mother’s self-absorbed personality in an old documentary, Halftime in 2022.

“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,” shared JLo.

Jennifer Lopez offers insight into growing up as a middle child

Jennifer also spilled that her mother “beat her,” adding, “She did what she had to do to survive, and it made her strong, but it also made her tough.”

In another interview with W Magazine, JLo explained, “I didn’t want to go to college — I wanted to try dance full time.”

“So, she (mother) 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,’” stated the songstress.

For the unversed, JLo is reportedly close to her father, David, who split from her mother Guadalupe in 1999 after 33 years of marriage.