Benefit 2.0 Destined for divorce, said the first husband of Jennifer Lopez.
Ojani Noa, 48, claims that his ex-wife “loves to be in love”, but loses interest after the marriage obsesses, daily Mail informed of.
Noah — who met J-Lo as a Cuban refugee waiting table in Miami — has kept a low profile since his one-year union with the former “In Living Colour” fly girl in 1998. He told the outlet about his recent marriage. Nostalgia relived with Ben Affleck.
“Ben is husband number four. I was husband number one and he told me I was the love of his life. When we lay in bed on our wedding night, he said we would always be together,” he told the outlet.
In addition to being married four times, Lopez, 53, has been engaged six times, with the addition of the “Good Will Hunting” actor twice, nearly 20 years apart.
Noah fled Cuba on an inflatable boat at the age of 15 and survived the 90-mile journey to America. At the age of 22, she found a job washing dishes at Gloria Estefan’s Ocean Drive restaurant, On the Beach, at Lario.
“Miami was buzzing. I did some modeling. I hurried. I wanted the American dream — and I got it when Jen entered Lario,” he reportedly said.
“I didn’t know who she was. Our eyes looked at each other and I thought she was the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.”
The next night Lopez came back to the bar and Noah served her another customer’s french fries after saying they looked “delicious” according to the report.
“I was smitten. She was wearing a white top and trousers, and I remember she had the best body I had ever seen. She later told me that she knew the first night she was going to marry me.” Has been,” Noah reportedly recalled.
According to Noah, later that night, the two attended a club called Commune.
“When we got to the club my friend Leo took Zane to the dance floor, and I thought, ‘Oh man, you’re one lucky guy.’ Then [her friend] Said, ‘When they come back, take Jane away. She is interested in you.’
“They come back and I take her by the hand and take her to the floor, and a slow song comes on. There was lightning. She was trembling and said, ‘You bother me.’
“We could both feel the romantic energy. It was immediate and intense. Like it is coming out of our body. I said, ‘I feel the same way you are feeling.’ I lifted her chin and gave her a kiss – it was a kiss like we’ve known each other forever.”
While the two shared a goodnight kiss, a passerby said “Oh my god, she’s Jennifer Lopez from ‘Money Train’,” Noah remembered. “That’s when I realized maybe he was someone.”
“The next morning my pager goes off. Jen had to see me before my flight. The door goes and I open it and she falls into my arms. We kissed, and as she left in her limo , she looked back like in the movies and I thought, ‘That’s it. This is crazy,'” Noah told the Mail.
According to the Mail, when Lopez was in Los Angeles, Noah spoke to her frequently by payphone at the restaurant. When she returned to Florida, the actress invited her as her date for the “Blood and Wine” premiere.
“I rented a cheap suit. We reached the red carpet, there were all these flashing lights and fans screaming. I started feeling sick. I walked down the carpet holding her hand and stood next to her as she was giving the interview.
“I heard him say, ‘Jack, I want you to meet my date, Ojani.’ I turned and she was introducing me to Jack Nicholson. Then she said, ‘This is Michael’ – and that was Michael Caine. I felt like I was in a movie. A few years ago I ran away from Fidel Castro on a sea shore. Was on a dinghy, and now I’m on a red carpet. Michael Caine was cute. He said, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.'”
The couple ended their relationship after the premiere, Noah told the outlet.
“That was the first time we made love. It was perfect. She was perfect. We lay there afterwards and she said, ‘I want you to be in my life forever. I love you.’ I felt like Mr. Cinderella,” he reportedly said.
Noah said that he believed the relationship worked because he was not impressed by her celebrity.
“She is a traditional girl. She comes from a humble Puerto Rican family. She wanted someone to protect her, someone who would stand up for her. We completely fell in love,” he said, according to the article.
“I quit my job and moved to L.A. We lived in a nice apartment. But soon we moved into our first house and then the house got bigger. She loved that I was a Balceros [rafter] from Cuba. I never wanted anything from him. I always worked and had my own money,” he said of life with the Bronx native.
“When she found ‘Selena’ we were together for about six months. We went to San Antonio, Texas to shoot and every night we would come back to the hotel and she would fall into my arms full of insecurities. She didn’t think that She was very nice. She burst into tears in the middle of the night. I comforted her and said that she was the best, that she was killing him.
“She loves shopping, and when she wasn’t filming we went to the local mall. One day we went to a jewelery store and she started looking at the rings. He pointed to one and said, ‘I like that.’
“She left and I pretended I needed to go to the restroom. I went back to the store and told the girl to put it aside. I had money left over. I was working as her personal trainer , but there was also modeling money. The ring cost $15,000 – a fortune at the time. I hid the ring in a plastic bag behind the sink.
Reportedly, Noah proposed to Lopez at a wrap party for the critically acclaimed film.
“Everyone was cheering. I got down on one knee and gave her the ring. She was crying and laughing and said ‘yes!’,” she reportedly recalled.
According to the article, when Lopez’s mother followed her to decide to get married in Florida instead of the Bronx, tensions arose.
“Jane would be in tears all the time. Her mom was calling her and screaming, trying to get her to change venue. So I called [Jen’s mother Guadalupe Lopez] ‘You need to stop this,’ said Lupe. That was a big mistake. Since then there has been tension between me and Lupe.
Lopez soon began to change with money and fame, the jilted boyfriend reportedly said.
“She went from Jane to J-Lo, this big business is bringing in millions. There were all these new people around her, everyone wanted to make money from her. I’d call and an assistant would say, ‘Sorry, she’s available. Not there.'”
When Noah was tasked with launching Lopez’s L.A. nightclub, he would see published photos of his wife with Puff Daddy, who was producing some of his music in New York, according to the article.
“I called Jen and asked why she was going on a date with him and she said, ‘It’s just business. That’s what I’m being told I have to do.’ I was jealous and yelled, “But you’re married!”
“We wanted kids, we discussed having kids. Then he told me he couldn’t have kids because it would hinder his career,” he lamented.
Noah and Lopez went to Oprah, where they denied that the marriage was in trouble.
“Our whole lives turned out to be a lie,” Noah said, recalling that he lost 40 pounds because of forearm strain.
“We went to the Golden Globes and sat down with Jack” [Nicholson], She said, “You guys look so happy.” I told him, ‘I don’t think so.’ He asked me to stay there. I never thought I’d get relationship advice from Jack Nicholson.”
After 11 months, the couple divorced and Lopez publicly dated Puff Daddy soon after.
Reportedly, Noah was left with $50,000 in a settlement agreement and continued to wear his ring as the two remained close.
“There were times she told me she wanted to get back together. In quiet moments she would say, ‘I need you in my life. I don’t want to lose you,'” Noah reportedly recalled.
Lopez’s brief marriage to Chris Rudd dissolved and Affleck first raised this question before officially parting ways with her backup dancer.
Two years later, in 2004, Lopez married Marc Anthony. The pair were together for 10 years.
The actress hired Noah to manage the Los Angeles restaurant around 2002, but fired her three years later. According to the article, he sued her, settled down, and moved back to Florida where he did not remarry.
Noah said he believed he could have made it last with “Jenny From The Block” if it weren’t for “parasites feeding on celebrities” and media reports calling him a “moneyless waiter”. as portrayed.
“I wish him and Ben the best of luck, but I’m not sure it will last,” Ojani said.
“I think she’s someone who’ll be married seven or eight times. I can never see her settling down with just one person. She pushes herself to constantly move forward in her professional life, which is why She has had a career spanning three decades, but she also carries on in her personal life.”
“If Ben has Lupe, he’s probably got a chance,” Ojani told The Mail with a smile.