Jennifer Lopez

Lopez in 2010, kathclick/

Birth Name: Jennifer Lynn Lopez

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1969

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican [Spanish, Taíno, likely African]

Jennifer Lopez is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and producer.

Her parents, Guadalupe Rodríguez and David López, are Puerto Rican. Her sister, Lydia Lopez, is a journalist. Jennifer has two children with her former husband, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Marc Anthony, who is also Puerto Rican. Her sister is DJ Lynda Lopez.

A picture of Jennifer with her parents can be seen here.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was named José Julio Rodríguez y Febres (the son of a father surnamed Rodríguez, and of Justina Febres).

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Julia Rivera y Rosado (the daughter of Vicente Rivera y Rivera and María Rosado y Rodríguez). Julia was born in Jayuya, Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Vicente was from Ponce, the son of Valentín Rivera y Rivera and Narcisa Rivera y Rivera. Valentín and Narcisa were born with the same paternal and maternal family names. Jennifer’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of Antonio Rosado and Rodulfa Rodríguez.

Source: Genealogy of Jennifer Lopez (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Lopez in 2008, Creative Commons License photo credit: Urbanworld Film Festival


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666 Responses

  1. catalina87 says:

    She’s just another overrated light skin Latina. Her tweet last night was very problematic and offensive but we know she has a disdain for the black community. As a mexican-american I never liked the idea of J.Lo portraying Selena. Selena was mestiza with indigenous features. She had a curvier body, higher cheekbones and a bigger rear than J.Lo. Hollywood did Selena dirty for that.

    I’m not keen on light skin latinas anyway. They’re racist and think they created everything in Latin culture. We dont have enough brown and black latino representation because of them. Hollywood would rather shove light skin or white passing latinas down our throats. It’s so unfair. I cant even watch Novelas because most of them just look European.

    • bulbasaur says:

      You need glasses if you think she’s a “light skin Latina” lmao.
      Also, whether you like it or not, Latin culture is heavily/majority influenced by white Hispanics (Spaniards). You have them to thank for your language, customs, architecture, and religion.

      • catalina87 says:

        She’s a light skin latina. You’re letting her spray tans deceive you. Also the only thing that is influenced by Spaniards is the language. Thats probably what the light skin latinos told you but most of latin america culture is influenced heavily by the indigenous and african people.

    • Oaken05 says:

      You sound like you have some personal problems you need to work through…and this is not the place to work through your mental issues. Thanks.

    • danishcookie7 says:

      So you’re going to generalize a whole group of people because of a few negative experiences? That in itself is racist.

      Also Selena’s family had no issue with J.Lo portraying Selena. It seems like you’re just insecure and are complaining for the sake of it because of this new modern “woke” culture.

  2. jojo157 says:

    J.Lo is mulatta. She is half Spanish and half Nigerian/Benin and Togo. She looks like your ttypical light skin biracial black/white girl.

  3. muricansaremutts says:

    A typical olive-brown hispanic lol !!

  4. is berry says:

    I think Jlo’s mother is a typical Puerto Rican tri-racial mix

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