The Untold Truth Of Jennifer Lopez's Ex-Husband - Ojani Noa (2022)



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Supervivientes: Perdidos en Honduras (2008)
as Himself - Contestant

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Rappin-n-Rhyming (2002)
as Dan Valdez

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Pa'lante con Cristina (2004)
as Himself

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Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy (2004)
as Irish Thug

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SpouseJennifer Lopez
FactFormer husband of Jennifer Lopez. They met while he was waitering at a restaurant owned by Gloria Estefan in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
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Contents

  • 1 Early life and family
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life, ex-wife Jennifer Lopez
  • 4 Ex-girlfriend, Claudia Vazquez
  • 5 Is Ojani dating Maria Marin?
  • 6 Jennifer Lopez
    • 6.1 Jennifer’s singing career and awards
  • 7 Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
  • 8 Appearance, clothing style
  • 9 Net worth and salary
  • 10 General Info
  • 11 Family
  • 12 Social profile links
  • 13 Facts
  • 14 Pictures
  • 15 Movies
    • 15.1 Actor
    • 15.2 Producer
    • 15.3 Self
    • 15.4 Archive Footage

Ojani Noa is mostly famous for being the first husband of Jennifer Lopez, who later threatened her with his tell-all memoir book and their sex tape he allegedly wanted to reveal.

Early life and family

Ojani Lazaro Noa was born on 11 June 1974, in Havana Cuba, so his zodiac sign is Gemini. Ojani comes from a family of Spanish-Cuban descent – his father’s name is Francisco Noa. His childhood was quite hard as his family immigrated to the USA, and his parents struggled to find jobs in their new place. Ojani matriculated from the local high school in the US, but he couldn’t continue his education, and had to find a job to support his family.

Career

At a young age, Ojani had to work hard as a waiter.

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He also tried himself as a model at the age of 18, but when he was working in the Cuban restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida, owned by Gloria Estefan, he met his future wife Jennifer Lopez. They married in 1997, but divorced a year later. After their divorce Jennifer decided to give Ojani a chance, and asked him to run her Cuban restaurant entitled Madre’s, but he couldn’t perform as she wanted, and he was fired six months after the restaurant opened. He unsuccessfully sued Jennifer for alleged breach of their contract. In 2002 he tried to start an acting career, landing the role of Dan Valdez in “Rappin-n-Rhyming”, then made a cameo appearance in the “Liquid Assets” series in 2003, and was later cast as an Irish Thug in “Irish Eyes” (2004). However, after his loud controversy with his ex-wife Jennifer Lopez in 2006, no one wanted to hire him for the movies as an actor, so he became the executive producer of his own movie entitled “Eye See Me” (2007).

The movie directed by Carlton Enoch featured such actors as Lil’ C Note (as known as Corey Jackson), Matthew Alexander and Leo Solomon, and was quite a success, but Ojani didn’t participate in any more projects, but once appeared in the reality TV show “Supervivientes: Perdidos en Honduras” (eng. “Survivors: Lost in Honduras”) in 2008, and then was the invited guest on the TV channel Telemundo in various talk shows, such as “Un Nuevo Día” and others. As of 2019, he is focused on wellness and fitness, and even appeared in the show “Daily Flash” as an inspirational figure and consultant for people who need to exercise and diet.

Personal life, ex-wife Jennifer Lopez

Ojani met Jennifer Lopez even before her acting career developed. In the period of their first dates Jennifer didn’t even think of becoming a singer, and was mostly focused on dancing and acting.

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They met in the cafe where Ojani worked as a waiter, started dating and married on 22 February 1997. After half a year, Jennifer began getting her first good job offers, and Ojani decided that working was her top-priority, while his career didn’t seem likely to become successful in the near future. The couple filed for divorce, and the papers were signed on 1 January 1998. At the end of 1999 Ojani tried to release the film which contained some home-footage and revealed private details about his life with Jennifer, so after the film was released, Ojani was brought to court. Later, in 2007, after their controversy with Ojani’s work in Jennifer’s restaurant, he threatened her with publish his ‘tell-all memoir book’, asking her to pay him $5 million to persuade him not to do so. However, the court made Ojani pay $545,000 to his ex-wife, because of his threats against her.

The judge also ruled against any videos or text information to be published in any form and from any source. It is worth saying that the fact of the sex tape existing is still a mystery, and no one knows for sure if Ojani really possessed one or was just bluffing. No details were ever disclosed, as Ojani had to hand over everything he had about their relationship, including the drafts of his upcoming books, the videos he had, etc.

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Ex-girlfriend, Claudia Vazquez

In 2006 Ojani started dating Mexican actress and Telemundo channel producer, Claudia Vazquez. Along with Ed Meyer, Claudia’s business partner, they decided to make-up the TV film entitled “I Owe JLo” about Ojani’s hard way from Cuban immigrant to the husband and then ex-husband of the superstar.

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The idea of the movie appeared in 2009, and in 2010 Jennifer took Noa and Meyer to court to stop the production of the film, which could include a lot of private information about her life. At the same time Claudia Vazques sued Jennifer for interference to her business, and asked $10 million as compensation. At first the Los Angeles judge made his decision in favor of Claudia, but the Second District Court of Appeals dismissed the decision.

Another movie Claudia, Ojani and Ed were working on also related to the relationship of Noa and Lopez, and was entitled “How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLo and Ojani Noa Story”. However, this project was also destined not to be seen by the audience, as the court ordered Claudia to stop production of any project about Jennifer in 2012. Ojani and Claudia, exhausted by all those courts and legal processes, actually split in 2011.

Is Ojani dating Maria Marin?

As Ojani is now focused on fitness, he often spends time with another TV personality, Maria Marin, with whom he records fitness videos for the morning program of the Telemundo channel. The couple also post a lot of mutual photos and videos on their Instagram accounts. Ojani has shared several pictures of himself and Maria sitting next to each other, laughing and hugging, all in all looking like a happy dating couple. However, neither Maria nor Ojani ever officially confirmed their relationship. Maria is a very popular Telemundo channel’s host and has over two million followers on her Facebook page, as she also hosts her live show onsite entitled “#MariaMarinLive”. She talks a lot about health, fashion, fitness and sex education.

Jennifer Lopez

The super popular actress, singer, dancer and producer, Jennifer Lopez has always been surrounded with controversies, and people who wanted to raise their own fame on her count.

From childhood, Jennifer worked hard to become a professional dancer, and by the age of 18 she was already touring with Janet Jackson as a member of her dance crew. However, at the age of 20 Jennifer quit dancing, deciding to go her own way and, as she said, ‘do her own thing’. She started her acting career, successfully debuting in “My Little Girl” (1986) in the role of Myra, soon landing more roles in such projects as “In Living Color” (1990 – 1994), “Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7” (1993) and “Second Chances” (1993 – 1994).

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For her role of young Maria in “My Family” Jennifer got $50,000, while her next role of Grace Santiago in “Money Train” (1995) brought her $200,000. For her starring in such movies as “U Turn”, “Selena” and “Anaconda” she received $1 million for each project, so in 1997 she made at least $3 million. For her roles of Mary Fiore in “The Wedding Planner” and Sharon Pogue in “Angel Eyes” Jennifer earned $9 million per project, while her role of Charlie in “Monster-in-Law” brought her $15 million in 2005.

Jennifer’s singing career and awards

Jennifer is the unique example of the actress who is both successful on screen and even more successful on stage as a singer. She’s released eight studio albums, got dozens of awards, including the Legend Award from the World Music Awards for her contribution to the arts, while her music video “On The Floor” (featuring Pitbull) entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the Highest Viewed Female Music Video of All Time in 2012.

Jennifer was in relationship with such stars as Ben Affleck (their couple was named “Bennifer” in the media, starting the new trend of mixing the names of the partners into one word), Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs, and Chris Judd. As of 2019, Jennifer has announced her engagement to Alex Rodriguez, the baseball player she has been dating since 2017.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

  • Ojani is a big fan of dancing, and his favorite genres are salsa, tango and flamenco.
  • He likes Italian and Mexican food.
  • His favorite color is white.
  • Ojani likes travelling, and often gets back to his motherland Cuba to enjoy its museums and galleries, walking the streets of his childhood.
  • Ojani shared that one of the biggest events of his life happened when Carlos Santana came to his club after the Grammy Awards ceremony in 1999. This meeting inspired Ojani a lot.

Appearance, clothing style

Ojani has short black hair and dark brown eyes. He is 6ft 1in (1.85 m) tall and weighs around 198lbs (90kgs). Ojani likes wearing casual clothes, but also formal suits which he always wears in white. He has several tattoos over his body.

Net worth and salary

As of 2019, Ojani’s net worth is estimated to be around $750,000. Though Ojani was willing to get as much money as he could from his ex-wife, he ended up owing her half a million dollars according to the court’s decision.

General Info

Full NameOjani Noa
ProfessionActor, Chef, Waiter, Film producer
NationalityCuban

Family

SpouseJennifer Lopez
ParentsFrancisco Noa

Social profile links

IMDBhttp://imdb.com/name/nm1090787
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Facts

#Fact
1Former husband of Jennifer Lopez. They met while he was waitering at a restaurant owned by Gloria Estefan in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

Pictures

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Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy2004Irish Thug
Rappin-n-Rhyming2002Dan Valdez

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eye See Me2007executive producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Million Dollar Matchmaker2016TV SeriesHimself
Supervivientes: Perdidos en Honduras2008TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Pa'lante con Cristina2004TV SeriesHimself
Liquid Assets2004TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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FAQs

What is Ojani Noa doing now? ›

Ojani, who has worked as an actor and producer, is focusing on his work as a personal trainer now. Movies of his have included Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy and Eye See Me.

How long was J-Lo married to Ojani Noa? ›

For context, Noa — a waiter then — was married to Jennifer Lopez for 11 months, from February 1997 to January 1998.

What nationality is Ojani Noa? ›

What did Ojani Noa say about J-Lo? ›

He said that he thinks Lopez will marry at least seven or eight times and never sees her settling down with one person. Her constant drive to keep pushing her professional boundaries can act as a deterrent to her private life, or that is what Noa thinks.

How did J-Lo meet ojani? ›

In his interview with The Daily Mail, Ojani—a Cuban refugee who fled his home when he was 15 in an inflatable boat—explained that he met J-Lo when he was 22 years old while he worked as a dishwasher and waiter at Gloria Estefan's Ocean Drive restaurant Lario's On The Beach.

Why is Ben Affleck not with JLo? ›

As hot and heavy as their relationship was, they were on very different paths at the end of it. Jennifer was ready to settle down and have kids, but Ben wasn't keen on giving up his bachelor lifestyle just yet. In the end, she got tired of waiting for him to come around — even though it broke her heart to end things.

Who was Ben Affleck's first wife? ›

Jennifer Garner

Who was Ben Affleck married to before JLo? ›

2005: Ben marries Jennifer Garner.

Affleck, too, soon moved on. He married Garner in 2005, and the new Hollywood couple welcomed three children together over the years: daughters Violet and Seraphina Affleck, and son Samuel Affleck. The couple divorced in 2018.

How much is JLO worth 2022? ›

So, what's J-Lo's net worth? As of 2022, Јеnnіfеr Lореz's nеt wоrth is estimated to be anywhere between $400 and $450 mіllіоn. Ѕhе еаrnѕ an estimated $40 mіllіоn per year, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Who all was JLO married to? ›

Jennifer Lopez

Who is Ben Affleck's wife? ›

Ben Affleck

Which celebrity has been married the most? ›

Number of Marriages: 9

Zsa Zsa Gabor leads the pack of stars who have been married the most. She married Burhan Asaf Belge in 1935 and the pair divorced in 1941. She then married Conrad Hilton in 1942 and divorced him in 1947.

Who has more money Jennifer Lopez or Ben Affleck? ›

So, what's J-Lo's net worth? As of 2022, Јеnnіfеr Lореz's nеt wоrth is estimated to be anywhere between $400 and $450 mіllіоn. Ѕhе еаrnѕ an estimated $40 mіllіоn per year, according to Celebrity Net Worth. By comparison, Lopez's beau Ben Affleck's net worth is a reported $150 million as of 2022.

Did Jennifer Lopez get back together with Ben Affleck? ›

April 2022: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are engaged (again)! Congratulations! The pair got engaged in April 2022, a rep for Lopez confirmed to PEOPLE. Lopez shared the news in her On the JLo newsletter after she was photographed wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring earlier in the month.

Did Jennifer Lopez take Marc Anthony's Last name? ›

Lopez previously changed her legal name during her marriage to Marc Anthony (who was born Marco Muniz). After they tied the knot in 2004, the “Love Don't Cost a Thing” songstress officially became Jennifer Muniz. Twins Emme and Max, now 14, also have the surname.

How does Jennifer Garner feel about JLO? ›

“Jen respects J. Lo as a woman and as a mother. She appreciates how J. Lo looks after her children the same way she looks after her own.”

Why did Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck call off their engagement? ›

They got engaged in November 2002, with Affleck proposing with a pink diamond. But the couple postponed their 2003 wedding, citing "excessive media attention," and split in 2004.

What does Ben Affleck say about JLO? ›

Speaking to the New York Times, he said Lopez deserved an Oscar nomination for her work in "Hustlers," in which played a dancer-turned-criminal mastermind. “She should have been nominated,” Affleck said. “She's the real thing.” He added, “I keep in touch periodically with her and have a lot of respect for her.

Why didn't Ben Affleck's kids attend his wedding? ›

Ben's oldest daughter, Violet, 16, didn't travel to Las Vegas because she greatly respects her mom, Jennifer Garner. “Violet stayed home because she's extremely loyal to her mom,” an insider told Page Six. According to the publication, the actor informed his ex-wife about the ceremony at the last minute.

Did Ben Affleck's kids attend his wedding to JLo? ›

The low-key affair was attended by very few people, including Lopez's daughter, Emme, and one of Affleck's three children.

Why did Jennifer Garner not go to the wedding? ›

Garner's conflicting shooting schedules also forced her to miss out Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's wedding ceremony last week in Georgia.

Did Jennifer Garner attend Ben Affleck's wedding? ›

It's privately eating her heart out.” While Jennifer Garner didn't go to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's wedding, her kids, whom she shares with the Justice League actor, did. They were also a part of the ceremony.

Who called off the Bennifer wedding? ›

Not only did she get broken up with, but she had to tell the world that her fiancé left her. J. Lo was so distraught that she couldn't even bring herself to deliver the news to her mother, Guadalupe. The actress' personal assistant was the one who told Guadalupe, and she didn't take Affleck's decision lightly.

How much is JLO worth 2022? ›

So, what's J-Lo's net worth? As of 2022, Јеnnіfеr Lореz's nеt wоrth is estimated to be anywhere between $400 and $450 mіllіоn. Ѕhе еаrnѕ an estimated $40 mіllіоn per year, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Did JLO marry Cris Judd? ›

Lopez's second marriage was to dancer and choreographer Cris Judd. The pair met in Spain in late 2000 when he was hired to direct her music video for “Love Don't Cost a Thing” and wed in September 2001, splitting in June 2002.

Who has Marc Anthony been married to? ›

Marc Anthony

Who are all of JLOS husbands? ›

Jennifer Lopez

Who is richer JLo or Beyonce? ›

Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez net worth who is richer? Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce net worth is estimated to be a combined $840 million. This means that Jennifer Lopez's net worth 2021 Forbes is estimated to be $400 million while Beyonce is worth $440 million.

Who has more money Jen or Ben? ›

As seen above, Jennifer a.k.a JLo has more money. With the couple being married now, we think the pair might be ready to make some more investments that could boost their income. At the moment, it is unclear if the pair have signed a prenup.

What is Ben Affleck's net worth 2022? ›

Ben Affleck's Net Worth 2022

As of 2022, Ben Affleck's net worth is estimated at $150 million. While a considerable amount of his net worth came from his acting roles, he also has over 25 producing credits as well.

How much money did Chris Judd get from JLo? ›

Jennifer Lopez has a few failed marriages under her belt, but it is her split with former back-up dancer Chris Judd in 2003 that hit her pockets the hardest. This being her second marriage, J. Lo was hit hard, being ordered to pay Judd $14 million in their divorce settlement after only nine months of marriage.

Why did Jennifer and Cris break up? ›

The Breakup: In July 2002, Lopez filed for divorce from her second husband, citing irreconcilable differences. "Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd have announced they have resolved all issues arising out of their marriage," the couple's lawyers shared in a statement at the time. "The resolution was extremely amicable . . .

How much did JLo pay Chris Judd? ›

Jennifer Lopez's marriage to Cris Judd lasted nine months.

It was reported by the Daily Mail that the dancer received $11 million as a divorce settlement. The pair were married for less than a year.

Are Marc Anthony and JLo friends? ›

Though they announced their split in July 2011, Lopez and Anthony have remained friendly over the years. “Marc and I are good how we are right now,” the “Waiting for Tonight” singer explained during a 2017 appearance on The View. “There's a reason we're not together, but we're great friends and we're parents together.

What is Marc Anthony 2022 worth? ›

As of October 2022, Marc Anthony's net worth is estimated to be $80 Million. What is this? Marc Anthony, is an American singer, actor, and producer from New York. Anthony is a two-time Grammy Award and six-time Latin Grammy Award winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.

How many times has Mark Anthony been engaged? ›

Marc Anthony – Engaged 5 Times

The singer has been married three times. Anthony's first engagement was to actress Claudette Lali, though the two never made it down the aisle. The singer was married to Dayanara Torres from 2000-2004, Jennifer Lopez from 2004-2014, and Shannon De Lima from 2014-2017.

Which celebrity has been married the most? ›

Number of Marriages: 9

Zsa Zsa Gabor leads the pack of stars who have been married the most. She married Burhan Asaf Belge in 1935 and the pair divorced in 1941. She then married Conrad Hilton in 1942 and divorced him in 1947.

How many times have Jennifer Lopez been engaged? ›

Lopez has been engaged six times, including twice to Affleck!

Are Ben Affleck and JLo back together? ›

April 2022: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are engaged (again)! Congratulations! The pair got engaged in April 2022, a rep for Lopez confirmed to PEOPLE. Lopez shared the news in her On the JLo newsletter after she was photographed wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring earlier in the month.

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