Jennifer Lopez claims her mum used to ‘beat the s***’ out of her when she was a child

Jennifer Lopez and her mum Guadalupe Rodriguez had a strained relationship with the pair regularly clashing, resulting in the singer-turned-actress leaving the family home at the age of 18

Jennifer Lopez has claimed her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez used to 'beat' her as a child
Jennifer Lopez has claimed her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez used to ‘beat’ her as a child

Jennifer Lopez has sensationally claimed her mother used to “beat the s***” out of her when she was growing up as a child in the Bronx.

The accusation from the 52-year-old pop superstar came up as she was talking in her Netflix documentary Halftime, which was released on June 8.

The Waiting For Tonight singer and her mum Guadalupe Rodriguez had a strained relationship in Lopez’s formative years with the pair regularly clashing.

Lopez left the family at the age of 18 in pursuit of her acting dreams following another argument with her mother, who wanted all three of her daughters – Lopez has an older sister, Leslie, and younger sister, Lynda – to have an education in order to be self-sufficient.







Jennifer revealed she left the family home at the age of 18 following a clash with her mother
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Lopez said: “She did what she had to do to survive, and it made her strong, but it also made her tough. She beat the s*** out of you.”

She added: “My mom was like, ‘If you’re gonna live in this house, you’re gonna get your education’. We got into a bad fight one night and I just left.”

The singer-turned-actress described Rodriguez, 76, as “complicated” but the pair seem to have got closer over the years.

Rodriguez said in the documentary: “I always had the highest expectations of them. It wasn’t to be critical. It was only to show you that you could do better.

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

“I was far from the perfect mother. The one thing I can always say, everything I did, I did with their best interest at heart.”

During the 95-minute Netflix, Jennifer also confessed about the struggles of not being accepted at the start of her career.

Her curvy Latina figure is adored by millions across the world but it was not generally celebrated by Hollywood at the time and the constant criticism almost saw her walk away from the intense spotlight.







Jennifer spoke openly about her relationship with Guadalupe in her Netflix documentary film Halftime
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J-Lo revealed: “There were many times where I was just like, I think I’m just going to quit.

“I had to really figure out who I was. And believe in that and not believe in anything else.”

She added: “When I started working, the ideal beauty was very thin, blonde, tall, not a lot of curves.

“I grew up around women with curves so it was nothing I was ever ashamed of. It was hard, when you think people think you’re a joke — like a punchline.

“But it wound up affecting things in a way that I never intended.”

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