Jennifer Lopez spoke about her relationship with her mother: "As a child, she beat the crap out of me"

Juliette Morgan
Jennifer Lopez spoke about her relationship with her mother: "As a child, she beat the crap out of me"

Jennifer Lopez talked about her relationship with her mother in the new documentary "Halftime" ("Half") from Netflix. The singer describes her mother as a complicated person, but notes that now their relationship has become much better.

Mom did what she had to do to survive, and it made her strong, but tough at the same time. She beat the crap out of me," Lopez admitted.

The singer's mother Guadalupe Rodriguez emigrated from Puerto Rico to the Bronx, USA, where she raised three daughters with her husband David. When the daughters grew up, Jennifer's parents divorced.

I have always had the highest expectations from them. This was only done to show them that they could do better. Jennifer was difficult for me, to tell the truth. We butted heads a lot," Rodriguez said.

  

The singer recalled that she and her mother often quarreled because of her studies: Jennifer was passionate about dancing.

My mom said, "If you're going to live in this house, you should get an education." One night we had a big fight and I just left the house," Lopez recalls. 

I wasn't a perfect mother. But I can say that everything I did, I did for their benefit,

— the star's mother notes.

The singer's mother noted that she always insisted that her daughters were educated and did not depend on men.

The documentary about Jennifer Lopez tells about the singer's path to fame, about her triumphs and difficult moments of her career.

More in the section Celebrity

Emily Ratajkowski in a naked dress in Paris
Celebrity

Emily Ratajkowski in a naked dress in Paris

The model shared hot photos on social media.

Designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel dies at 102
Celebrity

Designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel dies at 102

She has been called the oldest influencer in the world.

The cause of death of Thomas Kingston, Lady Gabriella's husband, has been revealed.
Celebrity

The cause of death of Thomas Kingston, Lady Gabriella's husband, has been revealed.

British financier died on Sunday

Penelope Cruz became the heroine of the cover of V Magazine
Celebrity

Penelope Cruz became the heroine of the cover of V Magazine

Dua Lipa interviewed the actress for the publication.

Meghan Markle relaxes at a ski resort with friends
Celebrity

Meghan Markle relaxes at a ski resort with friends

The Duchess of Sussex spent time in the company of two friends.

"We lived in a small town where everyone knew everything." Emmanuel Macron's stepdaughter spoke for the first time about her mother's scandalous affair with the French president
Celebrity

"We lived in a small town where everyone knew everything." Emmanuel Macron's stepdaughter spoke for the first time about her mother's scandalous affair with the French president

Emmanuel Macron's wife is 25 years older than him.

"Puts children at risk." Kim Kardashian was outraged that Kanye West is again trying to sort things out through social networks
Celebrity

"Puts children at risk." Kim Kardashian was outraged that Kanye West is again trying to sort things out through social networks

According to Kim, Kanye was wrong to reveal the name of the school where their children study.

"He's too weird and old." Playboy model talks about meeting Leonardo DiCaprio at a club
Celebrity

"He's too weird and old." Playboy model talks about meeting Leonardo DiCaprio at a club

The girl said that she kissed DiCaprio, but did not go to his house.

Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson gives birth to her first child
Celebrity

Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson gives birth to her first child

The actress shared the good news on social media.

Monica Bellucci starred for the cover of Arabic Vogue and talked about working with Tim Burton
Celebrity

Monica Bellucci starred for the cover of Arabic Vogue and talked about working with Tim Burton

The actress gave a new interview.


Emily Ratajkowski in a naked dress in Paris
Celebrity

Emily Ratajkowski in a naked dress in Paris

Designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel dies at 102
Celebrity

Designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel dies at 102

The cause of death of Thomas Kingston, Lady Gabriella's husband, has been revealed.
Celebrity

The cause of death of Thomas Kingston, Lady Gabriella's husband, has been revealed.

Penelope Cruz became the heroine of the cover of V Magazine
Celebrity

Penelope Cruz became the heroine of the cover of V Magazine

Meghan Markle relaxes at a ski resort with friends
Celebrity

Meghan Markle relaxes at a ski resort with friends

"We lived in a small town where everyone knew everything." Emmanuel Macron's stepdaughter spoke for the first time about her mother's scandalous affair with the French president
Celebrity

"We lived in a small town where everyone knew everything." Emmanuel Macron's stepdaughter spoke for the first time about her mother's scandalous affair with the French president

"Puts children at risk." Kim Kardashian was outraged that Kanye West is again trying to sort things out through social networks
Celebrity

"Puts children at risk." Kim Kardashian was outraged that Kanye West is again trying to sort things out through social networks

"He's too weird and old." Playboy model talks about meeting Leonardo DiCaprio at a club
Celebrity

"He's too weird and old." Playboy model talks about meeting Leonardo DiCaprio at a club

Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson gives birth to her first child
Celebrity

Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson gives birth to her first child

Monica Bellucci starred for the cover of Arabic Vogue and talked about working with Tim Burton
Celebrity

Monica Bellucci starred for the cover of Arabic Vogue and talked about working with Tim Burton

"The Sopranos" star Drea de Matteo paid off her mortgage by making money on OnlyFans
Celebrity

"The Sopranos" star Drea de Matteo paid off her mortgage by making money on OnlyFans

The network is discussing the outfit of the star of the series “Knock on My Door” Hande Erçel at the Balmain show
Celebrity

The network is discussing the outfit of the star of the series “Knock on My Door” Hande Erçel at the Balmain show

Kensington Palace has released an official statement regarding "conspiracy theories" about Kate Middleton's health.
Celebrity

Kensington Palace has released an official statement regarding "conspiracy theories" about Kate Middleton's health.

Chloe show: Sienna Miller made her first appearance after the birth of her daughter, and Doutzen Kroes returned to the catwalk
Celebrity

Chloe show: Sienna Miller made her first appearance after the birth of her daughter, and Doutzen Kroes returned to the catwalk

Kanye West had a fight with Kim Kardashian over the "fake" school their children go to
Celebrity

Kanye West had a fight with Kim Kardashian over the "fake" school their children go to

Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker "haven't fully reconnected" but are "spending a lot of time together"
Celebrity

Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker "haven't fully reconnected" but are "spending a lot of time together"

"Kanye would not allow his own daughters to be treated like this." Bianca Censori's father plans to talk to Kanye West about how he treats his wife
Celebrity

"Kanye would not allow his own daughters to be treated like this." Bianca Censori's father plans to talk to Kanye West about how he treats his wife

Naomi Campbell has become "closer" to Saudi Arabian film producer Mohammed Al Turki, insiders say
Celebrity

Naomi Campbell has become "closer" to Saudi Arabian film producer Mohammed Al Turki, insiders say

Prince Harry lost his trial in the case of depriving him of police protection at the expense of his subjects
Celebrity

Prince Harry lost his trial in the case of depriving him of police protection at the expense of his subjects

Bianca Censori appeared in public in her most “naked” look
Celebrity

Bianca Censori appeared in public in her most “naked” look