‘We Didn’t Have A Lot Of Money,’ Jennifer Lopez Admits

The On The Floor singer, 53, revealed in a newsletter uploaded on OnTheJLO that she did not have many material possessions growing up in the Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s.

‘We didn’t have a lot of money,’ said Ben Affleck’s wife. She is now worth more than $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

She made the comment when discussing her Hermes blankets. Lopez said they remind her of her youth.

She wrote: ‘One of the most comforting things I owned growing up, was a very itchy blanket. I know that sounds crazy, but it was the blanket I had from when I was six until I was a teenager and I loved it so much. Lol.

‘It was red, orange and white and it was my version of a Snuggy.’

She then reflected on her childhood with her itchy blanket: ‘Growing up in New York when it was cold, there was something so comforting about that warm blanket on my skin.

‘The closest thing I have been able to find to that blanket are these Hermes classic wool blankets, believe it or not. Sometimes Ben and the kids make fun of me because I like the itchy feeling of wool against my skin, but it reminds me of my childhood.

‘I find them chic and a Bronx throwback at the same time. I know everybody likes soft and plushy blankets that feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud, but I encourage you to give this a try, especially with this cold winter we’re experiencing. I promise it will keep you so warm!!! You won’t regret it! Then again maybe it’s an acquired taste.’

JLo was born Jennifer Lynn Lopez in the Bronx, a borough of New York City.

She was raised in its Castle Hill neighborhood.

Her parents, David López and Guadalupe Rodríguez, were born in Puerto Rico and moved to the U.S. mainland as children.

In 2020 she told WSJ. Magazine that growing up with little money molded her.

‘Growing up in the Bronx really did shape me, because I grew up with not a lot,’ she said.

‘Everything about me; my kind of grit. I never thought about it or described it this way before but it is the heartbeat inside of me that is the Bronx and my upbringing that continues to drive me.’

And that gave her ambition: ‘There’s nothing I could not accomplish if I wanted to.

‘I believe every single person holds that power,’ she added. ‘It‘s taken me a while to get to the point where I even realize it’s not always about talent, it’s not always about education, it’s about persistence and hard work. And if you are dedicated to that, whatever dream, however big it is, you can accomplish it.’

She also said in her newsletter this weekend  that she is obsessed with Nick Fouquet hats.

The actress wore a hit by Fouquet over her wedding weekend and has recommended it as the perfect festive gift.

Writing in her newsletter OnTheJLo, she said: ‘My latest fashion go to is a hat by Nick Fouquet. When you make hats for women you’re called a milliner, when you make hats for men you’re a haberdasher, when you make a hat that transcends gender and gives the right amount of swag to anyfit, you’re Nick Fouquet.

‘Maybe some of you  remember I wore a dove white custom hat with my Ralph Lauren blue and white striped dress for our wedding weekend. This is the perfect gift for someone that loves fashion and obviously…hats!’