So, Jennifer Lopez Is Suddenly Extremely Swole
No wonder she’s been “feeling like Superwoman.”
On Wednesday morning, Jennifer Lopez posted an Instagram of herself posing against a plain white door—the perfect neutral backdrop for showcasing how stunningly swole she’s become. Naturally, J.Lo didn’t miss out on the opportunity, showing off not just her flawless makeup and very flattering formfitting dress, but also her extremely toned biceps and trap, which seem to have shown up overnight.
They are actually the product of the promise she made to herself that rather than let doing 15 shows in 27 days “wear [her] down,” she “would be stronger by the end of it,” resolving to not only perform, but also “work out and be in the best shape of my life.” No wonder she was “feeling like Superwoman” after her show in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
Of course, J.Lo is also human, meaning that despite her dedication, that promise was hard to keep: “There were moments I was tired and there was travel and I had to fit in my workouts where I could,” she continued in her caption, “but here we are with only 3 shows left!! And I am having so many emotions but mostly just feeling strong, happy and grateful!!!” To top off that uplifting note, she also added the hashtags “#allihavefinal15,” “#3showstogo,” “#we’renotdoneyet,” “#letsgoooo,” and “#makepromisestoyourselfandkeepthem.”
This summer saw Lopez turn 49, as well as get very candid about her relationship with her body. In June, she reflected on how a size zero, which she told InStyle her generation was “very much focused on,” “was just so unattainable for most normal people,” including herself. She also made a point to say that while she now considers herself beautiful, she used to think she was fat—an idea that the industry apparently egged on, telling her that she “should lose a few pounds.” That was just a week or so after Lopez displayed even more rare honesty about her appearance, admitting that even she‘s mystified by how little she’s aged. (Though it now looks like her workout routine may have a bit to do with that.)
There was one other thing in the background of the photo she posted on Wednesday morning: a floating tag of @arod, who presumably acted as her Instagram husband. Given the extreme closeness of the bond they’ve developed over the past year and a half, it’s also possible that he’s now also her workout buddy. If he wants to keep up with J.Lo, though, he better start stepping up his game when it comes to his own thirst traps.
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JLo may have started seeing David Cruz when she was just 15, but she went on to date her first love for a full decade, making for plenty of ’90s fashion moments even after they split up, like this tank dress in 1995.
Even though JLo met the actor Wesley Snipes when filming a sex scene she later publicly called “horrible,” she went on to date Snipes briefly after filming wrapped, this time keeping showcasing a bit more demure ’90s fashion.
Long before JLo’s first husband Ojani Noa threatened to release a sex tape of her last year, the pair met in a Cuban restaurant where he was a waiter, making for a year-long marriage that saw JLo in body con dresses and blue eye shadow while he opted for hot pink button-ups.
Fresh from divorcing Noa, JLo broke out the thigh-skimming dresses and started straightening her hair for her fling with music executive Tommy Mottola—also a recent divorcé, who was rebounding from Mariah Carey.
In their two years of dating, JLo and Diddy hardly shied from the opportunity to coordinate outfits, matching in white (but sadly not in crop tops) for events like the 2000 VMAs.
Diddy reprised the all-white look at the Grammy Awards later that year, while JLo busted out a green Versace dress now so iconic, it has its own Wikipedia page.
Cris Judd was the first of several back-up dancers JLo ended up having flings with, and definitely the first she married, marking a two-year relationship full of early aughts style and hairdos like a mop of floppy curls.
Bennifer met on-set of Gigli in 2002 and dated for the next two years, until calling off their engagement in 2004—a time full of plenty of t-shirts and off-color ties for Affleck, and fur and floor-length, high slitted gowns for JLo. (Not to mention all her crop tops alongside Affleck in the video for “Jenny from the Block.”
Post-Ben, JLo found her groove with Marc Anthony, whom she was married to for seven years, having twins named Max and Emme before divorcing in 2011, a year that nonetheless saw JLo looking her best in silver Emilio Pucci sequins at the Grammy Awards.
That same year, JLo was rumored to have had a fling with another mustachioed man: her What to Expect When You’re Expecting costar Rodrigo Santoro, whom she made plenty of red carpet appearances with, like in this sheer gown at the film’s L.A. premiere.
Other than a few sneaky dinners, JLo and Bradley Cooper were rarely seen in public together, but they made enough appearances together—even front row at Tommy Hilfiger—for JLo to bring out the thigh-high boots.
JLo’s real beau post-Marc Anthony, though, was another, much younger backup dancer named Casper Smart, whom she dated all the way up until 2016, when she wore this much more sophisticated take on her Diddy-era head-to-toe white.
Though things were never confirmed between the pair, it’s hard to imagine there wasn’t tension (or at least plenty of sweat) between JLo and the Dancing with the Stars star Maksim Chmerkovskiy. (As her first husband Ojani Noa can attest, JLo does seem to love a hot pink button-up.)
It seemed entirely possible that JLo and Drake’s much buzzed about relationship had continued into 2017 until this week, when the first song on Drake’s new album made it pretty clear things have ended with the lyrics “I drunk text J. Lo / Old numbers so I bounce back.” Still, the Instagrams of their short-lived time together live on, blurry as they are, but clear enough to show the pair at least shared a love for bling.
Things appear to still be starting out for JLo and Alex Rodriguez, which seems to be why the pair left dinner separately in Miami—and why JLo pulled out an eye-catching, tight-fitting dress in what now seems to signal a serious move for her: all-white.