Jennifer Lopez’s rise to fame

From Fly Girl to international celebrity, Jennifer Lopez’s rise to fame — and her search for love — has made her a global phenomenon.

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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Busy Jennifer Lopez spends her time off from judging the final season of "American Idol" starring in the police drama "Shades of Blue."

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Jennifer Lopez poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. JLO hosted the event.

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(L-R) Singers Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte and Pitbull perform during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Actress Jennifer Lopez arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate's "What To Expect When You're Expecting" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

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Actresses Jennifer Lopez (L) and Cameron Diaz present at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012.

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Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart arrive at their hotel on January 31, 2012 in New York City.

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony attend the 2012 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour to promote their show,' ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen' on Jan. 14, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif. The show takes the former couple across Latin America in search of the best dancers, singers, musicians and street performers.

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Lopez smiles toward photographers while filming the reality show 'Q'Viva! The Chosen' 'in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 3, 2011.

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Lopez joined "American Idol" in its 10th season, sitting alongside fellow new judge Steven Tyler, left, and returning panelist Randy Jackson. J.Lo quickly established herself as a nice judge, but unlike some who came before her, she gives the contestants constructive criticism they can use. She returned for season 11.

Lopez performs at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2011.

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Lopez poses backstage with her award for latin music favorite artist at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2011.

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Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for British entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller in Hollywood, Calif., on May 23, 2011.

The couple announced on July 15, 2011, that they were divorcing after seven years of marriage. "This was a very difficult decision," the couple said in a statement. "It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

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Lopez and Anthony arrive at a screening of her movie "The Back-up Plan" in Miami on April 14, 2010.

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Lopez costars with Alex O'Loughlin in "The Backup Plan," a 2010 comedy about a woman who becomes romantically involved after becoming pregnant by artificial insemination.

Lopez is a vision in white as she arrives for the 82nd Academy Awards on March 7, 2010.

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Lopez wore a metallic ensemble as she introduced the band Green Day at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2010.

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Lopez performs during Times Square's New Year’s Eve celebration in New York on Dec. 31, 2009. J. Lo's revealing diamond-encrusted catsuit was the talk of the town.

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Lopez performs the song 'Louboutins' onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. After climbing a stairway of dancers and jumping off, Lopez tripped but made a quick recovery.

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Lopez arrives for the world premiere of the Michael Jackson’s “This is it” at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Lopez's husband Marc Anthony, Rep. Nydia Valazquez and Lopez face reporters before a meeting to discuss education in the Latino community and college affordability legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 16, 2009.

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Lopez poses for photographers at an event by Japanese fashion company Samantha Thavasa in the young fashion district of Shibuya in Tokyo on March 29, 2009.

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Anthony and Lopez hold their twins, Emme and Max, on stage before Anthony performs at a Valentine's Day show at New York's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 14, 2009.

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Lopez arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Lopez and Anthony arrive at the Fashion Group's 25th Annual Night of Stars in New York.on Oct. 23, 2008.

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Lopez attends the launch of her fragrance Deseo For Men at Macy's at Herald Square on Sept. 29, 2008, in New York.

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Lopez begins the the bicycling portion of the 2008 Nautica Malibu Triathlon in Malibu, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. She raised $127,000 for the Children's Hospital of L.A. thanks to her athletic achievement -- just seven months after giving birth.

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Lopez and Anthony arrive with their children Max and Emme in Zaventem, Belgium, on June 18, 2008, for a concert Anthony was giving in Antwerp. The twins were born on Feb. 22.

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Anthony and Lopez arrive for the taping of "Movies Rock" at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2007. The two-hour special celebrated music's most iconic moments in film. And the celebrity couple was celebrating the fact that they were soon to be parents of twins.

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Lopez performs at Luz stadium in Lisbon in July 2007 to present the New 7 Wonders of the World.

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Lopez shows her gratitude for receiving the Artists for Amnesty award during the 57th Berlinale International Film Festival. It was for her work producing and starring in the future film "Bordertown."

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After several failed relationships and marriages, Jennifer finally married her Mr. Right -- Marc Anthony. The two tied the knot in a quiet home ceremony on June 5, 2004.

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There's no denying that Lopez is a Latin beauty. She's been featured in People's "50 Most Beautiful" issue in 2006 and the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" issue in February 2007. Despite what people might think of her acting, Lopez is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood history.

In March 2007, Lopez says thank-you to her fans with a New York City signing of her new Spanish language CD, "Como Ama Una Mujer."

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The two divas -- played by Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez -- battle it out in Robert Luketic's 2005 romantic comedy "Monster-in-Law."

The Bronx, N.Y., native shows she still has her New York edge and fashion in this fierce fur ensemble.

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Lopez heats up the screen with Richard Gere in the 2004 film "Shall We Dance?"

Lopez ventures into the perfume industry with her debut scent Glow by J.Lo which broke numerous sales records. She's vaulted from backup dancer to global entrepreneur.

Who could forget the highly publicized relationship between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez? Dubbed "Bennifer" by the media, the two caused quite a stir when Affleck gave her a six-carat pink diamond ring worth a reported $1.2 million. The marriage, however, never happened.

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Lopez's film career continued to soar with the romantic comedy "Maid in Manhattan." The film was released in 2002 and co-stars British cutie Ralph Fiennes. Lopez plays Marisa Ventura, a single mother who works as a maid at a five-star New York City hotel.

Lopez and fiance Cris Judd show their love at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. They met on the set of her music video, where he was a backup dancer, married on Sept. 29, 2001, and divorced in August 2002.

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Lopez heats up the Plaza with a belly-baring performance on the TODAY show's concert series on July 13, 2001, in New York City.

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In 2001, the singer launched her clothing line, J.LO by Jennifer Lopez.

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Lopez went dark and edgy in the 2000 film, "The Cell," starring Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Lopez strikes a pose in the infamous Versace dress with her boyfriend, Sean "Puffy" Combs, at the 42nd Grammys. Their relationship lasted for two and a half years.

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Lopez made her singing debut with her first album "On the 6," released on June 1, 1999. It featured the popular songs "If You Had My Love" and "Waiting for Tonight."

Lopez met her first husband, Ojani Noa, when he worked as a waiter in Miami. They married on February 22, 1997, and divorced in March 1998. Several years after the divorce, she hired Noa as the manager of her Pasadena restaurant, Madre's, but he was fired only months later.

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In February 2005, Lopez showed the fall line of J.LO by Jennifer Lopez during Olympus Fashion Week in New York City's Bryant Park.

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Early in her acting career, Lopez played Texas-born Tejano singer Selena.

Lopez is shown with her hand on Keenen Ivory Wayans' shoulder in a 1992 promo shot for "In Living Color." Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a "Fly Girl" dancer on the television comedy program.