Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck won’t last long, says Ojani’s first husband Noah

Bennifer 2.0 is doomed to divorce, said first husband Jennifer Lopez.

Ojani Noah, 48, claims his ex-wife “loves being in love” but is losing interest after the passion in her marriage faded, according to The Daily Mail.

Noah, who met J-Lo when he was a Cuban refugee waiter in Miami, has kept a low profile since his year-long alliance with Jennie from The Block ended in 1998. He told the publication that her recent wedding to Ben Affleck brought back a rush of old memories.

“Ben is husband number four. I was the number one husband and she told me that I was the love of her life. As we lay in bed on our wedding night, she said we’d be together forever,” he told the publication.

In addition to being married four times, Lopez, 53, has been engaged six times, including married twice. It will be a good hunt. actor 20 years apart.

Noah fled Cuba in an inflatable boat when he was 15 and survived the 150km journey to the US. He found a job washing dishes at Gloria Estefan’s Lario’s On The Beach restaurant on Ocean Drive at the age of 22.

“Miami was buzzing. I did modeling. I hurried. I wanted the American Dream – and I found it when Jen walked into Lario,” he said.

“I had no idea who she was. Our eyes looked at each other and I thought she was the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.”

Lopez returned to the bar the next evening and Noa served her another customer’s fries after she said they looked “delicious,” according to the report.

“I was amazed. She was wearing a white top and pants and I remember thinking she had the best body I’ve ever seen. She later told me that she knew that first night that she was going to marry me,” Noah reportedly recalled.

According to Noah, the duo threw a party at the Commune club later that night.

“When we got to the club, my friend Leo took Jen to the dance floor and I was like, ‘Oh man, you’re lucky.’ Then (her friend) said, “When they get back, take Jen there.” You are interested in her.

“They come back and I take her by the hand and lead her to the floor and a slow song starts. It was electricity. She was trembling and said, “You make me nervous.”

“We both felt the romantic energy. It was instant and intense. As if it permeated our bodies. I said, “I feel the same as you.” I lifted her chin and kissed her – it was a kiss, as if we knew each other. forever and ever.”

As they kissed goodnight, a passerby exclaimed, “Oh my God, that’s Jennifer Lopez from Money Train,” Noah recalled. “That’s when I realized that maybe she was someone.”

“The next morning, my pager goes off. Jen was supposed to see me before the flight. The door closes, I open it and she falls into my arms. We kissed and as she left in her limousine she looked back like she was in a movie and I thought, “This is it.” It’s crazy,” Noah told the Mail.

According to the Mail, while Lopez was in Los Angeles, Noah often spoke to her on a pay phone at a restaurant. When she returned to Florida, the actress asked him out on a date to a party. blood and wine prime minister.

“I rented a cheap suit. We went out on the red carpet, there were all these flashing lights and screaming fans. I started to feel bad. I walked across the carpet, holding her hand, and then stood aside while she gave an interview.

“I heard her say, ‘Jack, I want you to meet my girlfriend, Ojani.’ I turned around and saw that she was introducing me to Jack Nicholson. Then she said, “That’s Michael,” and that was Michael Caine. I felt like in a movie. A few years earlier, I ran a boat across the ocean from Fidel Castro, and now I’m on the red carpet. Michael Caine was wonderful. He said, “Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.”

After the premiere, the couple legalized their relationship, Noah told the publication.

“It was the first time we made love. It was perfect. She was perfect. After that, we lay there and she said, “I want you to always be in my life.” I love you’. I felt like Mr. Cinderella,” he said.

Noah said he thought the relationship worked out because he wasn’t impressed with her fame.

“She is a traditional girl. She comes from a humble Puerto Rican family. She wanted someone to protect her, someone to stand up for her. We totally fell in love,” he said, according to the article.

“I quit my job and moved to Los Angeles. We lived in a nice apartment. But soon we moved into our first house, and then the houses got bigger and bigger. She liked that I was a balseros (rafter) from Cuba. I never wanted anything from her. I always worked and had my own money,” he said of life with the Bronx native.

“We were together for about six months when she Selena. We went to San Antonio, Texas to shoot, and every night, back at the hotel, she would fall in my arms, full of uncertainty. She didn’t think she was good enough. In the middle of the night she burst into tears. I consoled her and said that she was the best, that she was killing.

“She loves to shop and when she wasn’t filming we went to the local mall. One day we went into a jewelry store and she started looking at the rings. She pointed to one and said, “I like this one.”

“She left, and I pretended that I needed to use the toilet. I snuck back into the store and told the girl to put it aside. I had money saved up. I worked as her personal trainer, but I also had modeling money. The ring cost $15,000, a fortune in those days. I hid the ring in a plastic bag behind the sink.

According to the report, Noah proposed to Lopez at a critically acclaimed film party.

“Everyone applauded. I got down on one knee and gave her the ring. She cried and laughed and said “Yes!”, he reportedly recalls.

Tensions arose when Lopez’s mother chastised her for choosing to marry in Florida instead of the Bronx, according to the article.

“Jen was in tears all the time. Her mother called and yelled at her, trying to force her to change the meeting place. So I called (Jen Guadalupe Lopez’s mother) Lupe and said, “You need to stop this.” It was a big mistake. Since then, there has been tension between me and Lupe.”

The jilted lover reportedly said that Lopez soon began to change as money and fame rose.

“She went from Jen to J-Lo, this big business that makes millions. There were all these new people around her, and they all wanted to make money from her. I called and the assistant said, “Sorry, she’s not available.”

When Noah was commissioned to open a Lopez nightclub in Los Angeles, he saw published photos of his wife with Puff Daddy, who, according to the article, produced some of his music in New York.

“I called Jen and asked why she was dating him and she said, ‘It’s just business. That’s what they tell me what I have to do.” I was jealous and shouted: “But you are married!”

“We wanted children, we discussed the possibility of having children. Then she told me that she could not have a child because it would interfere with her career, ”he complained.

Noah and Lopez went on the Oprah show where she denied their marriage was in trouble.

“Our whole life has become a lie,” Noah said, remembering that he had lost 17 kg due to the stress of the facade.

“We went to the Golden Globes and sat with Jack (Nicholson). He said, “You guys look so happy.” I told him, “It’s not what it seems.” He told me to stay there. I never thought I’d get relationship advice from Jack Nicholson.”

The couple divorced 11 months later, and soon after, Lopez publicly dated Puff Daddy.

According to the report, Noah was left with $50,000 in a settlement agreement and he continued to wear his ring as they remained close.

“There were times when she told me that she wanted to get back together. In quiet moments, she said: “I need you in my life. I don’t want to lose you,” Noah reportedly recalled.

Lopez’s brief marriage to Chris Rudd ended, with Affleck questioning for the first time before she officially split from her dancer.

Two years later, in 2004, Lopez married Marc Anthony. The couple lived together for 10 years.

The actress hired Noah to run a Los Angeles restaurant around 2002, but fired him three years later. According to the article, he sued her, settled down, and returned to Florida, where he never remarried.

Noah said he thinks he could have lived with Lopez for the last time if not for “parasites who feed on celebrities” and media reports that described him as “a penniless waiter,” the report said.

“I wish her and Ben all the best, but I’m not sure how long this will last,” Ojani said.

“I think she is one of those who will be married seven or eight times. I can’t imagine her ever settling down with one person. She forces herself to constantly move forward in her professional life, so she has a three-decade career, but she is also moving forward in her personal life.”

“If Lupe is on Ben’s side, then maybe he has a chance,” Ojani told The Mail, smiling.

This article was originally published Page six and reproduced with permission

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