As we would only expect, his cowardly efforts used to convince her to stay had quite the reverse effect, and she sped up the divorce process so that she could reach her the next step: hauling him to court. She had her first victory a few years after the case was presented with a legally binding confidentiality agreement.
It took him a few years to break this into a still-ongoing case today, more than two decades later – but more on that later.
Not Wasting Any Time
We all know that as we age, we get more life experience, and with that comes the intelligence to distinguish between love and lust. So that might reveal a hint about J. Lo’s first marriage. A young Jennifer must have been a lovely sight thing to behold: a stunning up and coming celebrity with the world, and probably many men, at her feet.
One of these said men was a Cuban waiter named Ojani Noa, who wanted to waste no time when it came to moving things forward.
There's no doubt that Ojani was anxious to marry Jennifer so that he could take her off the market. But with any marriage, there is a little thing called divorce that he hadn't contemplated.
This illusion cost J. Lo quite a bit. During their separation, Ojani went on a crusade to find evidence against her that he deemed incriminatory to blackmail her into staying with him. But J. Lo didn't care.
Jen's Broken Heart
But first, Jennifer had to mend her broken heart – some candid photos had been circulating that had the world guessing that she found some comfort in the arms of Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola. Before they started making public appearances together, Mottola was married to Mariah Carey.
But not without some drama, soon after he was seen with Jennifer, Mariah just so happened to divorce him AND drop her contract with Sony.
Was it Just a Fling?
Nobody had high expectations for Jennifer and Tom, and sure enough, their fling fizzled out before it was even confirmed (fortunately, before Tommy had become too invested in her career). 1999 found Jennifer's career in a great place.
But as she adjusted her focus to her artistry, she got romantic feelings once again, this time with none other than her producer Sean "Diddy" Combs. This time, Jennifer felt that the admiration was clearly for her talent and performance.