Fourth marriage is the charm… at least for Jennifer Lopez.
The couple was once engaged in the early 2000s, but called off the wedding days before they were set to walk down the aisle.
Ben & Jen Finally Tie The Knot 20 Years After Broken Engagement
After nearly 20 years, a few marriages and kids later, “Bennifer 2.0” is back and seemingly better than ever.
However, one of JLo’s ex-husbands doesn’t see it that way.
Her first husband Ojani Noa has an inkling Affleck and JLo’s marriage won’t last and ultimately end in divorce.
Noa was married to the Puerto Rican songstress for a very brief period of time in the early 1990s.
JLo and Noa wed in 1997 but called it quits the following year. She met the Cuban-native in Miami while he was working as a dishwasher at Gloria Estefan’s restaurant, “Lario’s On The Beach.”
JLo’s First Husband Weighs In On Her Fourth Marriage
In an interview with Daily Mail, Noa said, “Ben is husband number four. I was husband number one and she told me I was the love of her life.”
He continued to explain that the triple-threat “loves being in love,” but she begins to stray once the passion fizzles out.
Ojani Noa Says JLo Loses Interest After Passion Dies Down
“When we lay in bed on our wedding night, she said we would be together forever,” her ex-husband explained.
The 48-year-old said their connection and chemistry was instantaneous.
“We could both feel the romantic energy. It was instant and intense. Like it was surging through our bodies,” Noa revealed. “I lifted her chin and gave her a kiss – it was a kiss like we’d known each other forever.”
The flame in their relationship began to dwindle when JLo’s mother berated her for getting married to Noah in Florida rather than the Bronx.
“Jen would be in tears all the time. Her mom was calling and yelling at her, trying to get her to change the venue. So I called [Jen’s mother Guadalupe Lopez] Lupe and said, ‘You need to stop this.’ That was a big mistake. From then on there was tension between me and Lupe,” he recalled.
JLo’s Mother Drove A Wedge Into Their Relationship
As JLo’s celebrity status grew and she became a household name, things between Noa and the singer changed exponentially.
“She went from Jen to being J-Lo, this big business bringing in millions,” he recalled. “She had all these new people around her, all wanting to make money off her. I would call and an assistant would say, ‘Sorry, she’s not available.’”
Following their split, JLo married her backup dancer Chris Rudd before quickly ending that marriage and getting engaged to Affleck.
Of course, their first engagement didn’t lead to marriage and JLo moved on to Marc Anthony.
Their marriage lasted 10 years and they welcomed twins, Max and Emme, in 2008.
Ojani Noa Doesn’t Believe “Bennifer 2.0” Will Last
JLo’s ex told Daily Mail, “I wish her and Ben the best, but I’m not convinced it will last.”
Noa believes his ex-wife will be involved in several other marriages.
“I think she’s someone who will be married seven or eight times. I can’t see her ever settling down with one person. She pushes herself to constantly go forward in her professional life, which is why she’s had a three-decade career, but she also moves on in her private life.”
“If Ben has Lupe on his side then maybe he’s got a chance,” JLo’s jilted ex quipped.