20 Years In The Life Of Jennifer Lopez

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The divorce of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony comes at a strange time for the multi-hyphenate star.

Lopez’s career, which took a turn for the lukewarm a few years back, is hotter than ever, thanks largely in part to her gig on “American Idol.”

She’s also a new mum, a licensing mogul and a film star on the verge of reinventing her movie skills once again.

But how did she get here?

Then came her major big-screen break: Lopez played the title role in a biopic about the singer Selena. The film was well-received -- and the soundtrack went platinum.

In 2001, Lopez released her second album, J.Lo. That album went four times platinum -- and gave us Lopez's lasting nickname.

Lopez married for the second time in 2001. Husband #2 was backup dancer Cris Judd. Their marriage ended a year later when Lopez ran off with Ben Affleck.

In 2004, Lopez married husband #3, longtime friend and singer Marc Anthony.

In 2008, Lopez gave birth to twins, Max and Emme.

Last week, Lopez and Anthony announced that they would divorce.

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