Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck won't last, as first husband Ojani Noah expects

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck won’t last, as first husband Ojani Noah expects

The first husband of Jennifer Lopez said that Beniffer 2.0 is destined for divorce.

The Daily Mail reports that Ojani Noa, 48, claims his ex-wife “likes to be in love” but is losing interest after the passion for her marriage fades.

Noah – who met J-Lo when he was a Cuban refugee at waiting tables in Miami – has kept a low profile since his one-year union with former Fly Girl “In Living Color” in 1998. Telling the outlet of her recent marriage to Ben Affleck brought back a flash of memories Old.

“Ben is husband number four. I was the first husband and she said I loved her life. When we lay in bed on our wedding night, she said we would be together forever.”

In addition to being married four times, Lopez, 53, has been engaged six times, including twice to the “Good Will Hunting” actor, nearly 20 years later.

Noa fled Cuba on an inflatable boat when he was 15 and survived the 90-mile journey to the United States. He found a job washing dishes at the Ocean Drive restaurant in Gloria Estefan Larios on the Beach at the age of 22.

“Miami was bustling with life. I did some modeling. I struggled. I wanted the American Dream – and I found it when Jane walked into Lario.

Jennifer Lopez has been engaged six times and married four times before she got engaged to Ben Affleck.
Jennifer Lopez was married four times before getting engaged to Ben Affleck twice.

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

The next night, Lopez returned to the bar and Noah served her French fries to another customer after she said they looked “delicious,” according to the report.

“I was smitten. She wore a white shirt and pants, and I remember I thought she had the best body I’ve ever seen. She later told me that she knew on the first night she would marry me,” Noah reportedly recalls.

Later that night, the duo celebrated at a club called Commune, according to NOAA.

“When we got to the club, my friend Liu Jin took me to the dance floor, and I thought, ‘Man, you’re a lucky guy. ” then [her friend] He said, ‘When they come back, take Jane there. You are interested in him.

“They come back and I hold her hand and lead her to the floor, a slow song comes in. It was electric. She was shivering and said, ‘You’re making me nervous.'”

“We could both feel the romantic energy. It was instant and intense. Like it was flowing through our bodies. I said, ‘I feel the same way you do.’ I lifted her chin and gave her a kiss – it was a kiss as we’ve known each other forever.”

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's recent marriage brought back a dash of old memories, Ojani Noa.
Ojani Noa said the recent weddings of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck brought back old memories.
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As the two exchanged a goodnight kiss, a passerby shouted “Oh my God, that’s Jennifer Lopez from Money Train,” Noah recalled. “That’s when I realized it might have been someone.”

“The next morning, my pager went off. Jane had to see me before her flight. The door goes and I open it and she falls into my arms. Before us, and as she walked in her limousine, she looked back at the movies and thought, ‘This is it.'” Noah said. The Mail.

While Lopez was in Los Angeles, Noah spoke to her frequently from the payphone at the restaurant, according to the Mail. When she returned to Florida, the actress invited him to be her date at the premiere of “Blood and Wine”.

“I rented a cheap jumpsuit. We got to the red carpet, there were all these lights flashing and the fans were screaming. I started feeling sick. I got down on the carpet holding her hand and then stood on her side while giving interviews.”

“I heard her say, Jack, I want you to meet my date, Ojani.” I turned around and she knew me as Jack Nicholson. Then she said, “This is Michael” – and it was Michael Caine. I felt like I was in a movie. A few years ago I was on a boat in the ocean running away from Fidel Castro, and now I’m on a red carpet. Michael Caine was beautiful. Don’t worry, he said, you’ll get used to it.

After the PM the couple completed their relationship, Noah told the outlet.

“It was our first time making love. It was perfect. It was perfect. We lay there after that and she said, ‘I want you to always be in my life. I love you.'” I felt like Mr. Cinderella,” he reportedly said.

Noah said he thought the relationship worked because he wasn’t a fan of her fame.

“She is a traditional girl. She comes from a humble Puerto Rican family. She wanted someone to protect her, someone who would defend her,” he said, according to the article.

“I quit my job and moved to Los Angeles. We used to live in a nice apartment. But soon we moved into our first house and then the houses got bigger. I loved that I was balseros [rafter] from Cuba. I never wanted any of it. Told about life with a Bronx native.

“We were together about six months ago when I got Selena.” We went to San Antonio, Texas, for a shoot and every night we’d go back to the hotel and she was collapsing in my arms full of insecurity. Didn’t think it was good enough. In the middle of the night she was crying. I reassured her and said she was the best, and that she was killing her.

“She loves to shop, and when she wasn’t photographing, we went to the local mall. One day we went to a jewelry store and she started looking at rings. She pointed to one and said, ‘I love it.'”

“I left and pretended I needed to go to the restroom. I crept back into the store and told the girl to put it to one side. I had the money saved. I worked as her personal trainer but I also had money for modeling. The ring was $15,000 – a fortune at the time. I hid the ring in a plastic bag behind the sink.”

NOAA showed Lopez at the film’s critically acclaimed wrap party, according to the report.

“Everyone was cheering. I got down on one knee and gave her the ring. She was crying and laughing and said ‘Yes!'”, he reportedly remembered.

Ojani Noa claimed that Jennifer Lopez would say he and she "They will be together forever" When they lay on the bed.
Ojani Noa claimed that Jennifer Lopez would say he and she “will be together forever” when they lie in bed.
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Tensions developed when Lopez’s mother reprimanded her for deciding to marry in Florida instead of the Bronx, according to the article.

“Jane was crying all the time. Her mother would call her and yell at her, trying to get her to change place. So she called [Jen’s mother Guadalupe Lopez] Loeb said, “You need to stop this.” That was a big mistake. Since then there has been tension between me and Loeb.”

Lopez soon began to change as money and fame increased, the deserted beau reportedly said.

“She went from Jen to J-Lo, this big business that brought in millions. She had all these new people around her, all wanting to make money from her. I was calling and an assistant was saying, ‘Sorry, she doesn’t exist.'”

When Noah was tasked with launching Lopez’s nightclub in Los Angeles, he was seeing posted photos of his wife with Puff Daddy, who was producing some of her songs in New York, according to the article.

“I called Jane and asked her why she was out on dates with him and she said, ‘It’s just work. This is what I was told I should do. I got jealous and screamed, “But you’re married!”

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

Noa and Lopez went to Oprah, where she denied that the marriage was in trouble.

“Our whole life became a lie,” Noah said, remembering that he had lost 40 pounds due to the stress of the interface.

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

After 11 months, the couple separated and Lopez publicly dated Puff Daddy soon after.

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

“There were times she told me she wanted to get back together. In her quiet moments she would say, ‘I need you in my life. I don’t want to lose you,'” Noah reportedly remembered.

Lopez’s short marriage with Chris Rudd was dissolved and Affleck first asked the question before she officially split from her backup dancer.

Two years later, in 2004, Lopez was linked to Marc Anthony. The couple stayed together for 10 years.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony got married in 2004, having been together for 10 years before divorcing.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony got married in 2004, having been together for 10 years before divorcing.

Actress Noah hired to run a restaurant in Los Angeles around 2002 but fired him after three years. According to the article, he sued, settled and returned to Florida where he never remarried.

Noah said he thinks he could have continued with “Jenny from the Block” had it not been for “celebrity-feeding parasites” and media reports calling him a “bankrupt bartender,” according to the report.

“I wish her and Laban the best,” Ojani said, “but I’m not convinced that it will last.”

“I think she’s someone who will marry seven or eight times. I can’t see her settling down with one person. She constantly pushes herself to move forward in her career, which is why she’s been in business for three decades, but she’s also getting ahead in her own life.”

“If he had Ben Loeb by his side, he might have a chance,” Ojani told The Mail with a smile.

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