Jennifer Lopez, a two-time Grammy nominee, returned to her roots on Friday with a sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York. As she approaches her 50th birthday in just 12 days, the pop star donned a unique outfit that she dubbed her “birthday suit,” which revealed only one cheek. Her lavender jumpsuit designed by Versace and adorned with Swarovski crystals, was carefully chosen by stylist Rob Zangardi to highlight her toned physique, standing at a height of 5ft5in.
Jennifer Lopez, a Grammy-nominated artist, returned to her hometown of New York for two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. She was thrilled to be “back on the block” and singing in front of her loyal fans.
“Get ready for the big 5-0 in just 12 days, because that’s all you get!” exclaimed the pop diva hailing from The Bronx. Her outfit for the show was what she jokingly referred to as her “birthday suit,” revealing only “one cheek.” Hairstylist Frank Galasso worked on Jennifer’s waist-length hair extensions for her concert, which is part of her It’s My Party Tour, consisting of 36 shows and grossing $6.4M. The singer performed 20 of her famous tracks, including Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Waiting for Tonight, Jenny from the Block, and I’m Real. The Golden Globe nominee, who has an impressive following of 192.3M, expressed her excitement via Instastory, saying “Back on the block! NYC, the party is here! I’m back baby!”
Wow, can you believe it? Jennifer Lopez had 19 different costume changes during her performance! One standout outfit was a stunning lavender jumpsuit from Versace that was adorned with Swarovski crystals. Her stylist, Rob Zangardi, definitely knew how to show off her amazing 5ft5in physique with this choice.
Hairstylist Frank Galasso styled Jennifer’s waist-length hair extensions for her It’s My Party Tour, which includes 36 shows and has grossed $6.4 million so far.
Highlighting her musical prowess, Lopez delivered an impressive performance of 20 of her chart-topping tracks. Her setlist included popular hits like “Jenny from the Block,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Waiting for Tonight,” and “I’m Real.”
The celebrity who has been nominated for a Golden Globe award and has a massive following of 192.3 million on Instagram made an update on Instastory saying, “I’m back baby! NYC, the party is here! Back on the block!”
Behind the scenes, JLo’s makeup artist Scott Barnes was busy preparing her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez. The Fox Sports commentator shared on Instagram how JLo’s journey from a kid running around in the Bronx with holes in her shoes to headlining at Madison Square Garden took years of hard work and dedication. Despite their past divorces, JLo and ARod consider their blended family from previous marriages to Marc Anthony and Cynthia Scurtis as one big happy family.
As the mother of two who has been divorced three times, she couldn’t help but wonder, “What am I doing here?” Meanwhile, her fiance Alex Rodriguez was getting ready with the help of her makeup artist Scott Barnes.
The 43-year-old Fox Sports commentator expressed his admiration for Jennifer Lopez’s journey. He pointed out that the distance from Bronx to Madison Square Garden is just a 9.2-mile ride for a cab driver, but for JLo, the road was long and challenging. Starting as a kid running around with holes in her shoes in the Bronx, it took years of hard work and relentless dedication to become a headliner at the world’s most famous arena. The commentator encouraged JLo to keep on killing it, acknowledging her success.
The former New York Yankee showed off his dance moves in the VIP area while enjoying the company of his friend, Barry Sternlicht, who is the CEO of Starwood Capital Group. He was seen grooving energetically on the dance floor.
Jennifer Lopez showed affection to her 11-year-old son Max, whom she shares with ex-husband Marc Anthony, in Burberry attire. She also spent time with Alex Rodriguez’s daughter Ella, the child he had with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis. On the same day, JLo encouraged her followers to vote for her to win the Choice Summer Tour award at the Teen Choice Awards on August 11. Additionally, Lopez will soon release Hustlers, a film in which she stars and produces, portraying Ramona, a stripper and criminal mastermind. The movie is inspired by Samantha Barbash, who along with her colleagues, scammed wealthy Wall Street clients by drugging them. A trailer for the movie will be released next Wednesday before its premiere on September 13 in the US and UK theaters.
Jennifer expressed her enthusiasm as she encouraged her supporters to vote for her to receive the Choice Summer Tour award at the Teen Choice Awards, which will be broadcasted on Fox on August 11th.
Get ready for the upcoming release of Hustlers in UK/US cinemas on September 13th! Be sure to catch the first trailer dropping next Wednesday, courtesy of STX Entertainment. This crime-thriller features Jennifer Lopez both as a producer and in the lead role of Ramona, the mastermind behind a group of strippers-turned-criminals.