Jennifer Lopez Was Very Poor She Could Only Afford One Slice Of Pizza Each Day

By R.A. Jayme | Mar 29, 2017 03:56 PM EDT
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Jennifer Lopez shared a very shocking information. The former dancer turned actress and recording artist confessed that she had a phase in her life where she could only eat one piece of pizza every single day. It was immediately presumed that maybe it was due to a strict Hollywood diet she was under however, it surprises everyone when she reasoned out it was because that it was all she could afford to eat at that time.

During an interview, Jennifer Lopez reminisced about her earlier days and revealed that she was so poor that she could only survive through a single slice of pizza a day. She further confessed that she had such lifestyle for "a couple of years". After such ordeal, she then landed her first big job as a dancer.

"I remember only getting to have one piece of pizza every day when I was a dancer," Jennifer Lopez shared as she promoted her new NBC reality competition "Word of Dance," according to Wonderwall. Lopez confided a part of her private life before her big break in Hollywood. Like almost every rags-to-riches story, Jennifer Lopez tremendous thrifty diet was part of her everyday battle until she earned the role of a Fly Girl dancer on "In Living Color" in 1991.

"I wouldn't trade it for the world," Lopez said of her rough battle to get to the top. "For me, coming from that struggle, this is a dream come true for me. I don't say that lightly," Jennifer Lopez added. In relation to her new NBC series "World of Dance," Jennifer Lopez expressed her sincere gratitude towards dancing.

Jennifer Lopez revealed that her struggling poverty days is the true inspiration that made her want to help other struggling dancers to achieve their dreams. She then pointed out how dancing made a big part of her life before she transitioned and had explored the world of acting and singing. Of course, all of the blessing she received was due to her great love for dancing.

It was not the first time that Jennifer Lopez shared some pages of her humble beginnings. Previously in 2013, Jennifer Lopez was apparently forced to be homeless at eighteen years old after she decided to move out from her family home due to an argument with her mother regarding her pursuance of a dancing career, she shared to W Magazine that her mother wished her to earn a college degree. Because of constant nagging as she pursues her dream, she started to sleep on the sofa of the dance studio.

Now, Jennifer Lopez is an estimated net worth of $300 million and comfortably lives in her California mansion that reportedly worth around $17 million. In the end, she proves that you could really achieve things if you dream and work hard on it

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