World sensation Jennifer Lopez opened up on her difficult relationship along with her mom, Guadalupe ‘Lupe’ Rodriguez, in her newest launched Netflix documentary Halftime.
The On The Ground singer, 52, claimed that her mother used to ‘beat’ her when she was a toddler, leaving followers in shock.
“She [Rodriguez] did what she needed to do to outlive, and it made her robust, nevertheless it additionally made her robust. She beat the [explicit] out of you,” mentioned J.Lo.
The Marry Me actress had a strained relationship along with her mum throughout the her profession’s early life. Because of their common clashes, J.Lo left her household on the age of 18 and pursuit her profession in music and performing.
In the meantime, Rodriquez, 76, additionally admitted that she was exhausting on Lopez and her two sisters, Leslie and Lynda. The matriarch — who immigrated from Puerto Rico — raised her three daughters within the Bronx alongside her husband David, whom she divorced as soon as the ladies had been grown up.
“I at all times had the very best expectations of them. It wasn’t to be crucial. It was solely to point out you that you would do higher,” Rodriguez is seen saying within the film. “Jennifer, she gave me the toughest time, to let you know the reality. We butted heads loads.”
The Maid in Manhattan star confessed that she wasn’t centered on her college work, saying she was distracted by dancing — one thing that induced stress between the mom and daughter.
“My mother was like, ‘If you happen to’re gonna stay on this home, you’re gonna get your training,’” Lopez recalled. “We acquired into a nasty combat one night time and I simply left.”
Halftime provides followers an inside look into Lopez’s careers ups and downs. The Netflix documentary was launched on June 8.