Jennifer Lopez’s attempts to portray her new “Jenny from the block” image has been hindered by her recent engagement to actor Ben Affleck and the publicity following it.
Affleck recently purchased $1.1 million worth of security for his fiancée.
The features of the security include a staff of ex-CIA and ex-Secret Service agents equipped with guns, communication devices, bug detectors, binoculars and night vision goggles.
Lopez will be traveling in a Mercedes with bulletproof tires and a sensor that can locate the car at all times.
This doesn’t sound very much like the modest “Jenny from the block.”
Reportedly, Affleck was motivated by the recent plot to kidnap Posh Spice.
Since Lopez doesn’t fit the profile of a has-been pop star trying to salvage her career, perhaps Affleck was feeling a bit insecure that Lopez is still married to her husband of a whopping eight months, Chris Judd.
Even Lopez’s new music video for her song “Jenny from the Block” contradicts her new girl-next-door image.
Instead, the video only succeeds at showing that Lopez “used to have a little, but now has a lot.”
In the video, Lopez’s extravagant lifestyle is shown through the eyes of the paparazzi.
And unless her humble beginnings include Oscar-winning boyfriends, vacations on yachts, penthouse apartments and luxury cars, she is obviously not the same person she once was.
I find it hard to believe that Affleck and Lopez actually pump their own gas.
Lopez’s materialism was obvious in her recent interview with Diane Sawyer.
Lopez appeared more in love with the pink diamond engagement ring than the man who gave it to her.
If Lopez is concerned with her image, she should concentrate on giving back to her community through a charity or some other form of donation.
She is a superstar now and shouldn’t expect sympathy from the public who is responsible for her fame.
As for Affleck, based on J-Lo’s track record, he should be looking into a pre-nup.
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