Fans Have Mixed Reactions to Jennifer Lopez’s Wish to Move Outside the United States

After spending more than two decades in the spotlight, Jennifer Lopez is looking forward to settling down. She said in a new interview that she would love to move away from the United States and live a “more simple” life in a small town overseas. Naturally, fans have a lot to say about this, with some fully supporting Lopez and others pleading for her to stay.

Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet
Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez talks about leaving the United States

Lopez, a New York native, opened up to Vanity Fair in an interview published on Jan. 14. When asked to name something on her bucket list, the “Jenny from the Block” artist shared her dream of living outside of America.

“I would love to live somewhere other than the United States, in a small town in Italy, or on the other side of the world, in Bali,” Lopez confessed.

“Find another life where it’s a little bit more simple and organic and where I get to ride a bike, and buy bread, and put it in my basket, and then go home and put jelly on it, and just eat and paint, or sit in a rocking chair where there was a beautiful view of an olive tree or an oak tree and I could just smell,” she continued. “I have fantasies like that.”

Fans react to Jennifer Lopez’s comments about living in another country

Many people said on social media that they totally support Lopez, explaining that she deserves to live however she wants.

“She has made millions so why wouldn’t she give up so called celebrity life to enjoy the simple things in life in a beautiful place as she will never have to worry about money,” one person said (via Pop Culture). “Go out before people are asking why you are still around.”

“Good for her, I would like to have the small town comfort also.. More power to her,” commented another.

“Excellent move,” a third person said on Twitter.

Other posts, however, had a more somber tone.

“How will I go on?” one fan asked on Twitter.

Another pleaded, “Please don’t go.”

One person even said they found Lopez’s comments “odd,” with one man writing on Facebook: “I find it odd no, I find it ironic that people want to leave the country that gave them their education and their wealth. Think she could have done this somewhere else?”

Jennifer Lopez isn’t going anywhere just yet

Don’t get it twisted — Lopez isn’t planning on taking this step any time soon. As of writing, she’s busy with so many things, including her music and acting career.

Lopez is also planning her wedding to former MLB star Alex Rodriguez, whom she got engaged to in March 2019 following a two-year relationship.

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And she’s preparing for Super Bowl LIV, which goes down on Feb. 2 in Miami. Lopez will be performing alongside Shakira, and the two have promised that they’re going to put on a “fun” show.

“We want to make a beautiful, impactful, enjoyable, fun show for everybody,” Lopez told Extra back in October of 2019. “We want to bring everybody together. That’s the point. We as artists have that rare gift to be able to do that, and that’s what I think our main goal is.”

That said, don’t count Lopez out just yet.