Jennifer Lopez Doubles Down On Botox Claims — ‘Don’t Call Me a Liar’

Jennifer Lopez is one of the world’s most familiar faces, an actor and singer who has conquered the entertainment space. Lopez, a pop culture mainstay for more than two decades, is well known for her talent, but also for her evergreen looks. Lopez maintains a smooth, wrinkle-free face — which, despite her statements that she is proudly surgery-free, has caused some critics to call her methods into question. Recently, Lopez opened up about the plastic surgery and Botox rumors, drawing the line in the sand once and for all. 

Jennifer Lopez is known for her signature ‘glow’

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When Lopez first burst onto the scene in the early ’90s, she quickly earned a reputation for being one of a kind. Her curvy figure set her apart from other actresses and performers at the time. Over the years, she only grew more stunning. Lopez, who is said to follow a strict diet and fitness routine, has what is often referred to as the “J.Lo glow.”

Still, there were those early on in her career who tried to alter her looks. As Lopez admitted in an interview with PageSix Style, when she was only 23 years old, her boyfriend at the time encouraged her to try Botox. “I was in my 20s and I was dating this guy. He went to one dermatologist and I went to another dermatologist. Basically, my dermatologist gave me a great cleanser and some sunscreen and said, ‘If you do this from now on, your skin is healthy, you’re young right now, it’s going to be great.'”

Although Lopez shunned Botox at the time, the question of cosmetic surgery procedures has plagued her throughout her career — even to this day. 

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In January 2021, Lopez launched her highly-anticipated skincare line, JLo Beauty. While doing press for her new line, Lopez was again asked about plastic surgery, and whether she has ever had Botox.

The 51-year-old stunner put the rumor to rest, telling PageSix: “I haven’t ever had Botox to this day,” she explained. “I’m not that person. I don’t have anything against people doing that; it’s just not my thing. I’m more about a natural approach to skincare.” 

Rather, Lopez prefers ingredients like olive oil and sunscreen to keep her skin in tiptop shape. In spite of her admission regarding her all-natural approach to skincare, the singer has had to deal with criticism in recent weeks — mainly from critics who state that the performer must not be telling the whole truth in regard to Botox. 

Jennifer Lopez slammed critics who claimed she’s had Botox

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Recently, Lopez responded to a critic on Instagram who called out the star, commenting that Lopez is “definitely [having] Botox. And tons of it.” Lopez clapped back to the comment, writing “LOL that’s just my face!!! For the 500 millionth time…I have never done Botox or any injectables or surgery!!”

Shortly following the social media exchange, Lopez did an interview with People magazine where she clarified her stance. She said: “I don’t judge anybody. If you want to do Botox and injectables, that’s fine! But I don’t want people lying on me and saying, ‘Oh, she’s trying to make believe that this stuff works.'”

Lopez went on to state: “No, I’m telling you what I do that works! Please don’t call me a liar. I don’t have to lie about things. I’ve been pretty honest about my whole life.”

She ended by claiming that she’s all about uplifting others: “One of my big beauty secrets is that I try to be kind to others and lift up other women. I think that that is important for us to do for each other instead of trying to tear people down.”