Jennifer Lopez’s Ex-Boyfriend Tried to Get Her to Start Botox at 23

Jennifer Lopez is one of the reigning queens of Hollywood, a woman who has lived by her own rules for decades. Lopez has created an incredibly lucrative business empire, releasing lines of fragrance, clothing, and accessories.

However, her upcoming product launch is one that truly has fans excited — mainly because it offers all of Lopez’s supporters a chance to get skin almost as glowing as hers. Lopez recently revealed that she has been working on an exclusive line of skincare products, set to be released in January.

Lopez has also been opening up about her skincare journey, admitting that she hasn’t always been surrounded by people who support her desire for a more natural look. 

What is Jennifer Lopez best known for?

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Lopez first became known to audiences as a “Fly Girl” on the TV show In Living Color. Lopez, who was born and raised in the Bronx, parlayed her singing, dancing, and acting abilities to worldwide stardom in a matter of a few years.

By the late ’90s, Lopez was a massive star and had earned the reputation as the queen of romantic comedies.

Over the years, Lopez has starred in movies like Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner, Monster-In-Law, and Hustlers. Far from just being a star of big-budget movies, however, Lopez has also made a name for herself in the music business.

Her songs have regularly charted on Billboard in the past several decades, and she is able to sell out concert stadiums wherever she goes. The star, known as J.Lo to her fans, is one of the busiest women in Hollywood and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon — even though she recently celebrated her fifty-first birthday. 

Jennifer Lopez is releasing a new skincare line

In November, Lopez announced that she would be debuting a brand-new line of skincare products. The line, dubbed J.Lo Beauty, features eight signature products, from a multitasking serum to a set of intensive hydrating masks.

All the products are infused with an exclusive blend of ingredients that Lopez calls the JLo Beauty Olive Complex, a blend of oils and extracts that are said to improve the look and feel of skin.

The line, which is set to launch in January, is long-awaited for many of Lopez’s staunchest supporters. Still, a woman as stunning as Jennifer Lopez has had to face down haters from time to time — even those in the form of long-time friends. As Lopez recently revealed to PageSix Style, she was once encouraged to get a cosmetic procedure by someone she least expected. 

Jennifer Lopez’s ex-boyfriend encouraged her to get Botox

In her interview with PageSix Style, Lopez admitted that she has never had Botox, even when those close to her have encouraged it. “I’m not that person,” she said. “I don’t have anything against people doing that; it’s just not my thing. I’m more about a natural approach to skincare … but I want [my products] to work. I want the hyaluronic acid in there. I want the things that are going to help, because I don’t want to have to go to the needles at some point. I’m not saying one day I won’t, but I haven’t yet.”

It was when she was much younger that someone suggested Botox injections to her: “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.'”

Lopez went on to describe how her ex’s doctor recommended Botox to her, saying that it would fix the “little line” between her brows. Lopez, uncertain about needles in any form, passed up the chance.

She shared: “I just wonder what would’ve happened to me if I would’ve started Botox at 23, what I would look like right now. My face would be a totally different face today.”