‘SNL’: Jennifer Lopez Strips Into Iconic Versace Dress During Live Monologue and Fans React

Jennifer Lopez served as host for Saturday Night Live this week. The Hustlers star opened the show with the classic monologue where she talked about all her accomplishments this year.

“I got what every girl from the Bronx dreams of: proposed to by a Yankee,” she said referring to her fiancé Alex Rodriguez. “And I slayed the Met Gala and that’s not a brag. A doctor diagnosed it on the spot as a fourth-degree slay.”

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez | Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

J. Lo came out on stage with a tux looking fabulous. During her opening speech she also mentioned her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show next year.

“The best is yet to come,” she assures me. “They tried to count me out so much. But I’m still here.”

Lopez brought the Christmas spirit by singing “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” A holiday special set in New York City could not be complete without the traditional Radio City Rockettes. The dancers came on stage and the Puerto Rican star joined them in their high-kicks right along with them.

The surprise came at the end when Lopez disappeared behind the line-dancers and did a quick change to reveal her iconic Versace dress. She couldn’t complete her monologue without showing off how amazing she looks in the piece.

Jennifer Lopez wearing her iconic Versace dress on 'SNL'
Jennifer Lopez wearing her iconic Versace dress on ‘SNL’ | Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Fans react to the shocking moment

Lopez fans did not miss their diva 18-year challenge moment. It was in 2001 that she wore the Versace dress for the first time and made history. Now, 18 years later she’s still wearing it and looking better than ever. The SNL Twitter account posted both moments side-by-side and fans were shocked.

“Nice fashion moment for JLo during SNL monologue when she does a quick change from a three-piece tux to the tribute Versace dress,” a fan wrote.

“Jennifer just shot down 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Her monologue was fantastic tonight on SNL. She recapped her year and closed with her iconic Versace dress,” another fan tweeted.

“Iconic. JLo just gets better and better,” a Twitter user said.

“Still killing it,” another viewer commented. “That dress can never be worn by anyone else. Iconic JLo merchandise.”

“Proud of you baby girl and yes, 50 looks great on you,” another fan added.

“Go JLo! That Versace dress is iconic. I love it,” said another viewer.

“Love her. The show was so good,” another user commented.

Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl

Lopez is not only getting Oscar buzz for her role on Hustlers, but her next big musical performance will be at the Super Bowl. The “Lets Get Loud” hitmaker will be sharing the stage with Shakira in one epic half-time show.

The Bronx superstar is excited that they chose two Latinas two headline the musical performance.

“I have been doing a lot of meetings about the Super Bowl, been prepping and hiring the people and putting concepts and ideas for the show together,“ she told Extra. “Shakira and I have spoken a few times already. She’s putting her thing together, [I’m] putting my thing together, thinking about who we want to join us on stage, if we want that.”

“We are super excited,” Lopez added. “Want to make a beautiful, impactful, enjoyable, fun show for everybody. 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.”

Super Bowl LIV is scheduled for Sunday, February 2 from Miami Gardens in Florida.