Blind item: who proposed to Jennifer Lopez & she refused?


I’m not sure how James Corden’s late-night show is doing overall, but American audiences have really, really embraced his Carpool Karaoke. It’s a consistently great bit, and he keeps bringing in interesting musical talent to play. I still cry watching the Stevie Wonder one (Wonder calls Corden’s wife to sing to her), and I still laugh hysterically at the Adele one. Anyway, Corden’s latest Carpool Karaoke episode was with Jennifer Lopez. I know J.Lo isn’t the most popular person around here, but I still f—king love her. I’m a ‘90s girl, and J.Lo was SO important in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. Maybe she’s still important, but she was absolutely crazy-famous back then. This episode is basically everything I would have hoped for from J.Lo. She’s funny, she’s confessional, and she seems like a cool person. Here’s the full video:

Ordinarily, I would have just included this in the links or something, but Jennifer dropped a blind item in the middle of the episode. She and James were talking about her engagements and marriages, and J.Lo revealed something new. First, the background – she’s been married three times, to Ojani Noa, Cris Judd and Marc Anthony. She was also notably engaged to Ben Affleck, as in he gave her a giant pink diamond and she said yes. But here’s what Jennifer says now:

“I’ve had some amazing proposals. I don’t want to compare one to the other. They were all pretty spectacular. They were nice. And then there’s some that asked me to marry them and I said no. I’ve been married three times. I’ve been proposed to five times.”

So… who proposed to her and she said no? I think she’s miscounting, by the way. I think she’s had more than five proposals, especially if she’s said no to “some” of the proposals. I think – really, genuinely believe – that Casper Smart has proposed to her in some way. Maybe not with a ring in hand, but I believe that they’ve talked about getting married. I also think Puffy probably proposed, don’t you? And who else? There was probably someone else in the early days, don’t you think?


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  1. Pinky says:

    Diddy. Marc probably proposed a few times. Maybe a Wayans brother?


  2. AlmondJoy says:

    Was it me? 😩 I love her so much!

    Seriously though, I’m sure it was Diddy.

  3. Jen says:

    Well, if she’s been married three times with one broken engagement, there would be only one other person she’s owning up to. My bet is Diddy. I still don’t buy the Casper Smart relationship, it seems like more of a mutual understanding to me than anything else.

    • paleokifaru says:

      Yep. I had the same thought.

    • tealily says:

      But if she said no to “some,” it has to be at least two. She’s been married three times and said yes to Ben. So unless she said “some” but really meant just one. Either way, the language/math’s off.

  4. tw says:

    Puffy, and she was smart to decline.

  5. xpresson says:

    The Leo DiCaprio text thing was really funny… she was genuinely embarrassed about that! She comes out really cute in the whole Karaoke ride.

  6. sherry says:

    I’m with you. I think Diddy and Casper proposed. I keep seeing blind items that infer Ben is trying to woo her back.

    That would interesting gossip if it happened.

  7. paolanqar says:

    Diddy yes. Did Ben Affleck ever proposed?
    I am 36 and I declined marriage twice.. It’s not in my genes as much as it isn’t in hers! At least i didn’t get divorced!

    • LAK says:

      Ben Affleck proposed. They went on a media tour about it. Pink diamond worth millions, something about a house being filled with rose petal carpet and candles everywhere as the proposal setting.

      • Bridget says:

        The pink Harry Winston diamond!

      • Jayna says:

        Yeah. And I think I remember she said he had his mother set up the house for him while they were out. Ben lost his mind over J-LO in the beginning he was so crazy about her. He was over the moon in love with her. But eventually that cold shadow Ben casts hit J-LO too that Jen G talked about.

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      Ben Affleck proposed with the pink diamond.

      I’m almost 43 and have never been married but have lived with three different people. The most romantic (spontaneous) proposal came from Dude #2 who drunkenly proposed we get our tongues pierced and get married down at the Courthouse. Luckily sobriety won over and we never did either. I’m better off alone.

      And I love J-Lo too!

  8. Lizzie McGuire says:

    Definitely Diddy because we all know Casper will have to use J.Lo’s credit card to purchase the ring.

    I still love J.Lo, always will. I was Twihard obsessed with her since Selena came out, from Bennifer 1.0 to now.

  9. terry says:

    I really like James..He is funny

    • KB says:

      I’ve only seen his clips online but he is very entertaining

    • Lex says:

      Guys – do yourselves a favour and watch the British show Gavin & Stacey. James wrote it with the other supporting actress in the show. It is hilarious and lovely!

  10. Colette says:

    JLo married her first husband when she was about 26 or 27.It’s possible she was proposed to BEFORE she met her first husband.

  11. FingerBinger says:

    She’s making reference to being married 3 times it must be Casper.

  12. HappyMom says:

    He is adorable and I love her. I think she’s funny and fun.

  13. Maria says:

    This is genuinely the first footage of her I’ve seen of her that makes her seem likeable and fun. I’d want to hang out with this iteration of her!

    • Jayna says:

      I’ve always found her like that in interviews, very open, funny, infectious personality.

  14. Susan says:

    Long live la Lopez! I love her. She’s self deprecating, hard working and damn she ages well. She’s one of the classic old school entertainers in my book.

  15. lucy2 says:

    I was so sad when Craig left (his new show is great!) that I haven’t watched James Cordon’s show. I do enjoy the carpool karaoke though. I’m stunned JLo did it, I’ve never thought of her as a stronger singer at all. I can’t watch the video at the moment – how did she sound?

  16. Asiyah says:

    Diddy, definitely.

    My second bet would be Wesley Snipes (I heard they dated when they did “Money Train”). Who knows? Maybe even somebody she didn’t date who just proposed lol

  17. isabelle says:

    Probably most men she has dated either proposed or thought about it. She has that “feminine” thing men love.

  18. Georgia says:

    Glad you posted it. I have seen it around internet but didn’t think it was worth watching. I got a great laugh.

  19. tracking says:

    I was under the impression she said yes to any and all proposals. New respect!

    • Christin says:

      She did seem to have a Liz-like marriage carousel going for several years. Yet she did have some time before number one marriage, and a few years since the last.

  20. Rhiley says:

    Ralph Fiennes? I kid (sort of)

  21. minime says:

    I like her even if I’m not the biggest fan of her music genre. She is a very tough hard worker…I actually think she’s a very good symbol for girl power! But yeah, probably that’s only me…Plus, I think she was really good in Bordertown. I was pretty surprised with that! Such a waste all those crappy romantic comedies…

  22. Mimz says:

    Love me some Jenny from the block. I think she’s beautiful, is talented overall (yes, good singer and actress, spectacular entertainer, performer, dancer)… She’s someone to look up to, for inspiration.
    I look forward to watching the video when I get home.
    And yes, I totally believe she was proposed to a million times. Who wouldn’t want to be “JLo’s husband”? Shes 46 and looks like that!?!
    😀 ok enough gushing. Bye.

  23. Saks says:

    I used to sort of dislike her but she has won me over the years. She is proud of her heritage and she actually made the effort of learning Spanish. I adored her Celia Cruz tribute at the AMA’s and she comes across as really likable in her interviews.

    • Ain't No Telling says:

      When has she ever said that she made the effort to learn Spanish? I’ve heard her speak in Spanish, and she speaks it just like I do: as someone who grew up speaking it at home.

      • CG says:

        I thought she said that she grew up only/mostly speaking English so she had to learn Spanish fluently when she made that movie with Marc Anthony?

    • KB says:

      I assumed it was a second language spoken at home

    • ladysussex says:

      I really disliked her in the past. Remember all the stuff about how ridiculous her rider was? And there was a story at the height of her fame about how she was asked to do an appearance for a charity, but her demands for the private jet to take her there and all the diptyqe candles she requires in her dressing room, etc., were so outrageously expensive that the administer of the charity event told her “never mind”. I also remember reading that she used La Mer face cream (back then it was like $500 for a jar) as body cream. I just don’t think she’s a talented singer and the lyrics I always thought were stupid. But she has grown on me. I think she’s a bit more down to earth these days. I’d like to know her skin secrets!

  24. KB says:

    Imagine a world where Ben and JLo got married

    • Andrea says:

      I don’t want to think about it. haha

    • Eleonor says:

      I bet this summer she thought “Good grief I was going to marry that guy !”

      • Jayna says:

        Instead she got really lucky. On rebound she quckly married a guy that always wanted her. That marriage wasn’t good, but she lasted it out as long as she could out of embarrassment of yet another divorce.

        Now she’s with a toy-boy who should be so lucky to be with someone as gorgeous and talented as J-LO but was caught cheating with a transsexual and texting another one and she only pretended to break up with him for a while to save face, but they have always been together and still are.

        Whoa, J-LO did so much better. Not. LOL Her personal life has been just as much a mess post-Ben.

  25. Nev says:


  26. Diddy and Tommy Mottola….. she dated both and both wanted her bad

    Jlo has been married 3 times she know what proposal means in the traditional sense … and I say that as….. not we were in bed and we talked about it…. she mean 5 dudes bent on a knee with some big ice cube ring professing love and asking her for her hand……

  27. Lucy says:

    Love both JLo and JCor! (don’t judge)

  28. Jayna says:

    I have no doubt Caspar has proposed. I’m sure Diddy proposed somewhere in their relationship when he was trying to hold on to her but knew he was losing her.

  29. Jayna says:

    Ben and J-LO when they were madly in love. Ben was a goner over her in t he beginning. Some home movies leaked below. He was her biggest love I think. I never got her and Marc together romantically.

    • Bridget says:

      Marc was easy to figure out. She wanted to be with someone that wanted her more than anything. She wanted to be the first choice.

  30. neelyo says:

    I love that Lopez is a star in that Elizabeth Taylor way. Everything about her lifestyle is over the top. You know that earring she dropped probably cost as much as the car.

    I also wish the Jennifer Lopez you see in that video was the one who was in her movies. Besides OUT OF SIGHT, I find her to be a bit self-conscious as an actress, especially in her comedies where she usually tries too hard. But here she’s utterly charming.

    • SusanneToo says:

      She was excellent in An Unfinished Life and that Nicholson movie-Blood & Roses, I think.

  31. Bobo says:

    I don’t get her appeal.

  32. A says:

    Lainey posted a link to this interview that Lopez gave back in 1998….she trash talks everyone from Winona Ryder to Cameron Diaz. It is pretty amazing.

  33. Ani says:

    Late to the party, but that video was so fun.

  34. Donna Martin says:

    Do you watch shades of blue? She put Casper on it 🙁