The 43-year-old singer, whose current fortune is estimated at $250 million, revealed in an interview with W magazine that when she was 18 she had to sleep on a couch at the dance studio.
“My mom and I butted heads,” Lopez tells the magazine. “I didn’t want to go to college — I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break.”
“I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.'”
Lopez stated that her parents didn’t agree with her desire to pursue a career in showbiz.
A few months after this fight, Jennifer got a job as a dancer in Europe, and a year later she moved to Los Angeles.
“A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe,” the singer says. “When I got back, I booked ‘In Living Color.’ I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year.”
The change was, however, difficult for teenager who had lived in the Bronx, New York.
“I hated L.A.,” Lopez says. “I was asking, ‘Where’s the store for milk? Don’t you guys walk on the street?'”
“Now I love Los Angeles, but it doesn’t give me strength the way the Bronx did. All the strength that I needed for life, I got from that neighborhood,” she added.
In 2012, Jennifer Lopez was the first in a top of the highest paid stars in Hollywood, compiled by Forbes magazine, with revenues of $52 million.
Photo Credit: W magazine