JENNIFER Lopez’s ex-boyfriend – who died on Saturday aged 51 – was “head over heels” for the star throughout their decade-long relationship.
David Cruz – who died of coronary heart illness at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan, NYC, was very supportive of her rise to fame, in keeping with Individuals on Wednesday.
The singer and actress, 50, and her ex-boyfriend began courting as highschool sweethearts, their relationship starting after they had been simply youngsters.
The younger couple stayed collectively by the mid ’90s and formally break up simply earlier than Lopez’s iconic hit function in Selena.
A supply instructed Folks that Cruz was really head over heels in love with Lopez all through their romance.
“They had been highschool sweethearts,” the supply instructed the publication.
“He was soft-spoken and sort and he would do something for Jennifer. You might see her trajectory early on and on the time he didn’t thoughts seeing her take the lead. He was utterly content material with that. He simply liked her,” they mentioned.
Throughout his relationship with Lopez, she took him as her date to many high-profile occasions, together with the Los Angeles premiere of Cash Prepare in November 1995.
Lopez starred within the movie alongside Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.
On the time, the couple had been dwelling collectively as Cruz labored as a manufacturing assistant and Lopez as an actress, Individuals reported.
Cruz is survived by his longtime accomplice of 18 years, Isa, whom he was in a relationship with for 18 years.
She instructed TMZ he was “variety and loving.”
“He by no means held on to something and was at all times very open,” she instructed the web site, earlier than revealing that Cruz had stepped into her son’s life as his stepfather and finally helped elevate him earlier than he went off to grow to be a serviceman.
“He was a loyal father, he helped elevate his stepson who’s now within the Marines.”
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J-Lo is now engaged to former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, 44.
She has been married thrice beforehand.
The Hustlers star shares her twins Emme Maribel and Max David, ]12, with ex-husband Marc Anthony, 51.
Lopez has not commented on Cruz’s loss of life.
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