In case you haven't truly ever paid attention to the lyrics on Jennifer Lopez's songs, she was born in the Bronx in New York City. The 47-year-old was raised in Castle Hill, which is in the South Central part of the Bronx. She shared a bed with her two other sisters in the house she grew up in, famously commuting downtown to Manhattan on the 6 train to take dance lessons.
In a 2013 interview with W magazine, J Lo revisited her childhood home, but refused to go in. "The last time I was in there was when my mom and dad called us home to tell us that they were separating after 33 years of marriage. I think that's why I was nervous about coming here today. It's like seeing someone from the past — you're afraid to run into them because you never know if it's going to be 'wow' or very difficult. This is a combination of both," she said in the interview.
Now, Jennifer Lopez's home base is in Los Angeles — she moved out of her chilhood home in the Bronx when was 18 years old — but the NYC borough will always hold a special place in her heart. "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 told W.