Jennifer Lopez shares heartbreaking family loss

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Jennifer Lopez has revealed a heartbreaking family loss.

The singer and actress took to her social media to share the devastating news with fans.

Taking to her Instagram page, Jennifer Lopez, who has twin children Max and Emme, revealed to her nearly 100 million followers that she had sadly lost her aunt Rose.

Sharing a series of pictures of her beloved aunt, alongside a couple that also included her late uncle, she wrote about her ‘fierce’ role model who taught her to be ‘hard working’, ‘independent and unafraid of life’.

‘Today we lay to rest my Titi Rose,’ she wrote alongside the heartwarming series of family snaps, ‘we will lay her next to our beloved uncle, as was her wish, who were married their whole lives and had three beautiful daughters, my closest cousins who I grew up with who were so close we always seemed like sisters.

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‘I have so many emotions as I write this,’ she carried on. ‘About how fierce, tough and unapologetically herself she was... she taught me what it was to be a hard working woman...she, like the other women I was fortunate enough to be raised by taught me to be independent and unafraid of life and what it would bring! To laugh, dance, and stay close to family.

‘And I am grateful for all she ever did for me,’ continued the grieving niece in her sweet tribute. ‘But I think I will remember her most like the video above laughing with her sisters and family on every Christmas birthday and random day on the set.

‘I love you Titi, I am glad you and Tio are together again! Say hi to grandma and Titi Myrza. I love you all forever. I carry your strength and love with me always. We will make all of you proud. 🌹❤️#familia#myguardianangels#nevergonealwayswithme’.

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Fans left messages of condolence for the 50-year-old, and many high-profile friends also wished the star well.

Model Naomi Campbell commented with a simple praying emoji symbol, while celebrity hairdresser Chris Appleton, who is also behind the star’s hairstyle, commented with a heartbroken emoji.

Our thoughts are with Jennifer and her family at this time.

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.