I can not BELIEVE I forgot to share this information with you. I spoke to a Hollywood publicist a couple years ago who is well connected with JLo, she told me that Jennifer Lopez is very much into Santaria.
This just surfaced on Contact Music
- not always the most reliable gossip source, but in this case I know it is true.
Superstar JENNIFER LOPEZ has cast "voodoo" spells on all her lovers past and present, according to ex-husband OJANI NOA. Noa, who was married to Lopez from 1997 to 1998, claims the singer practises Santeria, a set of religious beliefs brought to the Americas by West African slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries, which involve chanting, trance states and animal sacrifice. He alleges J.Lo used the practise to cast spells on him and insists former fiance SEAN COMBS, second husband CRIS JUDD and current spouse MARC ANTHONY have also been victims.
Speaking in a court deposition, Noa - battling Lopez over his plan to release a book about their marriage - says, "She was doing bad things to a lot of people. She was doing all this religious bulls**t to me, to Cris, to Puffy, to Anthony," the New York Daily News reports.
Last week (ends30JUN06) Lopez won an injunction banning Noa from going ahead with the memoir, just a year after he was paid $150,000 (GBP83,000) to sign an agreement to keep quiet
Read the full article plus see the printed deposition at The Smoking Gun
An interesting expose on Jennifer Lopez in The Observer
back in 2003:
Nor would the actress's friends have found it surprising that when her proposed marriage to Affleck was postponed last week she would seek refuge in religion. Like hundreds of thousands of Americans with Caribbean roots, Lopez adheres to the Santeria faith, a religion of West African origin based on Catholicism and which incorporates animal blood sacrifice and rhythmic dancing - elements which left the religion open to caricature in the mainstream American media as a 'voodoo' faith.CONSPIRACY:
While the world's press waited in Santa Barbara for Hollywood's wedding of the century to begin, Lopez turned up in a Los Angeles suburb at the home of Merle Gonzalez, who has been various described as her Santerist Godmother, her voodoo witchdoctor, her psychic and her crazy religious guru.
No one but Lopez and Gonzalez could have known what was said during their two hour meeting, no one except every journalist in the United States and beyond. 'Voodoo psychic adviser to J-Lo blamed for stars axing big day' screamed the headlines, which sounded utterly ridiculous to anyone in their right mind, although perhaps not to Jennifer Lopez herself. After all, she knows better than anyone what life in America is like for a Latina actress with ambition.
Jennifer Lopez has threatened her way to major movie and music stardom through voodoo practices.