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J-Lo for Super Bowl halftime?

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:22 AM
Jennifer Lopez attending the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in June.
Jennifer Lopez attending the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in June.

Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in talks to play next year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

The 50-year-old singer and her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, have a residence in Miami, Florida – the state which is set to host the big game in 2020 – and various sources have told Us Weekly that the Hustlers star has held discussions with NFL bosses to make her dream gig come true.

The Waiting For Tonight hitmaker admitted in July that it would be “a big deal” to get booked for the huge gig, which saw Maroon 5 and Travis Scott perform this year and Destiny’s Child reunite in 2018.

She said: “Yeah, we’ve thought about the Super Bowl, and it’s in Miami, it’s a big deal, but we’ll see. They make their own decisions over there.”

Meanwhile, the Super Bowl might not be the only major event J-Lo will be attending next year.

There has been Oscars buzz around her new movie, Hustlers, following rave reviews. The Second Act star was overwhelmed with emotion when discussing the response.

Speaking on SiriusXM radio, J-Lo said:

“I’ve just been working hard for so long, for my whole life. It’s nice. Sorry, you guys know I’m emotional!”

The reviews flew in after the movie’s première at the Toronto Film Festival at the weekend, and the singer and actress admitted she was “crying” in bed, reading them all with her closest friend.

She said: “I was literally sitting in my bed yesterday and they were sending me all the reviews.

“I could not believe it. I was crying, me and my girlfriend of 20 years were sitting there and she was trying to film me. I was like, ‘Oh my God.’”

Jennifer admitted winning an Academy Award has been a dream since she was “a little girl”.

She added: “You work hard your whole life and you wonder if anybody notices in a sense, on that level, to be in that conversation.

“You have dreams when you’re a little girl of being [at the Oscars], you know what I mean?”