Who is Ojani Noa?
Ojani Noa is a Cuban-American actor, producer, and personal trainer, but is probably best known to the world as the first husband of Jennifer Lopez.
Where is Ojani Noa Now?
Ojani is currently focused on his rising career as a personal trainer. Noa is also a boxer, and has been involved in several celebrity boxing bouts, including against Lamar Odom, which he lost.
Moreover, he is set to appear in the films “Mirame Asi”, which is now in post-production, and “Motel”, which is in pre-production.
Noa also has an OnlyFans page on which he shares videos and pictures of himself while working out, and his dog named Blondie.
Ojani Noa Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Ojani Lazaro Noa was born on 11 June 1974 in Havana, Cuba. There are not many details about his family, except that his father’s name is Francisco Noa, and there’s no information if he has siblings or not. He left his childhood in oppressed Cuba at 15 with his family, in an inflatable boat. They reached the shores of Florida, and settled in Miami, where he went to school. After 30 years in the US, Noa received his citizenship.
His educational background is unknown, though it’s believed that he finished local school in Miami, after which he launched his career. The family was still marred with financial difficulties, which apparently stopped him from pursuing higher education.
Popularity Through Marriage
After high school, Ojani first tried himself as a model, but had little success. To support himself, he found a job as a waiter at the restaurant Larios On the Beach, owned by Gloria Estefan, a famous Cuban-American singer and actress.
It was there that he met Jennifer Lopez, who was just on the verge of becoming the most celebrated Hispanic actress with the role of Selena in the film of the same name.
The couple met in the mid- ’90s but what started as a simple attraction became a romantic relationship. Following the end of the party for finishing the shooting of “Selena”, Noa proposed to Jennifer in the middle of the dance floor – the wedding ceremony was held on 22 February 1997. The ceremony featured such celebrities as Oliver Stone, Edward James Olmos, and Gregory Nava, but also Jennifer’s and Noa’s relatives and family.
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However, their marriage didn’t last long, as the two separated in January 1998. Ojani was her partner long enough to receive a small part of her glory, and thus becomes a star on his own.
The divorce was finalized in March 1998, which left Noa somewhat downhearted.
Lawsuits and Controversy
Despite the divorce, Noa continued to work in a restaurant owned by his ex-wife. In 2004 he sued J.Lo for employment conflicts, which was settled in 2005, but the details of the settlement never became public. According to him, he was fired without reason despite J. Lo’s assurances that he wouldn’t be a victim of their strayed romance.
Noa went public in 2006, claiming that he would publish a tell-all book about his ex-wife. He asked for a $5 million payout from J. Lo, but a lawsuit made by the Latin diva had him pay $545,000 to his ex-wife.
However, the two became a hot topic in the media again in 2009, when Ojani revealed that he was preparing a mockumentary entitled “How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The J. Lo and Ojani Noa Story”, but he failed miserably again, and earned himself another lawsuit.
As of late 2022, Ojani Noa’s wealth is estimated at $1 million, according to sources, which he’s earned through his various careers.
In 2001, Noa began a romance with Claudia Vasquez, which lasted until 2012. They had numerous problems throughout their relationship, mainly because of Noa’s obsession with his ex-wife.
He was rumored to have dated motivational speaker and fitness enthusiast Maria Marin, as the two often work out together and share pictures and videos of cuddling and having a good time overall. However, the two haven’t confirmed if they are a couple or just good friends enjoying their time together.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Ojani Noa has brown hair and brown eyes. He is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, and weighs about 200lbs (90kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Ojani is proud of his Cuban roots. Although he is now settled in Los Angeles, California, he often visits his motherland, strolling through the streets where he spent his childhood.
An aspiring dancer, Noa enjoys tango, flamenco, and salsa dances.
Ojani Noa’s Ex-Wife, Jennifer Lopez, Short Bio
Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American singer, actress and dancer, born on 24 July 1969, in New York City, USA, to David Lopez and Guadalupe Rodriguez, who moved to the USA from Puerto Rico when they were children.
Jennifer has an older sister Leslie, and a younger one, Lynda, who is now a journalist and author. She grew up in a strict household, but surrounded by music, and interested in athletics and dance. J. Lo learned flamenco, jazz and ballet, and continued after high school to train in various dances. Although she enrolled at New York’s Baruch College, J. Lo dropped out of her studies, and her mother didn’t speak toher for the next eight months because of the decision. She moved to Manhattan, and after a few months of sleeping in dance studios, joined the Golden Musicals of Broadway ensemble, with which she toured Europe.
Since then, she has gone on to become a star actress, singer, and dancer. She’s released eight studio albums, including “On the 6” (1999), then “J. Lo” (2001), which is her only No. 1 album, then “Rebirth” (2005), and “A.K.A.” (2014).
To speak of her acting career, she’s perhaps stil best known as Selene Quintanilla-Perez in the biopic “Selena” (1997), about the Tejano music star of the same name, her rise to fame and her tragic death, as she was murdered by Yolanda Saldivar when she was just 23 years old.
Moreover, she portrayed Mary Fiore in the film “The Wedding Planner” in 2001, then starred in the thriller film “Boy Next Door” in 2015, while from 2016 to 2018, she starred as Harlee Santos in the TV action crime-drama series “Shades of Blue”.
She has been married three times since divorcing Noa, and has two children with her third husband, Marc Anthony, with whom she was married from 2004 to 2014.
Jennifer Lopez has been married to actor Ben Affleck since 16 July 2022.
- Lo’s net worth has been estimated at $400 million, as of late 2022.