JLo recalls her tough upbringing in new book

The 45-year-old, whose name figures among the wealthiest stars now, says she was raised in the once impoverished New York city borough of the Bronx, which she says has ‘inspired’ her success, reports Some of the excerpts of her book appear in Latina magazine where she writes: ‘Our neighbours were so diverse; Puerto Rican, African-American, Italian and everyone was scraping and clawing, trying to get by.

‘My mum worked two jobs and my dad worked at Guardian Life Insurance. My sisters and I shared a bed and every morning we were bundled off to Catholic school. That’s why my parents worked those long hours so they could give us a good education and raise us right’. The On The Floor singer has admitted that the values she was taught by her parents remain with her till today.

‘There was that Bronx mentality of taking everything as it comes, it was about pressing forward today knowing that the break was gonna come. I was relentless, always reaching forward,’ she said.
‘There was a certain hustle I grew up with, a hustle that I learned from watching my parents’, she added.
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