Jennifer Lopez revealed she has experienced sexual harassment in Hollywood. But when a director asked her to take off her shirt, she wasn’t “having it.”
“I haven’t been abused in the way some women have. But have I been told by a director to take off my shirt and show my boobs? Yes, I have. But did I do it? No, I did not,” the 48-year-old actress and singer shared in her April 2018 cover spread in Harper’s Bazaar magazine. (RELATED: 25 Times Jennifer Lopez Proved She Doesn’t Age [SLIDESHOW])
“When I did speak up, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, ‘What did I do? This man is hiring me!'” she added. “It was one of my first movies. But in my mind I knew the behavior wasn’t right. It could have gone either way for me. But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, ‘Nah, we’re not having it.'”
Lopez is currently in a relationship with former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. She revealed in the Harper’s interview that the two are not rushing anything.
“I do believe in marriage,” the actress explained. “And I would love to grow old with somebody in a committed relationship. But I’m not forcing anything right now. It’s good, it’s healthy; we communicate well. We understand each other’s lives in a way that most other people couldn’t. We both entered the public eye in our early 20s and overachieved right from the start. And that affects every dynamic in your life, from your family to your work to your relationships. We have a similar makeup.”