Is Jennifer Lopez OK? Facebook page claims singer was in fatal car accident
The 52-year-old Jennifer Lopez, recently spotted with Ben Affleck at a movie screening, joins other A-listers who have been victims of Internet pranks
News of Jennifer Lopez’s death spread like a wildfire on the internet earlier this week. It was said that the 52-year-old singer was involved in a car accident that took her life. Soon after, it was clarified that it was a hoax and just another case of A-listers falling victim to the Internet’s cruel sense of humor.
The insensitive information about ‘The Boy Next Door’ star reportedly spread because of the Facebook page — R.I.P. Jennifer Lopez — that seems to have been taken down now. “At about 11 am ET on Saturday (October 02, 2021), our beloved actress Jennifer Lopez passed away. Jennifer Lopez was born on July 24, 1969 in New York. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
The social media page soon reportedly attracted around one million ‘likes’. Several people apparently started sending their condolences, but soon reports clarified that Lopez was very much alive, and there had been no accident. Her representatives said, “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.”
Even Daily Mail reported that ‘The Wedding Planner’ actress and her beau Ben Affleck were seen holding hands as they went for a screening of Affleck’s new movie ‘The Tender Bar,’ which happened at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Sunday, October 3. She was seen in an all-black dress featuring long sleeves and a thin skirt. She accessorized with gold hoop earrings, a stylish set of gold-tinted aviator sunglasses, a black accordion-shaped Valentino handbag, and a large white Hermès Birkin bag.
You can see the pictures here:
Affleck went casual in a white T-shirt under a stylish tan suede jacket and slim-fit dark jeans with brown boots. The pair was joined by George Clooney, who was seen in a navy polo shirt with baggy jeans and gray shoes. He also donned a luxury wristwatch.
Meanwhile, the recent fake news about Lopez’s accident and death came years after she actually got into a collision back in 2014. At the time, she, actress Leah Remini, and their kids were inside a car when they were struck by a suspected drunk driver. The accident reportedly happened when Remini, who was behind the wheels, stopped at a set of traffic lights in Malibu and a pickup truck hit them. However, no one faced any complications at the time.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was soon arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in the hit and run case. Soon after the accident, Lopez shared a photo of herself and Remini on Instagram and wrote, “Sitting at a light, riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!! Thank god everyone ok!!! #GRATEFUL #THANKYOUGOD #DontdrinkandDrive!!!! #cursedthatfoolout #theBronxcameout #dontmesswithmycocnuts #mamabear #leahstayedcalm #thatwasweird.”
Before this, back in September 2019, fake news of her death had circulated thanks to the website, 'The Digital Weekly.' The report had stated, “Jennifer Lopez, 46, was tragically hit and killed by a car when he crossed the road on Thursday, 29 August in Rancho Cucamonga. At approximately 8:30 pm Lopez was struck. By the Chevrolet Spark on the Arrow Route to the south. At the scene, she was pronounced dead. Police didn’t release the name of the Spark driver who was on the accident scene. The Sheriff’s Department of San Bernardino County is researching the collision." Needless to say, that report was also proven false and quickly cleared up.