Her own lyrics hit a little too close to home for Jennifer Lopez, who broke down in tears onstage after singing a song about loves from her past.
“I’m going to sing you the last song I wrote about love,” Lopez, who recently split from husband Marc Anthony, told the audience at the Mohegan Sun‘s 15th anniversary celebration on Saturday night after singing an acoustic rendition of her hit “If You Had My Love.” “What is love? A lot has changed since then.”
As she sang, pairs of dancers appeared in spotlights around her. One couple had a P. Diddy look-alike with the female dancer wearing a copy of her infamous slit-down-to-the navel Versace gown. Another had the male dancer mimicking Cris Judd with the girl in jeans and a T-shirt, while another pair had the girl wearing a seafoam green gown on the arm of a Ben Affleck double. Most telling was the dancing couple who recreated Lopez and Marc Anthony during their sizzling American Idolperformance last May, just weeks before they announced their split.
After she was done, Lopez told the sold-out crowd, “I took a trip down memory lane, huh?” – and then started to cry as the crowd applauded.
But it wasn’t all sadness for Lopez. She then held up a photo of her twins Max and Emme, 3½, and said, “There’s love – and then there’s love.”
“At the end of the song she started sobbing and had to take a few moments to keep it together. She held it together for one song but then ran offstage crying. She only sang a few more songs and she was obviously out of it. Everyone was so sad for her. It was really dramatic.”