Jennifer Lopez’s first love, David Cruz, has tragically died at the age of 51.
Lopez and Cruz were childhood sweethearts who dated for almost a decade just as Lopez was becoming a household name in the US.
They called it quits as her fame was skyrocketing in the mid-90s after getting together when Lopez was just 15 and Cruz was 16.
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Tragically, Cruz passed away on Saturday in Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan.
According to TMZ, he died from heart disease. At the time of writing no other information is known.4
Just as Jennifer was beginning to blossom into the superstar she is today, she attended numerous events with David and they sure seemed to be a happy couple.
David’s partner of 18 years spoke out about his death saying:
He was kind and loving. He never held on to anything and was always very open. He was a devoted father, he helped raise his step-son who is now in the Marines. He loved the Yankees and Knicks. He loved going to the theatre with me. My favorite moment was family date night, because it wasn’t just special for me but for the kids as well. He always made sure to end things with an ‘I love you.’
Rest in peace David.