Ojani Noa Biography
Ojani Noa is a Cuban actor who was once married to American singer Jennifer Lopez for 11 months. Jennifer chose her career over him, which led to an end to their relationship. Her ex-husband, Ojani began to grow envious and plotted revenge against her when her career hit success and overshadowed their relationship.
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Ojani Noa Age
He is 445 years old
Ojani Noa Wife Jennifer Lopez
Ojani dated Jennifer Lopez when he was a waiter in a Cuban restaurant. He dated her for a short time before tying the knot in 1997. He gave her $100,00 marquise-cut diamond ring in their marriage. Though they seemed the perfect couple in public events, they divorced after 11 months of their marriage.
Lopez and Noa have a complicated relationship. Even though they were no longer together, Lopez hired Noa in 2002 as a manager to run her new Los Angeles restaurant, Madres, according to Paper. By this time, they had been separated for nearly five years and she was already with second husband Cris Judd. She paid Noa $1,000 per week. But things didn’t go well. Lopez fired him six months after bringing him on.
Noa was not pleased and sued for Lopez in 2004 for breach of contract, claiming he was unceremoniously dismissed. The following year, they settled. As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, their agreement included confidentiality provisions that would stop Noa from profiting off Lopez. He was prohibited from revealing any personal details about his relationship with Lopez and from talking negatively his ex-wife.
In a new interview with Telemondo, Noa said he’s happy the legal battles are over, as noted by Hola. “Thank God, it all belongs to the past now. I won the two lawsuits,” he said. “I have never talked about it because I am at peace with it, and I am focused on my career.”
Ojani Noa and Jennifer Lopez Lawsuit
It might seem like the first lawsuit is where the story would end, but it was only the beginning. As noted by THR, Noa flirted with the idea of writing a book in 2006 about his failed marriage, even though their settlement from the year before included a confidentiality agreement. Lopez sued him for breach of contract and a judge awarded nearly $550,000 to Lopez.
Still, that was not the end of Noa and the legal drama. He wanted to create a movie about his “tumultuous life, from Cuban immigrant to husband (and later ex-husband) of Jennifer Lopez and beyond.” Lopez hit back again, sending cease-and-desist letters.
That’s when Noa threatened to release tape that allegedly showed Lopez naked and contained other personal footage. His business partner Ed Meyer said there were “11 plus hours of previously unseen home video footage [sic] of Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa.” He said adult sites like Porhub were interested and they would sell to the highest bidder.
“We did as much as humans can possibly do—and that’s a lot,” Noa once told Closer in 2003, according to Paper. “Jen’s totally uninhibited and she wanted it any time, anywhere and her way.”
Lopez sued for $10 million to make sure the home footage was never released. In court papers, Lopez said she suffered “shame, mortification, hurt feelings, embarrassment, (and) humiliation.” After a lengthy legal battle, Lopez won and the tapes were never published.
Ojani Noa Net Worth: $750 Thousand
Ojani is an actor turned personal trainer. He did modeling at the age of 18. He also worked as a waiter in the Cuban restaurant, Larios On the Beach. He appeared in some television series like Telemundo and Univision. In 2008, he made his film debut in the movie, Rappin-n-Rhyming. He has also featured in Vendetta: No Mercy in 2004.
Ojani Noa Instagram
The actor regularly posts videos of himself working out to Instagram, where he has more than 25,000 followers. In addition to the clips, Noa also likes to share motivational quotes with his followers.
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