It was clear that Puerto Rico needed help, and fast. Furthermore, celebrities began speaking up about it on social media – a common rallying point after a disaster with a high death toll. Jennifer Lopez, perhaps the best-known celebrity in the world with Puerto Rican heritage, was one of the loudest voices in the days after the storm.
Both of Jennifer’s parents, Guadalupe Rodríguez and David Lopez, are Puerto Rican. They moved to New York before she was born and raised their family there. Jennifer – often nicknamed “J-Lo” by the media – gradually rose to become one of the most famous Latina women on the planet. In 2012, Forbes dubbed her the most powerful celebrity in the world.