Who is Jennifer Lopez’s First Boyfriend: Everything You Need To Know About David Cruz

David Cruz in 2004
David Cruz in 2004

David Cruz Biography – Wiki

David Cruz is the first boyfriend and high school sweetheart of Jennifer Lopez, who is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer, and businesswoman. He has reportedly been announced dead on Saturday at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office told TMZ.

He was 51 years old at the time of death.

Breaking News: David Cruz Dead at 51!


The high school love of Jennifer Lopez recently passed away on Saturday at the age of 51  at Mount Sinai West Hospital in Manhattan, according to TMZ.

Cause of Death:

According to the reports of website, his cause of death is considered to be heart attack, and no further information is made yet.

Everything You Need To Know About David Cruz

Early Life:

According to his profile, he met Jennifer when she was barely 16 years old.


He lived in the neighborhood in the Bronx with his family, where he and Jennifer grew up. It is the same where Jennifer’s grandmother grew up and still lives.


Cruz’s longtime partner told TMZ: “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”.

David Cruz High School Sweetheart, Jennifer Lopez

In 2004 JL reflected on her relationship with Cruz, saying fondly: “He’s a friend, and he probably knows me better than anyone else”.

“His best friend was dating my best friend. He saw me and fell in love with me right away”.

The ex-couple started dating each other in 1984 when he was 16 years old and Jennifer was barely 15 years old.

The duo, who dated each other for nearly 11 years, were photographed together at several events when the singer wasn’t so famous.

David Cruz Breakup with Jennifer Lopez

Before splitting in 1995, Lopez had been a back up dancer for the majority of their relationship, skyrocketed to fame.

Their long-term relationship lasted longer than Lopez’s three marriages: Ojani Noa (from 1997 to 1998), Cris Judd (from 2001 to 2002) and Marc Anthony (from 2004 to 2011).



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