Jennifer Lopez disappears from social media channels. Here's why her fans are 'beyond excited.'
Jennifer Lopez had her millions of social media followers guessing this week.
The "I'm Real" singer's social media accounts looked a lot different than they usually do, just days before the 20th anniversary of her hit album This Is Me... Then. On Instagram, all her photos, even her profile picture, was wiped. Many of her Twitter posts remained — so she's not one of those leaving that platform because of Elon Musk, at least not yet — but her profile photo was missing. Her accounts elsewhere were different, too.
Her followers noticed. And they were super excited about the possibility that the Marry Me star might be preparing a major announcement, possibly a sequel to that album. Her last one was 2014's A.K.A. Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and others have made a similar move just before a new release or tour.
OMG @jlo DELETED ALL HER POSTS FROM INSTAGRAM!!!!!!!!
!WHAT IS HAPPENING 😭😭😭! pic.twitter.com/1L4ZEhFFEY
— Jenny Guerrero (@jenny_guerrero_) November 23, 2022
NEW JLO ERA??? 🤩🤩 https://t.co/MtBANzYBp1
— jess ✨ (@jessrmorris_) November 23, 2022
The fact that Jlo from the early 2000s is BACK!!!, "This is me..Now" is coming#JLOiscoming #ThisIsMeThen #ThisIsMeNow pic.twitter.com/qAgQwt9VOt
— Juanpi❌ (@revivalrarx) November 23, 2022
We are beyond excited, can't wait! 💃👑💃 pic.twitter.com/RYUvvGhLwa
— Vegas 💒 (@AlbaVegas2022) November 23, 2022
@JLo all social media went dark and my only thought is that she’s dropping a follow up album called “this is me.. now” you’ll see. #jlo #JLOiscoming #ThisIsMeThen
— Carlos Castellano (@carloscast06) November 23, 2022
Reps for Lopez did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This Is Me... Then was an international hit when it was released on Nov. 25, 2002. Lopez's third studio album, it featured the singles "Jenny From the Block," "All I Have" and "I'm Glad." She's said that the album is her favorite of all the ones she's done.
When it came out, the world was obsessed with the first incarnation of Bennifer, who were engaged the same month the new music hit stores. Lopez and Affleck were photographed together everywhere, including riding a carriage during the filming of their movie Jersey Girl, which infamously flopped at the box office.
And her album was closely connected to their romance, not just because of the timing, but because she dedicated it to the Changing Lanes actor. He played her boyfriend in her "Jenny From the Block" video.
The two, of course, called off their wedding and broke up altogether in 2004, but they reconnected in 2021. The stars officially married — finally — in August.