Date: 7th June 2001
JENNIFER LOPEZ will marry her dancer boyfriend CRIS JUDD.
Judd - who earns only $27,300 (£21,000)-a-year - proposed to the IF YOU HAD MY LOVE hitmaker at a barbecue in Los Angeles last weekend (2-3JUN01).
The news is sure to upset Jennifer's old flame Sean 'Puffy' Combs, who was devastated after the split when he discovered J-LO had been seeing Judd behind his back.
Cris and Jennifer will announce their engagement when they pick up the OUT OF SIGHT (1998) actress's diamond ring, which is engraved with the initials JCJ - for Jennifer Cris Judd.
A source says, "They unofficially agreed to get married over the weekend but the ring isn't ready yet. Jenn picked it out. They are having the initials JCJ inscribed on the inside to show how close they are to each other. "
This will be Lopez's second marriage - she wed OJANI NOA, a poor Cuban waiter, in 1997 and divorced him a year later (98). "She really loves Cris and believes he is the only man for her," the insider gushes. "They quietly told their families and very close friends but they wanted to keep it a secret for now. They haven't even thought about a wedding date yet and are just excited about making the announcement. Jennifer is absolutely over the moon they are getting married. " (AW/WNTSU/PDD)