Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Visit Puerto Rico, Wear Black In Solidarity With #TimesUp Protest [VIDEO]

Four months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico, Jennifer Lopez visited the Caribbean island to not only announce the donation of 2 million dollars to various Primary Health Centers, but to also show support wearing black for two important reasons.

Lopez said during the press conference that she and boyfriend, former Major League baseball player Alex Rodriguez held in Puerto Rico, that she was there wearing all black to protest against the way the country has been treated by the government after the hurricane, and also to join the “Time’s Up” movement. “I stand here in black doing the same [supporting #timesup] from far away. It’s the same here in Puerto Rico, we want to be treated equally,” she says.

The global superstar later shared a video of Rodriguez addressing Puerto Ricans. "We are suffering with you, I know of people who wake up every morning crying" said Alex. "I, as a Dominican-American, suffer everything the same way."

JLo took to Instagram one more time to thank Alex for his support. "What an amazing enlightening heartbreaking and yet hopeful day. We made it down to Puerto Rico for the first time since the hurricane and our Somos concerts. Still many miles to go....but grateful to go the distance side by side with this amazing guy," she wrote using the hashtags #hesmybestie#hesmyman #hesmysuperhero. 

In September 2017, the Bronx-diva donated $1 million dollars to the relief efforts from her Las Vegas show. "I will be donating one million dollars from the proceeds of my Las Vegas show to the designated beneficiaries—charitable and NGO organizations," she said in a statement. "I’ve been so moved by the initial responses for support from our friends and associates in entertainment and business. They have been overwhelming. Nobody said no. Anybody we’ve called is right there asking what they can do, they’re all very eager to help."

Category 4 Maria, left the whole island blacked out and badly damaged the houses, leaving a trail of total destruction, as did the collapse in all communication lines. The storm ripped trees out of the ground and caused widespread flooding, particularly in San Juan, the capital, where many residential streets looked like rivers.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.