Breaking Up, Again

No doubt preoccupied with projects like her third marriage, JENNIFER LOPEZ failed to forestall a problem that arose from her first. In 1997 Lopez was married to then waiter OJANI NOA for less than a year. In 2002 the singer nevertheless hired him to manage her Pasadena, Calif., restaurant, Madre. According to a lawsuit Noa has filed, Lopez lured him away from his job at an L.A. nightclub by pledging the kind of long-term commitment that eluded their marriage, vowing never to fire him from the restaurant without "good cause." But, alas, six months into his employment Noa was let go,...

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