Jennifer Lopez claims mum used to beat the s**t out of her when she was a kid

Jennifer Lopez has claimed that when she was a little girl her mum used to 'beat the s**t out of her.'

She has spoke about her strained relationship with her mother Guadalupe Rodriguez in the past but in her latest Netflix documentary she accused her mother of "beating" her.

She also spoke about what made her choose to leave her family home at 18.

The star said: "She did what she had to do to survive, and it made her strong, but it also made her tough. She beat the s*** out of you.

"My mom was like, 'If you’re gonna live in this house, you’re gonna get your education'. We got into a bad fight one night and I just left."

The documentary, Halftime, was released on June 8 and is available to watch on Netflix.

The singer-turned-actress described her mum 76, as "complicated" but the pair seem to have got closer over the years.

Rodriguez said in the documentary: "I always had the highest expectations of them. It wasn’t to be critical. It was only to show you that you could do better.

"Jennifer, she gave me the hardest time, to tell you the truth. We butted heads a lot.

"I was far from the perfect mother. The one thing I can always say, everything I did, I did with their best interest at heart."

In the documentary Lopez also spoke about how she nearly quit showbiz because of her 'curvy bottom.

The 52-year-old musician said she achieved fame at a time when the ideal body for a celebrity was skinny, and this contributed to pushing her to the verge of giving up her dreams of stardom.

She said: “There were many times where I was just like, ‘I think I’m just going to quit’. I had to really figure out who I was. And believe in that and not believe in anything else.

“When I started working, the beauty ideal was very thin, blonde, tall, not a lot of curves. I grew up around women with curves so it was nothing I was ever ashamed of.

“It was hard, when you think people think you’re a joke – like a punchline. But it wound up affecting things in a way that I never intended.

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Jennifer added in her new Netflix documentary Halftime that her fiance, the actor Ben Affleck, was shocked at the scrutiny she was under due to her figure.

Affleck, 49, is seen on the film saying about Lopez, also known as J.Lo: “I said to her once, ‘Doesn’t this bother you?’ And she said: ‘I’m Latina, I’m a woman, I expected this’.”

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