Back when Jennifer Lopez and Diddy were a couple (in the year 2000) they did more than just woe their adoring fans. According to publicist Beth Katz Meiselas and legal representative Kenny Meiselas, Jennifer and Diddy also played a major part in bringing them together for their lasting relationship.
“We kind of celebrate the Grammys as our anniversary,” Beth told Variety. “Our love story is forever immortalized in the ‘E! True Hollywood Story’ about J.Lo. If you look at footage of her walking the red carpet Grammy night in that famous dress, you can see me and Kenny, who was with Puff, in the background.” Since both Beth and Kenny's clients were staying at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Diddy had a plan to get Kenny looking fresh and clean to woe Beth at a pre-Grammy party.
“He said to me, ‘Before your first date, if you want to go out with Beth Katz, you need to step up your game,’ ” Kenny recalled. “So he took me over to Rodeo Drive, and we went into Versace and he picked up two suits. Then we went across the street to Cartier and he made me try on 50 pairs of sunglasses. Puff said to me, ‘If you want to step it up, you need to buy 20 pairs.’ I said, ‘I’m going to buy two pairs.’”
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Beth, unfortunately, missed the party and Puff advised Kenny to forget about his crush, but he did just the opposite. “I felt really bad about missing the [party]thing. So I asked him to join me the following night for MusiCares. I had Pharrell [Williams] and Joni Mitchell and Diana Krall there," Beth explained. "I remember coming to this party and there were thousands of people trying to get in. And Kenny came with me. And at one point, J. Lo turns to me and says, ‘See? He’s so cute! I knew you’d like him.’”
The couple has now been married since 2004 and shares a blended family of four. “I think the fact that we share a common interest and that we both love music is a factor,” Kenny explained. “We have the same clients, we overlap. We’ve been through crises together, we’ve been through amazing moments together. And we talk.”