American singer-actress and celebrity sensation Jennifer Lopez landed at Ben Gurion International Airport on Wednesday ahead of her Thursday night concert in Tel Aviv as part of her “It’s My Party” 50th birthday tour.
A month earlier, Lopez, aka “J.Lo,” told The New York Post “I’m going to Israel, so I am so excited. It’s my first time.”
Despite being the target of an aggressive “J.Lo Don’t Go” BDS campaign, Lopez not only brought along her boyfriend, former third baseman for the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez, but was also joined by her 11-year-old twins Emma and Max from her marriage to Marc Anthony, as well as Rodriguez’s two daughters from a previous marriage.
Lopez will play at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, the same venue where superstar Jon Bon Jovi played on July 25.
Along with her family, Lopez is traveling with a 100-person crew, including technical staff, dancers and musicians, as well as a whopping 45 tons of equipment.
Ticket demand was so high organizers increased audience capacity.
Lopez will leave Israel on Saturday for Russia via private jet, and will then move on to other venues in Europe.