CATEGORIES Movie NewsSinger, actress, businesswoman, mother ... bitter ex-wife? Jennifer Lopez's first ex-hubby, Ojani Noa, is writing a movie that will parody their marriage, but Jennifer doesn't see this as a laughing matter -- in fact, her lawyers have already sent a cease and desist letter to halt production of the film. Singer, actress, businesswoman, mother ... bitter ex-wife? Jennifer Lopez's first ex-hubby, Ojani Noa, is writing a movie that will parody their marriage, but Jennifer doesn't see this as a laughing matter -- in fact, her lawyers have already sent a cease and desist letter to halt production of the film.
Ed Meyer, producer of the flick titled 'How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLo and Ojani Noa Story,' calls the film a "mockumentary" and tells Moviefone exclusively, "This movie is similar to 'Borat.' It's about Ojani Noa in 2010 still being in love with Jennifer Lopez."
The couple met while Noa, a Cuban immigrant, was waiting tables in Miami. They married in 1997, only to divorce less than a year later, and it's been a battle of the exes ever since.
Round 1: Post-divorce tensions seemed to smooth over when Noa became head chef at Lopez's restaurant Madre's, but he was terminated after just four months and sued Lopez for doing so. Ouch!
Round 2: Things got even uglier when Noa tried publishing a tell-all book that would reveal nitty-gritty details about their marriage -- including her supposed affair with current spouse (but married at the time!) Marc Anthony. Jenny threw hard punches back and took Noa to court citing an injunction he signed two years prior that said he couldn't cast Jennifer Lopez in a negative light or disclose intimate details about their relationship for monetary gain. Noa was eventually ordered to pay Lopez a whopping $545,000 for violating the agreement.
Round 3: Now Team J. Lo is dishing Noa yet another blow by citing that same injunction as grounds to ax his project. Will this be the final knockout?
Despite Lopez's latest jab, Meyer insists he's still "100%" confident the show will go on, because the film's a parody and therefore protected from the previous injunction. Meyer continues to tell us, "She won't let him tell her story ... He can't describe her emotions, reactions, thoughts, what she said, things like that ... He's never been able to tell his story. She said, 'Here's X amount of dollars, sign this piece of paper, now get out of my life and you can never talk to anybody about my life again.'"
Will Jenny get the last laugh? No way, according to Meyer. "[Ojani]'s adamant about showing her in the true light, and it's going to shock her fans. She's not the person you think she is."
The film is scheduled to begin shooting in February.