Last night’s incredible Super Bowl LIV halftime show treated us to none other than the miracles of the human body, specifically the fact that two women in their 40s and 50s (Shakira is 43, while Jennifer Lopez is 50) are able to dance, twerk, pole dance, and belly dance—all on tiny pointed heels no less. While they killed it, the world sat on couches eating Doritos and watching them in awe. Not to mention the fact that Demi Lovato also crushed the national anthem before the start of the game. It was a night of power and age-defying magic.
But for real, it’s pretty incredible what Jennifer Lopez managed to pull off, and the fact that she performs now just as she always has—with power and zest. Now, 50 is by no means old (and age really is but a number) but most people by age 30 feel like exhausted, achy-backed zombies.
Shakira is 43 and J-Lo is 50 https://t.co/ff0Sn8edIQ
— Adam (@adam_m_ricard) February 3, 2020
And that’s what’s got everyone talking (well, that and Shakira’s magnificent use of the Zaghrouta, an expression of joy in the Arab world (as well as in other cultures).
Here’s a sampling of brains exploding on Twitter over the ‘Omg, she’s 50’ conversation:
J-Lo is 50, Shakira is 43 and I just ate a burger, loaded tots, two wings and three pieces of sushi pic.twitter.com/cDz9WTJIRd
— Jeremy Layton (@JeremyLayt0n) February 3, 2020
Shakira is 43 yrs old.
J-Lo is 50 yrs old.
— Agron (@Agronveliu97) February 3, 2020
I am exactly between the ages of Shakira and J-Lo and I am seriously reconsidering these nachos.
— JenHatmaker (@JenHatmaker) February 3, 2020
That Halftime show was AMAZING!
Hard to believe J-Lo is my age.
They’d be carrying me out on a stretcher if I tried that.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 3, 2020
— Tipsy Bartender (@TipsyBartender) February 3, 2020
J-Lo is 50. The Super Bowl is 54. One of them is aging better than the other.
— Steve Politi (@StevePoliti) February 3, 2020
Watching J-Lo work the pole at the age of 50 while I stuff my face w tater tots. This is mid twenties 🥴
— nikki sixx (@NikkiRaeeMorrow) February 3, 2020
— Jess Bauer (@hoots51) February 3, 2020
J-Lo is 50 and Shakira is 43 and I can’t go up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath
— natalie rae patchin ❁ (@natalie_rae15) February 3, 2020
J.Lo said, “FUCK THE ACADEMY!!!!!!!!” pic.twitter.com/NAT01u7Y4D
— An Ungrateful Minx (@yosoymichael) February 3, 2020
Hello, if you look like this, please contact me. It’s urgent pic.twitter.com/4CGvLUBBPp
— Blessing Adeoye Jr. (@BlessingJr) February 3, 2020
J-Lo has stopped ageing & so has Shakira’s stomach. 😍pic.twitter.com/SFeZCBROIN
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) February 3, 2020
A lot of people pointed out the fact she’s looking better than some of us did in “our prime.” (Except that women are awesome at any age).
J-Lo is hotter at 50 then I am in my 20’s
Kind’ve rude but….ok.
— ᔕKY (@_skylerdirda) February 3, 2020
At 50 J-Lo is hotter than just about every 25 year old I can think of.
— RAC (@racslife_) February 3, 2020
This exact one-sided conversation happened in living rooms throughout the world last night…
My wife: J-Lo is 50? She’s so hot
Me: *Afraid to say anything*
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) February 3, 2020
It seems HIGHLY unlikely that J-Lo would be moving into a 55+ community anytime soon…
I live in an active 55+ community and just remarked that J Lo could move here in 5 years. We’re not that active!
— Pam Sievers (@PamSievers1) February 3, 2020
A reminder that they’re extra badass because they’ve had kids, too:
They’ve both had babies, too
— Melanie (@MelanieMaine) February 3, 2020
Some people weren’t surprised at all, though. Age is, of course, just a number—and these performers are used to hard work, practice, and dedication.
Why is everyone so surprise it’s called hard work and taking care of one self. The double standard is real. When guys I’ve 50 perform no one is in awe of their age.
— Rebel (@bleeses) February 3, 2020
Everyone is like “J-Lo is 50!!!” and, yes, she is and always has been stunning but, like, and hear me out, maybe 50 really isn’t as terrifying an age as everyone makes it out to be??????
— Mother Suspiriorum Fan Account (@coucouaaron) February 3, 2020
The whole discussion led to other women in their 50s sharing their body love and pride, too.
I’m 52y/o it’s called hard work 👍 pic.twitter.com/6XM5YgM5wU
— Connie (@Connie76489851) February 3, 2020
It goes to show that we can accomplish anything throughout the years—and we definitely don’t all peak at 20.
reminder: shakira turned 43 today and j-lo is 50
we have our whole lives to get shit done, ladies
— Alex McDaniel (@AlexMcDaniel) February 3, 2020
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