Cruz is the middle child of three siblings; she has an older sister, Penélope, who is an actress, and a younger brother, Eduardo (born in 1986), who is a singer.
Penélope and Mónica distinguished themselves as promising young dancers and both received professional instruction; Penélope attended Spain’s National Conservatory while Mónica enrolled in The Royal Academy of Dance to study traditional ballet and flamenco.
Mónica, Antonella and their dogs – a tiny maltese and a big ‘street dog’ – live in the Madrid suburb where the Cruz children grew up, next door to Encarna, a hairdresser, and Mónica’s father Eduardo, a tradesman.
In 2010, her sister Penélope was pregnant while filming scenes for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
She’s been in a long-term relationship with dancer Casper Smart after splitting from husband of seven years, Marc Anthony, two years ago, but do you remember all the guys J Lo has partnered up with?
We’re looking back at her past and present loves to celebrate her birthday — click through to see them!
"Bennifer" was coined when Jennifer started dating her Gigli and Jersey Girl co-star Ben in 2002.
Their 2003 wedding was called off just hours before it was planned to begin, and the engagement was over in 2004. Jennifer started dating her back-up dancer, Beau "Casper" Smart in late 2011 after splitting from Marc Anthony.