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Homeless Celebrities: These 18 Stars Weren't Always Living In Million Dollar Mansions (PHOTOS)

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Celebrities who've revealed they were homeless, including Jennifer Lopez. Here, she's pictured getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 20. | Getty

In the new issue of W Magazine, Jennifer Lopez reveals that she was homeless at a time in her life.

The now 43-year-old star couch-surfed at the age of 18 after her parents disagreed with her decision to pursue a career in Hollywood.

“My mom and I butted heads,” Lopez tells W. “I didn’t want to go to college -- I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.’ A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked 'In Living Color.' I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year.”

But J.Lo isn't the only celebrity to tell a startling story of homelessness:

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