By Sandra Rose  | 

Jennifer Lopez angered animal rights activists by showing off a luxury crocodile handbag worth more than $100,000! The 49-year-old singer and her fiancé Alex Rodriguez, 43, were pictured leaving the Polo Bar after enjoying a late night dinner.

The superstar was spotted wearing the Hermes Himalaya Birkin crocodile bag, known as the world's rarest handbag, while out and about in New York City with her fiancé on Sunday (17Mar19).

The rare handbag, which is handcrafted from the skin of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), has long angered activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who condemned J-Lo for sporting an accessory they claim promotes animal cruelty.

"Jennifer has stooped to a new fashion Lo with this blood-soaked ensemble - and her choice of this ugly, cruelly produced handbag is extra-shameful when you consider that she could have any bag she desired," Mimi Bekhechi, PETA's Director of International Programs, tells WENN.

Hermes' Birkin collection is named after English actress and singer Jane Birkin, who in 2015 demanded her name be removed from the bags after PETA released footage they claimed showed live reptiles being skinned alive or sawed open on farms that supply luxury brands with animal hides.

Jane Birkin dropped her demand after Hermes bosses assured her the problem was an "isolated irregularity" in the slaughter process at one farm in Texas and pledged to cut ties with any farm found flouting animal welfare rules.

Citing the video, Mimi claimed workers "thrust rods down the animals' spines" while they are still alive in a "hideously painful" way. The animal activists called on J-Lo to follow the lead of fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham and Jean Paul Gaultier, who pledged to stop wearing designs featuring exotic animal skins.

Despite growing protests from animal lovers, Birkin bags are still one of the world's most sought after luxury goods.

The coveted handbags retail for around $100,000 and can take up to a year from order to delivery.

A bag similar to Jennifer's featuring white gold and diamonds sold at auction in Hong Kong for $380,000 in 2017. Other vintage versions have also broken European auction records.

The bag wasn't the only pricey luxury item J-Lo showed off on her night out with Alex.

She also rocked her $1.8 million engagement ring while enjoying a dinner date at New York's Polo Bar.

The next day, Jennifer bundled up in a bubble coat while walking home from the gym with sister Lynda Lopez after their Monday morning workout session.

Photos by Wagner AZ / BACKGRID, Jawad Elatab / BACKGRID, Skyler2018 / BACKGRID

  • WhoKnew

    Wonder if he's still seeing the side piece? I mean other than Liz Taylor's 95 husbands who marries a woman that's already failed at 3 marriages because she is so desperate and needy? I'm thinking it's to shut that whiny ass voice of hers up.

  • Let them eat cake

    Jennifer has ALWAYS worn real fur and animal skin and so has beyonce, kim k and rihanna for YEARS. They don't care and never have when people have called them out so i'm not sure why they think these women are going to care now. not saying its right its just that these women that wear the fur and animal skins are not going to apologize.

  • TheOwley

    Peta is very selective on who they go after.

  • leapyearpisces

    So a couple of things here. I swear these Birkin folks have gotten OVER!!!! Like for real. Them dang on bag look like basic purses you will find at Roses. You telling me that ugly mess is one of the RAREST purses on the face of the earth? Is it me or does Alex R looks different? I used to have the biggest crush on him back in the day, but he doesn't look the same to me. He looks very Caucasian, and he didn't back in the day.

  • MJF

    On another note, the purse is FIRE!

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    Peta always in someone pocket

  • KcoolMuziq

    Kristoff St. John died from heart disease, and accidental alcohol overdose ... according to a report from the L.A. coroner's office.

  • Yardgirl

    Can we pretty please get a post on Wendy Williams??

  • stav

    As long as it's not an endangered species, and not inhumanly killed, and other parts are utilized ... why not!

  • stav

    He's wearing tons of concealer , and bronzer. She always tries to groom men she's dating to keep up with her .

  • Kimocha

    Awww... So sad to hear!... May he RIP

  • Roderick2011

    Maybe he's bleaching like Sammy Sosa.

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  • WinterIsComing

    Birkins do look very basic. My guess is the materials used to make them must be rare as well as those that handcraft them.

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  • imright

    that purse is ??? fck them Crocodiles !

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lawwd folks had done diagnosed this man with mental illness..smmfh

  • Kimocha

    Mannnn, f**k PETA!... They always got something to say!...They get on my nerves!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Im PRETTY SURE she didnt get it specially made for her so PETA stop attention whoring and go after the manufacurer if you REALLY care about the ethical treatment of animals?
    Does PETA protest against the Swamp peopl show? They shoot and kill gators for a living!
    Leave Jenny from the Block alone!

  • Li-Wright

    Conspicuous consumption. That's a term I learned yrs ago and I still hate that term when I see celebrities like Jlo who flaunt their riches all the time. $1000 jeans, $100K purse, $5000 coat. It's just too much. I hope Birkin is paying her to flaunt that purse.
    Everybody should search for the article @ the How the rich got richer. It wasn't always like this. There was a middle class at one time, now it's just the uber rich and everybody else.

  • Li-Wright

    It's the same thing with payless shoes. I saw somebody show a pair of Kate Spade strappy wedges that cost hundreds of $$ and I swear they looked like Payless shoes.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Why I just saw D Wade son sashay down the runway like he about to be the next EJ... wheeew let me finish sipping my mimosa

  • Topic Influencer

    PETA makes me SICK. These crocs are THE most dangerous of all other types of crocs COMBINED...KNOWN TO MAN. I would rather we kill them (which has been done since ANCIENT TIMES, they arent near being extinct) and make them into a pair of shoes than for them to bite little Umboofoo on her way to school in the African brush. FOMF.

  • Li-Wright

    IMO it's only an investment. Something you buy, wear it out a couple of times and then trade it in. Knowing you'll get most of your money back. There's no other reason to spend that kind of money on a bag. Some fool in Saudi Arabia will want it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Don't D wade wear nail polish ???

  • Topic Influencer

    They letting him live his truth. That walk gave me all the LIFE.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Do PETA know that people eat croc and gator in America, they eat kangaroo, squirrel , horse , bear , lion meat etc.. are they going after these farms and stores
    ? I can't eat any of this above ?

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  • Alextra Ballard

    I love them swamp peepo show. Not only dew they kill gators they eat them as well.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Well .... well

  • Topic Influencer

    Mad places sell gator meat that I have personally seen in Mobile Alabama.

  • Kimocha

    Oh Noooo!!!. Please NOT another EJ!!... I can NOT!!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    ugh....PETA always got their face and mouth up in something......smdh......shut up already.....NEXT!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I'm sure.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Cause I love gator from Pappa Deaux chile ... Ion know if its da same gator but fried gator da shyt !!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Somebidy stated yesterday he tried out for RuPaul drag show

  • leapyearpisces

    Thanks. You had me go and answer my own question and you are right.

  • MsPam

    Is there a video?! Last year I mentioned that he was sassy.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I know, my family big on eating gator, and croc meat..gator.from pappadeaux, not sure if they have croc

  • JazzyBossyJen

    ...Yep and No hating either just facts. Capri pants on a kid... terrible only thing Capri a boy should have is a CAPRI SUN..

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dew folks really pay any attention tew peta?

  • Scromes1212

    100 thousand for a purse? That's ridiculous. No pure in the world is worth that amount of money

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • Topic Influencer

    Mine big on eating it from them stores/mad places I mentioned below in Bama lol. I have been to COOKOUTS with Gator meat on the grill.

  • Dowoop

    Some fool right here in America will buy it

  • joel adams

    Auntie: didn’t I tell you, Wendy was off work because of her addiction? She announced today she been living in a sober house smh

  • Mrs. King

    Croc skin butta cream butta what size is that waist

  • Scromes1212

    Well it's a bad investment lol i wouldn't call anything that doesn't appreciate in value a investment.

  • MsPam

    That was so sweet I got a cavity just looking at him. Y’all know I’m playing, kids are off limits. ????

  • leapyearpisces

    Gator meat is some good eating. Especially crisp and friend right.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I am not shocked by his sons actions .... just not ...

  • leapyearpisces


  • Phillybruh

    She's a long way from back up dancer, still don't get her hype but hey.

  • JazzyBossyJen


  • leapyearpisces

    One of my coworkerw who is originally from Bama. Used to bring me back these pork skins and the flavor was 911, and they were the hottest thing I ever had in my life (and I eat a lot of hot food). I was super disappointed when she said they stopped making them or the store she got them from stop carrying them. You literally could only eat about 1-3 at a sitting.

  • free

    who cares about this elderly couple?

  • free

    i've already done miss shady baby. someone else must take one for the team today.

  • Scromes1212

    Now her name j lo, back on in living color her name was hey hoe lol Jamie Foxx was a fool

  • JV

    Their conservation status right now is "least concern," so yes, they're doing great. I don't want to wear anything that was tortured though, which was PETA's objection. I would never wear mink, for example (electrocution).

  • Phillybruh

    He practiced

  • Tinytoon

    Ma'am, you are done for the day. Please have a seat in the quiet corner.

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • Renee26

    Well PETA that there is the purse she wanted... Fugg y'all feelings

    I wouldn't spend that much on it even if I was wealthy but to each their own

  • Yoni7

    handbag is extra-shameful when you consider that she could have any bag she desired
    Uhm, she DESIRED that croc bag that she's rockin'. Are YOU going to purchase "any bag she desired", Mimi Bekhechi, PETA's Director of International Programs?

  • Renee26

    Same thing I just said ?

  • iWasteTime

    How many more rings does Thotnos need?
    I'm also over them. He's an attention whore and she is giving him all he desires.

  • Renee26

    Crazy what people do to stay on trend

  • Renee26

    Gator is good

  • Renee26

    Wow... I want to learn how to cook it. I've only indulged when in FL

  • Renee26

    Umboofoo ???

  • Topic Influencer

    Golden Flake. Only available in Bama (they headquarters is Birmingham), GA and like SC and Arkansas. A few other places. I have YET to see them here in our area. My whole life they havent been here. BUT my sister moved to B'ham after being gone legit since she was 7 yo lol. She brung me some when she came for Thanksgiving. I plan on getting some when I go for Easter. Will bring you 15 bags.

  • Topic Influencer

    My oldest uncle (76 years young) and my ex husband daddy. Make gator I guess would call em filets. Look like a chicken breast lol.

  • Topic Influencer

    There are gators down in Florida that are blind with one eye bc someone shot it and missed or it aint kill em, or got gored with a spear back in 1987 and still got that spear in their tail. Saw it on National Geographic. What about them? They been tortured too seems like.

  • Connie

    Ms Sandra? Are we getting a post about Wendy Williams' tearful confession about currently living in a sober house etc.?

  • NeverSurprised

    Sandy! Where is the Wendy Williams story? She just tearfully spilled all of her own dirt ( well, the drug part of her dirt).. Turns out she is living in a "sober house" with a bunch of other recovering addicts. She spend the night there, then is driven to her show. And something about some rehab meetings during the day

  • Buttercupdreamsmom

    That's my city ?

  • Renee26


  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    taste like chicken!!

  • shauna

    She's just going to repost what you've already read elsewhere. She doesn't have any inside sources or dirt that the NYPost or other outlets don't have.

  • Goddess

    Wonder if it cost extra to get it blood soaked.

  • Renee26

    He was gettin it... Served face and all!!

  • ShelbyMoore

    PETA should mind their own fawking business cause plants are alive too and they have no issues killing and eating them. Matter of fact, didn't they see Alex's black eye the day after Conseco said Alex was cheating?

  • ShelbyMoore

    His arms were loose af!! Hahaha....These men are spending all of their time on the court (and cheating) instead of teaching their sons to be men.

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  • Ryan

    I do not understand why somebody would drop $100k on a bag. It just looks like a regular purse?

  • MsSapphire9800

    JLo call Kelis...she will tell you how to handle PETA...and you will never have to worry about them again!!!

    Kelis.." No let’s just let all the rodents run free and over take our cities.Oh wait they have, NY and LA in particular are infested! Why don’t u save them all from scavenging on the streets and ruining my evening strolls, take them home. Make them pets! Get off my back! Pun intended!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I just read about that. Soooo do we believe this? It has been said she had/has a coke habit. But what about the broken arms and stuff?

  • Renee26


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  • DroneRivers

    If only there were an organization that went so hard for human lives as PETA goes for animals...
    Leave that woman and her uglass bag alone.

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  • leapyearpisces

    Yes! Oh thanks hun. A good ole 3 bags will do. Cop me a bag of the maple bacon too if you can find them, I am interested in trying those. Please and thank you. XOXOXO. Those are some good skins!

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  • leapyearpisces

    Its something. I think it may be a little weight gains as well.

  • Renee26

    Sounds delicious

  • hottlanta

    Peta folks wear real leather shoes. Not one of them shed a tear when they heard payless shoes were closing down.

  • GuestSTAR

    100K and it looks like a mini bag.

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  • Jordan’s Memory

    Why does Rasheeda cheapens her beauty with that blonde hair!!!!!!!!! ughhhhhh!

  • SpillyNillie

    I like her look from head to toe...cute...

  • Karen Brady


  • Coffee1st

    Now you know....

  • B.Loveitt

    Dig in their background of the asses who run PETA. They beating their spouse, partners and kids all while drunk. But worried about a damn animal.

  • wonderwoman

    I love Jlo’s style. That’s all I got.

  • Rere

    That's s nice bag? PETA would hate me if I was a celebrity because I would eat & wear animals in their face??? I would even offer them a bite??

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Lol your guess is as good as mine, it’s Not the least bit flattering.

  • Dun Dilly

    Dear PETA,
    we POC gone wear the pelts and skins of all things exotic and sexy.


    The FAM

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    J-Lo has always worn leather and furs so this croc purse shouldn't be a surprise. She will continue to wear it all as long as she lives.

  • Coy little wink

    Her weaves always turrrible

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  • Topic Influencer

    Perfectly fine lol

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Something sheisty lookn about Rod!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Yep So is mine

  • Logan Roberts

    JLo could've bought a 100 purses at T.J. MAXX for the amount of money she spent for this one.

  • Marlika

    That’s a nice purse.?

  • Faithz

    The purse is sharp.

  • Kanyade

    Jennifer Lopez angered animal rights activists by showing off a luxury crocodile handbag worth more than $100,000!


    She also rocked her $1.8 million engagement ring

  • dontgetblocked

    If I had the money, I'd have a closet full of alligator skin purses and fur coats. PETA can kiss my big black azz!

  • dontgetblocked

    I want it all ....purse, fur and the bloody diamond.

  • jujumanji

    Tbh she prob didn't buy that bag. She is J lo. She gets gifts. Peta needs to chill

  • Ihatemoney

    I have a beautiful snake skin clutch in my collection and it is my favorite!!!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    F**k Peta ?

  • Ihatemoney

    It has definitely evolved and changed with the man she dates. This is the best she has ever looked,

  • morenYAHdelsur

    That ring that likely came from an impoverished area of Africa.

    Where’s the outrage for that? F Peta ?

  • Ice

    Taqualeisha, denisinona kekolinqa shamrockila

  • Ice

    Taqualeisha, denisinona kekolinqa shamrockila...

  • Society has changed

    One less croc to me.... That’s a nice bag!

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    B please carry and wear what you want!!!!

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    human beings are murderers and have been murdering everything since we have been on the planet..the oceans, the air, other animals, each other....

  • SpiceGirl

    Can't make ANYBODY happy! Somebody is going to ALWAYS have something to say................way of the world.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Why in the heck did I just burst out laughing at your comment?! LMBO...

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Y'all have NO chill for PETA!!! Lol...

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LMBO because you know it too! F them folks mayne ?

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    with all of the killing and starving of HUMANS...who cares about her purse..MEANWHILE FLINT STILL DRINKING DIRTY WATER....celebrities are helping but that's just a BAND-AID covering the BIG PROBLEM.....go sit down PETA

  • Lindac

    Back in th the late 60's early 70's most blacks and puerto ricans could not afford those types of handbags, Now that they can, it suddenly "a problem." What the hell can you do with all those crocodiles and alligators? At some point they have to be killed off as they are dangerous to have around homes. If you can have a deer/bear hunt for no reason, why not an alligator? Go make yourselves a "bear/deer coat."

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  • The Chosen 1.

    A-Rod looks older than the age of 42 or 43.

  • RUSSIA Love

    So what, those animals don’t care about you. People love animals more than human beings.

  • Telley

    Dear Peta,

    I am with you and support you when black and brown people are treated better equally to whites and better than animals.!

  • Allihave2say

    When does JLo spend real time with her children doing motherly things? Everyday she's seen exiting an airplane, arms hooked on to ARod and around the world. How can she be an interactive mother when she's gone all the time. For those who argue she's at dinner it's nighttime, do her children need dinner with her, do they need to be tucked in a night?

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  • phil

    the lux brands are at fault for making hand bags from animals--and j lopez is a conspicuous consumption person

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