"#HappyFathersDay to the best daddy ever!" she wrote alongside a carousel of photographs of herself and her dad from throughout the years.
"You have shown me the most important thing in life any parent could show anyone: to be a good person.
"Thank you for not making me feel weird or alienated, but seen and sympathized with and understood when the 'fame game'
Lopez similarly honored her father in her On the JLo newsletter as well, where she thanked him "for being gentle with me
Lopez starred in the successful romantic comedies
Shall We Dance?
(2005). Her fifth studio album,
Como Ama una Mujer
Lopez ventured into the music industry with her debut studio album
On the 6
(1999), which helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music.
For her first leading role in
(1997), she became the first Hispanic actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She went on to star in
I really just want to savor the moment and stay real present in it as much as I can," Lopez added in the sweet video.
she began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on
In Living Color
, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993.
Alongside Affleck, Lopez also paid tribute to her own father, David Lopez, with an Instagram post of his own.
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